When The Yoga Underground's four passionate instructors aren't shopping for shoes, watching the sun rise while hiking up Mount Timp, or partaking in the great American pastime of wearing crazy socks, they're hitting the mat to teach students how to build physical strength and emotional wellness. Although they consider themselves students of the ancient practice of yoga, they aren't afraid to add some modern twists into the Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga traditions, such as incorporating core-bolstering moves from Pilates and, according to instructor Brittany, playing "really awesome music." They offer an octet of lighthearted, yet challenging classes, which includes two fast-paced kick-asana classes, a primary series, and a lunchtime yoga session that accommodates working yogis on the go.
For over 30 years, 3 Day Blinds' technicians have sift through samples and unreel measuring tapes during in-home consultations, custom-fitting abodes with blinds, shutters, and shades. They handcraft and cut treatments such as faux wood blinds, vertical blinds, and flexcell honeycomb blinds that reduce light and are energy efficient. As they tailor-make each order, the staffers dress windows of all shapes and sizes, from an arch above a doorway to a misshapen wormhole in the attic. All of 3 Day Blinds’ products come with a limited lifetime warranty. After clients have made a selection, the team shows up just two days later to install the new window dressings or let customers do it themselves.
After feeling frustrated by not being able to find the latest styles in the stores of their small town, sisters Rosie and Renee Tenison began designing their own fashion-forward clothing. This set the foundation for their current line of chic Varga boutiques located in Hollywood, Santa Monica, El Segundo, and Huntington Beach. Much like a tracksuit worn by Teddy Roosevelt, their lineup of flowery casual dresses, classy cocktail attire, and figure-flattering skirts, shorts, and pants fuse a vintage aesthetic with contemporary design. The sisters' one-of-a-kind designs have caught the eye of countless celebrities, the Style Network, TV Guide, and KTLA News. Their collection of colorful jewelry, ’50s-era coin purses, and lip gloss also adds a cherry to the top of thoughtful ensembles.
Rated the top nursery for the last 10 years by AZ Business magazine, Moon Valley Nurseries complements its extensive inventory of plants and trees with services such as delivery, installation, and tips for care. The knowledgeable staff can help customers navigate the green aisles of trees and plants, which encompass such Plant Kingdom constituents as Palm Trees, Flowering Trees, Shrubs, and, during the holiday season, Christmas Trees. They also grow their own inventory so they can maintain direct control over the health and well being of their plants, whether treating them with the correct combination of fertilizers or pressuring admittance boards to make sure each seed gets into the best of nursery schools.
The instructors and professional staff at PADI five-star instructor center Beach Cities Scuba introduce students to the big blue with PADI-certified diving courses for divers of all levels. They certify newbies with basic open-water courses and teach advanced divers in specialty courses such as Deep Diver, Rescue Diver, and Shark Therapist. They operate out of five convenient locations and sling necessary gear in onsite stores, from wetsuits and facemasks to spear guns. Beach Cities Scuba also connects divers through its dive club and hosts exotic dive trips to locations such as Indonesia, Fiji, and Cozumel.
Part salon, part beauty-supply store, HB Beauty Salon and Supply serves as a beauty oasis. Clients journey to HB to stock up on beauty products and styling tools or for hair and nail services, facials, and massages—or all of the above. After sinking into one of the plush couches in the reception area, clients take their turn in sleek black chairs as the stylists beautify them in the open area accented by exposed beams.