SwimSpot brings high fashion poolside by amassing a collection of designer bikini and one-piece swimsuits by brands such as Athena, Guess, and Nautica. Each swimsuit and cover-up incorporates contemporary trends such as asymmetrical cuts or tropical colours to create stylish silhouettes, and a fit-specialist service provides body-shape searches and remote one-on-one discussions with experts to find a flattering suit for any shape. Lauded in the pages of People Style Watch, Lucky, and Seventeen, an online bikini builder enables the beach bound to build their own ensemble by mixing and matching tops and bottoms using a tool that yields more than 1,000 possible combinations. In addition to providing detailed descriptions and material breakdowns, each swimsuit offered in the online store is modeled in a video that offers a 360-degree view, allowing customers to get a better idea of what they’ll look like as they run into the surf or slowly back away from a sleeping bear.
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.
CD Ripping San Diego extracts tunes from commercially produced CDs and morphs them into organized, easy-to-manage digital files. The company’s team of expert converters systematically transfers audio collections onto external hard drives, making songs compatible for iPods, iPhones, Android phones, and more. Popular formats such as MP3, FLAC, and WAV provide varying levels of quality, and thanks to several online databases and their virtual fitting rooms with head-to-toe mirrors, each song’s digital adaptation gets outfitted with stylish album art and tags. After the conversion process is complete, customers can browse their newly created digital collection easily, as it will be organized by artist, album, track number, and name.
On the sun-dappled streets of Long Beach, the broad glass windows of 2nd Street Beauty Boutique’s flagship store sparkle just as brightly as the rows of cosmetics that rest behind them. Inside each 2nd Street Beauty outpost, sleek white beauty stations hoist Stila blushes and rows of Smashbox lipsticks that stand in perfectly straight lines like soldiers at attention or British people queuing for the bus. With an elixir, serum, or solution for every hair, skin, and nail concern imaginable, the staff at 2nd Street Beauty guides guests through dozens of high-end products, and even performs facials and hair services in the adjacent salon.
Since the shop first opened in 1991, the staff at Killer Dana Surf Shop have worked to uphold its original mission of "capturing the stoke of an old-fashioned 'sand on the carpet' California surf shop." While the store shows its appreciation for classic surf culture, their extensive in-store stock offers a distinctly modern spread of equipment and apparel for everything surf-related. Thrill-seekers can suit up in swimwear and wetsuits from tried-and-true brands such as O'Neill, Roxy, Billabong, and Quiksilver.
Eco Chic Salon's owner and master stylist, Billy Enriquez, fuses style with sustainability at his environmentally friendly studio. Natural, eco-friendly haircare products, plus resource-saving steps such as low-draw lighting and product-bottle recycling services, allow patrons to enjoy a pampering session without sacrificing green ideals, as required by many ammonia-handling stylists and endangered-panda massage therapists.