The guides at Sunseeker Tours don't just take you to celebrities' stomping grounds—they make you feel like a star, too. Tour goers meet up at Long Beach, where they climb into a luxurious Mercedes Benz coach bus and hit the road. Over the course of a full- or half-day tour, they might hit up Venice Beach, where Jim Morrison got his start and where Elijah Wood currently calls home, or literally follow in the footsteps of stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. At the Kodak Theater, guests can recall the most exciting moments from American Idol, and Mel's Diner might remind them of the hamburgers from their favorite Tarantino movies.
Eastern and Western bodywork techniques come together on massage therapist CJ Lester's treatment table. He pairs familiar Swedish and deep-tissue kneading with traditional Chinese medicine-based massage cupping therapy, Japanese reiki, and other holistic treatments, aiming to promote healing and detoxification. During reflexology sessions, he uses foot massage to stimulate various internal organ systems, while his own hand-blended body products slick down the skin in preparation for the client’s triumphant exit from the treatment room via slip ‘n’ slide.
Tucked away in a refurbished 1940s barbershop, Studio DeLucca founder Khobe DeLucca and her team of jewelers festoon baubles of recycled silver and gold with gems sourced from artisans and fair-labor suppliers. Collections of stackable jewelry, such as amethyst bracelets and turquoise-drop necklaces, add a subtle sparkle to wrists and décolletages. Cocktail rings decorate favorite fingers with stones such as ocean jasper and green chrysoprase, and diamond-paved cigar-band rings exhibit old-world craftsmanship that hearkens back to the sparkling sidewalks of ancient Rome. A workshop series teaches novice lapidaries basic techniques to craft their own necklaces, earrings, and enamel jewelry.
With so many daily stresses, harmony of body and mind is hard won. Beauty Star Spa is on a mission to make it easier. Combining traditional Chinese bodywork theories with finger pressure and deep elbow rolling, a licensed massage therapist can relieve chronic tension or promote deep relaxation. Each session is paired with the client's choice of sensuous music and soothing massage oil that's colorless, odorless, and completely caffeine free. To make it a full spa day, supplement bodywork with a deep-cleansing facial.
Promoting fitness inside a spacious, unintimidating gym space, The Fit Stop upholds a mission to physically, spiritually, and emotionally empower lives through good health. Flex your worth on cardio and free-weight machines, or choose from a variety of classes and shock muscles for faster, skin-slimming results. Workout mavens can kick-start mornings with the 60-minute Core Fusion class, a Pilates, yoga, and boot-camp-inspired cardio workout that improves balance, strength, and flexibility. Candlelight yoga helps hard-core romantics court fluid poses, and a round of indoor boot camp keeps unruly muscles in line. Dance bulges away with cardio Latin dance or ride hills alive with the sound of music in The Fit Stop's indoor cycling studio and sculpt the legs of your cinematic dreams. Intimate class sizes ensure personal, sweat-soaked attention from a knowledgeable staff within its clean facility.
With its unexpected pairing of services, Shear Rhythm Hair Salon & Dance Studio offers a host of fun events and comprehensive beauty regimens. Dance genres such as ballet, jazz, and Zumba dominate the class schedule. Stylists cut, color, and retexture hair, and bridal packages make over entire wedding parties. Special events include Wine and Dessert Nights, when clients are encouraged to bring a bottle and a friend to the styling stations.