Dr. John Kahen studied at UCLA and Ross University School of Medicine, where he learned the surgical and medical techniques he now uses to treat male pattern baldness. To suit individual needs, the team employs varied methodologies, such as follicular unit extraction, which transplants one unique snowflake of hair at a time, or hair-transplant surgery, which subtly relocates large swaths of hair. Medical hair-loss therapy impedes the conversion of testosterone to DHT, the hormone that causes male pattern baldness. Kahen and company treat both men and women, and their services can apply either to the scalp or to other body areas.
Century City Flower Mart is a family-owned and operated flower shop, offering floral arrangements, gift baskets and custom packages for any variety of upcoming events. Arrangements start around $35 and go upward to $300, though most are in the $50 - $150 range. And with a large inventory of fresh flowers, including tropical plants and European flowers, both contemporary and traditional arrangements can be made for special occasions, weddings and funerals. The colorful flower mart carries dozens of different types of flowers, from roses and tulips to hydrangeas on down, and arrangements can be customized with a choice of add-ons, including Mylar balloons, stuffed animals, greeting cards and chocolate. With a leafy, low-slung exterior giving way to friendly staff, Century City Flower Mart is a great local stop for one-off flower needs.
Orchids and other indoor, household plants are the stars of this small, nondescript warehouse on Overland Avenue. The family-operated Pac 8 Orchids provides arrangements ranging from smaller, single stem plants to massive three-pronged centerpieces, each prepared on premises and by hand. Along with the titular flowers, Pac 8 carries all the necessary accoutrements, such as wood chips, topsoil and handmade planters and pots for both large and small settings. Flowers at every point of their life cycle are found here, from seedlings to full bloom, sporting the sort of natural hues that can brighten up any room of a house or apartment – and rival the prices found at the downtown Flower District.
Juicy tidbits of chocolate-dunked fruit arrive on the doorsteps of family and friends, done up in colorful bouquets and candy boxes by the skilled fruit arrangers at Edible Arrangements' more than 1,100 franchises worldwide. The company's in-house chocolatiers drizzle albion strawberries and daisy pineapples in a trio of chocolate flavors. Once properly chocolated, the workers organize the preservative-free sweets into lush arrangements that resemble flowers in bloom. Customers can choose to plop their bouquets in a variety of vessels, including vases, mugs, and sports- or holiday-themed containers that add a personal touch to the edible gifts. Alternatively, customers can opt to adorn gifts with the cheery, red lids of candy boxes, nestling 12 chocolate-dipped morsels inside to build anticipation and determine if loved ones have x-ray vision as they guess whether fruit will come dusted in shredded coconut or drizzled in white chocolate.
In more than 1,112 stores worldwide, Edible Arrangements' staff¬¬––known as fruit experts––arrange pieces of premium fruit in stunning bouquets for all occasions. The experts customize their patrons' orders to suit any event, dipping fruits into semisweet or white chocolate to complete the arrangement. They select their chocolate-coated morsels from a range of fruits such as pineapples, granny smith apples, and juicy strawberries that—unlike fruit products sold by mummies—don't contain any preservatives. For birthdays and anniversaries, they personalize bouquets with gifts such as plush teddy bears and mylar balloons.
In 1987, Terry August made her first professional gift baskets on her friend?s kitchen table. Nowadays, the same kitchen table sits in Terry?s shop, Fancifull Gift Baskets, which she co-owns with her husband, Wally; however, her business has otherwise completely transformed. In the intervening 25 years, Terry has made awards baskets for the Emmys and the SAG Awards, and her handiwork has been featured on the Food Network as an ideal present for the holiday season, unlike its predecessor, a basket of snow. Arranged around themes from welcoming newborns to celebrating wine, her luxuriously wrapped baskets brim with goodies such as gourmet chocolates, fine champagne, and artisan cheeses.