Through the panoramic windows of Silver State Trailways' European motorcoaches, passengers watch the highway roll by as veteran drivers chauffeur them between California and Las Vegas. The luxury fleet has made the interstate journey since 1986, along with special trips to Arizona and such California tourist destinations as national parks, Disneyland, and the store where Arnold Schwarzenegger buys his spinach. Seating 31–61 passengers, the air-conditioned buses ease the passing hours with features such as onboard restrooms, reclining seats, and overhead monitors for entertainment. Committed to customer safety, Silver State Trailways keeps in constant touch with its drivers through a state-of-the-art communications system that pinpoints coaches’ whereabouts without having to hire a film-noir P.I. to tail them on horseback.
The chauffeurs at Black Car Sedans have established a standard for excellence that's based on three important metrics: safety, service, and speed. They can go ahead and add another "s" word to that trio: style. After all, these guys don't drive just any car that's painted black and wearing a giant cummerbund across its grille. They command a fleet that includes such fine automobiles as a Mercedes-Benz S550, a Maybach 52, a Rolls-Royce Phantom, and a Tesla Model S. These hot rides can often be found outside wedding receptions and swanky nightclubs, but they're also available to transport passengers to airports and other locations across the metro area.
Shuttle 2 Vegas' luxury buses travel straight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, but most passengers feel like they've arrived at the strip as soon as they step aboard. A red carpet leads up to the 55-passenger bus, where a hostess pours complementary drinks and plays music throughout the trip—often prompting passengers to dance. The hostess doubles as a concierge, and he or she can book hotels and make dinner reservations at some of Vegas' best restaurants and clubs.
At Downtown Car Wash, vehicles shine with showroom sparkle after trips through a full-service car wash and sessions with the shop's skilled detailers. The techs pamper automotive surfaces by hand, doling out carnauba wax, Armor All, and shampoo suds like a confused blackjack dealer.
Photographer Stuart Townsley uses a trained eye and high-tech equipment to capture memories into frameworthy prints and digital art, using 10 of LA's most attractive landmarks as backdrops. The famed local sites where he sets up camp—such as the roaring Pacific Ocean under Santa Monica Pier or the 1930s architecture and picturesque fountain of Union Station—elegantly complement subjects' smiling visages. His shutter snaps hundreds of times during each photo shoot, immortalizing the faces, poses, and secret handshakes of families and well-behaved pets. Well-versed in state-of-the-art retouching gear, Stuart unfurls his astutely edited creations onto glossy prints, canvases, and online albums.
Stuart's advice on what to wear and bring to shoots, garnered through 12 years of professional experience, conveniently resides online to aid in the selection of appropriate outfits for every mother, father, child, or hamster.