The conveyor tracks of LA Express Car Wash's automated tunnels pull vehicles past a cleansing barrage of nozzles, scrubbers, and dangling strips of soft cloth. The facility's tiered car washes dote on vehicles with services including undercarriage washes, triple-coat rainbow-wax applications, and wheel-bright treatments. Outside the tunnel, drivers can reach for complimentary vacuums and tidy up their seats and mats or suck road maps out of strong-willed glove compartments. The car wash's staff also dishes out passes that grant vehicles unlimited access to basic or deluxe car washes for a whole month.
Gotham Dream Cars lets drivers grip the throttle of exotic speed machines such as the Ferrari F430, Lamborghini Gallardo, and Bentley Continental GT for personal rental or specialized thrill experiences. During the Dream Car Sprint, auto enthusiasts slip into a Ferrari or Lamborghini on a closed course and whip their more than 500-horsepower drive three times around the autocross track, learning how to tame their power with the aid of an instructor before coming out of the third lap on a straightaway to open the engine up to its full potential. Drivers conduct an orchestra of firing pistons and camshafts for three laps before crossing the finish line and parking to the pianissimo of the softly purring V8 engine. Gotham Dream Cars snaps pictures of the sprint, so drivers are sent home with hands they will never wash and a CD of images to parade before jealous coworkers and humbled shopping carts.
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.
Featuring organic, nitrate, natural, farm-raised and hormone-free cuisine, Food Lab, located on Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake, is a family-owned and vegan-friendly establishment. All of their plates, cups and cutlery are biodegradable and environmentally friendly, and their simple, but clean décor gives off a relaxing and fresh ambiance. There are only a couple of tables inside, but the white brick and natural wood detailing is very welcoming and inviting. Menu items are affordable and range from organic salads to organic curried chicken with lingonberry chutney on raison walnut bread to smoked salmon with crème fraiche, cucumber and lime zest. Fresh cut flowers adorn all of the tables and it gives off a soothing vibe, making it great spot to mellow out and enjoy a feel-good breakfast or lunch.
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.
Atlantis Motor in Silver Lake is a family garage that specializes in mechanical, electrical and cosmetic service tasks for motorcycles. A yellow metal fence protects the motorcycle-lined lot, while inside, roll-up garage doors hide, multiple lifts where clients’ motorcycles are fixed. Located on Sunset Boulevard, the shop has accounts with many of the top motorcycle companies, making it easy to get the parts customers need. Their client focused approach keeps customers happy and coming back time and again, and clients consistently rave about their great experiences. They service most foreign and domestic bikes in their shop and have a small retail store in the garage where customers can purchase motorcycle jackets, store shirts, parts and helmets.