For more than 30 years, Pinnacle Boutique has filled its shelves and hung its racks with trendy clothing from popular designers and sentient, time-traveling mannequins. The collection changes regularly and includes everything ranging from designer jeans to beach-ready dresses, as well as accessories such as scarves and handbags. Current designers on display at Pinnacle include J. Brand, AG, Splendid, Billabong, Ugg, and Paige Premium Denim.
Voted one of Women's Wear Daily's top beauty retailers, Beauty Collection tirelessly recruits the world's best beautifying products, assembling an arsenal of more than 200 top name brands. This pulchritudinous panoply stocks the shelves with soaps, shampoos, makeup, perfumes, oils, creams, unctions, unguents, and Assyrian nard. Let a trained team of esteemed aestheticians guide you to your skin's ideal suitor—the Ole Henriksen Walnut Complexion Scrub ($24) exfoliates and invigorates a dormant epidermis, and the MoroccanOil treatment ($41) transforms dreadful heads into a shimmering, lush scalpscape. Helpful aestheticians provide free consultations, ensuring that visitors find all desired products as well as discovering new, valuable tools of beauty.
Situated along Surfrider Beach and across the street from the famous Malibu Pier, Malibu Surf Shack has been a destination for ocean activities since it first opened its doors in 1972. Crashing waves and surfboard migratory patterns lure instructors to the point-break beach. Here, the pros teach small classes how to shred and duck atop waves. Students can rent boards and other watercraft including kayaks and standup paddleboards to join in on the fun. Inside the retail shop, boards from brands such as Walden and McTavish await their next wave-riding excursions. Malibu Surf Shack's staff demos all of the new and used gear, letting customers try boards or take them to a romantic dinner before making long-term commitments.
Part tasting room, part wine store, Malibu Beach Wines curates its selection of vintages to focus on artisanal wine coming out of the ‘Bu. Inside, a large collection of bottles share that common thread—all are either crafted with grapes grown in Malibu or by Malibu-based vintners. Malibu Vineyards sangiovese, rosé, and cabernet franc share space with Republic of Malibu’s Pink Lady Rose or Reign of M. During tastings, feel free to chat with the staff about each wine’s appearance, flavor, character, and intimate feelings.
Create Studio gives kids, aspiring artists, and weekend Warhols the means to unleash their creative sides in a multitude of artistic media. A Ralph Waldo Emerson quote on each of their eco craft kits sums up their inclusive artistic approach: “Nothing in nature is exhausted in its first use.” With that spirit animating their work, the studio's staff furnishes paint, fabric, and paper, but also less-typical materials, such as plastic bottles, sunglasses, and pinecones. In addition to everyday activities, they host birthday parties, where celebrants can craft their own party hats or personalize their birthday cake by smearing frosting across the top à la a youthful Jackson Pollock.
Warehouse Discount Center is primarily a purveyor of home appliances and plumbing wares, although it also hosts in-store cooking classes led by experienced chefs. Amidst an outside grilling theatre, using the finet equipment, Chef masters Craiger Van Zee and Chef JoAnn Hecht teach students the finer points of roasting, grilling, and preparing international dishes. Students are able to sample delicacies created and also take home a new set of culinary skills along with information packets.
Chef Craiger has been in the culinary business for more than four decades and heads up his own educational venture, To Grill or Not to Grill. He has taught more than 3,000 students how to sear and season on the barbeque and enjoys sharing his knowledge with groups of all sizes. Chef JoAnn comes from a teaching and catering background and tailors her classes to complement the seasons.