From outposts in Fullerton, Irvine, and Mission Viejo, the jewelers of Saatchi Trading Jewelry maintain a massive selection of elegant designer and antique accessories. From rings and watches to earrings and bracelets, clients can find the perfect complement to their wardrobe from estate and antique collections or diamond pieces professionally certified in house.
George Moore is the third-generation owner of a family business that opened more than 60 years ago. True to its original purpose, the shop still sells sewing machines, cabinets, vacuum cleaners, and ceiling fans, but now aims to acquire equipment that is eco-friendly and ultra-efficient.
Alongside its retail branch, Moore’s nurses the machines it sells back to health and leads crafting classes. Expert stitchers lead hands-on sessions in everything from quilting to correctly taking the measurements of a restless scarecrow.
The cobblesmiths of Factotum––owned by a third-generation shoe mender with more than 40 years of experience—revive worn-down footwear and cherished accessories with expert leather craftsmanship. Specializing in high-end-shoe repairs, Factotum's nimble staff carefully reattaches new rubber heels to the tarnished spikes of women's stilettos ($20/pair) or flat panels of men's shoes ($30/pair). Fashion accouterments that have been battered and bruised throughout the years can return to tip-top shape thanks to Factotum's detailed accessory repairs. The leather experts can outfit jackets and luggage with new zippers ($35) or restitch unraveling handbags ($25) to keep backup handbags from falling out. Factotum provides pro footwear care to both luxury and casual brands, including Gucci, Prada, Aerosole, and Doc Martens, and lends repair services to various department stores and boutiques, such as Nieman Marcus.
Amy at Mezmereyez Eyelash Extensions is a licensed aesthetician who extends and primps her clients’ eye fringe. Standard extensions last up to three weeks, but guests can also opt for party lashes that last anywhere from 2 to 10 days—the same time it takes to recover from the surprise that a man legally named Charles Eli Cheese is at your birthday party.
Since 1973, the staff members at Reher’s Florist have put the lush flowers of Southern California to use in custom-designed arrangements for individuals and events. Because of the temperate climate and a countywide snowman ban, Reher’s considers no flower truly out of season. That means that arrangements can include orchids, cattails, and sunflowers year-round in arrangements suitable for celebrations, sympathy, and weddings.:m]]
A Southwest-based company for more than a century, Frazee Paint and its team of manufacturers are well acquainted with the unique climactic conditions of the region. Always pulling from the latest technology, their technicians design each of their paint and coating products to withstand dry heat, sparse rainfall, and showers of chewing tobacco from passing cowboys. Their quality paints, wall-coverings, wood-care products, and painter's tools stock the shelves of more than 125 retail locations throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada, as well as international dealers in Mexico, China, and Guam.
Since 1972, three generations of the Black family have built upon their patriarch’s passion for interior and exterior handiwork by expanding EJ's Home Improvements, Inc. Today, the business’s licensed, bonded, and insured staff makes a point of keeping homeowners in the loop from the beginning of a job to its end, be it remodeling a kitchen or installing plantation shutters. For the past 10 years, they also have outfitted homes with retractable screen doors, which slide open for a more upscale look than traditional swing-open doors and let air in so that homeowners can minimize both their air-conditioning bills and carbon footprints.