FastFrame’s skilled framers customize borders for an array of wall-worthy pieces. Selecting from an extensive inventory of materials, they craft frames to showcase original artwork or to endow special photographs with a dignified display. Their carefully curated conservation materials prevent works of art from fading and prevent their subjects from sprouting a 5 o’clock shadow. But the framesmiths don't limit themselves to two dimensions—sports memorabilia, kids’ artwork, and other three-dimensional objects find artistic preservation within shadowboxes. They even transform flat-screen TVs into customized, framed works of art by installing a VisionArt feature, which transmits the still image of a painting, family portrait, or favorite infomercial onto idle screens.
"The philosophy of this practice is to combine excellent patient care with evidence-based medicine," says board-certified plastic surgeon Hisham Seify, MD, FACS. Dr. Seify has conducted extensive clinical investigations in the field of endoscopic plastic surgery. He shares his evidence-based discoveries by contributing chapters to medical textbooks and instructing future generations of cyborg physicians at the UCLA School of Medicine. At Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Seify takes the time to explain the pros and cons of procedures so that patients can make informed decisions concerning their bodies. His services range from face-lifts, tucks, and augmentations to less invasive chemical peels and body contouring.
While patients dream of refined physiques in the waiting room, sunlight pours between gilded curtains. On either side of the window, a flat-screen TV mirrors a painting of Parisian streets rendered in oils and vinegars.
Industrie Denim's founder and veteran denim purveyor, Mark Werts, has partnered with Levi Strauss to present customers with clothing from more than 80 denim design houses from around the world. Each location is decorated with industrial elements sourced from local junkyards and flea markets and also hosts a self-styled jean-ius. Jean-iuses stay abreast of the latest style trends and can assist shoppers in finding pants that flatter figures ranging from pear- to star-fruit-shaped. Guests can admire the jean-ius's handiwork in one of the store's booty cams, which are located in select dressing rooms. In-house tailors guide their needles around not-quite-right hems and waistlines, adding a personalized touch to each pair of impeccably fitted trousers.
Pirates Life Boat Rental’s staff gives passengers a map and the keys to an 18-foot Duffy electric boat so they can explore the waters of Newport Harbor while relaxing under a sun-shielding canopy. As guests rest on padded seats, their selected captain steers the boat using basic boat-operating skills provided by the Pirates Life Boat Rental staff prior to take-off. While guests are welcome to bring along their own food and alcohol, they can also indulge in company-catered cuisine or dine at one of the area's many waterfront restaurants. Although small lap dogs are welcome aboard, extra fees may apply for pups that heavily shed or refuse to wear floaties and a snorkel.
The fleet of fishing boats at Newport Harbor Boat Rentals equips aquaphiles to chart the waters of Newport Harbor and the ocean beyond. Four-person 14' fishing boats contain a live well for storing halibut, barracuda, and renegade toy boats nabbed from Newport Harbor.
Situated inside Davey’s Locker, Newport Harbor Boat Rentals also provides renters easy access to the munitions they need for a day on the water. Before heading out, anglers can rent fishing equipment and purchase tackle and a fishing license, which is otherwise only available at the underwater DMV.
Maison Midi's associates apply their sophisticated eyes to curating and stocking accent pieces and furnishings that add original style to homes and oddly regal treehouses. From ceramic saltshakers by Belli to faux-aged flower pots etched with artful floral designs, the shop's eclectic selection of house wares can suit a wide range of tastes.