For one day, companies from the beauty, style, and fitness industries share their wares and expertise during a six-hour extravaganza produced by women for women. The Bazaar showcases health, fashion, and beauty products from the latest lines, such as Chic Peek, Dermalogica, Anew, Sparkling Ice, Rejuvenator, American Laser Skincare, It Works, and others. In The Activity Area, women can limber up in fitness classes or commemorate the excursion in the photo booth.
All Eighternity diamonds are kindly cut using conflict-free, untreated, natural diamonds. The demure diamonds feature a game-changing 81-facet design, and a diameter and carat weight equal to a standard, round-cut diamond. Stop by the Rolling Hills Estate location of Medawar Fine Jewelers to pick up your pendant in time for Valentine's Day.
In 1956, a mining company sold some unproductive facilities to the County of Los Angeles, thinking it had taken everything worth taking from the land. The county wanted to reclaim the site as a natural habitat, but civic demands at the time dictated that it become a sanitary landfill. Then, in 1961, a group of private citizens headed by Frances Young convinced the Board of Supervisors to reclaim the site as a botanic garden. By April of that year, the one-time mine and former landfill bloomed with more than 40,000 donated trees, shrubs, and other plants, officially completing its rebirth as the South Coast Botanic Garden.
Today, the garden's 87 acres of land support more than 200,000 plants representing more than 2,500 different species, including 100 extremely rare mature plant specimens and globe-spanning plants from Australia and Africa. The robust growth sprawls across several theme gardens, including a dry-soil cactus garden, a traditional Japanese garden sculpted around centuries-old stone lanterns, and a Mediterranean garden inspired by the sultanates of antiquity. The diverse plant life provides shelter for an equally diverse population of birds and bugs, with 200 avian species spotted each year, matching the 200 yearly squeals from grown men who encounter a particularly large beetle.
A pile of dirty suits, blouses, and jackets sits on a doorstep. Suddenly, a truck pulls up, whisking away the soiled garments and replacing them with hangers of newly dry-cleaned and laundered vestments. The staff at Pacific View Cleaners time their complimentary pickup and delivery service (available on orders $50 or more) to each client's schedule, basing their high standards of customer service on more than 30 years of industry experience. Using 100% biodegradable, petroleum-free solvents, they expel stains, cleanse leather and suede, and remove odors, mold, and discoloration caused by fire, flooding, and mildew. When they aren't scouring sullied duds, they perform alterations and tailor pants for three-legged races. They also preserve wedding gowns in oxygen-free, moisture-controlled cases and back their work with a lifetime guarantee.
At South Bay Boot Camp, owner Armando Gutierrez and his staff lead heart-pumping sweat sessions designed to burn fat and strengthen muscles. Exercisers meet up nearly every day of the week for an hour of cardio, strength, and core circuit training that can include anything from squat thrusts and pushups to sprints and thumb wrestling. Armando and crew also supplement workouts with nutritional plans to help clients keep weight-loss plans on track.