The luxurious services at La Residencia Spa have earned plenty of buzz. Among its many media nods, the spa was also named Best Day Spa of 2011 and 2012 in Boston Magazine. Aiming to keep its name at the top of that list, the haven?s professional soothers welcome guests into their elegant space with nail treatments, waxing, massages, and customized skincare. Makeup applications and airbrush bronzing imbue faces and limbs with flattering hues, and body treatments leave no area left without exfoliation, massage, and hydration.
Santa Monica Museum of Art started big: upon its founding in 1984, it moved right into a space designed by famed architect Frank Gehry. And it only got bigger. 14 years later, it relocated to expanded digs in the Bergamot Station Arts Center. That's remarkable in part because the museum has no permanent archive?instead of amassing a collection, it fills its schedule with rotating exhibits and the fruit of partnerships with with some of the world's most innovative modern artists.
A main gallery and two project rooms have showcased work including landscape and portrait paintings, mixed media, video sculpture, and creative installations from local and international artists. Programs ranging from modern crafting workshops to book-club meetings led by a guest artist or scholar also fill the space with creativity. To immerse guests deeper in the world of modern art, SMMoA also offers guided private-group tours and special members-only tours led by executive director Elsa Longhauser.
A Dog's Life provides high-quality wines grown and aged sustainably on California's sunny coastline, with customizable labels to give pets about six glasses of fame. Select from five wine varieties, such as a 2009 chardonnay with hints of oak and butter ($19.97), or the 2006 cabernet sauvignon, with a flavor that's smooth and complex ($22.97), much like a slide in the shape of a Möbius strip. Vino seekers can also quaff the bold 2007 Rescue Red Reserve and toast to a good cause, as 10% of all proceeds go toward rescue shelters and groups ($26.97). With A Dog's Life's personalization process, each label can feature pictures of your hound, feline, or kinkajou by selecting the "Buy Custom" option, registering on the site, and uploading a picture of your pet.
Every week, listeners from across the globe tune in to KCRW Public Radio, Southern California's leading public radio station. Its airwaves have introduced audiences to some of the top performers in music, such as Beck, Norah Jones, Coldplay, Edward Sharpe, Fitz and the Tantrums, and many others. It broadcasts NPR programs like Morning Edition and All Things Considered, along with an eclectic array of cultural programming, news, and tunes from here and around the world. The station also reaches a wide audience with its mobile apps, streaming live and on-demand content.
Since 2010, Crimson has equipped their tech-savvy customers with premium protection accessories for the latest Apple products such as the iPhone5 and MacBook Air. Crimson's slim neoprene sleeves shield MacBook Airs from everyday wear and tear, while allowing them to fit effortlessly into backpacks, briefcases, and already packed clown cars. Other products include aluminum iPhone cases, screen protectors, and CrimSkins—single sheets that protect the back and sides of iPhones while offering decorative flare.
Since its inception nearly 25 years ago, International Medical Corps’ mission has been consistent: relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster and disease, by delivering vital health care services that focus on training.