FrameStore's craftsmen have created more than 250,000 custom frames in the store’s 35-year tenure, designing pieces that now adorn the walls of prestigious institutions such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Ritz-Carlton, and the Walt Disney Company. Professional designers guide FrameStore’s clients through the 2,200 moulding options that can accent paintings and treasured items while adding style and elegance to rooms. The store’s craftsmen then fashion pieces to patron specifications, outfitting frames with classic or museum-quality glass that blocks UV rays from bleaching out images or censoring pictures of the moon. Every piece goes through a 16-point inspection before it is given to patrons, and the team averages a seven-day turnaround on all of its projects.
Perched in a high-backed Victorian chair, Priscilla draws upon more than 20 years of experience as she peers into the mists of personal fortunes with the aid of colorful tarot cards and a gleaming crystal ball. The fourth-generation psychic doles out life insights by analyzing auras and vibrations, or gazing upon palms in an attempt to divine future romance or past mastery of finger painting. A cerulean neon sign casts an otherworldly glow across the shop, where the seer reads tarot cards beneath complex chandeliers to divine the future of her clients over the phone or in person.
Lauded by an array of local and national publications, la vie Zen nullifies stress with soothing massages, wraps, pedicures, and facials. A one-hour green-tea wrap infuses bodies with antioxidants from green tea, crushed rice, and bamboo concentrate as its exfoliating properties help skin appear more sleek and smooth. During 60-minute La Vie Zen Signature massages, licensed therapists task fingers with talking down aches with full-body aromatherapeutic treatments performed with a fragrance of the client's choice. The Zen-sational facial extracts and cleanses pores of unwanted oils and a mask gives patrons a taste of the stealthy superhero lifestyle before therapeutic lip and eye treatments send in hydration reserves. A shoulder massage mollifies muscle distress and a hydrating hand treatment keeps phalanges looking lustrous. Aestheticians then pamper feet with sole-nourishing pedicures that groom cuticles, massages toes, and send internal love letters to the nervous system.
Flair Cleaners expunges grime and beautifies wardrobes with a full array of textile-coddling services. The shop’s eco-sensitive dry cleaning safely freshens pants ($6.25 and up), skirts (from $6.25), suits (from $14.15), and cherished childhood Scarface snuggle blankets, leaving fabric friends sparkling and unharmed. Wedding dresses receive tender care at the hands of Flair Cleaners’ cloth cognoscenti, and an acid-free storage box ensures each gown's continued pristine condition. Skilled tailors stand at the ready to perform alterations and repairs. Flair Cleaners, with more than 50 years in business, further adheres to its green philosophy by offering recycling programs for customers’ hangers and plastic garment bags. Customers can opt to escort garments home inside the recyclable, washable Better Bag ($6 for one, $10 for two), ensuring protection from rain, asteroids, and roving mannequins on the hunt for new threads.