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.
Ortho Mattress has supported sleepers' backs with sturdy coils for more than 50 years, crafting Ortho LFC, Ortho Dr. Preferred and Summerhill & Bischop–brand mattresses in its Los Angeles factory before shipping them direct to customers. An Ortho Dr. Preferred Conform eurotop ($949.99–$1,499.99) cossets slumbering limbs in a 3-inch layer of contouring memory foam undergirded by supportive coils, while a 4.5-inch Ortho LFC smooth top ($199.99–$299.99) is slim enough to tuck into a trundle bed or rollaway. Both models come paired with a box-spring mate so that they'll always have a partner in Yahtzee. Besides in-house brands, Ortho Mattresses' showrooms stock Simmons Beautyrest and Sealy Posturepedic sleep sponges.
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.
Founded by Selenia Logan, PinkPoleParty.org helps enrich women's lives by both raising money to fight breast cancer worldwide and helping women express their sensuality through pole-dancing workshops. While enjoying complimentary pink champagne and lemonade, hors d'oeuvres, and desserts, attendees run through two consecutive workshops: a pole dancing class, in which they learn warm-up exercises and basic pole moves, poses, and routines, and a lap-dance session covering the art of stripteases and flirtatious dances. All proceeds benefit breast cancer research through the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks.