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.
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.
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.
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.