From sedans with comfy leather interiors to spacious stretch limos with wraparound seats and full bars, each vehicle in On Time Limo's fleet transports passengers to and fro in style. Since 1999, the company's drivers have promptly picked up and dropped off clients all around California, from Beverly Hills and Santa Monica to the hidden city beneath the Hollywood sign. When the chauffeurs aren't whisking high-profile celebs and CEOs around town, they escort travelers to LAX in Lincoln Town Cars, lead private tours in stretch Hummers, and make sure guests get to weddings, proms, and bar mitzvahs with the proper pomp and circumstance.
Lisa Eurich wears many hats. She’s a certified personal trainer, a registered yoga and Pilates instructor, as well as a clinical hypnotherapist. She’s also a registered Thai massage therapist, who has developed wellness-based programs for Harley-Davidson and GE Medical, Yahoo!, and The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power. After soliciting Lisa for a soothing Thai and aromatherapy massage, clients can learn more her 20-year background by reading her feature in the book, “Amazing Woman: What’s Your Story?”
Mobility Works maintains a fleet of wheelchair- and scooter-accessible vans to pair families with vehicles that fit their needs. The inventory includes side- and rear-entry models from Toyota, Dodge, Chrysler, Honda, and other manufacturers as well as wheelchair and scooter lifts that can be installed in existing vehicles. Mobility Works' staff of mechanics can also service vehicles to fine-tune a malfunctioning lift or stop radios from playing "Something to Talk About" on repeat.
A jovial Buddha statue wearing sunglasses greets students arriving at Malibu Sun Yoga, where blue and orange walls mimic the tones of a blazing sun and a calm cerulean ocean. This duality is representative of the studio's hot yoga classes, which combine warming heat with a restorative yoga practice. Inside a mirrored studio heated to a steamy 105 degrees Fahrenheit, instructors lead custom sequences of vinyasa poses that help foster balance, flexibility, and strength, and are adjustable for students of all skill levels. The elevated temperature keeps sinews limber and joints soft to facilitate safer stretches, and it also aids in detoxification by increasing blood flow to vital organs and encouraging a healthy sweat, provided students drink plenty of water. Hot yoga can also help reduce one's appetite for unhealthy foods, such as alcohol, tobacco, or marshmallows still on fire.
Hamburger Hamlet has its roots in the original Hamburger Hamlet, an upscale burger joint opened in 1950 by actor Harry Lewis and his wife, Marilyn. Much like the studio system and rampant anti-Communist paranoia of that time, however, that Hamburger Hamlet is no more. In its place is a chain of restaurants that have retained the original's commitment to quality food, A-list service, and morose Act III soliloquies. The new Hamburger Hamlet's menu, overseen by executive chef Tony Zidar, updates much of the original Ham Ham fare while expanding upon the available eats. Still on the roster are burgers with beef, turkey, or veggie patties, such as the all-American classic cheeseburger ($9.95–$10.95) or the avocado-topped Marilyn Burger ($10.50–$10.95), all served with regular, mesquite, or garlic fries. On the new menu, however, are entrees such as a pan-roasted chicken served with spinach and garlic-parmesan fries ($16.95–$17.95), a barbecue meatloaf sandwich with garlic mashed potatoes on its arm ($10.95–$11.95), and a California market salad loaded with nuts, vegetables, chicken, cranberries, and goat cheese ($13.50–$13.95). Chocolateers and fudgeistadors will hit pay dirt with Hamburger Hamlet's ultimate hot-fudge cake ($8.95–$9.95), just one of the several rich desserts offered.
Located two blocks from Venice Beach’s iconic boardwalk, Venice Beach Station assembles a fleet of rental bicycles and skateboards with which to cruise along the shore in style. Once equipped with a mount and protective equipment, customers can explore the 2.5-mile pedestrian-only promenade, where scores of artists and performers entice riders to stop and take in the vibrant culture mixed with solemn remembrance of fellow mimes crushed by invisible pianos.