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.
With festive specimens starting at 2 feet and stretching skyward to more than 10 feet, the Christmas tree lot at A1 Christmas Trees holds an array of evergreen offerings destined to liven up home interiors. Holiday hunters can peruse and pick from the rows of Douglas Firs, admired for their dense, bushy shape; Grand Firs, dark green and soft to the touch; and ever-popular Noble Firs, soft blue-green and grown only in the Pacific Northwest. When not showing visitors around their tree farm, the professional merry-makers also adorn homes with holiday lighting installations, removing the hassle and danger of climbing up on the roof and lassoing fluorescent reindeer.
Fusion blood orange. Tuscan herb. Persian lime. At Oliana, olive oil takes on as many robust flavors and scents as can be found in a chef's dreams. Amid the bottles of specialty oils and vinegars are pantry staples such as extra-virgin olive oils handy for making dressings, sautéing meats, and flavoring sauces. The store also stocks flashy balsamic vinegars, infused with flavors such as black cherry, pineapple, and espresso, as well as vinegars of the traditional variety that boast a rich flavor enhanced from hibernating in oak barrels for 18 years.
A pumpkin can pep up a pie, transform into a jack-o'-lantern, or fill in for you at work, and each fall, Toluca Lake Pumpkin Patch stocks an ample supply of this versatile squash. The staff also celebrates the harvest season with a maze in which monsters and spooky displays chill visitors' spines. Once fall transforms into winter, the patch turns its attention to selling Christmas trees such as douglas firs and custom wreaths to hang on doors. Regardless of the season, visitors can meet goats, rabbits, and sheep at an onsite petting zoo or pick up a bouquet from Toluca Lake Florist, which has supplied cut flowers for more than 60 years.
Jackalope's buyers travel the world to curate an exotic collection of home and garden accessories, filling their boutique with ornamentations from Asia, Mexico, and towns across the globe. The eclectic décor, which has been featured on HGTV's The Outdoor Room, spills out from the multicolored store into a peaceful outdoor oasis teeming with intricate pottery, stone statues, and dulcet wind chimes. Fountains gurgle as eyes take in the sun-soaked scene of vividly colored pots, sculptures, and gleeful Buddha figurines that counsel garden gnomes on how to achieve enlightenment.
To lend their mattresses the highest degree of customizable comfort, the sleep scientists at Cellupedic have combined some of the best elements of nearly every mattress type. The mattress tops are outfitted with a layer of latex or memory foam, which rests upon a foundation of 144 air pockets called "zone cells" that, like coil springs, provide localized support while also offering the adjustable firmness of an air mattress. Mattress comfort is further customized during in-store assessments, in which a Cellupedic sleep expert tailors zone-cell configurations to suit individual sleep habits and body types.