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Calypso St. Barth

Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th Street, Brentwood, CA, 90402

310-434-9601

The outfits at Calypso St. Barth should come with an invite to a Malibu soiree and an umbrella cocktail

Website: http://www.calypsostbarth.com

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Day Spa For Men

1401 S Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena, CA, 91106

(626) 585 6414

For those guys who want to destress without the rose petals, Chuan Spa at the Langham Huntington hotel in Pasadena provides executive class relaxation. At the secluded wellness center, you’re unlikely to run into a naked coworker (which can happen too often at the overcrowded Wi Spa in Westlake). Bliss out in a hot tub […]

Website: http://www.chuanspa.com/en/Pasadena/

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Denim Jackets

1132 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA, 90291

(424) 291-3300

Offers easygoing military styles as well as the longer, short-sleeved Trucker jacket, with its forgiving ’80s shape

Website: http://www.currentelliott.com/

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Denim Repair Shop

7517 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90046

323-798-4310

Designer labels or thrift store staples: It doesn’t matter what they cost because once you slide into that perfect pair, those jeans ain’t coming off until well past laundry day.

Website: http://www.schaeffersgarmenthotel.com/

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Downtown LA Bicycles

1626 S. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA, 90015

Forlorn, neglected rides can rejoice. The technicians at this bike repair shop will get those pedals turning once more.

Website: http://www.downtownlabicycles.com

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E & L A1 Upholstery

1215½ Cypress Avenue, Cypress Park, CA, 90065

323-227-7763

In a humble storefront in Cypress Park, E & L A1 Upholstery is a local fixture that’s been operating for almost three decades

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East Meets West Antiques

160 N. La Brea Avenue, Hancock Park, CA, 90036

323-931-0500

Nearly all of the blankets at his shop, East Meets West Antiques, were made before 1950 and range in price from about $400 to $20,000

Website: http://www.emwantiques.com/

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Facials For The Allergic

3206 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90039

(323) 665-3869

Custom facials, technicians not only use paraben and fragrance-free products, they address all allergy and skin sensitivity issues when tailoring treatments

Website: http://www.dtoxdayspa.com/

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Filth Mart

1038 N Fairfax Ave, West Hollywood, CA, 90046

323-848-8613

Maybe you really were in the audience for the 1968 tour that made Led Zeppelin famous. More likely your vintage T-shirt celebrating the show is a knockoff

Website: http://filthmart.net

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Florist

929 S. BROADWAY, Los Angeles, CA, 90015

213-612-4997

A floral and botanical design shop (and DIY terrarium bar) in the historic box office at the Ace Hotel theater

Website: http://birchandbone.com/

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Foot Spa

11384 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA, 91604

(818) 763-8988

A bland Studio City strip mall setting belies the comforts that await at Pampered Foot. After your feet are soothed in a hot water bath, strong hands administer a full-body massage as you relax (fully clothed) on a small sofa. Indicate even the slightest fear of bruising, and the staff respond accordingly. The $25 per […]

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