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The Westside’s

Gift Guide 2013

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PHOTO s by Jorge M. Vargas, Jr.

The Westside’s

Gift Guide


Editor Joe Piasecki Staff Writers Gary Walker, Michael Aushenker Art Director Ernesto Esquivel Designer Kate Doll Designer/Photographer Jorge M. Vargas Jr. Sales Renee Baldwin, David Maury Advertising Director Martin Albornoz Publisher David Comden Editorial and Advertising Office 5355 McConnell Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90066 Fax 310-822-2089 For information or additional copies, please call (310) 822-1629

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Exquisite botanical gifts from Arbonne! From single items to exquisite gift baskets • It’s a Long Story Mascara $36 • Aromatherapy bath oil $19. Gift Baskets from $60. 20% off orders over $150. All items non-toxic, made in California

Shop online, let us throw a party, or enjoy hassle-free personal concierge service for holidays, birthdays and special occasions. FREE pampering party with wine, snacks for office or friends.

Gretchen Nordham, M.A., District manager, independent consultant Arbonne International

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Holiday Kids Club

December 10 and 17 11am – 1pm Join us by the fountain for holiday cheer. Enjoy live music, crafts, and treats with Santa! Don’t forget your cameras.


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Holiday Gift Guide 2013 PHOTO CREDIT: Jorge M. Vargas, Jr.

Snowboards and Snow Apparel For what’s now and what’s next in snowboards and snowboarding apparel, look no further than Arbor Collective. This ever-expanding cooperative of athletes, artists and designers combines forward-thinking style and cutting-edge craftsmanship while maintaining a strong commitment to the environment. They’re skateboard experts, too. Pictured clothing runs $30 and up; boards start at $299. Learn more of the story at Arbor Collective, 102 Washington Blvd., Venice. Call (310) 577-1131 or visit

$30 and up

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Performance Standup Paddleboards Most people already know that standup paddleboarding is a fun way to explore the shoreline and stay fit, but have you seen the new, stateof-the art touring boards that are changing the sport? The boards are light-years faster, much more stable and glide like a racing yacht! Find the latest in performance touring paddleboards at Action Watersports, 4144 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey. Call (310) 827-2233 or visit

$399 and up

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Love your bike? Then look the part. Bartels’ Harley Davidson in Marina del Rey offers an assortment of Harley gear that’ll have them looking twice — once at your wheels, once at you. Michael Hinton (pictured), a motorcycle sales rep at Bartels’ Harley-Davidson, is sporting genuine Harley-Davidson apparel that includes a jacket ($575), sunglasses ($99), gloves ($90), and a ball cap ($26.95). Bartels’ Harley-Davidson is at 4141 Lincoln Blvd. in Marina del Rey. Call (310) 823-1112 or visit

PHOTO CREDIT: Jorge M. Vargas, Jr.

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$26.95 and up

Wisdom for your wall... Wood box novelty wall & desk art • Fun gifts for all ages & occasions • Complimentary gift wrapping on all in store purchases • FREE Petals ‘n’ Wax Soy Votive Candle with any $100 Purchase. You can do it!

Petals ‘n’ Wax Your GO-TO store in the Marina for all your gift giving ideas! 13432 Maxella Ave., Marina del Rey 90292 310.305.8883 • Westside Gift Guide 2013 • PAGE 7

Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Wine and Gourmet Snack Gift Baskets Lincoln Beverages & Fine Wines features a vast selection of vino to fit any budget (from $5 to $5,000) and an attentive staff of wine experts to help you find the flavor that’s right for you. They also stock champagne and top-shelf liquors. Take the guessing out of the giftgiving game by considering one of the store’s carefully assembled wine and gourmet snack gift baskets. Lincoln Beverages & Fine Wines is at 727 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. Call (310) 392-7816 or visit

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Holiday Gift Guide 2013 PHOTO CREDIT: Jorge M. Vargas, Jr.

Arthur Murray Dance Classes Give the gift of dance this holiday season. A visit to the newly opened Arthur Murray Dance Center in Santa Monica is the first step to finding a groove. Discover how just a few sessions can help make life more interesting and enjoyable with new friends and newfound confidence on the dance floor. Become a better dancing partner and put the pizzazz back in your social life. What happens in dancing happens first at Arthur Murray. So get in touch with today’s most popular moves at the Arthur Murray Dance Center, 928 Broadway, Santa Monica. Call (310) 2608886 or visit

$45 and up

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Druzy Azurite Malachite Pendant Made with what’s called the stone of happiness, the gorgeous Druzy Azurite Malachite is among a vast array of exotic and beautiful gemstone jewelry from all corners of the globe that can be found at the Made in Earth gallery. Each piece is a gift from nature, enhanced by exquisite handcrafted sterling silver designs. The store’s mission is to individualize and enhance the gemstone jewelry experience, and so the Made in Earth jewelry gallery is filled with new designs and one of-a-kind pieces. Visit this December and get a free gift with your purchase at Made in Earth, 1506 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice. Call (310) 396-3838 or visit




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Thomas & Friends Special Electric Train Set The perfect choice for a child’s first train set, this ready-to-run standard-scale electric model features the beloved children’s book and cartoon character and a patented easy-to-build track. Let your little one play out Thomas’ adventures with coaches Annie and Clarabel, Sir Topham Hatt, Harold the Helicopter and Bertie the Bus. Find the set at Apelan Hobbies, 6234 W. 87th St, Westchester. Call (310) 417-9910 or visit

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Holiday Gift Guide 2013 Typewriter-key cufflinks Cufflinks created from the keys of an old-fashioned typewriter — there are a few of those still around — make for a men’s fashion accessory that’s both simple and stylish. They’re one of those small touches to a wardrobe that can help make a big impression. Women’s typewriterkey bracelets are also an understated fashion statement. Both can be ordered custom-made at Just Tantau, 1353 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. Call (310) 392-4646 or email carol@

Cufflinks $40; bracelets $98

Mani-Pedi Packages Give the gift of looking and feeling beautiful. Get polished, waxed and gorgeous at The Mani Pedi Parlor, where you can choose from among many custom-care beauty packages designed to pamper and nurture body and soul. The boutique nail spa and its expert technicians are dedicated to customer service and client satisfaction. Gift certificates available. Visit the Mani Pedi Parlor at 12619 Washington Blvd., Culver City area (90066). Call (310) 339-2102 or visit

$30 and up

C & O Restaurant Gift Cards They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Take the expressway with a gift card good for either C & O Trattoria or C & O Cucina, both in Marina del Rey. This holiday season, purchase $100 or more in C & O restaurant gift cards and receive a free $20 gift card that you can use to show yourself some love. For C & O Trattoria (31 W. Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey), call (310) 823-9491 or visit For C & O Cucina (3016 W. Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey), call (310) 301-7278 or visit

$100 (get $20 free)

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Holiday Gift Guide 2013 PHOTO CREDIT: Jorge M. Vargas, Jr.

Soy Candles and Specialty Mugs With fun gifts for all ages and occasions, Petals ‘n’ Wax is your go-to store in the Marina to find something with character for that hard-to-shopfor person on your list. The store offers signs and coffee mugs with witty slogans and messages, unique baby accessories and a line of specialty soy candles ($12.50 and up). Complimentary gift wrapping for in-store purchases makes the holiday experience an easier one. Better yet, buy two 100% soy Petals ‘n’ Wax candles during the holiday season and get another one free. Petals ‘n’ Wax is located at 13432 Maxella Ave., Marina del Rey. Call (310) 305-8883 or visit

$12.50 and up

Fragrances by Arbonne International Find a delightful fragrance with a botanical base and no artificial ingredients to brighten the days of that genuine special someone with the help of Arbonne International consultant Gretchen Nordham. Dynamo (pictured) evokes a vibrant outer beauty balanced with dynamic inner strength and carries notes of white cardamom, night-blooming jasmine, golden amber and grapefruit. Gift baskets and other scents are also available. Call (303) 579-7352 or (424) 228-2593 for an in-studio appointment or visit


It’s the perfect combo for the comics and fantasy fan in your realm. A special-issue “Magic: the Gathering” gift set comes with a beautiful storage box, four Theros booster packs (they’ll know what those are), 20 Theros basic lands, six illustrated plastic dividers, a divider-customizing sticker sheet and an alternate-art Karametra’s Acolyte. Neil Gaiman returns to the mythos of his outstanding “The Sandman” series with “The Sandman: Overture” (DC/Vertigo), a six-issue miniseries that touches on the original as it explores a new protagonist. Find both at Hi De Ho Comics, 1431 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. Call (310) 394-2820 or visit

PHOTO CREDIT: Jorge M. Vargas, Jr.

‘Magic: the Gathering’ Holiday Gift Box and ‘The Sandman: Overture #1’

$20 + $4.95 Westside Gift Guide 2013 • PAGE 17

Holiday Gift Guide 2013 PHOTO CREDIT: Jorge M. Vargas, Jr.

Walker’s Mincemeat Pies and Somerdale Brandy Butter Any way you suss it, the Anglophile in your life will be chuffed. Imported from England, these Walker’s Mincemeat Pies do not contain any actual meat but have a fruit compote core. Add a jar of Somerdale Brandy Butter and you’re almost set for tea time (don’t forget the tea). Get a wiggle on and go to Santa Monica’s English row, where you can find them both at Ye Olde King’s Head Shoppe and Bakery, 132 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. Ring (310) 3948765 or visit

$11.50 + $9.95

For a one-of-a-kind botanical treasure, try a terrarium created by Big Red Sun. Or, bring your own vessel into the Rose Avenue shop and ask the landscape artisans there to create a custom arrangement ($30 and up, depending on what you’re asking for). Big Red Sun is at 560 Rose Ave. in Venice. Call (310) 433-0019 or visit


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PHOTO CREDIT: Chad Loethen/My Event LA

Big Red Sun Terrarium

Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Handmade Set of Ceramic Bowls Find unique crafts from local artisans at The Magic Marketplace, a special pop up shop happening from 3 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 30 and Dec. 3. Among the items you’ll find are ceramic bowls handcrafted by ceramicist Olivia Ward. The Magic Marketplace happens at The Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice. Visit

$45 to $85

Aromatherapy candles Someone who’s really struggling with gift ideas can’t go wrong by adding aromatherapy candles to the holiday equation. In an increasingly fast-paced world, they’re a small luxury that helps to set a mood that’s relaxed and, if you play your cards right, romantic. Find a wide selection at Urbanic Paper Boutique, 1644 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. Call (310) 401-0427 or visit

$16.95 and up

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