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The Westside’s

Gift Guide

2012

Local News & Culture.


Annual Store - Wide Holiday Sale

Sale 40% off Entire Store Up to 80% off Parking Lot Sale SATURDAY DECEMBER 1st 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

(West Los Angeles Location Only) All Sales Are Final - Some Items Excluded - One Day Only

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Give Her the Gift of Beauty this Holiday Season.

A Marina Beauty Bar Gift Certificate

(20% off thru 12/31/12. Available-In store & Online)

Our professional, experienced and friendly staff has been serving the Marina since 1998. Full service skin care & waxing services • We carry several top quality all natural skincare, haircare, & makeup lines • Family owned and operated.

4256 LINCOLN BLVD., MARINA DEL REY, CA (Corner of Lincoln & Maxella)

For Free Consultation, Please call (310) 578-7600

www.marinabeautybar.com Mention this ad for 20% off any services or products

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B&B’s

GOT THE GIFTS!

all prices good through 11-30-12

Lamp-in-a-Box Design with your favorite art or photos

3999

from $

Stockings

Lodge Cast iron

199

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Towel pal

Evergreen Watering System

1299

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5 Gallon Wall mount Wet Dry Vacuum

109

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Folding Step Stool

1499

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2-speed Drill Driver 12V 3/8” lithium ion cordless

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70’ 16/3 Landscape Cord with Switch indoor or outdoor use

1999

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The easy way to water your tree

10

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Windshield Wonder

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aluma Wallet

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Outdoor Timer with remote controls lights from up to 50´ away and accepts 3-prong grounded plugs

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4 plug Cord Reel With Circuit Breaker

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Rechargeable 45 LED Light

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6.5’ moss Grand Fir Tree ready-to-light

6999

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B&B Hardware & General Store • 12450 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90066 one block West of Centinela • Open 7 days 8 am - 6:30 pm • Sundays 9 am - 5:30 pm Since 1950 • Where old fashioned service is still #1 • 310.390.9413 Westside Gift Guide 2012 • PAGE 5


Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Pandora Charm Bracelet

With charms starting at $25, Pandora’s handcrafted jewelry in sterling silver and 14k gold captures the unforgettable moments of life with romantic and feminine pieces that inspire women to embrace their individuality. To design a bracelet, visit Prestige Jewelers at 3200 N. Sepulveda Blvd. in Manhattan Beach at The Manhattan Village Mall or call 310-546-7119. starting at $25

Baggu Leather Zip Pouches

These stylish bags can be used for all sorts of storage needs – coins to accessories, brushes to small electronics. Great colors and zippers. General Store 1801 Lincoln Blvd., Venice 310-751-6393 www.shop-generalstore.com $22-45 

Vintage styled metal signs 

These metal vintage style signs are good for indoor or outdoor use and will not rust. Give to friends elsewhere or post in your abode to remind yourself of the place you live. Petals & Wax 13432 Maxella Avenue, Marina del Rey  310-305-8883  www.petalsnwax.com $99-120

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Holiday Gift Guide 2012

The Book of Deus

Ever since Marlon Brando oozed cool in “The Wild Ones,” California surf culture and motorcycles have been sought after worldwide. This book is a mix of present tense with a bit of throw back thrown in.  A coffee table book if you like your coffee black. $79.95

Baxter of California Shave Kit

(plus chrome razor) $60 Although shaving seems to have gone out of style, this kit is high end anti electric to the max.  The badger hair shaving brush adds a certain exotica to your facial experience. Deus Ex Machina 1001 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. 888-515-3387, www.duescustoms.com. $75

Great Gift ideas For the Holidays

Jackets, T-shirts, Leather Goods, Jewelry, Sunglasses, Kids Clothing and more...

Save the Dates: Dec. 2, 8a-4p Annual Toy Drive Dec. 8 & 9, 11a-3p Free Picture with Santa

Bartels’

Harley-DaviDson ® Tues–Sat 9am – 6:30pm • Sun 10am – 5pm Closed Mondays

4141 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey 90292 (310) 823-1112 bartelsharley.com Westside Gift Guide 2012 • PAGE 7


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Gift Of Enlightenment board game

Board games are much more fun than watching TV with friends and this one will actually help you think about being a better person.  Gift of Enlightenment brings a flow of positive energy to all who discover it. This is one adventure that is guaranteed to stay in the mind long after the final dice has been thrown Mystic Journey Bookstore 1319 Abbot Kinney Blvd.,  Venice  www.mysticjourneybookstore.com

Iron and Porcelain Tea Kettles

The antithesis of the typical American Big Gulp, Japanese tea settings are delicate and small, with serving sizes of just a few ounces at a time.  But as E.F. Shumacher wrote 40 years ago, small is beautiful and so are these kettles and tea cups. Tortoise General Store 1208 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. 310-314-8448  www.tortoiselife.com

THE ARBOR COLLECTIVE: Sustainably produced snowboards, skateboards and apparel South Location: 102 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292 (310) 392-2404 North Location: 305 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291 (310) 577-1131

www.arborcollective.com

Wasteland Snowboard $699.95, Brigg Twill Jacket $130, Etnies Jameson Shoes $55 Burnside Jean $74, Icon Water Resistant Hoody $75, Tavern T-shirt $30, Billy Beanie $28, Zeppelin Complete Skateboard $189.95

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Mention this ad for 10% off any non-sale item until 1/1/13.

Women’s Push Snowboard $459.95, Chaser Jacket $140, SanukCarpeDM Shoes $52, Bikram Leggings $38, Demi Sweater $84, Inspiration Tee $30, Wellington Beanie $28, Bamboo Fish Skateboard $179.95


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Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Designs Vision Drafting Table Center with Stool

Blossom and Bill Swedish plates and mugs

These whimsical cups and plates are a great gift for hipster or newlyweds alike.  Modern Euro styling will bring a smile to anyone’s face.Huset 1316 ½ Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice 424268-4213  http://huset-shop.com/designblog/huset-in-venice/

$15

Most people stop drawing before they earn their high school diploma – for those who continue to have the urge to create, give them a place to do so.  Simple yet elegant, the glass table is versital.Utrecht Arts Supply 2602 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica 310-450-7015  www.utrechtart.com/

$189.99

A great gift for holiday visitors or for your personal staycation adventure

1515 Ocean Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90401 1.310.458.1515 shorehotel.com

Mention this ad for Complimentary Parking during your stay with us. Happy Holidays from The Shore Hotel.

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The brand new Gold-LEED certified, luxury boutique hotel offers eco-friendly accommodations with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Shore Hotel’s California modern design features 164 rooms, each with its own private balcony or patio. The open-air, U-shaped design nestles an outdoor pool and patio, Blue Plate Taco, fitness center, and state-of-the-art meeting/special events space and is just steps away from Downtown Santa Monica, the pier, and the city’s beaches.


Under new management

Marina Jewelers

The Gift of Wisdom...

Manufacturers since 1973 we Specialize in

35-65% OFF Jewelry Design All Fine Custom Orders, jewelry Watch & Jeweler Repair

Ca$h for Gold With an Additional 20% Bonus

310.301.1500 513 Washington Blvd. Marina del Rey 90291 Tues-Fri 11am-6pm Sat 11am-4pm Mon by Appointment Only Wood box novelties

Starting at $20 Complimentary gift wrapping on all in store purchases.

Free Jewelry Cleaning Offer expires 1-15-13

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$3.99

Installation included. Some watches may vary. Offer expires 1-15-13

$5.00 off any jewelry repair or watch repair service of $25 and Up Offer expires 1-15-13

Fun GiFts For all aGes & occasions

Petals ‘n’ Wax

13432 Maxella Avenue Marina del Rey, CA 90292 310.305.8883 • petalsnwax.com

The One Hour Gift They will Love.... A Mani Pedi Parlor Gift Certificate!

Choose from many custom Manicure & Pedicure Packages • Customer Loyalty Rewards Program

Ask About our “Classic Mani/Pedi Combo” $5 off with mention of this ad.

310.339.2102 www.manipediparlor.com (friend us on facebook)

Walk ins Welcome! 12619 washington blvd los angeles, ca. 90066

Open 7 days

(Just West of Centinella)

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Holiday Gift Guide 2012 Artistically potted specimen succulent plants

Combining style with flora, these exotic looking specimen plants come in a variety of sizes and types of plants.  Nearly all are low maintenance, requiring little light or water – perfect for the brown thumb in your life. The Juicy Leaf 1140 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice.  310-907-5019  www.thejuicyleaf.com

Chief Joseph wool blanket by Pendleton

For over 100 years, Pendleton of Oregon has been making wool blankets and perhaps the more well known lumberjack flannel shirts and jackets. Having a long history of making Indian patterned blankets, he company works with native Americans to develop new designs in wonderful colors. Firefly 1409 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. 310-450-6288 www.shopfirefly.com

$255

COUPON

Bring this ad into any Samy’s Camera location and get this Memory Card at HALF PRICE!

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JOHN PERI SALON A HIDDEN TREASURE IN THE MARINA MARKETPLACE FULL SERVICE SINCE 1973

Specializing in holiday party styling, hair coloring, cutting, and smoothing services for women and men. GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE

after $2 instant rebate

2O% OFF

NEX-5N

Underwater Kit

2499

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all hair services new customers only

100

2O% OFF

meters

Sony NEX-5N with 18-55mm

+ Nauticam NEX5N UW Housing + Nauticam Port 72 for 18-55mm lens + 2-Pack 16GB Sandisk Extreme SD Cards

Nauticam NEX-5N Housing features: • Use all key camera controls (see store for details) • Mini locking port release system

all retail purchases

CULVER CITY (310) 450-4551 4411 SEPULVEDA BL.

(South of Culver Blvd.) ALSO IN LOS ANGELES, PASADENA, ORANGE COUNTY AND SANTA BARBARA

MON. - FRI. 9:30am-7pm SATURDAY 10am-6pm SUNDAY 11am - 5pm

OFFER GOOD THROUGH NOVEMBER 28, 2012

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13175 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey (next to Jerry’s Deli) Open 7 Days • 9am-7pm • Walk-Ins Welcome • JohnPeriSalon.com

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Holiday Gift Guide 2012 Scuba certification course, beach diving class

Get ready for an undersea adventure on that next exotic trip with a beach diving certification course from Ocean Adventures, 1915 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. 310-578-9391 www.oceanadventuresdiveco.com/ow.html

$395

Broad Stage membership

At present, the Westside does not have a plethora of performing arts centers. That’s why giving a membership to this notable 499seat gem makes sense.  The Broad Stage is dedicated to presenting world-class and emerging artists in an intimate, accessible environment. They also provide 10,000 students with arts education opportunities each year.  The Broad Stage 1310 11th St, Santa Monica   310 434 3200  www.thebroadstage.com

starts at $125 

Give Your Car a Gift..... The Ultimate Detail

Superior Car Care Venice, is helping The West LA Animal Shelter this holiday season. Please help us reach our goal of $5000 by December 31st 2012. Just Get a Full Detail or Gift Certificate for Any Service. 10% of any service we offer will be donated to help the Helpless. Track our progress on our website.

If you adopt from West LA Animal Shelter show us your receipt. We will give you a $100 credit for any service we provide. SERVING VENICE SINCE 1990

Superior Car Care 595 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291 310.664.9299 Open M-S 8-5 PM

www.SuperiorCarCare.com

www.facebook.com/superiorcarcare detailmycar@mac.com The Fine Art of Auto Detailing, Body and Paint Work, Dent Repair, Wheel Repair, Lease Return, Custom Work

You Can Make a Difference! Adopt, Foster, Volunteer!

VENICE BLVD

LINCOLN

ABBOT KINNEY

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Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Ultimate man refueling set

Rev him up to face every day with this collection of classic Kiehl’s formulas for men. Includes facial fuel energizing face wash, ultimate brushless shave cream, facial fuel energizing moisture treatment, “ultimate man” body scrub soap, ultimate strength hand salve and facial fuel no-shine moisturizing lip balm. Kiehl’s is located at 1516 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 310-255-0055

$58 ($77 value)

Fish Hotel

Give your fish a cooler pad with this new-wave design fishbowl, made of glass with white or black plastic outer shell, available at iSquared. Fishbowls can be stacked to create a hotel effect. Inner bowl is removable for cleaning. iSquared is at 2447 Main St., Santa Monica. 310-846-8000

$34.99

livinghappy livinghealthy Products for a healthier lifestyle Special deals throughout the season

Mattresses & Bedding • Home Improvement • Home Decor Garden & Outdoor • Home Maintenance • Baby & Kids • Gifts Los Angeles 10000 Culver Blvd. Culver City, CA (310) 838.8442

Santa Barbara 614 N. Milpas St. Santa Barbara, CA (805) 966.1319

STORE HOURS: Mon.– Fri. 8 am–6 pm Sat. 12 pm–6 pm

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Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Mango Wood Salad Bowl with Bark:

Serve your salads, chips or other goodies with the environment in mind in this rustic mango wood bowl with bark. Finished with non-toxic food-safe finish. Made from plantation mango trees that are cut down in order to replant new trees, making this a sustainable resource. Hand wash with warm water. Available at Kelly Green Home, 2525 Main St., Santa Monica. 310-450-6464

Small – $44.99

EVOL

Hand made in Mar Vista, EVOL is the world’s first sweettasting, truly SUGAR-FREE, distilled spirit. All-natural, low calorie, and gluten-free, EVOL is a very versatile beverage that can be taken as a shot, on the rocks, or with your favorite mixer. At 74 proof, EVOL’s complex spice blend, along with it’s all-natural sugar-free syrup, make it an easy drinking beverage that has no equal. Available at liquor stores everywhere. www.EvolSpirits.com

CRUISERS for CHRISTMAS

GREAT PRICES, FRIENDLY, & EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE Our staff is available to help YOU with all your cycling needs — from road bikes to mountain bikes...individuals or families... We want to help YOU pick the right biking products that fit within your budget.

310.821.0766 4051 Lincoln Blvd. Westside Gift Guide 2012 • PAGE 15


Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Ribbonwick décor collection candles

Designed by Virginia Candle Company as bold statement pieces, the décor white candle collection in ceramic features graceful, flowing curves that will enhance any home décor with a variety of aromas. Available at Clouds, 2719 Main St., Santa Monica. 310-399-2059

$19.99-$25

Goody bento box by Timbuk 2

Reach down and grab your goods with this bicycle accessory, found at Izip bikes, 2803 Main St., Santa Monica. Now you don’t even have to get off your bike to access your smartphone or wallet. The Goody Box attaches right to your top tube and even stays dry in nasty weather. Clear external smartphone pocket offers protection without compromising touchscreen functionality. Velcro straps make for easy attachment to your top tube. 310-310-8846

$35

Give the Gift of Beauty REFRESH-MINT FOR THE ROAD

travel-size: rosemary mint shampoo, conditioner and body lotion

$18.50

The New AVEDA Lifestyle Salon at Santa Monica Place has gift sets for everyone on your list, from $17 to $76.50

GREAT TALENT. NEW STYLE.

Christina Neiwirth

Find the latest cuts, color and style at the newest AVEDA Lifestyle Salon at Santa Monica Place. Book your appointment now — Walk-ins welcome.

$20 GIFT CARD To first-time clients with any service $60+

FREE 1oz HAND RELIEF Per person with this ad, exp 12-31-12

Grand Opening! (310) 393-7888

www.azuresalon.com

395 Santa Monica Place #202 • Santa Monica, CA 90401 PAGE 16 • Westside Gift Guide 2012

Independent Consultant

Arbonne International 310.629.9179

Healthliving@myarbonne.com

$50

$50


Holiday Gift Guide 2012

MatWare Yogo Mat Sleeve by Manduka

Headed to yoga class? Bring your yoga mat in this easy to carry sleeve, made of water-resistant recycled fabric, found at Yogaworks, 2215 Main St., Santa Monica. Your mat will be secure in this sleek and surprisingly spacious case with a ventilated, structured mat compartment and accessory pockets. 310-272-5641.

$75

Black smart phone dock

Jonathan Adler universal phone charging dock offers a cheeky nod to the clunky phones of yore. Tech-tastic! (no electrical parts included). Fits most handheld devices. High-fired porcelain with a high gloss glaze. Jonathan Adler pottery begins its life in their Soho, NY studio, where Jonathan and his team design and sculpt every prototype. 1518 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 310-458-4545.

$48

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GREAT GIFT IDEAS. Come in and browse our ready-made jewelry or make your own from our huge selection of beads from all over the world. 203 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401 • 310.395.0033 Behind Tender Greens at 2nd & Arizona Ave. Mon-Sat: 10 AM-9 PM • Sun: 12-6 PM http://fb.me/beadahs

Gioia-Clothing of this world. Paisley & Sage T-Shirt $58, Relique Scarf $60, Danny K. Bag $59, Carol Kent Necklace $69, Carol Kent Earrings $32, Encanto Necklace (on Tee) $56. 2721 Main St. Santa Monica, www.gioiaclothing.com Westside Gift Guide 2012 • PAGE 17


Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Eiffel Tower handmade decoupage Trip to Catalina Tired of the rat race?  Why not head

over to Catalina!  Just 22 miles from Los Angeles, it feels like much farther.  The pace is slower, relaxed and more intimate.  Once there, you can fish, zip line, bike ride, snorkel or just walk around and have a nice meal Catalina Express Berth 95, San Pedro. 800-481-3470  www.catalinaexpress. com.  $72.50 for adults, $57 (ages 2-11)

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grooming & Bout s ’ e r ique u nat Beautifying your Pet naturally!

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Decorate your desk or drawers with an artful image of the iconic French landmark, handcrafted in Ben’s Garden’s Oyster Bay, NY studio. Made in the traditional, French technique of découpage, the art of carefully cutting and gluing paper images to glass. Each piece is felted to finish the backside. Ben’s Garden decoupage pieces found at Limonaia, 1325 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. A folded card explaining the découpage process accompanies each piece. 310-458-1858

$78-86

BOOKS, MUSIC, JEWELRY & UNUSUAL GIFTS

Archangel Michael Orthodox BOOKSTORE

Egg, Russia $13.50

St. Nectarios, Greece $18

Archangel Michael, Russia $38

Brass Incense Burner $22

Hanging Brass Lampada, $24

St. George $28

4145 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, 90230 1/2 block south of Washington. Tues-Sat 1-7; Sun 11-2 (310) 391-9911 • www.joyofallwhosorrow.org


Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Handlebar bag by Ortlieb

This handlebar bag with lid closure, including lockable mounting set, offers another place for your text books, storage for that next bike date picnic or other belongings. PVC-coated polyester fabric, inner pocket, shoulder strap, reflector. Optional accessories: map case, GPS cover, internal dividers and camera insert. Available at Bike Attack, 2400 Main St., Santa Monica. 310-581-8014

The New E3

is a great E-Bike for commuting to work,school or for just riding around the neighborhood. Designed with a touch of European urban feel plus fenders and chain guard to help keep you clean at all times! It’s practical with an easily removable lithium-ion battery pack. The IZIP Store 2083 Main Street Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 310-8846 contactus@izipstore.com

$1,699

$115 special

HOLIDAY SALE! UP TO 70% OFF! Now Through Dec. 31

CULVER CITY’S TOP RATED SALON! Mens & Womens Hair Salon in the Heart of Downtown Culver City

NOW OFFERING HOLIDAY SPECIALS

through end of year!*

HIGHLIGHTS, CUT, SHAMPOO & BLOWDRY regular price: $220 special: $155

HAIRCUT & CUSTOM COLOR

regular price: $160 special $115

Open 7 Days a week • After Hours available by appt. 310-453-1928

310-202-6874

1901 Santa Santa Monica Monica Blvd. Blvd. 10862 10862Washington WashingtonBlvd. Blvd. 1901 Santa Monica, Monica, CA CA 90404 90404 Culver Culver City, City, CA CA 90230 90230 Santa

Sales • Rentals • Lessons www.SantaMonicaMusic.com

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE

310.836.1010

3821 Main Street, Culver City 90232 www.salon-me.com • 2 hours free parking Westside Gift Guide 2012 • PAGE 19


Extraordinary Gifts as Classic as Santa Himself... 25%–50% OFF*

Large Selection of GIA/EGL Diamonds PANDORA BRACELETS & CHARMS MAJOR BRAND WATCHES Mont Blanc • Tag Heuer • Baume & Mercier • Movado • Pre-owned Rolex

Prestige Jewelers

MANHATTAN VILLAGE MALL 3200 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 310.546.7119 *Selected merchandise


The Westside's Gift Guide 2012