Children's Book World is a wonderful store. Not only do they have a huge assortment of children's books, but they have toys, games, and craft kits. This is the perfect place to get all your holdiay shopping for kids -- and they have free gift wrap!!
Storyopolis is a mom's best friend. They are an amazing toy and book store with childrens books, toys, and even original art! They have free story time nearly every day and alot of events. They store is very kid friendy -- they can play with most everything. I just wish they had better parking.
I ordered my wedding cake from Holly's! Not only was it fantastic, but it was fantastically priced and since it was three layers, I got to choose a different flavor for each layer without an extra fee. The cake I originally wanted was festooned with fruit and roses, but they wanted an addition $40 for that. However, they allowed me to bring in my own fruit and flowers and decorated it for free!!!!
These are possibly the BEST cupcakes in Los Angeles, certainly worth the trip and price. They come in lots of flavors, but I like the chocolate. They have other stuff too, but are not as good as the cupckaes. But beware, they are addictive!
Michael Spatola is a truly gifted photographer. Even though he uses a digital camera, not film, his pictures are amazing and he captures the personalities of children -- even the tiniest infants. He is an artist. However, I could do without the snob sell of his office manager who looks down on you, harasses you, and tells you that you are a waste of time and you don't love your baby if you don't buy $500 worth of pictures at EVERY session. They pictures are very expensive ($95 for an 8x10 ) they offer a missleading package deal and change the rules and prices on their programs to suit their whims and needs, dispite the fact that the orriginal rules are in wiritng and the changes are not. They also have some shady business practices. They do offer a fabulous baby plan, which is worth the $40 price they offer to some, but not the $250 they offer to others. If he wasn't such a tallented photographer I would of walked after the first sitting where the horrible inconsiderate office manager (who is his ex wife) made me cry. But now that the plan is over i won't be going their for my family pictures. I do enjoy my beautiful baby plan pics its not worth being treated like a third class person for. You DO NOT have to spend a fortune to love your baby!!
Classic Kids is a very unique photography studio. They primaritly photograph babies and kids and use black and white film. They are patient and Kim is a teriffic photographer. They do not believe in hard sell (in fact they didn't try to sell us anything at all!) When there was a problem with our order they gave us a free pic I do wish I had gotten their baby parts montage, but a family photo session was not the time for it and unfortunatly, their sitting fees are out of our budget (we had won a free sitting and photo). They are pricey ($90+ for an 8x10) but their photos are art -- really, truly beaifuly photography for your home.
I love this place! They have yummy food and generous portions for good prices. One order is usually enough to share and its easy to feed two people for under $20. They serve the food family style and have the cutest high chairs Ive even seen. They are family and party friendly too. They have good parking and also deliver.
Healthy Wok has alot interesting food choices. They offer all your old faves along with new (and healthy) stuff . they have many healthy alternatives to traditional Chinese so no matter what kind of diet you happen to be on today, you can find something to eat. Their prices are decent, but their delivery is sllllllooooooooow.
The staff here are increadibly nice and helpful! They have alot of great innovative products. Things are expensive there, but its all in once place. The store itself is quite tiny.
The view at twilight or after dark is spectacular and quite romantic. The place is beautiful and lushly landscaped. The food and service are excellent and the decor inside is just as breathtaking as outdoors. The prices are good for what you get. The only thing I don't like is they only have vallet parking.