Hello savvy LA lady shoppers, male or female! My sister's boyfriend is visiting LA and would like to scope out some local lady stores/boutiques (clothes, jewelry, accessories) for a gift for my sister. He doesn't have a car, is in Venice, and can get to Santa Monica. Any suggestions for good places to hit?
I've never liked LA, but I have a job opportunity there and I'm about to spend a week checking out the city. Tell me what you love about it and what I should see. More inside! [more inside]
I need a white tuxedo, cheap (low-quality is fine), and fast. In LA or SF (needs to be faster if in SF). Ideally get it bought and altered within a week. Does anyone have any leads?
I would like to buy my girlfriend a gift certificate for some art classes, but I don't know where to start. Help! We're in Los Angeles. [more inside]
After seeing Ai Weiwei's sunflower seed exhibit at Tate Modern in London with my girlfriend earlier this year, I was inspired to translate the afternoon into a thoughtful Christmas gift. I've purchased 6 of the seeds on eBay and need help finding a jeweler in Los Angeles that can help me design a pair of earrings incorporating them. HELP! [more inside]
Great locations in L.A. for an engagement photo shoot? Bonus for unconventional or indoor suggestions. [more inside]
Dobbs and I are going to Los Angeles from Dec 15 - 23rd. Recommendations for any film, music, theatre, or gallery events that should not be missed (screenings, tributes, retrospectives, concerts, etc)? Restaurant recommendations are also welcome. I'll be staying downtown and he'll be in West Hollywood. Also, as Canadians who've never been to LA in winter, what outerwear is appropriate (rain much? how cold?)? Thanks!
Which is the best way to certify a copy of my UK passport in Los Angeles? [more inside]
Moving back to LA. What do I need to know? [more inside]
Need advice for trip to Los Angeles and Palm Springs, CA. [more inside]
Is there a map available online of the boundaries of the cities around Los Angeles? For example, the map would show the streets where places like Culver City, Bell, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, etc. begin and end. Bonus points if the map shows neighborhoods within LA proper. Double bonus points if it includes light rail and commuter rail. [more inside]
What is the large red sculpture in LA? I was watching Ruthless People and noticed the final ransom drop took place in front of a large metal sculpture. To my mind, this sculpture looks like the Flamingo sculpture in Chicago. The scene can't have been filmed in Chicago, so what's the name of this similar sculpture in LA?
Los Angeles tourism filter: Day trip to Simi Valley and Reagan Library? Help. [more inside]
Anyone know a great mobile dog groomer for standard poodles? (in the South Bay of Los Angeles) [more inside]
A dear friend from overseas is visiting me on her first trip to L.A... but unfortunately I'm going through a bit of a rough patch health-wise, and so can't help her sightsee as much as I'd like. She's expressed interest in hopping on one of the Hollywood bus tours while I get some rest over the weekend, but I have no idea which ones are best and which ones to avoid. Any former tourists to my fair city have any suggestions?
What do you know about countertop dishwashers? What should *I* know about them before purchasing one? Where can I find a selection (or heck, even 1) in stock at a brick'n'mortar here in Los Angeles? and, barring a local retailer, Which countertop dishwasher should I buy online? [more inside]
Where in LA can I get a bead necklace restrung inexpensively? [more inside]
What-was-that-book-filter: 70's or 80's (?) heist (?) novel that involved shutting down L.A. by closing a couple of freeways and the central telephone switching system. [more inside]
LA-filter: Venice, Abbott Kinney. Places to stay, eat, drink in walking or biking distance? And: what or who replaced Stroh's? [more inside]
Going from SF to Pasadena via public transport -- is this possible? [more inside]
What is the warehouse in Los Angeles at W Bluff Creek Drive and S Campus Center Drive near Playa Vista? [more inside]
LA Rent Control: I'm not sure my landlord is aware that our unit is rent controlled. June is rent control re-registration month. Do I bring this up? Oh, our landlord is a Tea Party chairperson for the region. [more inside]
Any suggestions for a good food bank or food pantry in the north or west San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles? We're going to see lots of grapefruit and avocado from our trees this year, and I'd like to donate it to needy folks. Google is not a big help.
Renting an apartment in LA with bad credit, possible? [more inside]
What's a great weekend getaway from Los Angeles at a resonable price? [more inside]
Looking for outdoor shopping locations in Los Angeles. [more inside]
My fiance and I have been together for almost four years. She wants to get married in her home town, probably on the beach in La Jolla. I've never been married before, and neither has she, and I guess what I'm wondering is... What are some resources I can use to estimate the cost and planning necessary?
LA Traffic Filter: How long will it take me to drive from Glendale to Long Beach tomorrow morning? And when should I leave to arrive by 8:00am? And what's the best route?
I'm planning a trip to Los Angeles and I can't drive. Is this a bad idea waiting to happen? [more inside]
Los Angeles - last week of April, first week of May. What should I absolutely not miss? And... can you recommend some good eats/drinks/hangouts in West Hollywood? [more inside]
I need to find an ADD therapist in Los Angeles. Some details inside. [more inside]
In Orange Country, California for a few days. What tourist spots would be appropriate for a "right winger" tour? [more inside]
Have there been any books/papers/movies/theses/etc. done on the pathology of high speed chases particularly as they relate to Los Angeles? [more inside]
Why SHOULD I be excited about moving to Pasadena? Based on not much more than TV, I think that life in the greater LA area would be pretty much the opposite of my current, wonderful lifestyle. Is there a way to live in So Cal AND have what I love about my current life? [more inside]
Yelp.com (or other review site): sorting by newest restaurant in an area? Or: where do you go to find recently *opened* restaurants in Southern California (inland empire etc). [more inside]
Moving to LA and need recommendations for neighborhoods I won't detest. [more inside]
LA Steelers Bar? [more inside]
Visiting Los Angeles four four days at the end of February. Help me plan my vacation! [more inside]
Help me find some Los Angeles secrets! [more inside]
I am Looking for rap songs that are about or reference specific neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Help?
Mefibooks: historical background on LA gang life? [more inside]
Help me plan a 3-day trip to Joshua Tree (CA). Or alternatively, suggest another really cool natural area to check out in Southern California in late January. I am in my cousin's wedding in the L.A. area and am coming with my girlfriend. We decided to take a few extra days--she's never been to California and I've only ever kept my visits to family time, usually in the OC area. We're renting a car, so we'll have transportation. Is late January a good time to go? Do you have any recommendations for gear rental (doubt I'll be able to climb, unfortunately)? I have gear at home in Michigan, but I'd like to travel light. If you have alternative suggestions--they can be around L.A.--I'd love to hear them. Thanks.
Where in Los Angeles can I purchase (very tiny) #00 cross-point screws and the same size screwdriver? [more inside]
Visiting Los Angeles in January. What should we seek? [more inside]
I'm visiting extended family in LA for american thanksgiving (i'm from toronto). I'll have one day (either friday or saturday) to go off on my own and do stuff. What should i do? (Level of difficulty: No drivers license.) [more inside]
I'm a New Yorker in Los Angeles for the next 24 hours, for the first time ever. I'm looking for some very specific things. [more inside]
Is there a legitimate reason for structuring membership dues (and initiation fees) of a club based on age levels beyond just the usual "student" vs "everyone else" levels? Specifically I'm speaking of the Los Angeles Athletic Club. [more inside]
Comfortable coffee shop/bar/cafe with wi-fi for business work near shopping/site-seeing spots somewhere between Long Beach and Downtown LA? [more inside]
What is the most relevatory, shocking, mindblowing modern art gallery or installation or museum in Los Angeles? [more inside]
What's a cool place to rent for a party of 100 guests in LA that I can cater myself? [more inside]