Threading, plaques and patios

Ask the Yenta

“Dear Yenta, can you suggest a good “threading” place? Long story short: I have lots of blond hair on my face – so laser is out, and waxing makes me break out – so I want to try threading because a friend suggested it, but I have no idea where to go?

THE place to try is Vinita’s Beauty and Threading Studio. They have multiple locations!!!  Beverly Hills, Westwood and Pasadena.
PS. No kidding, I had four people ask me about this THIS week!!


“Dear Yenta, I have relatives coming to visit and they want to go on the Warner Bros Studio tour.  Where do I find info on this?”

WB Studio Tour
$45 per person – tour lasts 2.5 hrs
The tour is really great. I’ve sent lots of people on it. The tours run every 20 minutes and they do sell out this time of year, so I’d book soon!

If your relatives are super fancy and want a longer, more detailed experience. There is a deluxe tour that is M-F at 10:20 am for $195 a person.

“Dear Yenta, we are now in graduation season and I would like to know — where are some great and affordable places in LA to get diplomas perma-plaqued and framed? Thanks!”

Here are two great places and both very affordable!!  An 8×10 at both retailers runs just under $60.

Southern California Trophy Company
Located in Downtown LA 213-746-6444
Southern California Trophy will take your most prized item and permanently mount on a laminated wood board, or encase in solid acrylic. The processes involve heat and high pressure to seal the document or item without damage. Once sealed, these items will never discolor or deteriorate.

Perma Plaque
Located in the Valley in Chatsworth all the ordering can be done online or call for an appointment.  They also make good looking boxes if you want to perma-plaque wedding invitations or birth announcements, etc. Plus there’s a large variety of colors and stains.

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Patio Furniture

You can live outdoors “almost” year round in Los Angeles.  Whether you have an apartment with a balcony or a large backyard with a pool, you want to hang out in style, in something that’s comfortable, and makes great use of your outdoor space.  Recently, I’ve seen entire living rooms outside. But maybe you just want a cozy lounge chair to sit in to a read a book. So here are some shopping options:

The Patio Collection – They offer financing and have locations in West LA and Northridge
Victory Furniture – You can shop online or at its West LA and Santa Monica locations. (Oooh, they have an outlet in Santa Monica, too
Universal Patio Furniture – Family-owned in Studio City since 1939