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Dad’s Day Ideas…

Ask the Yenta "Dear Yenta, Help! I need Father’s Day gift ideas?" Oh – you have sooo come to the right Yenta!!  Here are some fab ideas for dad – and see my “addition to the Y list” (below) on where to find THE BEST men’s ties. The Shave of Beverly Hills Special for Father’s Day!! Dads N’ Lads of any age!  For $125, enjoy two Beverly Hills Shaves (value $150), or 2 haircuts (value $160) - one for dad and one for the lad or grad!  If the lad is too young, they will create some memorable photos with a fake shave!  How fun!  Also mention THE YENTA REPORT and save 10% on Father’s Day gift items. Whoo Hoo!!!Beer Basket from Fancifull A large...

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Backs, babies & burgers

Ask the Yenta "Dear Yenta, I’m looking for a chiropractor/wellness center that has weekend hours – any suggestions?" Hope this helps – wherever you are, your back will be covered!!! West LA Chiropractic With offices in both Westwood and at Olympic/Sawtelle, they have Saturday hours for Chiro, Massage and Acupuncture Chiropractic Center of Los Angeles La Brea and Beverly Blvd - with Saturday hours LA Chiro Spa, Dr. Dana Zappalla In Sherman Oaks - offers Saturday hours, plus Sunday by appt. Dr. Nick Campos West Hollywood - Saturday hours Vaziri Alternative Medicine Woodland Hills - Saturday hours "Dear Yenta, I recently sat for my neighbor's children and had forgotten how much I enjoy little ones.  Do you know of an organized company that hires out/places sitters?  I am not looking for a company...

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Dame Edna, wine bars and watermelon sunscreen

Ask the Yenta   "Dear Yenta, I have a hand-woven rug – very expensive – and I need to get it cleaned. Where do I go?   Bobcat Carpet and Fabric Care - They will come to you, pick up your rug, hand-clean it, and return it. They do an excellent job! "Dear Yenta, I’m obsessed with keeping my face out of the sun to keep the aging process at bay, etc.  Do you have any ideas about special/great sunscreens for the face??" Yes, as I’ve mentioned, I am a lover of beauty products and keeping up with the latest trends is a must. Here are a couple of superior suggestions for skin protection, especially your face: Korres Natural Watermelon Suncreen Face Cream SPF 30 $28 –...

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Sports, dating and exercise

Ask the Yenta   "Dear Yenta - I was wondering if you could recommend a good exercise boot camp near the Grove. A friend of mine is doing one in Sherman Oaks and it’s inspired me to do one myself?" Hey, here’s a worthwhile spot right inside Pan Pacific Park, which is just next to The Grove! Fantastic instructor for quick results that take the “work” out of work-out. Good Luck! http://www.morningcrunch.com/hollywoodbootcamp.html "Dear Yenta - My granddaughters are coming to LA in June for 2 weeks. They are 2-1/2 and 4-1/2 years old. Can you suggest places to take them and things to do?!  I live close to La Cienega and Wilshire. Thank You." Absolutely! There are lots of darling kid-friendly things to do around LA....

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Strapped, spooky and dressless

Ask the Yenta   "Dear Yenta, I’m having a hard time finding a cool leather belt – you know, something substantial, good looking, big buckle…any Suggestions?   I love the belts from Lucky Brand.  They’re thick, substantial and you know it will last a long time (ok, this sounds a little dirty – but it’s the best way to describe them.) The men’s belts rock, and ladies, you can wear them too!  I don’t know why they don’t show many belts online but you can find tons at any one of the store locations - check the website for a listing of lots of LA places. Also, try Falconhead in Brentwood. They have a variety of terrific belts and cowboy boots.  You can even have...

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Sweets & to tip or not to tip??

Ask the Yenta   "Hi Yenta, If you go to a small hair salon and the owner does your hair, do you give her a tip? I went to a new salon and had my hair blown dry by the owner. I paid the fee, but didn't know what to do about a tip. What do you think?   This is a good question - one that I know many people have asked.  If you read Dear Abby or etiquette books - they'll advise not have to tip the owner.  But that's probably an old way of thinking. I have a couple of suggestions/ideas for you: First, remember this still a small business and almost everybody these days is struggling and needs to make...

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