Notre Dame is a traditional, no nonsense institution of learning. Although it has all the niceties of other private schools of its ilk, the emphasis here is on learning and they do a great job! I had to laugh at the earlier post that characterized the high percentage of Catholic students as staggering...uh, Notre Dame is a Catholic School...so, don't stagger anyone, that's pretty typical of secular schools.
PROS: Good for motivated students whose parents can afford the tuition
CONS: none, a great parochial school
Although Crossroads has become more elite and less affordable to the masses as time has passed, it is still the most creative, excellent, involved and effective learning environment for children in the area. They excel at preparing gifted children for entering higher learning institutions armed with both career specific skills and a mastery of general education requirements. The surest way to get your children into better schools as they mature.
PROS: The best K-12 and Prep in the area
CONS: costly and exclusive
They do absolutely beautiful work, but the prices are steep. I had a jacket altered here a while ago that I had purchased on sale at Bloomingdales. The original price was over $600, but I paid $180..the alterations consisted of shortening the sleeves and length of the jacket and came to $140. Maybe I'm out of touch with the price of alterations?
PROS: Beautiful work
I actually ended up here when an appointment was made here by mistake instead of at Alan Edwards Salon nearby...but it was fun! I wouldn't switch my stylist of many years, but the ultra-hip edgy vibe was an interesting experience and the stylist did alright on my very conventional cut. I liked them and they were very accomodating and reasonably priced. I probably would have given them 5 stars if I'd wanted a piecey cut with blue streaks....
PROS: Edgy, fun, skilled, nice
CONS: Geared toward more punky-edgy styles and colors, could be a +
We have had Liam build everything from Cabinets to a custom closet with sliding drawers in our home. He is a very likeable fellow and a wonderful carpenter, honest and hardworking..(I must admit we are also partial to his Irish brogue!)
PROS: Highly skilled, reasonable, honest, prompt, hard working
CONS: none at all
Beautiful unique clothing, accessories, fragrances and goodies for women and men. Ultimate high end style store with just a few beach close locations. Fabulous, but painfully expensive.
PROS: world class trendiness
CONS: SOOOO expensive..ouch
DNA is a very unusual store, they have the hipness and appeal of a store like Kitsen in Hollywood, but with the more laid back attitude appropriate to their Venice Beach location. It's almost dangerous to enter here if you really don't want to buy anything because there is always something irresisitable. They have unique, although somewhat pricey, apparel and accessories for women and men. They carry high end jeans, clubwear and one of a kind imported fashions in a wild array of trendy styles..this place is a real trip..it is actually a lot larger than it appears from its storefront on Rose avenue. They also have fantastic sales a few times a year when their really expensive things can be had for a fraction of the original price.
PROS: Great selection for the uber-hip woman and man
CONS: Pricey...but occasionally a great sale
Otto's is the "go-to" place for vintage Porsches, specifically 914's. My little 1972 914 has been with me for a lloonnggg time. It has come a long way with Ottos' help. This is such a specialized area, it's nice to have such a wonderful resource so close to home.
PROS: Great resource for vintage Porsche repairs
CONS: none...great place!
Jurgen kept my Mothers' beloved Mercedes running like a clock for over 200,000 miles! They are honest, efficient and reasonable...although we all know German car repair is never cheap...
PROS: Great mechanics! Honest and reasonable
CONS: German car repair is never cheap...
Dr. White is such a nice man, he has been my family eye doctor for many years and I recommend him highly! He also has a wonderful office staff and his office is located directly off the 405 freeway at Burbank Blvd., so it's very convenient.
PROS: wonderful family eye dr. great office staff, convenient location