“I think for a lot of people, we found solace in taking care of plants.”
A handful of gift ideas and/or places to find great gifts showcasing local creativity, and items you can’t find anywhere else.
To offset lost business and brighten the holidays, Bixby Knolls staple Rasselbock Kitchen & Beer Garden sold about 200 Christmas trees out of its outdoor dining area.
The vending machine now at Black Ring Coffee Roasters contains, instead of snacks or drinks, small artworks and other wares by local artists.
The company is known for its locally brewed craft kombucha with its light and delicate flavors such as lavender, jasmine peony and lemongrass oolong.
For about two decades, Antonio Francisco Gonzales has been in the business of hair, specializing in high-end women’s cuts, color and styling. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, he studied his craft in the San Fernando Valley in the late ’90s, honed his skills in New York City, took his talents to Miami Beach and finally ended up in Long Beach this year.
The owners of Sura Korean BBQ read in sadness about the pending closure of Fine Feathers Kombucha and felt the need to help.
The mitred parakeet is a staple of the Long Beach community, with flocks frequently spotted soaring over various neighborhoods. The bright green birds with red faces—and the ruckus they cause—pushed graphic designer Christopher Diaz to launch a new clothing company aptly named Squawk.
Peacock & Co just moved to a brand new space of its own at 306 Cerritos Ave.
“Ever since that post showed up, everyone’s been coming together.”