As the owner of a BMW, running errands or venturing out of the community where you live or work for a night out or to visit family and friends never seems to feel like an inconvenience or a hassle, but rather — a welcomed opportunity and another excuse to be behind the steering wheel of your beloved vehicle. As much as you love to drive your BMW, however, sometimes everything you need is right there in front of you – or just around the corner. Such is the case for BMW owners living and working in and around Culver City – where favorite shops and services are just a few minutes away.
A top supplier of those double-wick candles used in Motion Pictures, Music Videos, and TV Commercials because of their ability to illuminate a space much more brilliantly and beautifully than a traditional, single-wick candle, House of Candles also caters to the discriminating shopper looking for custom tributes and special events candles to celebrate someone’s birthday, retirement, or other milestone event in a super special way. They’re located at 10315 Washington Boulevard, just across the street from Sony Studios.
Home of the original grass fed burger, Burger Lounge offers both a main menu of delights and a gluten-free menu to its patrons. Try their famous Husky burger – a double grass-fed beef burger with double organic American cheese, shredded lettuce, tomato, pickles, a fresh onion, and 1000 Island. If you’re not in the mood for red meat, consider their organic quinoa veggie burger, free range turkey burger, or the bun-free paleo burger. You’ll find them at 9901 Washington Boulevard.
With a mantra of a haircut should always come with a well-made cocktail, this unique barber shop offers just that – a shave, a haircut, and a cocktail. Promising to keep you handsome, this under-the-radar barber shop recently welcomed MLB superstar Bryce Harper and his signature line of grooming products to the Blind Barber team. After you’ve had a haircut and a shave, enter the secret door in the back of the shop to behold the Blind Barber’s speakeasy! Featuring a cool concoction of handmade cocktails and mouth-watering munchies, this literally out-of-sight joint is located at 10797 Washington Boulevard. There’s no signage – so just look for the old-fashioned barber pole that marks the spot!
Whether you’re searching for a conversation-starter, coffee-table bound book for your office, a great read for your bedtime hour, or a rare find for your home’s library, Arcana has it. With over 100,000 rare out-of-print volumes, Arcana is Culver City’s best kept secret for books lovers, artists, photographers, and designers. Forgot to pick up a special present for that special person? Stop by Arcana’s; the recipient of your gift will think you spent months searching for that out-of-print book on art and design! Arcana is open Tuesdays-Sundays from 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and is located at 8675 Washington Boulevard.
Launched by a couple of guys who happened to drive, work on, and love their own BMWs, The HAUS is a pristine, state-of-the-art, customer-centric BMW/Mini Cooper repair shop with two locations – one in Santa Monica and one in Sherman Oaks. At last you no longer have to take your beloved BMW back to the dealership’s service department or keep your fingers crossed hoping the neighbor down the street’s nephew can troubleshoot your BMW, you’ve now got a specialty BMW service garage owned and staffed by BMW experts. You’ll easily find their new Santa Monica location at 2621 Pico Boulevard, Unit A.