Second Street Optical has moved two blocks to 4924 E. Second St. owner/optician Marc Schain reports that the new location (between Luna and the Belmont Athletic Club, where Herman’s Shoes was previously located) is closer of the “centre of the Shore”.
Schain, who has been in the business for 10 years, brings his keen sense of style he honed as a makeup artist for “Good Morning Germany,” and the years he spent working with cosmetics guru Bobbi Brown. .
The boutique sells high-end, handcrafted eyewear by appointment only. Most eyewear is imported from Europe and the collection has distinctive designs that Schain sources personally. The back wall of the new boutique features an exhibit “inspired by abstract painter Piet Mondrian,” featuring famous figures wearing iconic glasses.
“We provide customers with one-on-one appointments where the whole store is yours,” Schain explained in his approach to customer service during an on-site interview.
Inti Vintage opened in Belmont Shore at 4804 E. Second St. The family business has its first store in Temecula. It sells vintage and recycled products from the 1930s to the year 2000. Inventory includes retro furniture and clothing.
“Inti Vintage is a place for true individual expression,” said Christian Zambrana, one of the owners and Long Beach resident. “A melting pot of ideas and identities. A totally immersive space of coexistence in discovery and experimentation. Where the essence of the past dances with the ideas of the present composing the obsession of tomorrow.
The first-ever Long Beach International Tamales Festival 2021, a collaborative effort between Long Beach Living and Roxanne’s Bar & Grill, will take place from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 5.
This holiday-inspired fair will take place at the Scottish Rite Events Center, 855 Elm Ave.
The event will feature tamales from different regions of Latin America, Latin-inspired dishes, drinks, tequila tastings, live music, art workshops for children, performances, the ” best homemade tamales” and shopping.
Restaurants, food trucks, caterers, bakeries, pop-ups, craft businesses and retail businesses serving Tamale are invited to participate in the Tamale International Festival and can visit www.LBHomeLiving.com to learn more. register online.
2ND & PCH’s Bungalow Kitchen offers a new selection of wines curated by certified sommelier Ryan Kraemer.
The new wine selection dubbed “Sommelier Secrets” includes rare and exclusive wines from around the world, including a Thymiopoulos “Young Vines” Xinomavro from Naoussa, Greece, and a Heinrich “Leithaberg” Blaufrankisch from the ancient mountain vineyards of Austrian Burgenland.
National Taco Day is Monday, October 4, and Rubio’s at 4702 E. Second St. in Belmont Shore is offering a free a la carte taco with any purchase. Coupon can be found at rubios.com/national-taco-day-offer or when ordering online, use coupon code TACO.
Consumer spending on Halloween is expected to hit a record $10.14 billion, up from $8.05 billion in 2020, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. The survey also noted that 79% of Americans say they plan to fill a Halloween candy bowl this season.