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Second Street Optique has moved two blocks to 4924 E. Owner / optician Marc Schain of Second St. reports that the new location (between Luna and the Belmont Athletic Club, where Herman’s Shoes was previously located) is closer to the ” center of shore ”.

Schain, who has been in business for 10 years, brings in his keen sense of style that he perfected 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 glasses by appointment only. Most of the eyewear is imported from Europe and the collection features distinctive designs that Schain sources personally. The back wall of the new store features a display “inspired by the abstract painter Piet Mondrian”, featuring famous people wearing iconic glasses.

“We offer customers one-on-one appointments where the whole store is yours,” Schain explained as his approach to customer service during an on-site interview.

Recycled vintage

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 2000s. Inventory includes retro furniture and clothing.

“Inti Vintage is a place of individual expression,” said Christian Zambrana, one of the owners and resident of Long Beach. “A melting pot of ideas and identities. A space of coexistence totally immersive in discovery and experimentation. Where the essence of the past dances with the ideas of the present composing the obsession of tomorrow.

Hot tamales

The first-ever Long Beach International Tamales Festival 2021, a collaborative effort of 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 be the Scottish Rite Events Center, 855 Elm Ave.

The event will feature tamales from different parts of Latin America, Latin-inspired dishes, drinks, tequila tastings, live music, art workshops for kids, shows, a contest of ” best home made tamales’ and shopping.

Restaurants serving Tamale, food trucks, caterers, bakeries, pop-ups, craft businesses and food retailers are invited to participate in the Tamale International Festival. You can visit www.LBHomeLiving.com to register online.

Rare wine

2ND & PCH’s Bungalow Kitchen offers a new wine selection 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 old mountainous vineyards of Burgenland in Austria.

Taco Day

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.

More candy

According to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, Halloween consumer spending is expected to hit a record high of $ 10.14 billion, up from $ 8.05 billion in 2020. The survey found also noted that 79% of Americans say they plan to fill a bowl with Halloween candy this season.


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