••• The BoardRoom climbing gym has opened at Magnolia Center: “The BoardRoom features 1,000 square feet of training walls, including options at 25 and 40 degrees, along with specialized equipment such as the Woods board, Moon board, and campus board. With 24/7 access for members, climbers can immerse themselves in a supportive and inclusive community while having the freedom to train at their own convenience.” It’s just part one of The Pad Climbing‘s plans for the shopping center: across the parking lot, in a storefront next to the thrift shop, a larger indoor rock-climbing gym similar to the company’s locations in San Luis Obispo and Las Vegas is working its way through the permitting process.
••• There are now self-service rentals of paddleboards and surfboards at Leadbetter Beach, thanks to the Buoy Water Club‘s new locker. You can rent by the hour or go for a monthly membership.
••• Bodyrok fitness studio—”Pilates-inspired, high-intensity, low-impact, full-body workout on our custom reformer machine”—has opened at 761 Chapala Street (De La Guerra/Ortega).
••• The Aquarius Cocktail fashion line is officially opening its shop/showroom at 1151 Coast Village Road this Friday (noon-7 p.m.) and Saturday/Sunday (11 a.m.-5 p.m.). “I’ve designed board shorts for Gotcha, hoodies for Quiksilver, invented a brand called Roxy, grew it up with Alex Goes, worked Mossimo into Target, created cashmere seahorses for Jill Roberts/Seaton, and infused some style into the comfort of Alternative Apparel,” writes founder Lissa Zwahlen Thoeny on the website. “Along the way I’ve absorbed the essence of west coast style and the casual confidence that comes out of a certain freedom from tradition. I felt I could wrangle this knowledge into a collection of clothing that reflected this journey so I created a small batch design house in Downtown Los Angeles that relies on a tiny but mighty team of local makers and friends to whip up one-of-a-kind pieces as well as limited runs of fresh styles.” After this weekend, the hours will be Thursday through Monday (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) or by appointment. Photos by Sara Prince.
••• Dylan Star‘s Paseo Nuevo shop will close on May 29, everything there is 50% off in the meantime. The Funk Zone flagship is still open.
••• Opening May 26 at Sullivan Goss: a solo exhibit by Robin Gowen. “Last Shadow & First Light is an expansive overview of Robin’s enduring relationship to the landscape of the central coast. While she is adept at painting still life, figures, and architecture, the paintings in this exhibition celebrate her deep knowledge of the unpeopled places she visits regularly. Meditations on vast expanses of rolling hills along with native oak and sycamore trees are the main compositional elements.” Below: “Bitterwater Creek Cattle.”
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