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Where PR Guy Bryan Smith De-Stresses in Sherman Oaks

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Los Angeles has more stores than anyone could physically tackle, but somehow we always keep returning to the usual suspects. To break out of the rut, we've asked some local shopping and fashion gurus to provide their hidden retail gems—those unique stores around LA that we might not all know about. Cue the Beatles: We're about to get a little help from our friends.

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Bryan Smith is the director of public relations for Starworks Artists, where he manages clients in the fields of makeup, hair and fashion; his impressive roster consists of big names like Kate Lee, Cher Coulter, Tracey Cunningham and Mara Roszak. Whenever he's not working, he heads over to Village Community Acupuncture for rest, relaxation and a little poking.

"As an inhabitant of West Hollywood with a five-minute commute to work, a drive to Sherman Oaks sounds like slow and painful torture. I'm sure most Angelenos feel the same, but hear me out: Village Community Acupuncture is the best acupuncture establishment in this city, and well worth the trek. As a former West Texas resident, acupuncture sounded to me like a bunch of mumbo jumbo until I was in a desperate way with some serious shoulder pain and a friend recommended VCA. After an hour with my technician Sun Cho I went from a seized-up mess to a dancing fool at a Sam Sparro concert later that evening. Oh, and did I mention the services are dirt-cheap? GO!!"

· Starworks Artists [Official Site]
· Village Community Acupuncture [Official Site]
· All Shopping Confidential Posts [Racked LA]

Village Community Acupuncture

14920 Burbank Blvd Sherman Oaks, CA 91411