Several L.A. stores are offering curbside pickup service. Sales people at Kiehl's, Jonathan Adler and Kitson will take a phone order and run your items out when you pull up to the door. It's the perfect solution for the rushed, road raged or just plain lazy.
Kiehl's offers the service at its stores at the Grove, Americana at Brand and, most conveniently, the paparazzi and scenester-lined street that is Robertson Boulevard. Call in your order and give them about an hour to get it together. They will be waiting when you pull up to the curb or valet to run your credit card and hand over exfoliators and pear-scented soap. Kitson on Robertson does the same thing for jeans, perfume, candles -- even lip gloss.
Rushing around for a last-minute gift? Jonathan Adler on Melrose Avenue will deliver a vase or needlepoint pillow to your driver's side window. Call at least one hour before pickup, and they will even help find an item based on your budget and taste. Your credit card will be charged over the phone and your purchase will be brought to your car gift-wrapped.
If only getting a Double-Double were that easy.