Yogurt Zone is one of the few places where dessert has a wealth of health benefits. Frozen yogurt?which comes in flavors such as cake batter, cheesecake, and Greek black cherry?is high in calcium and protein, can lower cholesterol, and has active cultures that facilitate the digestive process. After pumping any combination of these healthy swirls at Yogurt Zone, customers pile on toppings from a selection that includes granola bars, walnuts, yogurt-covered raisins, and brownie bites before a staffer weighs it to price it.
Named one of Parents magazine's Top 10 Birthday Chains in 2010, Color Me Mine's international franchise of DIY ceramics studios cater to an older crowd as well. Hundreds of unadorned ceramic pieces—including vases, flatware, and busts of Elvis—await the attentions of muses of kids and their keepers alike, as do glazes in earthy tones and bright crimsons to frighten bulls away from china cabinets. Guests follow simple step-by-step instructions that leave plenty of room for creative expression. When painters are satisfied with their work, the professional kiln-workers help glaze and fire it for them before customers retrieve the finished piece a few days later.
Bakersfield Magazine is the one-stop read for all the goings-on in California's third-largest inland city. An area staple for more than 30 years, the magazine highlights the community's history, the best new food and wine finds, and helpful hints for the home and garden as well as travel tips.
With locations in 13 states across America, Stanton Optical helps clients from Georgia to California achieve better vision with prescription glasses, sunglasses, and contacts. Its shelves are stocked with more than 3,000 frames and sunglasses from high-end brands, including Coach, Calvin Klein, and Armani. Full-service onsite labs help optometrists immediately craft glasses and clone monocles without the delay of sending eyewear elsewhere. Eye exams are performed by independent eye doctors conveniently located within or adjacent to Stanton Optical stores.
Inside Roco’s Jewelry, light shimmers off display cases stocked with engagement rings, diamond necklaces in 14k-white-gold settings, and designer watches from Rolex and Bulova. The family-owned jewelry store, which has been around since 1978, will also collaborate with clients to design customized engagement rings or jazz up a boring thesis paper by covering it in diamonds. In addition, clients can bring their old or broken jewelry into the store for repairs and get new pieces engraved with a personalized message; both services are done entirely in-house.