Beauty professional Ling prettifies her clients with a range of hair and makeup services. In addition to cuts, color, and styling, she offers hair-smoothing keratin treatments. She can gussy clients up with special-occasion makeup or permanent eyeliner, lip liner, or eyebrow makeup.
Morph's menu is small, but it packs a wallopingly big punch of Japan-meets-Thailand flavors that change with the seasons. Recent first-course offerings included crispy fried-potato strings, coiled into a nest around a stuffing of chicken, potatoes, and veggies sautéed in yellow-curry powder ($8), and fresh oysters served with lemon, fried onion, and cilantro sauce ($9). Entrees at the eatery range from light sea fare (such as a miso-marinated cod served with fresh summer veggies and alfalfa sprouts, $12) to innovative takes on traditional Asian flavors (Morph's chicken is enhanced by yellow curry and broccoli swaddled in a snuggly pancake, $11).
Lucky Puppy owner Brittany Colucci's goal is to connect with every human and loveable pooch that saunters in the door. She can cater to dogs of all sizes with grooming services that range from a swift shampoo and brush through to comprehensive canine mane styling. It's also worth nothing that Lucky Puppy's services are performed in an open environment, without the unnecessary restriction of cages, muzzles, and oversize hamster wheels.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Metered street parking
Most popular offering: Apple butter crunchies
Pro Tip: Our homemade gourmet treats are made with all-natural, human-grade ingredients.
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
At Hannink Equine Center, founder Jen Hannink draws upon a 25-year-long, World Cup–winning career to instruct would-be equestrians on the fundamentals of horseback riding and interspecies teamwork. The facility’s two large arenas are nestled among the peach and almond trees that blanket the Central Valley—a picturesque setting for lessons designed to familiarize riders of every skill level with the essentials. Beginners start off in private lessons with instructor Shawna Thornton, who patiently guides them through saddling, bridling, and grooming the stable's horses both before and after the lesson.
As the program advances, riders meet with new challenges until they’re finally ready to train under the expert guidance of Hannink, who further educates them on teamwork principles, riding theory, and the latest trends in jodhpurs.