A specialty salon and spa for young girls, Sweet & Sassy offers girl-size treatments in a fun, feminine setting. The 15- to 20-minute Glittery Glam Express spa package paints diminutive-diva fingernails with colorful polish, applies makeup, and shapes a party updo, and cheeks are topped with a signature glitter star that rivals any Christmas-tree topper or eerily beautiful supernova.
At Wine Legend, owner Mahesh Lekkala and his team of wine enthusiasts introduce oenophiles and first-time sippers to sundry varietals from around the world. The shop’s selection features a massive inventory of reds and whites from Italy, France, Australia, and California. Wine Legend’s consultants help patrons pair wines with meals or tiny ships to build inside the bottles. Wine tastings are available in the shop on Saturday afternoons and can set up tastings at offsite events in homes or offices, paired with house-prepared platters of cheese, crackers, and breads.
Gourmet Popcorn Creations puts a twist on the classic movie snack, coating the crunchy treat in vibrant hues and more than 30 creative flavors. Five-ounce bags of savory flavors ($4.50), such as spicy barbecue and ranch, lend themselves to jazzed-up noshing and mouth-catching snack tournaments. Experienced popcorn colonels can discover unexpected glazed fruit flavors such as green apple and black cherry ($3/5-oz. bag). Delight friends, baseball fans, or flocks of pigeons watching baseball games with large quantities of caramel corn, from 14-ounce bags ($7) to small or large buckets ($10 or $16). Inventive new flavors make their debuts by filling the buckets spread about the store with their neon glows; newest births include maryland crab, root-beer float, and mint-chocolate chip.