Lots of parents can probably picture one favorite outfit that their kid would wear everyday if they could. Now imagine how much more kids would love that outfit if they had made it themselves. That's the idea behind C By Me Creative Art Studio, a space that lets kids play fashion designer and embellish their own clothes, hats, and accessories. Kids pick a design theme that can range from rock-star glam to superheroes, then they bring those designs to life with stamps, stencils, paint, rhinestones, and magic wands. Parents can bring their kids by for individual sessions, or book a private party. C By Me even offers summer camps that entertain kids with different crafts each day.
Over the course of nearly a decade of instruction, diving enthusiast and registered nurse Laura Parke has passed along the secrets of the deep to more than 700 divers. Though Laura leads a range of both basic and specialty courses, this deal is redeemable only for the private Discover Scuba Diving course for beginners ages 10 and up. The aqua-bound learning begins with students paddling in the pool to familiarize themselves with the gear and their functions. Once students are able to pat their heads while rubbing their goggles clean, they are carted off to get their fins wet at two shallow, oceanic locations. Tank toters will earn credit upon completion of this class, which can then be applied toward the Open Water Certification course, giving the average biped the chance to finally reunite with the speechless mermaid who got away.
Though Abdaliz has graced Cake Whimsy's frosted tops with life-size fondant Mardi Gras masks and delicate swirls of gold-flecked frosting, the seasoned pastry chef doesn’t want her cakes’ exteriors to be their most memorable asset. She recruits fresh ingredients to create her made-to-order collection of baked treats: the juice of ripe limes enlivens her key-lime pie—which has been featured on the Food Network's Follow That Food—and rich cream-cheese frosting tops her carrot cake. Additionally, Abdaliz happily collaborates with customers to create new flavor combinations and designs treats for special events, such as weddings, birthdays, or jury-duty-selection-pool reunions.
Fabric gurus at Tiffany Fabrics draw upon 37 years of textile savvy to transform interiors with more than 7,500 bolts of imported fabrics. The vast selection ranges from classic oriental and paisley patterns to modern-day animal prints and binary codes. Staff happily consult with customers to discern the best fabrics for their home-accessorizing needs, and match fabrics with thousands of trimmings, tassels and tiebacks. Once clients home in on their ideal fabric, Tiffany Fabrics' carpentry crew can fit it to furniture of all sizes.
With more than 30 years of experience under its automotive belt, Toyota of Hollywood and its staff of T-Ten-certified technicians refurbish roadcraft and improve their lifespans. A diligent mechanic will inspect the brakes of any make or model to ensure that cars are capable of stopping on a dime or any other pocket change. Next, engine innards are cleansed of old oil leftovers and poured a fresh internal-combustion cocktail (synthetic oil is an additional $6.25/qt.), followed by a tire rotation to encourage even tread wear. The pampering session concludes with a hand wash, eliminating gook, grime, and spring break tattoos.
Edible Arrangements' boxes combine the richness and euphoric properties of chocolate with the juicy deliciousness and nutritional soundness of fruit. The Edible Arrangements geneticists have relinquished the chocolate-fruit hybridization task to a skilled team of dipping artists. These creative connoisseurs hand-dip fresh fruit in gourmet semi-sweet chocolate and then nestle each finished piece in its compact, boxy bed. Several $25 boxes are available, including choices from Edible Arrangements' mélange of fruit. Anjou pears, pineapples, strawberries, and other tempting treats are available under a darkened drizzle and can easily sate cravings without sacrificing allegiances to Mother Nature or Mother Nature's husband, Father Fragrance.