Throughout wedding season, bells in the century-old Spanish chapel at Chapel Creek Winery ring out across the grape fields. Students of Redlands Community College's enology and viticulture program tend to the vines’ more than 46 grape varieties, taking part in each step of the winemaking process. They grow, crush, and reanimate the grapes before fermenting and bottling the wine. Guests visiting the winery can tour the fields, watch the students in action, and stomp on grapes inside wooden barrels.
LuSh Berries specializes in a smorgasbord of creamy frozen yogurt treats and fresh, delicious crêpes to delight dessert-friendly palates. A wide variety of constantly changing flavors can be Slip N' Slided across the taste buds, including chocolate, watermelon, pineapple, lemon raspberry, and lychee. The rich, tart flavors of LuSh Berries’ probiotic fro-yos ($0.39/oz.) can be self-served in 16 oz. or 24 oz. sizes, then garnished with a selection of more than 40 different toppings, ranging from nature's candy (strawberry, blueberry, and banana) to mad scientist's candy (caramel, Cap'n Crunch cereal, Butterfingers, and sprinkles). If cold and sweet things remind you of the beautiful snow woman who left you last spring, stick to warm and equally decadent dessert crêpes such as the LuSh Berry Heaven crêpe ($5.50) and the cheesecake crêpe ($5.75). Lunchtime office escapees can also order savory entree crêpes (served with chips) such as the club crêpe ($7.85), which comes with bacon, ham, smoked turkey, and American cheese, or transform it into the smokin’ strip crêpe ($6.75), which subtracts the ham and exchanges the American cheese for a slice of something that doesn’t conjure up images of Uncle Sam diving into a butter churn.
The Fashion Flip gives shoppers two ways to overhaul their wardrobes: grab a fashion-forward accessory to jazz up an existing outfit, or pick up gently used brand-name clothing via consignment sale. From flowing cheetah-print tops and sheer tunics to colorful wallets and scarves, the store mixes brand-new pieces and like-new additions. You’ll see names like Miss Me on women’s jeans, and Coach’s stamp of authenticity on purses and shoes. Shoppers can accent new ensembles with a trendy necklace, fashionable earrings, or piece of Brighton jewelry, or just ask one of the staff to paint their family crest across their shirt. The staff at The Fashion Flip specialize in wardrobe consultation to help customers use their new purchases to make complete chic outfits.
Heart Strings stocks a wide array of gifts, cards, and flowers specially engineered to generate mile-wide grins from any recipient. Petal Pushers, the in-store Teleflora flower shop, carries a bounty of beautiful bouquets to commemorate an anniversary, the arrival of a new baby, or the 30th birthday of a pet rock (all bouquets $45+). For a sweet-smelling gift that doesn’t require water or sunlight, choose from Heart Strings’ vast selection of WoodWick candles ($18.99) and Lampe Berger air fresheners ($19.99), or opt for a Willow Tree carved figurine that wards off bad odors with its adorably stoic expression ($14.99). Heart Strings also stocks Da Vinci beads for customizable jewelry creations, as well as ready-to-wear accessories ($21.99+) and bedazzled flat wallets ($16.99–$19.99).
A subsidiary of Mustard Seed Construction, MSC Flooring focuses its energy on supplying and installing carpet, tile, and hardwood floors. While they install carpet from brands such as Mohawk, Beaulieu, and Shaw, technicians supply new pads and dispose of the existing carpet to prevent hostility toward the new pile.
The licensed massage therapists at New Beginnings Massage Therapy soothe stressed physiques with a full menu of massage modalities. Therapists calibrate the amount of pressure to please each back, working over muscles with the techniques of standard Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone treatments or specialized prenatal, reflexology, and cranial massages. The staff also promotes healthy skin with paraffin-wax dips for the hands and feet, sugar scrubs, and seaweed body wraps for homesick mermaids.
In addition to enlivening bodies with a sense of well-being, New Beginnings Massage Therapy also inspires joy by raising support for the Down Syndrome Association.