It's hard to think of a smoking accessory Tobacco Man doesn't carry. Inside humidifiers and cabinets rest both domestic and international cigars, from thin smokes to thick stogies. Beyond that you'll find hookah products and water pipes, cutters and lighters, and ashtrays that, unlike a dollhouse fireplace, hold ashes without catching fire. There are even electronic cigarettes and a make-your-own cigarette machine. Besides tobacco products, the store sells snacks, body jewelry, and other gifts.
The glimmering glass case at Donuts, Yogurt & More showcases freshly-baked pastries from chocolate donuts topped with colorful sprinkles to giant cinnamon rolls oozing with frosting. Behind it, staffers bustle about, slicing up bagels to make sandwiches, layering croissants with sliced ham, and doling out scoops of ice cream and swirls of yogurt in a variety of flavors. The shop’s specialty beverages include icy mochas, creamy caramel lattes, and refreshing mango smoothies. And for their selection of "lite" drinks, staffers make health-conscious modifications such as swapping out cream for skim milk and bacon fat for no bacon fat.
Juicy tidbits of chocolate-dunked fruit arrive on the doorsteps of family and friends, done up in colorful bouquets and candy boxes by the skilled fruit arrangers at Edible Arrangements' more than 1,100 franchises worldwide. The company's in-house chocolatiers drizzle albion strawberries and daisy pineapples in a trio of chocolate flavors. Once properly chocolated, the workers organize the preservative-free sweets into lush arrangements that resemble flowers in bloom. Customers can choose to plop their bouquets in a variety of vessels, including vases, mugs, and sports- or holiday-themed containers that add a personal touch to the edible gifts. Alternatively, customers can opt to adorn gifts with the cheery, red lids of candy boxes, nestling 12 chocolate-dipped morsels inside to build anticipation and determine if loved ones have x-ray vision as they guess whether fruit will come dusted in shredded coconut or drizzled in white chocolate.
For more than 30 years, the chefs of De Vinci’s Elk Grove have been hard at work perfecting the traditional Italian recipes that stock their deli counter. They begin every morning with their hands floury, crafting doughs that will form the base of housemade foccacia breads, cheese-filled ravioli, and custom sandwiches. Joined occasionally by a fluffy ravioli mascot in a toque, staff combine dishes into prearranged packages ready for the family dinner table or parcel out single dishes by the pint, quart, gallon, or 10-gallon hat.
What's the Scoop? Ice Cream & More doles out chilly treats crafted from Gunther’s Ice Cream, a Sacramento staple renowned for its richness. Blended with 16% butterfat cream, as opposed to the 10-12% used in commercial brands, Gunther’s hearty dessert stands ready to take on topping such as hot fudge, brownies, and marshmallow, or hop into containers for field trips to distant freezers. In addition to its signature scoops, the shop also doles out shaved ice, tangy fruit freezes, and ice cream cakes and pies.
The VersaSpa booths at Face & Body Emporium deliver natural-looking, UV-free tans. Each VersaSpa sunless session begins with an application of amino acids and green tea to help balance epidermal pH and hydrate hides in advance of hue transformation. Next, clients enter a high-tech standup booth, where a mist applicator dispenses a proprietary blend of DHA and bottled rainbows to impart an even, streak-free bronze to skin. The quick-drying formula penetrates deep and a natural hue develops over a six-hour period. Each tan lasts approximately two weeks, making the VersaSpa system perfect for a prevacation bronzing or a marathon pool party.