For Paciugo founder Cristiana Ginatta, gelato-making isn't just a passion, it's a family legacy. Cristina grew up in Italy, where her grandfather's homemade gelato was just one of many unique recipes found throughout the region. As she grew, Cristina loved to taste gelatos made from different ingredients throughout her homeland, and her love of the frozen treat eventually led her to culinary school and extensive study in one of the most well-known gelaterias in Turin.
When Cristina and her family moved to Dallas, Texas, she relished the opportunity to share her authentic Italian gelato with a whole new consumer base. She opened the first Paciugo there in 2000, eventually expanding the operation to locations in 16 states. But despite the monumental growth, each Paciugo location still makes its gelatos the old-fashioned way, using only all-natural ingredients and absolutely no elf labor. The Paciugo recipe book includes hundreds of flavors; at any given time, shops might be scooping up servings of amaretto black cherry swirl, chocolate coconut rum, or strawberry lavender chocolate chip, or churning out dairy-free sorbets in flavors like blackberry cabernet or blood orange. And, to complement the chilly eats, Paciugo also serves traditional Italian cafe drinks such as cappucinos and espressos.
Patrons who visit South Bay Xpress Spa and Wax rest easy knowing that they've entrusted their skin to expert aestheticians. That's because the staff undergoes continual training in alternative waxing techniques, facial treatments, and lash enhancement procedures. With this knowledge in hand, the staff pampers clients from head to tail with microdermabrasion, brow tinting, lash perms, and body waxing.
We are Southern California's leading European Comfort Footwear company with locations scattered around the southland. We offer a great selection of handmade and high-quality shoes and handbags designed for the sophisticated career woman on the go. As a family owned business, our commitment to excellence is deeply rooted.
The knowledgeable staff at Open Ocean Surf, which has been locally owned for 26 years, outfits surfers and skaters with merchandise from top industry brands such as Lost and O'Neill. Customers can fasten trucks and wheels to a Guy Mariano “Girls Girls Girls” deck ($58.95), fashionably thrash the waves in a pair of Lost Mason Rock-It board shorts ($64.50), or convince merfolk of shared lineage by donning a set of 8-inch composite fins ($52). Open Ocean Surf’s O’Neill organic T-shirts ($24) bestow eco-conscious folk with trendy threads, and a 9-foot Sticky Bumps surfboard leash ($24.95) keeps floaters from sailing off in search of Atlantis.
Inside Beauty Loop, the shelves are lined with colorful bottles of high-end fragrances, conditioners, and skincare products. To help clients locate products that suit their individual needs, a professional aesthetician stands by to offer insights and suggestions. This brand-savvy professional may point out that SkinCeuticals cleansers fight acne with exfoliating salicylic acid. Or, they may note that St. Tropez products supply a way to simulate a suntan or a gingerbread cookie. For infants, they'll likely mention skincare products by California Baby, which contain pure ingredients that will not aggravate sensitive skin.
As for hair products, the store features shampoos and styling aides by Moroccanoil and Mixed Chicks. Finishing touches include makeup by Smashbox, volume-boosting mascara by RevitaLash, and imported fragrances from L'Artisan Parfumeur.