Paciugo's Latin motto, Ante Dunio Dessertium—meaning Before Dinner, Dessert—neatly summarizes its liberal three-scoops attitude. Its milk-based gelatos contain 70% less fat than premium ice cream, thus making it 130% more okay to consume several consecutive pints' worth. A dessert that meets the FDA's standards for healthfulicious food, Paciugo's Turin recipes employ fresh and all-natural ingredients coupled with the finest fruit, nuts, chocolates and more to churn up scrumptious orbs of sweet sustenance. The gelaterie's menu ushers taste buds toward small piccolo cups ($4.29) with three scoops and up to three different flavors, such as black raspberry, amaretto chocolate chip, chocolate black-cherry swirl, black-pepper olive oil, Mediterranean sea-salt caramel, chocolate orange saffron, and many more. The medio size includes four scoops and up to four different flavors ($5.29). Go for not really that broke with a three-scoop whipped-cream-topped sundae ($5.99) or a sugar-caffeine epiphany in the form of gelato nestled in espresso or hot chocolate (regular, $5.49). Each of Paciugo's rich, creamy delights is made from whole milk, soy, and water, and no-sugar-added options are available so that a suitable flavor can match with any dietary need, unless you're allergic to joy.
In order to store the more than 600 varieties of wine that fill Uncorked Hermosa’s cozy storefront, the proprietors had to get creative; in addition to populating the overflowing racks that dominate the shop’s front space, bottles can be found nestling in cubbies wreathed by fairy lights and crowding on the lids of emptied casks. The bottles have traveled from far and not-so-far, their labels tracing their paths from Sonoma wineries and Italian vineyards. At the tasting bar, a knowledgeable sommelier keeps a close watch on them, curating the shop’s ever-evolving menu of handpicked wines and craft beers. Their time at the shop also earns the bottle some cred of their own; when taken to go, the shop’s wines enjoy free corkage at more than a dozen local restaurants.
Inside Deep Roots Garden Center's tidy shop, a team of knowledgeable green thumbs help customers select plants, flowers, shrubbery, and accessories to beautify gardens. Four-inch annuals and perennials ($1.99–$5.99) add pops of color to flowerbeds and 1- and 5-gallon-sized plants ($8.99–$49.99) provide shelter for rapidly expanding bunny families. Larger trees and shrubs ($100–$150) come in drought-tolerant varietals that require minimal maintenance, and hearty succulents and cacti make even the most forgetful plant parent proud with their hearty resilience. The garden center also offers floral-arrangement services, creating one-of-a-kind bouquets and outfitting gentlemen with single roses ($5 each) to gift to their fastest racehorses.
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.
Every step of iKKSS Gourmet's treat-baking operations is done by hand. Batches of brownies, blondies, and cookies find their raw form after staff members hand assemble the dough from organic powders, pure oils, and hormone-free eggs without preservatives. Treats emerge from the oven to take on smaller shapes as staffers hand cut each batch, then package the separated servings into sealed packages to preserve their freshness and keep neighbors from sneaking smells without permission. Boxes of caramel butterscotch-drizzled brownies and organic cookies stuffed with apricot mousse filling arrive at doorsteps ready to eat straight out of the box, and keep their flavor for up to 12 days after being opened if stored in an airtight container.
Manhattan Denim's shop equips men and women with laid-back beach apparel, boasting a fashionable array of tops, bottoms, and accessories by top brands. Women model tops and dresses by Three Dot and Splendid for dressing-room mirrors and test denim by Rich & Skinny and AG to ensure its suitability as party attire or casual dress while receiving a Congressional Medal of Honor. Meanwhile, men slip into bottoms by William Rast and tops by Cohesive or Alternative Apparel before completing the look with a Goorin Brothers hat.