For Books Inc., it's been a long road, and if you trace the lines back to its origins, it's California's oldest bookstore. After striking gold?literally?back in 1851, Anton Roman set up shop as a bookseller. Although the shop moved, was sold, burned down, changed hands again, and was rebuilt, the spirit remained intact, and today, multiple locations of the indie bookstore have sprouted up across The Golden State. Staff members keep the shelves lined with classic and contemporary tomes in all genres, and a myriad of book clubs help keep the love of literature alive. They also run a vibrant event program featuring author events and readings where patrons can enjoy an experience they can't download.
From the pages of People magazine and The Wall Street Journal, to the desks of celebrities such as Usher, Jason Bateman, and Julie Bowen, to the mailboxes of citizens across the country, Paper Culture’s invitations and stationery transport crucial information in style. Their products range from custom holiday invitations and greeting cards to baby announcements, wedding invitations, and thank you cards. To support sustainability, Paper Culture plants a tree for every order they receive.
Serves and volleys fill the room with the thwack of paddles, which send orbs on an airborne path across 10 regulation-size tables at Peninsula Table Tennis Club. Monthly memberships allow patrons unlimited access to the fleet of tables to hone skills and baffle opponents with perfectly timed smashes. The drop-in passes can be used by one player or split among cohorts for a day of friendly competition without the hassle of making enough chocolate pudding for home pudding-wrestling matches.
Charmelle 28 features high-quality lingerie from renowned European designers such as Aubade, Marie Jo, Lise Charmel, and PrimaDonna. Delicate camisoles, lacey bras, and seamless panties fill the store’s racks and tables at two area locations, where expert staffers are on-hand to make recommendations and take measurements. Charmelle 28’s stock of underthings also includes low-key sleepwear as well as hosiery and more risqué bustiers.
Magicblox is an online e-Book library with unique, colorful, interactive, and fun picture books. Our vision is to create and grow a digital library full of wonderful books to enrich the lives of children around the world and give parents affordable access for less than the cost of just a couple of paper books.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: One-hour lesson
Pro Tip: Bring a smile and a happy attitude
What makes your business stand out?
I have been a Golf Teaching Professional since 1997, and have taught PGA, LPGA, scratch handicappers as well as beginners to help them achieve their maximum potential.
What inspired you or the owner (if that?s not you) to start or run this business?
I have taken many lessons from the top instructors in the USA and realized that I have much knowledge to share with others about the game I am so passionate about.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?
"Thank you for making this game so enjoyable, I have struggled with the information from others but you have made my learning process simple and easy to enjoy."
What?s your favorite part about your job?
Watching students from not being able to make consistent contact with the ball and in a few hours being able to hit quality shots that bring a smile to their faces.