Glittering treasures await visitors at Gold & Silver Pawn, from simple silver charms to 10-karat-gold rings and necklaces. In addition to adorning wrists and ears with shiny finery, guests can upgrade home entertainment systems with a selection of electronics, such as crystal-clear flat-screen TVs.
Mo Hotta Mo Betta singes and satisfies heat-loving tongues with its simmering collection of hot sauces, spicy chili mixes, fiery salsas, and more. Set taste buds ablaze with a trio of Mo Hotta Mo Betta's Top 20 hottest sauces, including Hell's Inferno Naga Bhut Jolokia Hot Sauce, concocted from the world's hottest pepper with a surprisingly sweet chocolate aftertaste ($14.40), and the CaJohns Magma Hot Sauce, infused with fire-abetting oleoresin of capsicum and outfitted in a retro lava-lamp-esque bottle ($9.50).
Flops & Socks' specialty boutique decks out toes and ankles in sandals from brands such as Cobian, Rainbow, Flojos, and Havaianas. Within the tidy shop of stone-tile floors, black lacquered wood, and dark red decor, designer flip-flops hang from the walls, and adorable toe socks and holiday-themed socks cover calves in fun stripes and bold colors. The ample selection of open-air shoes of fabric, leather, and foam is perfect for cultivating a look that says, "I am a laid-back beach lover" or "My feet are terrified of the dark." As its employees match feet to patterned and printed sandals, Flops & Socks helps out those in abject poverty with shoe drives to charitable organizations such as Soles 4 Souls.
The array of glazes at Starlight Pottery puts a rainbow’s paltry six stripes to shame; 70 different hues await artists within the studio. Conversation drifts beneath full shelves of bisque pottery, centering on the mugs, plates, and figurines available for painting. Paintbrushes hush quietly in freehand curls or stencils on the pottery, and hands working with unformed clay make the gentle slapping sound of two scuba divers fighting. Experts fire creations in a kiln, and parties for adults and children fill the studio with laughter and artistic banter.
Champions Training Center ushers clients toward fitness-related and competitive goals with a comprehensive martial-arts curriculum—including classes in Brazilian jujitsu, muay thai, boxing, wrestling, and judo—as well as intense fitness and boot-camp courses. The center’s champion trainers impart expert knowledge and well-honed techniques to students of all skill and fitness levels, whether they’re looking for an edge in competitive combat, a boost in self-defense skills, or the ability to deal out vigilante justice to acerbic street magicians. The center also administers sweat-wringing conditioning routines through its fitness and kickboxing classes as well as its calorie-conflagrating boot camps.