Twenty-four wine bottles line the circumference of two stainless-steel cylinders, both of which add a futuristic flourish to the middle of the room. With the touch of a button, the machine dispenses a 1-ounce sample of any of the wines—red at room temperature, whites at 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Praised on Foodbeast, this self-serve tasting bar, called the Enomatic wine system, lets guests sample an array of wines before committing to a long-term relationship with a single—or several—bottles. This method is just one of several ways OC Wine Mart & Tasting Bar owner Julie Lim takes the intimidation out of wine buying.
At her boutique wine store, Julie fills the shelves with vintages from both well-known and under-the-radar vineyards, with some of her favorites including Silver Oak Cellars, Caymus Vineyards, and Cakebread Cellars. She and her team thrive on helping guests find the best bottle—whether they're hunting for wine, craft beer, or a fine liquor. Once guests feel confident in their selections, the staff can help them compile gift baskets for holiday parties or year-end performance reviews. Committed to green practices, the staff eschews foam packaging in favor of molded-pulp shippers, derived from 100% recycled materials. Such practices earned Julie a place on OC Metro's list of 20 Women to Watch, plus her boutique a place on Gayot's Top 10 Wine Bars in the United States.
Voted No. 4 in the Top 10 Birthday Chains for Kid Birthday Parties in 2010 by Parents magazine, Pump It Up pulses with inflatable play sets and actually encourages kids to bounce off the walls. Within the indoor playground, a stalwart staff oversees the neighborhood of bounce houses and air-filled playthings, such as a classic bounce castle and slick inflatable slide that cushions children's heartfelt reenactments of Cool Runnings. On weekdays, families can pop in for open jump sessions, or tote along their own mini entourage for birthday-party packages complete with private rooms and complimentary invites. Parties come as straightforward packages or as themed events that place the birthday child in structured story adventures where they take on the role of a mighty and clever superhero or pirate captain that drank too much salt water.
Working at home comes with a benefits package that you just can't beat?domestic comforts, all the food you can eat, and no commute. But when it comes to holding meetings with new clients, sometimes the situation calls for a little showmanship. That's where Regus comes in.
For more than a quarter of a century, Regus has provided business professionals with the physical space and modern amenities they need to do business. Video conference rooms come furnished with flat-screen monitors, cameras, and video conferencing for hosting virtual meetings. Workers can discuss projects, conduct interviews, or surf the web with WiFi in luxury business lounges. And if you'd just like to get some thinking done, private think-pods liberate project developers from ambient workplace distractions, such as wise-cracking fax machines. Other amenities for long- and short-term leases include kitchens, refreshments, and multilingual receptionist services.
Happy Foto Booth's party hosts help commemorate birthdays, company events, and weddings with photo booths that capture guests in memorable poses. Available with white, black, red, or pink curtains, the booths instantly produce 6"x2" photo strips and 6"x4" postcards on the spot, allowing guests to both check for spinach between their teeth and pick it out right away. To customize each picture, guests can dress up in provided boas and hats, select a custom background, and overlay the image with personalized text using the touchscreen.
It?s not every day that you can witness 30 million dollars all in one room. But at Marconi Automotive Museum & Special Events Venue, visitors move through an extensive array of rare roadsters, muscle cars, and Formula cars valued at eight figures. After a successful, self-made career in business, founder Dick Marconi decided to give back, donating his personal collection of automobiles to create the museum. Each specimen reflects a piece of racing lore; you'll find historic racecars piloted by Keke Rosberg, Mario Andretti, and Michael Schumacher.
The museum serves a multi-purpose?to share Marconi?s glittering display of high-performance vehicles with the public, and to support local charities. Proceeds from admissions and special events at the museum go toward the Marconi Foundation for Kids, which supports Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, among other children's groups. The museum?s yearly Fight Night fundraising event draws stars such as Oscar de la Hoya and the dashboard hula dancer.
For the past 15 years, OC Boxing and MMA Academy has been tailoring its schedule of martial-arts and boxing classes to suit the needs of professional fighters and regular fitness-seekers alike. The gym’s classic boxing program is broken into separate sessions for kids and adults of any skill level, and cardio-kickboxing classes are strictly focused on building overall fitness. Regardless of skill level, though, all students have the benefit of working with professional trainers and equipment, including the gym’s full-size elevated MMA cage and a bevy of heavy and speed bags.