My Mobile AT&T introduces patrons to the latest products and services available through its namesake company's Internet and cell phone divisions. The shop's 14 locations carry the newest models of popular smart phone lines, such as iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, and Blackberry, as well as accessories including cases, chargers, and screen protectors. Customers seeking a speedy Internet connection for their homes or underground lairs may learn more about AT&T's feature-laden U-verse High Speed Internet service at the shop, where they can also sign up for it on the spot.
With a verdant variety of shrubs, trees, roses, and vines, the friendly plantologists will help you wade through the veritable ocean of foliage. Beginning green-thumbers can take advantage of a jumbo planting kit, including ample plant food, vitamin B1, and planting compost—everything a person needs to lure an unsuspecting plant into captivity ($15.97 for the regular kit; $29.97 for the jumbo kit). Advanced yard-enhancements abound in the form of trees and shrubs, such as a selection of 5-gallon citrus trees, good for accenting a living space and forming a focal point for the worship of the Lemon Pledge gods ($34.99). Armstrong can also help organic gardeners reach full-flavored nirvana with a bevy of 3-inch plant varieties ($2.99; selections vary by season and location).
With the help of the staff at I Am LA Clothing and international shipping, people across the globe can sport their allegiance to the City of Angels. Indeed, "I am Los Angeles" adorns each of the clothing company's t-shirts and hoodies. But that's not to say each garment is the same. The phrase sweeps across garments in various fonts, juxtaposed against images of the city skyline or those inspired by local sports teams.
Juicy tidbits of chocolate-dunked fruit arrive on the doorsteps of family and friends, done up in colorful bouquets and candy boxes by the skilled fruit arrangers at Edible Arrangements' more than 1,100 franchises worldwide. The company's in-house chocolatiers drizzle albion strawberries and daisy pineapples in a trio of chocolate flavors. Once properly chocolated, the workers organize the preservative-free sweets into lush arrangements that resemble flowers in bloom. Customers can choose to plop their bouquets in a variety of vessels, including vases, mugs, and sports- or holiday-themed containers that add a personal touch to the edible gifts. Alternatively, customers can opt to adorn gifts with the cheery, red lids of candy boxes, nestling 12 chocolate-dipped morsels inside to build anticipation and determine if loved ones have x-ray vision as they guess whether fruit will come dusted in shredded coconut or drizzled in white chocolate.
The all-mother staff at Bellies, Babies & Bosoms know everything there is to know about breastfeeding. Their certified lactation educators share their knowledge in free support sessions for nervous new moms, and with the purchase of every breast pump, they include a complimentary training session to ensure that the mother understands the pump’s mechanics and the steps needed to produce chocolate milk.
Within the store’s pastel-hued walls, delicate chandeliers and gleaming wooden floors set a serene mood. Moms drop in to browse the boutique’s array of maternity and baby clothes, diaper bags, and toys, many of which are crafted with organic materials or bamboo, making them safe for curious babies and fashion-forward pandas alike. In addition to their work helping new mothers get acquainted with breastfeeding, they regularly donate to family-focused charities.