For a long time, owning a quilt shop was a dream deferred for Daniela Stout. In fact, the way she describes it, it was basically a fantasy, albeit one with not enough dragons. But she was determined to make it happen, and when it did, she was almost surprised when her Cozy Quilt Shop developed a loyal following of customers who loved quilting and everything about it.
Today the shop, which boasts more than 4,500 square feet home to more than 3,000 bolts of colorful, high-quality fabric, contains all the tools, accessories, and inspiration quilters want and need. A monthly quilting club, cheekily named the Strip Club, gives crafters a chance to get together, sew, and share ideas. For those who need a little more instruction, Cozy Quilt Shop teaches patrons the basics of sewing in a variety of classes.
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The hand-powered Healthy Juicer, a compact 3.5-pound kitchen appliance, transforms a variety of wholesome leafy greens into their drinkable essences. Rather than cutting and spinning its veggie victims, the device uses a masticating approach to efficiently pulverize leaves and grasses without building up heat, producing juice that contains all original nutrients at a cool, drinkable temperature.
Located in the Carroll Canyon Business Park in Miramar, Beverage Factory is a warehouse supply store and one-stop shop for all beverage related needs. This family-owned business has been serving San Diegans for almost 20 years, and is the go-to spot for those looking to find high-quality equipment for storing, making and dispensing both hot and cold beverages. Unique and practical items for both hobbyists and businesses stock the shelves, with items ranging from coffee makers to keggerators. The industry's top brands are carried, with equipment that has creative and classic designs, as well as premium draft beer parts and water dispensers. A well-organized online presence makes ordering and scheduling pickups easy and stress-free.
The staff and guest chefs at Cooking 4 Life share the healthy recipes they've developed through years of resisting America's fast food lifestyle. In specialty classes, chefs demonstrate techniques to help food to retain its nutritional value without sacrificing flavor, texture, or aerodynamic properties. These techniques can be practiced on the high-grade, stainless steel Saladmaster cookware used by the school, which will not radiate harmful chemicals into food. The culinary team helps to educate clients at home with its Dinner Show, at which they host a cooking demo in clients' kitchens for up to eight guests, showing them how to make heart-healthy food that retains its nutritional value without being flavorless or bland.
An environmentally friendly and clean Health and Fitness studio keeping the clients best interests in the forefront through one on one instruction and supervision. Balanced with community service work and a mission of sustainability.
The Light House's sizable show room brims with creative lighting designs and home décor, earning two nominations for Best Lighting Showroom in 2004 and 2007. Luminous lighting creations, such as the driftwood-finished candelabra chandelier ($349.99), bathes spaces in a glittering wash of elegance, and the bamboo-shade table lamp ($57.60) adds touches of tropical naturalism usually reserved for beach houses and Gilligan-governed islands to side tables or nightstands. The clean white ceiling fan ($73.90), meanwhile, sends cooling winds gushing through living interiors. The assemblage of outdoor lamps renders the stars an unnecessary frivolity, from the rustic copper gas lantern ($532.23) to the looming museum-black lamp ($138). A bounty of home accents, such as the multicolored ceramic mirror ($89), ensures inhabitants will have something aesthetically pleasing to gaze at should the reflections in the TV screen prove lackluster and clichéd.