One of Orange County's largest buyers of gold, silver, and platinum jewelry, The Jewelry Box accents bodies with new and previously enjoyed jewelry pieces from a variety of brands. Designs by France-turned-OC local Frederic DuClos sparkle with treasure-chest worthiness ($59–$595), and Trollbeads hang colorful stones from the body tree ($28+). In addition to new pieces, The Jewelry Box sells previously enjoyed metals by Tiffany, David Yurman, John Hardy, and Scott Kay, which are refurbished and sold with a one-year warranty ($18+). The Jewelry Box's master goldsmith and master watchmaker combine for more than 90 years of experience. Get your ring resized ($32+) to wear on the finger closest to your matching timepiece, with its newly installed battery ($9.20). Prices can vary depending on required services.
The experienced instructors at Leslie Thomson Training forge respectful bonds between humans and horses while cultivating basic riding and Western show skills in both parties. Across rollicking fields of grass, teachers demonstrate how to navigate trail patterns and control the steed's stride and speed. Students also learn proper stallion care, as well as how to use tongue clicks to signal sightings of the ice-cream truck.
The sounds of conversation and laughter compete with the clinking of glasses in The Wine Artist’s lofty venue. The space sprawls over 2,500 square feet, with plenty of room to host wine tastings, networking events, and cooking classes. During these classes, students perch on wrought-iron stools around marble countertops as they learn to prepare food with wine or the cuisine of faraway countries such as Italy, Thailand, or Narnia. Afterward, they savor their creations amid the pale tiled floors and dark-wood accents of the Tuscan-style space.
Specializing in succulents and drought-tolerant plants, Living Green Nursery pumps oxygen into the atmosphere with its massive selection of retail and wholesale plants, many of which are grown on the shop's extensive grounds. With today’s deal, Living Green Nursery's staff of bloom boosters can swing by abodes to offer arbor advice in person. During a one-hour design consultation, landscapers will help select plants for greenswards and will draft a proposal for their positioning in front yards, backyards, and underappreciated middle yards. Although installation isn't included in today's Groupon, the nursery's green gurus can deliver the necessary plants to houses and even install them for you, transforming bland turf to a riot of blooms in as little as two weeks.
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 play, 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.
El Toro Gourmet Meats custom cuts naturally raised beef, and stocks up on gluten-free varieties, Boar's Head deli meats and cheeses, fresh seafood, and more. El Toro's beef comes from hormone-free, 100% vegetarian cows and includes rib eyes ($18.99), fillets ($27.99), and lean ground beef ($3.99/lb. or $3.49 for 3 lbs. or more), as well as assorted fresh seafood, delivered daily, including naturally raised Scottish salmon. A lengthy selection of pork, chicken, lamb, and marinated meats satisfies the shrink-zapped Vikings living in most stomachs. Boar's Head meats and cheeses in the deli, including pancetta ($11.99) and sharp cheddar ($8.99), can be mounded on sandwiches made to nourish an army of mandibles.