jcpenney portraits' professional photographers capture paramount moments in premier lighting with high-tech digital cameras and a choice of vivid background images. After clients discuss pose preferences with their portraitist, subjects take the stage for approximately 10 minutes of flashing bulbs, bright smiles, and focused lenses. Following the shoot, customers and friendly photogs pore over digital frames to select which pictures are worthy of being immortalized onto six single-image enhanced sheets in a variety of sizes; customers can choose a different pose for each photo sheet, for a total of six poses. Customers receive one 10”x13”, two 8”x10”, two 5”7”, four 3.5”x5”, eight wallet-size, and one specialty-size (10”x10” or smaller) Be Squared portrait, all of which are ready to be wall-mounted alongside each other in a courageous declaration of self-love. A CD with one high-resolution image is also included. Customers may take an additional 40% off any purchases made that day.
The professional hair humanitarians at Gavora Studio nurse famished follicles back to health via nourishing products and revitalizing scissor treatments. When tending to forehead drapery, the experienced stylists shear away split ends and useless inches, creating elegant contours that flatter facial features while maintaining functionality (up to a $38 value). The deep-conditioning treatment cures crispy coiffures of their semblance to potato chips (a $15 value), while blow-dry styling adds height and volume to hair without using a forklift or spork full of glue (a $10 value). Step inside Gavora Studio's voguish cocoon of high ceilings, warm hues, and pendulant lighting to have your mop top trimmed, moisture-treated, and molded into a head accessory that will simultaneously stop traffic and accelerate the speed at which rogue dollar bills slip from your smooth strands and into your pocket.
Surrounded by imported and domestic wines, a menu of small plates is served at Wine Wizards Restaurant & Wine Bar at a collection of café tables, echoing the low-key interior of many a European bistro. On Friday evenings, chefs prepare dinner specials that rotate every week, ranging from skirt steak in a mushroom and red wine jus to seared sea scallops over wild rice. During the rest of the week, stop in for cheese boards, airy quiches, and a variety of sandwiches such as real smokehouse ham with jarlsberg cheese—and, of course, a glass, taste, or bottle of wine from the vast selection.
Tots & Teapots celebrates early childhood style with an array of designer togs for tykes and expectant moms. A Kicky Pants peacock shirt-and-pant set ($42.99) adorably swathes toddlers, and the Biscotti I Love You dress ($64.99) allows budding fashionistas to turn the heads of playmates and parents at snack time. Moms-to-be who want to look both fashionable and fertile can garb their baby-toting bods in an Everly Grey maternity dress ($58.99). Bambinos eager to display their new attire can burble commands to be carried home on your shoulders, where all the world can see their stylishness and tremble.
The family of vintners at Sorelle Winery, established on the historic Dodge Estate, curate its original 1866 home, tend to their vineyard, and ferment a collection of choice vintages. Though in its nascence, the winery has already taken home a gold medal from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for its 2009 sangiovese. Inside, the wood-walled tasting room invites couples to sip from crimson and amber glasses, comparing flavors, aromas, and who can spit-take the farthest. Lush lawns and low trees surround the outdoor patio, which grants views of the historic Dodge House property, a land once roamed by Native Americans, Spanish conquistadors, and horses with a nose for a good sangiovese.