Named one of Parents magazine's Top 10 Birthday Chains in 2010, Color Me Mine's international franchise of DIY ceramics studios cater to an older crowd as well. Hundreds of unadorned ceramic pieces?including vases, flatware, and busts of Elvis?await the attentions of muses of kids and their keepers alike, as do glazes in earthy tones and bright crimsons to frighten bulls away from china cabinets. Guests follow simple step-by-step instructions that leave plenty of room for creative expression. When painters are satisfied with their work, the professional kiln-workers help glaze and fire it for them before customers retrieve the finished piece a few days later.
It's been over 60 years since the Kinsey Reports pulled back the curtains on human sexuality. In the years since, sexuality has gone from a taboo topic to a vital part of physical and mental well-being. At A Touch of Romance, a trained staff of experts keep the sexual health movement going in a safe, welcoming environment. Whether they're recommending a product or directing guests to one of their interactive Wellness Centers, staffer have the knowledge base and experience to inspire trust and confidence. The shop's mission extends far beyond retail and education; founded by women, the company is also an active contributor to charities and non-profits benefiting women's sexual health.
Tanning Options makes it easy to adopt a golden glow without lounging for hours under the hot sun. Instead, patrons can ditch pale skin with quick trips inside multi-level tanning beds, in VersaSpa spray tanning booths that mist bodies with a quick-drying formula without leaving unsightly streaks or polka dots, as well as custom spray tans. And, for those who want to really show off their new tan, the shop also has a boutique filled with jewelry, sunglasses, and accessories available for purchase, as well as a selection of body wraps to help clients slim down.
Staples of the Southern California community since 1978, the artisans at Arrowhead Camur Stained Glass have dedicated themselves to beautifying rooms by designing, creating, and installing custom stained-glass pieces. Their craftwork can be found filling windows, home entryways, and even kitchen-cabinet doors, catching rays of sunlight and casting warm, vibrant glows throughout spaces. Additionally, the staff helps hobbyists create their own pieces by selling the necessary tools and supplies and leading introductory classes for beginners seeking hands-on experience.
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.
Color Me Mine puts paintbrushes and pottery in the mitts of customers old and young. Budding Toyozo Arakawas will follow six easy steps to craft beautifully painted ceramics, first choosing a ceramic piece from Color Me Mine's selection of hundreds of seasonally changing items. Most items cost between $5 and $35; today's deal applies $10 toward that charge. After charting out the desired design from individual imagination or Color Me Mine's technique sheets, painters will select an underglaze from Color Me Mine's cast of more than 70 colors, then apply paint with the focus of a peregrine falcon occupied by a Rockwellian spirit. Color Me Mine's standard colors are nontoxic, lead free, and food safe. Color Me Mine handles all kiln-firing work, allowing clients to take home their final products after about seven days. The studio fee of $8 for children under 12 and $10 for adults is waived over the course of the year, compliments of this offer's included annual pass.