Befitting its name to the letter, California Wine & Cheese exclusively celebrates the work of artisan wineries and creameries all over California. The California-centric collection includes more than 100 different wines, many of which appear in a floor-to-ceiling wine rack that fills almost an entire wall with horizontally arranged bottles. Behind the shop's bar, the staff pours more than 50 of these labels by the glass and the flight, allowing visitors to taste everything from chardonnay to zinfandel. Selections range from a diverse collection of white and reds, which are both available for guests to try.
The young crew behind ONEHOPE Wine believes wine can do more than dance with flavor and stain frocks fashioned from fine white camel hair. Each bottle has been instilled with beauty and a rich taste to complement its selflessness. One ONEHOPE gift box yields one bottle each of California merlot, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, zinfandel, and sauvignon blanc ($120 for gift box or $18.99 each). The 2009 merlot is aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels, resulting in flavors of toasty spice and a versatile drinkability.
Molly Brown's has been adorning beach bodies with a handpicked selection of designer swimwear, sandals, cover-ups, dresses, jewelry, and accessories for more than 30 years. Drive anemones wild in a polka-dotted Salinas sweet n' sour bandeau top and brazilian cut bottoms ($130) or channel your inner swimsuit model in a LSpace coco halter ($70) and scanty bottoms ($64), a suit that was recently featured in the 2010 Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition and will be featured on the 2011 edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.