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.
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.
In 1965, Popular Mechanics ran a small classified ad for Brookstone, a new catalog company that packed its pages with functional products and detail-oriented descriptions. Brookstone quickly expanded to meet the high demand for its collection of ?hard-to-find tools,? and opened the door to its first retail location in 1973. Today, Brookstone?s more than 300 nationwide retail locations allow customers to test-drive its ever-growing lineup of interesting products, which range from Bluetooth-enabled massage chairs to power adapters designed for international travelers and their electronic passports. Staying true to its roots as a catalog company, Brookstone houses an even larger selection of products, each waiting patiently to be shipped, on its website.