The Music Store nurtures aspiring musicians with an exhaustive collection of instruments and broad teaching resources. More than 40 teachers share their skills during lessons for classical and contemporary instruments, and sheet-music-literate students can learn new songs by sight from a selection of more than 800 titles. Staff can also order any music still in print and start the musical journey with the purchase of new and used pianos and band instruments. Grownups slowly slash chords with the purchase of a new guitar, whereas child-size guitars come equipped with Pop Rocks–flavored fingerboard.
Yakety Yak Wireless specializes in cell phones. The shop stocks new and used models from brands such as Verizon, Samsung and Apple; the technicians inside it, meanwhile, can draw on more than two decades of combined experience to fix old phones. Their repairs address problems from cracked screens and water damage to faulty sensors and speakers that blast the chicken dance during important calls. Yakety Yak Wireless also vends accessories such as cases and earbuds.
Following the CrossFit ethos, Rocklin CrossFit designs high-intensity workouts that build strong, resilient bodies. Depending on their fitness level, participants may begin the muscle-manufacturing process with exercises that use only their body weight, such as squats, pushups, and tonguestands. As tone and technique improve, trainers tack on tonnage with the sonorous bells, dumb, and kettle bars, as well as plyometric boxes and medicine balls. Cardio blasters such as rowing, running, and rope jumping are also indigenous to workouts.
Posh Puppy Boutique started small. A mother saw the joy her daughters found in dressing up their pet chihuahuas and realized the potential of a dog-focused boutique. From this initial epiphany, the business ballooned into an emporium that stocks more than 15,000 items, including attire that has graced the pages of Everydog Magazine, the animal stars of Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, and countless canine politicians.
Though they still stock plenty of dog costumes, Posh Puppy Boutique's canine fashionistas aim to bring a touch of style to all aspects of a dog's life. They keep the web store filled with the hottest pet fashions, which range from understated knitted sweaters to formal wedding attire for when a dog finally decides to bark "I do." The website's virtual aisle ways also beckon owners and pups to sniff out everything from training equipment to eco-friendly bedding and holiday-themed treats.
April Swanson founded Bellissima Boutique as a creative outlet for the handmade headbands, jewelry, and other accessories she creates during her spare moments as a stay-at-home mom. Swanson moors her signature flower headbands with stretchy crochet, topping everything off with a rainbow of gerbera daisies, peonies, and whimsical flowers with zebra-stripe petals or jewel centers. In addition to her handmade creations, she stocks kufi and military-style hats, jewelry from Betsey Johnson, and purses adorned with rhinestones and ruffles. She also curates items for little girls, such as Hello Kitty earrings and tutus for the next time Mikhail Baryshnikov comes over to babysit.
With dozens of locations sprinkled around the sunshine state, California Sun makes it easy for tanners to bronze without fear of sunburn. As sunless bathers daydream within two levels of Ergoline beds, melanin rises to the skin's surface at the beck and call of a high-pressure cooling system or adjustable face tanners, leaving bodies with a golden glow in just 10–12 minutes. For those who prefer the misty kiss of a sunless spray tan, formulas by VersaSpa, Mystic Tan, or Norvell grace guests with new shades that can last from four to seven days and won't leave skin looking unnaturally orange or supernaturally blue.