Cheese Shop has been spotted on all seven continents, gracing locales along the Great Wall of China, beside the Pasteur Institute in Paris, and amid the crags of Glacier National Park. Franchises or trademarked cheese meteors aren't the worldly cause, however: the deli's Frisbee Challenge sends logo-emblazoned discs with wayfaring customers, whose photo ops earn them a discount and spot on the dining room's wall of honor. Second-generation owners Tom and Sandy Schutz helm the cheese-shop-turned-café within downtown San Diego's historic Horton Grand Hotel, whose Victorian stained glass windows filter soft light onto breakfasts of buckwheat pancakes and hash-brown-flanked omelets, which are served all day. Six varieties of gourmet grilled cheese anointed with spices such as pesto and jalapeños join overstuffed sandwiches piled high with house-cured and house-smoked morsels of sirloin, pork, and chicken. Outside, a brick patio crowns white wrought iron tables with cups of coffee, tea, and hand-shaken bloody marys beneath trees wrapped in twinkling lights. Cheese Shop also delivers meals to downtown homes and offices free of charge.:
Standing like white obelisks in the center of wedding receptions and special events, San Diego Booth’s self-service photo stations beckon to guests, demanding that they don funny hats and offer their images as tribute to their hosts. Each booth is ringed by a curtain, which may be drawn for private pictures between couples or flung open to capture an entire wedding party bursting out of the wedding cake. An unlimited stream of photo strips emerges hot from the printer in 15 seconds apiece. Customizable strip options include size, number of photos per strip, and visuals such as dates, logos, and messages.
Nestled among flowering trees, lush shrubbery, and vibrantly blooming gardens, the historic Rose Creek Cottage hosts intimate weddings and events in an enchanting setting. The 90-year-old English tudor cottage accommodates up to 75 guests for all public-commitment-related events, including wedding ceremonies, receptions, anniversary parties, and vow-renewal ceremonies. In the cottage, couples can declare their love for each other beneath a vaulted ceiling as guests look on from rows of pews; outdoors, groups can get down on the garden patio or attempt to hide from relatives behind the gazebo's columns.
Complete San Diego completes weddings with photography, videography, and DJ services. Its DJs spin digital tunes customized to each customer?s musical leanings and complement melodies with the glowing hues of mood lighting. To capture the excitement in high-resolution stills or living motion, the company's photographers and videographers slip seamlessly into the festivities with cameras and photojournalistic skills. For an additional touch of fun, Complete San Diego also offers photo booths replete with silly props and an onsite attendant to ensure flawless operation.
Decked out with HD SLR cameras and video messaging, Pixster Photo Booth captures lively moments at parties, receptions, and corporate functions in sharp, clear images. Those images print out in custom-designed and colored photo strips, and all pics snapped during the event find their way onto high-resolution photo disks. Picture nooks adorn shindigs as open-air or enclosed booths, with options for external lighting effects to set booths aglow, as well as scrapbooking stations where guests can get crafty with their photos.
Married-couple-turned-entrepreneurs Dave and Tina fell in love with photobooths after renting one for their wedding. After field-testing slew of booths, the pair settled on a party-starting model complete with 22" touch-screens, 18 megapixel cameras, and built-in subdye printers that churn out photos in under 15 seconds. After prop-stocked photo booths record birthdays and wedding receptions, attendants can arrange memories in crisp, professional scrapbooks.