There’s nothing quite like biting into a warm cookie fresh out the oven to bring back memories of a simpler time, when treats were made with unpretentious, quality ingredients. Too Good Gourmet strives to vault taste buds back to this era with its delicious cookies. Though its founders, a mother-daughter team, have expanded into a 50,000-square-foot facility equipped with modern baking systems and dozens of employees, they still bake cookies using family recipes and fresh ingredients. To ensure that the integrity of the cookies is maintained even with such a large-scale operation, department leads conduct quality checks every half hour, and all employees undertake monthly training classes to keep their baking skills sharp and their knowledge of advances in the sprinkles industry second to none.
For seven years, the techs at Garageworks have built an entourage of returning customers and national accounts by gracing all cars they treat with an eye-catching gleam. In addition to detailing vehicles, powder coating paint jobs, and maintaining entire fleets, they also mend ailing autos with Japanese, American, and aftermarket parts. To ensure customer satisfaction, Garageworks finishes each service with a friendly follow-up call and a lollipop in the car’s favorite flavor.
Golfland debuted its first putt-putt green in 1953 and has since expanded to seven locations across California and Arizona. Each location features one to three 18-hole courses, replete with colorful castles, windmills, and fountains. After navigating the obstacle-filled fairways, guests can try their hands at an array of arcade games, whether felling foes in fighting games, stocking up on tickets to win prizes, or following the spellbinding plotline of a pinball game. At the San Jose location, visitors can cool off in the warmer months with a trip down parallel outdoor waterslides.
Sprockets, a socially responsible company in business for more than 20 years, creates durable, stylish clothing for boys and girls. The company's designers fashion soft, comfortable fabrics into garments with thoughtful details such as adjustable waistbands to accommodate growing bodies and tag-less labels that won't irritate sensitive skin. Check out collections such as Hippie Chick for girls and Elementary Cool for boys, which feature kid-friendly styles that are easy to coordinate.
At Aran's Art Studio, artists find seemingly endless creative possibilities. The studio’s shelves are stocked with more than 300 ceramic forms, including blank bowls, mugs, heart-shaped boxes, and figurines. Artists select from these pieces, then decorate them with stencils, stamps, bright glazes, and their own tears. Aran's also hosts glass-fusing classes and parties and group events, wherein visitors can enjoy reserved tables, help from the creative staff, and personalized birthday plates for the guest of honor.
The Beauty Source has helped shoppers strengthen hair, cleanse pores, highlight eyes, and look their best for more than 20 years. The shop's stock hails from a collection of popular and respected lines such as Pureology, Redken, Matrix, and Jane Iredale. The Beauty Source's appreciation of its patrons extends beyond its knowledgeable customer service to its reward and VIP programs, as well as an agreement to split any treasure found on Paul Mitchell's pirate ghost ship.