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Chuao Chocolatier creates signature morsels from fresh, natural ingredients. Decadent chocolate concoctions form Chuao's adventurous ChocoPods with uncanny flavors like chipotle and salt-tinged Firecrackers that crack and explode with mouth-tingling popping candy ($12 for 12); Spicy Maya chocolates with dark chocolate, pasilla chilis, cayenne peppers, and cinnamon ($12 for 12); Modena Matchboxes filled with strawberry and balsamic caramel ($6 for 6); and Candela Matchboxes stuffed with spicy macadamia praline ($6 for 6). The chocolatier's chocolate tour also extends to the miniature affections of nine dark-chocolate bonbons and truffles packaged together in the Tease box ($18) and full-out chocolate bars like the Panko Chocolate Bar Set, a three-pack of dark-chocolate bars with toasted panko bread crumbs and sea salt ($18).

937 S Coast Highway 101
Encinitas,
CA
US

Founded in 1980, Music Mart has been serving San Diego's musical instrument needs for over 30 years. Now with Music Mart Online, our inventory of unique and boutique gear is available for viewing and purchasing worldwide. From sticks and strings to one-of-a-kind instruments, we have it all! Our collection of instruments and

122 S Solana Hills Dr
Solana Beach,
CA
US

Every morning, the lotus flower surfaces from the murky water and unfurls its brilliant petals in the sun’s warmth. This image of a lotus flower blooming on the sign outside A Rich Experience Massage & Wellness Spa hints at this process of perpetual renewal. The spa's team attempts to help patrons blossom, drawing out inner beauty in minimalist rooms to help create a calm and peaceful atmosphere.

During skincare treatments, the staff's medical aesthetician analyzes facial features before refreshing them with products from Botanical Science. Muscles purr smoothly under the hands of a licensed massage therapist, who, unlike an Olympic gymnastics coach, uses pressure to relieve tension.

12222 Poway Rd
Poway,
CA
US

In the last 10 years, Picture It On Canvas's founder and CEO Bob McKeon has applied more than three decades of software-sales-management experience to create six Internet-based companies. With Picture It On Canvas now his primary focus, McKeon strives to appease all clients with approachable customer service and a no-questions-asked return policy. Picture It On Canvas takes customer-uploaded photographs and prints them on archival-quality material such as canvas, metal, and hand-chiseled slate, forging a durable keepsake for customers to hang on their walls or dangle from the grills of their automobiles. Buyers can also blend several images into a collage or divide one photograph into four color schemes with a kaleidoscopic piece of pop art.

12525 Stowe Dr
Poway,
CA
US

Established: 1993
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Personalized gifts, including wedding, executive, and baby gifts
Pro Tip: Personalized gifts are fun to shop for.
Good for Kids: No

7660 Fay Ave
La Jolla,
CA
US

The Christiansen family's roots in the carnival industry run deep, stretching back to Ralph B. Christiansen's 1920s amusement business, which his hard-working sons kept running through World War II. Today, Ralph's grandson, Buzz, hosts more than 80 Christiansen Amusements events per year and rents out carnival rides for parties and gatherings. Events pop up throughout Southern California and feature an assortment of family-friendly excursions ranging from mild kids' rides to more intense rides such as the Skydiver or Kamikaze. Carnival games challenge guests' hand-eye coordination, rewarding feats of strength or accuracy with stuffed animals to give to dates or mount on the hood of one's car.

40820 Winchester Rd
Temecula,
CA
US