Eczema. Psoriasis. Acne. They could be called the Big Three of skin problems?and the team at North Coast Dermatology Medical Associates, led by Dr. Stacy Tompkins, deftly handles all of them. But that doesn't mean that they have no time for other cosmetic concerns. They also combat signs of aging with dermal fillers, improve skin texture with chemical peels and Pixel resurfacing, and eradicate stubble with laser hair removal, rather than hiding it beneath a tattoo that says "Nothing to See Here." The experts can target maladies that extend below the skin's surface, too: during Mohs surgeries, they remove skin cancer with microscopic precision.
When people are ill, they usually either make a doctor's appointment or lie in bed and wait it out. Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy has created a third option. Visits to its stores, which are scattered across the western US, are more casual than a doctor's visit but less passive than bed rest. Each location's team of health experts, including credentialed pharmacists, naturopathic doctors, herbalists, nutritionists, and more, consult with customers—no appointment needed.
But Pharmaca aims to serve its customers every day, not just on sick days. Its stores have been drawing droves of clients since 2000, partly because they meet so many needs in just one spot. In addition to a full-service pharmacy, Pharmaca offers organic and food-based vitamins from MegaFood and New Chapter; professional-grade skin care and cosmetics from Jane Iredale, Sanitas, and Dr. Hauschka; and therapeutic-grade supplements from Metagenics and Thorne Research. Customers can also choose from an assortment of homeopathic remedies, herbal formulations, medical supplies, toiletries, gifts, and fair-trade chocolates.
For falafel, hummus, kebabs, and more, check out San Diego's International Market and Grill.
Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed down fare.
International Market and Grill is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
Open air seating is ready for diners at International Market and Grill when the weather is warm.
Reservations are not accepted at International Market and Grill, so you may encounter a crowd during rush hours.
Or, take your grub to-go.
Throwing a big party? Count on International Market and Grill to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
Don't waste time or money searching for a parking space — pull into the lot next door at no extra charge.
Leave your piggy bank at home! With prices under $15, you can eat at International Market and Grill for next to nothing.
Fresh fare can be found at Fish House Vera Cruz, where patrons seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu.
Both low-fat and gluten-free options are available here.
Fish House Vera Cruz also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
Fish House Vera Cruz is great for families with kids.
At Fish House Vera Cruz, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm.
Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations.
Casual dining at its best, Fish House Vera Cruz customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
At Fish House Vera Cruz, drivers can settle for safe parking in the lot next door.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
You can take it easy on your wallet at Fish House Vera Cruz — prices are generally less than $30 per person.
Costco is a membership warehouse club dedicated to bringing its members the best possible prices on quality brand-name merchandise. With more than 650 locations worldwide, Costco provides a wide selection of merchandise, plus the convenience of specialty departments and exclusive member services.
Before shoppers at Carlsbad Ranch Market even step into the store, they are greeted with fresh produce resting in wooden crates just outside the door. Whether or not they decide to pause and check out the cornucopia of fruits and veggies, once they step inside they’ll face mountains more. The family-owned shop is dedicated to sustainability, bringing local and seasonal produce and locally made household goods to its customers as affordably as possible. The store’s stock of produce also fills an in-house vegetarian salad bar and a soup-of-the-day selection, which, like an un-oiled tinman doing the macarena, rotates regularly.