Three generations of chefs passed on their talents to Sweet Sushi by Jessica's eponymous founder, who brings an epicurean flair to her baked goods, which are shaped to look like sushi. Colourful bands of fondant on top of petite rice-krispies treats emulate nigiri sushi and make for a low-fat, low-calorie goodie. Her kitchen also creates bite-size cake balls in flavours such as coconut dream cake, lemon meringue, and chocolate mint. Flavoured popcorns, from cheddar to milk-chocolate caramel, round out the menu.
Stacaro whips unembellished homes into elegant, refined shape with a vast array of European furniture, decor, and accessories, all of which exude an air of Old World charm. Flighty novels stay put in their upright and locked position with a set of nickel bookends ($79), and the glow of an antique lantern ($75) drives away darkness and makes people feel like old-timey prospectors. The chic hands of a brasserie clock ($45) circumnavigate the numbered expanse with continental aplomb, and a Tonga chair ($199) serves as a restful perch for bodies weary of standing. A Logix mirror ($299) outfits onlookers with a pellucid plane upon which to primp, preen, and practice positive affirmations before fighting a bear.
Alta Moda's ample showroom flaunts furniture and accessories by brands such as Valentino Furniture, Artage International, and Continental Furniture, and an on-site woodworking and upholstery factory transforms furniture fantasies into custom-built, plush realities. Homesteaders cruising for a table and four chairs ($1,995) for after-dinner musical chairs can peruse more than 100 different dinette sets. Furnish living rooms with a sectional sofa ($2795) and one of dozens of end tables ($219), or ensconce television sets in one of hundreds of TV units ($599-$649). Home decorators seeking a design not present in the showroom can commission a project from scratch, selecting their own wood, furniture style, and one of thousands of different upholstery fabrics, from Italian-imported leather to divan-size fruit roll-ups.
Marble Treasure Inc offering marble, quartz and granite countertops as well as faucets, sinks and unique hand painted vessel sinks, customers are guaranteed to leave the showroom feeling well informed and educated about the products and sells.
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.
The winemakers at Vin Bon, using juices from international harvests, invite customers into the winemaking process, helping them craft their own vintages without the time-consuming steps of squeezing, straining, and background-checking their own grapes. After helping guests select their juice, the winemakers monitor and blend ingredients in each batch on its journey through fermentation and filtration. In addition to their winemaking services, Vin Bon sources premium juices and grapes, such as cabernet sauvignon and riesling.