Hamlin Pharmacy and Fountain is one of the last holdouts of bygone era. Open since 1960, the combination pharmacy, soda fountain, and gift shop treats its guests as treasured friends, just like a small-town shop should. The pharmacists prepare prescriptions and dispense over-the-counter remedies to keep people healthy and happy. Meanwhile, at the other end of the shop, another kind of happiness is brewing. An old-fashioned soda fountain and diner?complete with aqua-blue seats and formica countertops?serves up burgers, hot dogs, milkshakes, and sundaes that plaster smiles on faces at mealtime. Furthermore, the One Love Bakery team creates sugar cookies, pies, and strawberry shortcake that provide a sweet ending to a filling lunch. Complete your trip by taking home candles or bath products, which can soothe minds agitated by cravings for extra chili cheese fries.
Cinderella Dance’s energetic instructors call on years of experience in the fields of dance, acrobatics, and pageantry as they guide mother-child duos through basic somersaults and shimmies during one-hour Mommy and Me Tumbling classes. Children aged 16–35 months can join their progenitors in fun, physical activities spanning four weekly sessions, in which an array of exercises and graceful tumbles introduces youth to the foundations of fitness and discourages them from future careers as patio-furniture cushion-testers. Small class sizes ensure individual attention, and positive interaction with peers improves social and sharing skills. While flipping and flailing around the studio, children should wear leotards, stretchy shorts, and footless tights, and mothers may dig out their old spandex wedding dresses.
Zagat. ABC's Shark Tank, The Chew, and Good Morning America. These are just a few of the outlets that have been talking up Cousins Maine Lobster. Devised years ago during a video-game hockey match between cousins Jim Tselikis and Sabin Lomac, the company has now fulfilled their dream of pairing diners hungry for good food with sustainably-harvested lobster.
Both founders share roots in Maine, where their love for the succulent crustaceans sprouted. Today, LA locals flock to the Cousins food truck, which roams the streets serving lobster rolls, lobster mac 'n' cheese, and steaming bowls of lobster bisque. In Pasadena, Cousins Maine Lobster brings those dishes into a welcoming dining room, as customers curb their hunger with lobster pot pies. The Cousins team also sends Maine lobster to homes around the country through online orders, a far more efficient method than teaching their delivery pelican not to eat the merchandise.
Over the past four decades, Starbucks has bloomed from a single coffee shop in Seattle's Pike Place Market to more than 17,000 stores responsible for caffeinating 55 countries. The company’s smiling, green-aproned baristas have become the mascots of many people’s morning routine, pouring cups of dark, medium, and blonde roast for coffee purists and adding shots of caramel or white chocolate to more elaborate espresso creations and treats such as a Frappuccino blended beverage.
Concerned with more than flavour, Starbucks strives to fill its menu with responsibly sourced coffee, cocoa, and tea that protect the farmers and bioregions they come from. These efforts have earned the company a spot on Ethisphere's 2013 list of the world's most ethical companies.
Using high-quality kernels of corn harvested from farms in the Midwest, POPtions! Popcorn dazzles snack cravings with a dizzying selection of gourmet maize. Customers can invent their own custom popcorn flavors, first choosing a popcorn flavor, then adding on sweet and savory ingredients before deciding between a Bissinger's white, milk, or dark chocolate finish. POPtions creations make a tasty impression on any special event and have the amazing ability to top themselves with occasion-specific lids that celebrate special days with greetings such as "Father's Day," "Happy Birthday," "Congratulations," and "Happy Graduation," plus lids for sporting events. POPtions also creates wedding gift bags to make special days even more memorable, and corporate gift tins with personalized company logos.
Finding sincere gifts at a store can be an elusive quest, requiring givers to find a unique item that reflects the recipient's taste. The staff at Personal Creations helps avoid days of endless searching with a range of interesting personalized gifts, each customized with a name, photo, or design. The site's intuitive online interface allows guests to easily upload photos or write out messages that will make friends smile every time they take a sip from a custom mug, slip on engraved jewelry, or stamp steaks with a unique brand.