Alliance Security dispenses peace of mind to its clients. By installing modern security systems from 2GIG and Alarm.com, and then monitoring those systems from their Five Diamond Certified monitoring station, the firm helps ease concerns about theft and disaster. Whether at home or away, clients can feel secure knowing that Alliance Security's technicians are tracking smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and contacting local emergency services if ever danger rears its head. Cameras also inspire peace of mind by allowing homeowners to keep an eye on their domiciles while on vacation from any PC, tablet, or smart phone, while door and motion detectors alert them in the event of a break-in.
Feelmore Adult Gallery's adult retail boutique celebrates sexuality with a diverse selection of products that have earned the shop a wealth of praise from the press. Throughout the store, stacks of books open eyes to new perspectives on bedroom activities and behavior, whereas a collection of hangable wall art beckons a second glance with colorful, provocative scenes. The shop also helps visitors spice up intimate moments with lingerie and plenty of bedroom toys.
With roots that stretch back to 1927, the Oakland Flower Market stretches across 10,000 sq. feet, with one-third dedicated to the floral department, and houses three walk-in coolers that store aesthetically pleasing ground-sprouts imported from countries as far reaching as the Netherlands, Thailand, and Australia. The large coolers keep floral varieties such as lilies and tulips (market price) from breaking a sweat. Patrons may also take home a phalaenopsis orchid ($15.99+) or cymbidium orchid plant ($29.99) to add an exotic flair to dull living rooms or drab ovens.
Adult Megastores' selection of adult novelties gives customers a number of ways to infuse new energy into their love lives. Throughout their [28 locations in California and Hawaii which operate under such names as Secrets, Lingerie Etc, and Not Too Naughty—shoppers can find a variety of personal massagers, lingerie, and romance items. Adult DVDs provide visual ways to spice up romantic evenings, and massage oils turn back massages into sensual experiences and driveways into surprise slip 'n' slides.
Most presidents don't have yachts these days. Perhaps they're content with schooners, Air Force Ones, and secret teleporters. But Franklin Delano Roosevelt had a yacht that he treasured to his dying day. The USS Potomac isn't the type of seacraft that ferries playboys sipping mimosas and listening to Hall and Oates. It's a former Coast Guard cutter Electra boasting 416 tons of inertia designed for up to 30 knots of cruising speed; it's intended for authoritarian command. When the Squire of Hyde Park held the reins, the 165-foot vessel played host to political meetings, the very first visit of the British monarchy, and fishing trips, and it even served as a decoy while FDR and Churchill crafted the Atlantic Charter between games of Marco Polo. But when he passed, his sweet ship suffered decades of decrepit owners, including Elvis Presley, and nearly docked for good in heaven's scrapyard before a 12-year, $5 million restoration returned her luster.
Now docked at Jack London Square where landlubbers savor dockside tours, the floating testament to the New Deal maker also departs on chartered cruises and history tours. The expert docents give the full dossier on the FDR, his buoyant baby, and the history of San Francisco Bay as tour-goers soak in the sights and high seas.