YOLO COUNTY NEWS
G.W. Plumbing and More | 530-554-8229 | Instant Hot Water | Price: $1,200 and up | There’s at least one good reason for an occasional cold shower. Don’t let next year’s probable increase in water rates be one of them. Point-of-use or full-house hot water circulation systems will keep you warm and save money at the same time. A feature in my former home, I miss this luxury.
Davis Paintball | 24998 County Road 102, Davis | 530-757-7700 | Rental package including admission, gun, air, mask, 100 paintballs | Price: $40 | Contrary to my prior prejudice, Davis Paintball is not a terrorist training camp, nor is it a gateway to the apocalypse. Full throttle active fun for the tween, teen and beyond in your life.
Teach Your Children | 232 E St. | 530-753-2300 | Suspend | Price: $22.99 | Jenga meets Pick-up Sticks, this is the family game of the season. Entertaining for all ages, Suspend tops my “give” list.
A+ Image | 1756 Picasso Ave., Suite E | 530-750-3500 | Obagi | Price: $39.87-$118.53 | Skincare for men and women at its finest. Even though it seems pricey, the old adage, “a little goes a long way” definitely applies. I’m especially fond of Elastiderm Eye Cream.
Avid Reader Active | 605 Second St. | 530-759-1599 | My Sandbox | Price: $29.95 | Too wet to play outside? Take the imagination indoors with a hands-on, tabletop sandbox.
Mother and Baby Source | 714 Second St. | 530-756-6667 | Wheely Bug | Price: $70-$80 | A joyride for the tot-sized mover and shaker. Sturdy, long-lasting fun with heirloom-quality craftsmanship.
The Wardrobe | 206 E St. | 530-756-1128 | Designs by Marcia Munich | Price: $248-$298 | A year is long enough to covet such beauty. Would somebody please buy me a Marcia Munich necklace? Without a doubt, this El Macero designer is on to something big in fashion jewelry.
V.I.P. Studios Photography | 501 K St. | 530-757-2187 | Family Photography | Price: $85-$195 custom session (includes 8x10) | Ask about promotional mini sessions | As clever as they are, smart phones don’t compete with professional photography. Preserve the heart (and art) of your family as an enduring gift to any soul. Owner Ara Arbabzadeh eases the experience, even for the camera-shy.
Roots Fair Trade | 231 G St., Suite 8 | 530-758-2125 | Le Souk Ceramique | Price: $10-$56 | One of our most intriguing new stores, Roots Fair Trade offers a guilt-free variety of gifts. Each piece of this Tunisian cookware is as individual as it is eye-catching.
Not all athletic wear is created alike...unless it’s at Fleet Feet. Durable, superior fashion beats duds with a short lifespan any day. Besides, we’d prefer to notice your newly mastered yoga pose, not your flimsy, see-through fabric!
Fleet Feet | 615 Second St. | 530-758-6453 | Active wear | Price: $35-$120 | Not all athletic wear is created alike...unless it’s at Fleet Feet. Durable, superior fashion beats duds with a short lifespan any day. Besides, we’d prefer to notice your newly mastered yoga pose, not your flimsy, see-through fabric!
Ciocolat | 301 B St. | 530-753-3088 | Strawberry Mousse and 24 Carrot Bittersweet Chocolate Dome | Price: $4.75 each | Ciocolat effortlessly dishes up scrumptious shortcuts to energize your holidays. These single-serving beauties completely satisfy the sweet tooth while holding the line on calories through portion control.
Sassafras Beauty | 1411 W. Covell Blvd., #109 | 530-757-1082 | A Tan for All Seasons, by Bliss | Price: $33 | Add a little tropical color to your winter. As a ballroom dancer, trial and unfortunate error make me somewhat an expert in fake baking. This product’s excellent.
Regardless of how the rest of us dress for special occasions (I prefer Gangnam Style to Davis style), your little ones should still deck the halls. Opened recently, this boutique is exceptional.
Bubble Belly | 340 G St | 530-231-5538 | Toddler Wear | Price: $10-$100 | Regardless of how the rest of us dress for special occasions (I prefer Gangnam Style to Davis style), your little ones should still deck the halls. Opened recently, this boutique is exceptional.

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