The Thomas Kinkade Experience
If Carmel (CA) didn't exist you couldn't invent it.
The hyperreality of a Disneyland experience is hard-pushed to match a walk down Carmel's main thoroughfare. Gingerbread cottages and cutesy boutiques selling everything you don't know you need or want, but still you fall for it all.
I'm ashamed to own up to buying a green dog collar and matching leash decorated with squirrels.