Founded in 1994 by former commercial airline pilot Paul Sass, The Home Vintner supplies connoisseurs and novices with an abundance of award-winning pours and do-it-yourself kits for individual winemaking and beer brewing. With Winexpert kits, at-home vino makers blend varietal juices from around the world that will be ready to drink or cellar in 4–8 weeks, depending on the kit. Alternatively, brewers dive into barley bubbles with Barons beer kits that contain measured ingredients to make a hoppy Canadian blond ale, an English-style redwood ale, and a crisp Dutch-style lager, among others.
During classes, the staff of certified wine- and beer-makers walks pupils through each step of the brewing and vintning process, such as carbon-dioxide removal, corking, storage, and determining each libation's year by monitoring its reaction to different Bon Jovi songs. Courses dispense both basics of production and new methodologies, so apprentices can discover new approaches and skills to try with their next batches.
With a sudsy selection of handmade bath products and fun gifts that include such saucy treats as the Panty of the Month Club, Cream Body & Bath envelops customers in comforting personal products. Keep skin exfoliated with Cream's sea-salt scrub ($20), available in invigorating scents that include cranberry orange, love spell, and new car smell. The act of sudsing up gets its groove back with bath bombs ($3), which fizz up when dropped in water, leaving skin silky and fresh-scented. Back on dry land, a healthy stock of sexy undergarments spices up bedroom time with items such as Voila basic black tights ($16.99) and bras by well-known clothiers such as Calvin Klein ($52) and Simone Pérèle ($129.99). The accommodating staff at Cream Body & Bath—who are also expert bra fitters—are ever ready to assist customers with finding the proper fit, selecting the right outfit for a special occasion, or distracting the mannequin to snatch away her choice hosiery.
Calgary Party Rentals furnishes festivities with both necessities and flair, renting out equipment that ranges from folding chairs to moon bounces. Its selection of tents, tables, and dinnerware preps outdoor venues for birthday parties, wedding receptions, and picnics. To take the stress out of gatherings, the staff in Southern Alberta preps fetes with delivery, setup, and pickup. They also stock retail goods and decorations at Dollar Bonanza, where themed party supplies charm guests with characters from popular franchises, depicting the heroes of Star Wars and the feet from Footloose.
Ever since it first soothed the weary soles of Boston police officers and waiters in the early 1900s, New Balance has kept bipeds bunion-free with a vast array of shoe sizes and styles. New Balance Calgary provides pawed patrons with an assortment of hard-to-find sizes for men and women in a wide selection of New Balance, Aravon, and Dunham footwear. The in-store fit specialists will quiet barking dogs and coax blistered heels back to life by measuring 88 critical points of fit and studying patron’s strides to find proper-fitting footwear to match the specific contours and function needs of individual clients—be it running, jumping, or stomping on grape Skittles to make Skittle wine.