Blind 9 Golf equips duffers with clubs from elite makers including TaylorMade, Mizuno, and Adams, along with course-ready duds that owe their sporty collars to the stitch masters at Adidas, Puma, and other top brands. Along with a wide selection of putters, wedges, irons, and drivers, the golf emporium sells useful golf accessories, streamlining golf trips with travel bags and informing golfers of their exact distance from flagsticks and territorial forecaddies with GPS units and rangefinders. Clients can also sign up for a loft/lie fitting session with Blind 9’s recently acquired club-fitting equipment, which measures players' current sticks and swing path to determine optimal loft and lie.
Literary-device lovers can spend hours browsing through Nostalgic Books and Comics, which offers the latest in comic books and graphic novels, as well as renowned classics written by the hallowed monsters of plot. Those who mysteriously sprout word bubbles will identify with Nostalgic's selection of new comics (prices vary; around $3 each), such as the 700th issue of Superman, or the newest selection from Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock series. Explore the annals of narrative artwork history with an old comic (average price $2), or finger through the store's action-packed paperback (around $8) and hardcover (around $20) book section, which runs the gamut of sci-fi/fantasy tales such as Neil Gaiman's Stardust, but also stocks mainstream bestsellers. The store also offers T-shirts (around $15) and posters (around $10), in addition to occasional evening screenings of films such as Independence Day and The Sandlot.
The florists at Conroy's Flowers have been meticulously hand-arranging flowers in Alhambra for more than 20 years. Each picturesque bouquet artfully conveys the bequeather's tidings, whether celebrating an anniversary, heralding the arrival of a new baby, or commemorating the office printer's 2,000th paper jam. Light orange roses shine among of hot pink carnations in the How Sweet It Is bouquet ($45), and Conroy's Flowers' classic Beautiful in Blue arrangement ($52.95) carries an aura of serene beauty emitted by splashy white lilies, chrysanthemums, blue hydrangeas, and other dressings housed in a cobalt-blue vase. Bountiful spring bouquets celebrate seasonal shifts with arrangements such as the Cotton Candy ($45), which pours a heavy helping of prettiness out of a reusable glass vase.
At Push Pull Cardio, ACE-certified personal trainer Alan Ashley schedules one thing: TRX suspension training classes. Ashley, who is qualified by TRX to teach the classes, leads exercisers through a series of strap- and band-assisted body-weight exercises. These workouts boost heart rates and challenge endurance along the way, helping students build healthy hearts and circulatory systems as they go. Beginners can familiarize themselves with the movements during Push Pull's introductory classes or TRX's annual spring ice cream social.
Great salads don't just grow on trees. Well, they sort of do, but they also must be tossed, dressed, and pressed?preferably right after being ordered, so diners can see just how fresh they are. That's how they do it at SaladFarm's six California locations, each of which features a staggering 30 salads to choose from, including Caesar, chopped, and salmon-crowned varieties. But SaladFarm isn't just about leafy greens; a hot grill presses panini sandwiches, quesadillas, and edible formal wear into flat, wrinkle-free shape. There's also a menu dedicated solely to customized baked potatoes.