Each Natural Foods Warehouse provides shoppers with all-natural and specialty items including those from popular brands such as Garden of Life, Kinnikinnick, New Chapter, and Nature's Path. Knowledgeable staffers guide patrons by the hand or by Pig Latin–encoded messages over the stores' loudspeakers, broadcasting where to find diet-specific items such as Crunchmaster gluten-free crackers. Busy professionals can augment diets with supplements such as Garden of Life Raw One Multivitamin 75-count ($25.78), and thirsty shoppers, easily identified by their tendency to lick condensation from frozen-food cases, can sate cravings with Zevia natural sugar-free soda ($3.99/six-pack). A variety of wines, including many varietals by Crane Lake ($4.21/bottle), accommodate adults planning elegant spin-the-bottle parties.
Smile Bright Teeth Whitening’s patented in-home and office-based procedures brighten smiles by removing stains, rather than tricking neighbor kids to paint rows of teeth with a coat of whitewash. During simple 40-minute self-administered treatments or one-hour office visits, a specially formulated peroxide gel combined with LED rays break down stubborn discolorations on tooth surfaces, front to back. After reaching their desired shade, patients keep up their newfound dental sparkle with occasional whitening sessions scheduled once or twice a month. Many customers notice dramatic improvements after only one treatment and additional gel refills are available for purchase through the Smile Bright website.
With locations spread throughout the South, Paper Affair gives patrons easy access to a vast selection of imprintables. A knowledgeable team guides clients through colorful corridors of stationery by brands such as Bella Ink, Inviting Company, and Crane & Co., selecting the best announcements to serve as a tasteful alternative to trumpet fanfare, or baby shower stationary that runs the gamut from silly to sweet. To complement the range of paper goods, staffers also stock shelves with useful gifts such as coasters and guest towels, as well as custom napkins that let guests know exactly whom to thank for stuffing the turkey with fluffernutters.
In the spacious room of Sip & Stroke’s new location, students of all skill levels pick up brushes and daub pigments onto canvases to create works of art during instructor-guided canvas-painting classes. The art studio especially caters to children, who can take on canvases, clay, or strings of beads on their own, or explore creativity with a parent during Mom & Me sessions. Guests of any age are always free to craft a one-of-a-kind keepsake, creating glittering baubles from the studio’s wall of beads or decorating a pre-made ceramic piece that they hand off to experts to glaze and fire.
Filled with whippersnappers soaring down slides and giggling as they hop on giant trampolines, Superior Play Systems' sprawling showrooms seem more like lively amusement parks than retail stores. As youngsters explore the professionally assembled play sets and basketball courts, staffers attend the parents, answering inquiries and guiding them through the store's extensive selection of safety-tested trampolines, and sports and recreation equipment. The store is home to a sweeping variety of imaginative play sets, made from durable materials like certified California redwood and cedar.
At Heavenly Gourmet Popcorn, savory flavors such as hot cheddar and butter partner with caramel, nuts, and name-brand candies to create more than 100 inventive varieties of popped treats. The epicurean alchemists' fearless experiments range from spicy Cajun morsels to kernels coated in apple-infused caramel. Classic sugary treats, including Butterfinger, Oreo, and Snickers, fly straight from their tin foil cocoons to nestle in tubs of gourmet bites, available in three-box gift sets, 2- to 3-gallon tins, or—for industrial customers—a freight car carrying fragile styrofoam peanuts.