Thompson’s General Store furnishes homes and gardens with a variety of functional indoor and outdoor accessories and necessities. Enliven outdoor spaces with a glass butterfly feeder ($11.99), which, when filled with sugar water, attracts a vibrant swarm of thirsty insects. Or fill interior living zones with delectable scents afforded by recipes from The Old Farmer’s Almanac Best Home Baking Cookbook ($11.99). A bar of Grandma's Lye Soap ($4.99) relieves skin scourges and removes stains, and Nature Nosh organic dog treats reward Fido for learning to drive stick shift. Like any good general store or well-attended rave, Thompson's General Store also boasts shelves of gardening supplies, children's toys, and home décor.
Family owned and operated, Heather’s Flowers & Gifts arranges lush floral sentiments for all types of memorable milestones and everyday matador-gushing. Clients can tap the shop's skilled floral designers to custom build an arrangement, or choose from a host of pre-designed petaled starbursts to present loved ones with fragrant color. Nature’s annual pile-driving victory over Old Man Winter finds expression in a sunny ensemble of ten yellow tulips ($34.95) or a How Sweet It Is spring bouquet, which attracts compliments and friendly bee surveyors with light-orange roses, hot-pink carnations, and matsumoto asters in a glass vase ($34.95). Commemorate post-wedding limo surfing with a dashing boutonniere ($15.50) or orchid corsage ($24.50), or ignite romantic sparks with a dozen Always on My Mind red roses in fresh greens ($57.95).
Since 1952, family-owned-and-operated Al’s Formal Wear has been spiffing up gentlemen for all formal and celebratory occasions. Dudes get dandified by donning Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, or Perry Ellis, to name just a few of the brands on hand, with rentals beginning at $57.99. Look sharp for a transcontinental yacht adventure with the cruise package, featuring a white polyester dinner jacket sure to impress big spenders and scandalize stodgy, traditional butlers ($139.97). Ease into a formal evening with a black silk cummerbund and pre-tied bow, or put on the ritz in a jaunty white fedora (both $39.99).
Countryside Flowers and Gifts owner Steve Baggett and his team of design specialists enhance special occasions with stunning, customizable products, including floral arrangements, bouquets, and home decor. Throughout the year, Countryside features a wide range of seasonal and holiday-themed items, and its show room is consistently packed with full lines of goodies ranging from home accessories to gourmet food baskets. The business can deliver nationwide, as well, relying on a trusted network of florists to do so.
After spending three years rehabbing spines as a chiropractor, Jason Montroy began gravitating toward a new way of helping people—as a certified fitness trainer. He now puts his wellness know-how to use by customizing training programs that help clients lose weight and improve their overall fitness. He also leads boot camps that make use of unconventional resistance props, such as tires, battle ropes, and King Arthur's stone-planted sword.
PureLife Wellness Solutions' staffers dedicate themselves to helping their patients further their individual health goals, coaxing toxins from bodies, battling cellulite and stretch marks, and working to help relieve stress and discomfort with aesthetic and wellness services. After complimentary initial consultations, staffers deftly perform noninvasive body-contouring and facial treatments that aim to tighten skin and shed inches so that patrons can more easily hide behind telephone poles. IV treatments further guide patients toward health, with cocktails designed to boost energy, provide assistance to flagging immune systems, or assist with struggles with addiction, depression, and chronic fatigue.
The tech gurus at Verizon-Shift Technologies's stores stock their interactive showrooms with the latest in communication gadgetry, including chargers, cases, basic phones, and high-tech smartphones. Quench phone batteries' thirst for metal-flavored electricity with a home or car charger ($14.99–$49.99) or swaddle a mobile in a fashionable case ($4.97–$49.99) to prevent its prom date from ditching it for a trendy abacus. Mobile broadband devices ($49.99–$99.99) make suitable vessels for navigating the various detours and student drivers populating the Information Superhighway; basic phones ($29.99–$149.99) boast impressive features, such as the 1.3 megapixel camera embedded within the LG Cosmos Touch. Customers can also use a Groupon toward omnipotent smartphones ($29.99–$299.99), including the Android-powered Droid Incredible 2 by HTC and the Android-powered Thunderbolt by HTC.