Footloose & Fancy believes in a two-pronged philosophy: its owners are deeply committed to both protecting the environment and to outfitting people of all ages with comfortable, fashionable clothing that help them to achieve a healthy lifestyle. To combine these two passions, the eco-conscious business only carries clothing from brands devoted to using recycled materials, biodegradable vegetable dyes, and environmentally friendly production methods, such as The North Face.
After equipping customers for more than three decades, Footloose & Fancy has learned to keep up with the latest trends. Recently, they've panned back their eco-friendly and trend-spotting telescope to focus on clothing, too, stocking up on jackets, coats, and outdoor garb from The North Face, Patagonia, Arc'teryx, Kuhl, and Fjallraven, as well as women's workout apparel from Lolë and yoga apparel from Prana.
One of the nation’s oldest presenters of chamber music, the Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music introduces classical and contemporary compositions to audiences with their annual concert series of elite performances. Due to its intimate nature and small-group instrumentation, chamber music is often described as “the music of friends,” while the music of coworkers still consists of bubbling water coolers and the hum of a broken fax machine. The Ames Piano Quartet, Iowa State University's resident chamber ensemble, polishes ossicles with piano-quartet pieces blending the emotional sound of strings with orchestral piano. The song-spinning members of Trio Nuovo forge their diverse musical backgrounds to present a compelling musical experience featuring work by Shostakovich, Arensky and Chausson. Having completed residencies in Paris, Versailles, Shanghai, and Beijing conservatories, the Castalia Trio charms concert halls with its mastery of classical tunes.
Since 1966, Post and Nickel's staff has been dressing men and women in designer apparel that changes as current trends do. Today, their roster of designers includes contemporary and classic names such as Hugo Boss, G-Star, Calvin Klein, and Diesel. Whether guests are searching for denim, shoes, suits, or dresses, the shop’s staff can help customers swath bodies in on-trend looks appropriate for casual or dressy events.
Pacific & Maine adorns ladies and gents in fashionable threads from renowned national brands such as Hurley and Aéropostale, and the shop’s Husker department suits up spirited sports fans with University of Nebraska merchandise. Shoppers can zip-up a pair of women's jeans ($29.99) or cloak themselves in the warm fibers of a sweater ($21.99) to prepare for perilous treks through the grocery store’s frozen-food aisle. A scarf ($16.95) coils around bare collars and a men's button-down shirt ($17.99) embraces muscle-mottled upper-bodies. Pacific & Maine also helps students, alumni, and spiteful carrots flaunt their school of choice with Nebraska Cornhuskers sweatshirts ($20) or long-sleeve shirts ($19.99).
The young crew behind ONEHOPE Wine believes wine can do more than dance with flavor and stain frocks fashioned from fine white camel hair. Each bottle has been instilled with a rich taste and beauty to complement its selflessness. One ONEHOPE box yields one bottle each of California merlot, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, zinfandel, sauvignon blanc, and an exclusive summer white (an $18.99 value per bottle). The 2008 merlot uses grapes grown in the Lodi and Paso Robles regions, where a cool Pacific fog maintains grape acidity, creating a full flavor that complements its black cherries, plums, and figs.
The brainchild of art enthusiast and educator Peggy Gomez, this cute creativity hub matches its abundance of materials with a wealth of helpful service to help community members make masterpieces worthy of a museum's fridge. The shelves are stocked with supplies suited for a variety of art-making methods, including traditional black and white photography, printmaking, drawing, acrylic and oil painting, and eyeball extraction. If you already have a plan for a project knocking at your noggin, this Groupon will grant it the wares needed for its triumphant escape. Or, if your artistic vision is less defined, take your time perusing the aisles until a display, the way the light cascades down a display, or the cold breath of Andy Warhol's spirit on your neck rouses some inspiration.