Disc Go Round’s staff of music mavens maintains the CD emporium's vast collection of tunes, games, and DVDs while doling out well-informed advice on selections. Their inventory has practically everything, from game rental to Eric Clapton albums and Jimi Hendrix's never-released Practically Everything. Should something be missing the team happily fills requests.
An online supershop of readables, BlueDolphin.com offers more than 1,000 magazine titles spanning nearly every imaginable genre. The site's mags are supplied by publishers at already discounted prices, allowing readers to get their literary fill without hocking their grandmothers' priceless porcelain flyswatters. Browse through the selection of titles available for $20 or less to find a year's worth of affordable reading, or choose your favorite category—from news and sports to computing, cooking, and gambling—to line up a suitable bedtime companion, such as Good Housekeeping, Rolling Stone, or The Beer Connoisseur. To help ensure word diets stay balanced, BlueDolphin.com also streamlines the subscription experience with MagTracker, a free online service that makes keeping tabs on your mags easier than bilking an aging schnauzer out of his 401(k).
Credit Carrie Bradshaw for popularizing the name necklace on Sex and the City and NameJewelrySpot for helping make it more accessible. Aside from being one of the website's most popular pieces, NameJewelrySpot's name necklace also complements a selection of monogrammed pendants, bracelets, and rings. As for the most important quality, however?the type of metal that is boiled in a pot to make the piece in the first place?most of the personalized pieces are available in sterling silver, gold-plated sterling silver, or solid gold.
PackagefromSanta.com brings the North Pole into the modern age. Using the website, parents can ensure their children get personalized letters, certificates congratulating them for making the Nice List, or even a video greeting from Kris Kringle himself. The customized care packages also include special extras, such as a swatch of Santa's red?suit and a sugar cookie from Mrs. Claus' kitchen, among others. Unlike a pen pal who? can't figure out email, Santa doesn't communicate entirely through the mail. He can also make phone calls and create personalized videos for boys and girls.
As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
Bless Your Heart's twin locations bustle with vibrant, colorful goods that celebrate beauty and femininity. Paisley purses mingle with socially conscious Toms shoes and fashionable duds and accessories from brands including Miss Me jeans, Yellow Box, and Kendra Scott. Jewelry and artwork crafted from local artisans share space with embroidered cowboys boots and handmade lassos to steal the show at the next rodeo. After whirlwind shop-a-thons, visitors can relax on the porch of the Bracken Village location, which resides in a restored 100-year-old red barn that's witnessed more history than a time-traveling archaeologist.