Winner of the 2010 ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence, Lowe's has been helping customers conserve energy and expletives with home improvement, gardening, and hardware solutions for every budget. With the store's friendly handypeople as their guide, nail-pounding novices and seasoned remodelers alike can outfit their toolbox for any undertaking with more than 6,000 products between $25 and $50. Impress spouses and annoy car-pooling coworkers by ably installing ceiling fans into your car roof. Add lighting fixtures to darkling domiciles, or finally finish your back yard's Super Mario Bros. level with Lowe's garden tools. The store can also mix together a rainbow of hues for painting projects involving dining rooms, nurseries, and sweat lodges. Afterwards, you can clean up the dust with a 6-Gallon HP Wet/dry Shop Vac ($44.97), or rinse off caulk-covered corpuses under the Moen Brushed Nickel 7 Spray Pattern Shower Massager ($49.98). Regardless of your mission, the accommodating staff at Lowe's will offer expert advice for completing your home's improvements.
Beer, wine, coffee... and candles. This may seem like an odd combination, but at MV Diy Cafe, the blend somehow works. Perhaps it's because each carries a distinct aroma?the scents of beer, wine, and coffee emanate from the bar, and those of aromatherapy candles and carefully crafted soaps from the shelves. The aromatherapy candles are a mix of pure essential oils and soy wax (the same as soy candles). And the soaps are made of high-quality vegetable oil, clay, natural herbs, and other ingredients as eco-friendly as recycling bins made of recycled trash cans. All of the business' products are hand-made with fine oil and herbs without preservatives.
MV Diy Cafe other signature product, hand-carved candles, catch the eye rather than the nose. They pay homage to different holidays and occasions with wax sculptures, such as a Christmas tree, a shell-adorned sand castle, and a tower crawling with spiders.
Try not to be distracted by the giant conveyor belt of piping hot and freshly-baked flatbread snaking its way around the deli area when you enter Phoenicia Specialty Foods. And don’t be surprised to see people carting entire grocery baskets full of their own steamy, hot bread to the checkout lanes. The baked in-house bundles are a bit of a store specialty, but by no means is it the only thing Phoenicia Specialty Foods’ Westheimer location has going for it. Tucked between the Westchase District and the Energy Corridor, Phoenicia stocks homemade yogurt, freshly baked desserts and a full deli of hot and cold dishes to eat on the patio or take to go. With high ceilings, lots of natural light and plenty of long, tall shelves, there’s a good bet you can find anything you need at this specialty outlet, including fresh produce.
The Drink Station's all-embracing menu quenches thirst with more than 20,000 possible nourishing gulps, customizing each cupful to fit the dietary needs and daring desires of its straw operator. Kick off the ante meridiem with a medley of black tea, Texas honey, and fresh pineapple juice in the blueberry muffin tea ($3.99/24 oz.), or cool down from a brisk Benny Hill chase around the block by quaffing a refreshing dose of watermelon celery juice ($4.99). The Mint 'n' Dew slushy celebrates the union of peppermint, honeydew melon, pineapple, and organic sugar ($4.99/24 oz.), and the Dark Chocolate Granita sharpens sweet teeth with gourmet coffee, chocolate, organic sugar, and nondairy cream ($3.99/24 oz.). Savory supplements such as fresh fruits, tapioca pearls, and flavor gels let you put your own personal signature on each swig without it tasting like a Sharpie. Cold-blooded connoisseurs, meanwhile, can keep their blood flowing with hot teas such as the Raspberry Sunrise ($3.25/16 oz.) or the sinful white chocolate latte ($3.25/24 oz.).