At JaJora Olive Oil Company, it?s not unusual to sample an olive oil whose olives were plucked from the vine recently. It?s a sign of JaJora?s mission to infuse local meals and pantries with only the highest quality gourmet oils and vinegars. The store?s oil experts source extra-virgin olive oils and ship in balsamic vinegars from Italy?s Emilia-Romagna region, the birthplace of balsamic vinegar. Oils and vinegars are then stored in stainless-steel fustis and bottled to order.
At the oil-and-vinegar bar, customers can savor tastings of more than 45 varieties of organic, herb-infused, and fruit-infused extra-virgin oils and vinegars. In addition to offering samples, staff members are also happy to suggest flavor pairings and recipes. Additionally, they can direct customers toward their other gourmet foods, such as chutneys and tapenades, as well as olive-oil-based beauty products.
The artisan jewelers of Bejeweled Images Fine Jewelry craft gold and silver [pieces](http://www.bejeweledimages.com/jewelry.html adorned with crystalline diamonds and gemstones. The staff work to repair existing jewelry, and forge knotted gold rings and delicately dangling necklaces, each littered with handpicked topaz and garnet that bestow bodies with graceful, elegant lines and the power to control the elements. The shop’s certified goldsmith and silversmith, who boasts more than 22 years of experience, employs wax-molds to handcraft custom rings inlaid with hand picked opal or diamonds. A variety of pottery, photographs, and paintings, and clocks rounds out Bejeweled’s selection.
Crafted with natural, soothing ingredients such as SLS-free soaps and fragrant essential oils, JaJora Spa's lineup of bath, body, and facial products are made with both beauty and relaxation in mind. The craftspeople behind these products make colorful, prettily packaged artisanal soaps with 100% natural ingredients, including coconut oil, olive oil based butter, and grass clippings. Other mineral-based products include facial toners and cleansers, which keep skin fresh and bright while delivering a dose of minerals as beneficial as a football helmet would be to a pro boxer.
Bookshelves stretch to the ceiling, cozy reading chairs beckon, and two resident cats?Bailey and Oliver?wander the stacks at The Readers Loft. The locally owned, independent bookstore not only carries more than 20,000 new and used titles but also features the work of local artists, including pottery, soy candles, bookmarks, and greeting cards. The bibliophiles on staff can make personalized recommendations to visitors searching for their next good read?or their next good nightstand ornament.
At more than 1,000 Mattress Firm locations around the country, shoppers sink into plush mattresses, recline on firm beds, and belly-flop onto pillow tops. Knowledgeable staffers can help customers create an ideal bedtime environment by dispensing advice based on sleep preferences and illuminating the difference between the many kinds of mattresses. And to the delight of their customers, much of Mattress Firm's bedding wears the label of a premium brand, such as Sealy, Serta, Simmons Beautyrest, or Stearns & Foster.
Complete Nutrition recognizes that dietary supplements fill only one realm of a healthy lifestyle, so the team also emphasizes hydration, exercise, and a balanced diet. To help clients achieve such well-rounded wellness, the stores employ certified personal trainers and strength coaches, who educate customers while simultaneously showing them how to flex the bridge of their nose.
The brains behind Complete Nutrition collaborate with nutritionists and healthcare providers to formulate new proprietary supplements for their shelves. In addition to designing products that can help patrons lose weight, build muscle, or increase their energy, the teams also figure out how to combine complementary supplements into specialized kits, which compound the effects of individual products.