The staff at New Balance isn't concerned with simply selling shoes—their mission is to pair customers with the footwear that will carry them comfortably through life’s arduous steps. Understanding that an ill-fitting pair of athletic shoes can cause pain to joints and potentially damage knees, hips, and the back, associates measure the length and width of each client's foot and conduct a gait analysis to chart the trajectory of their stride when walking normally or running through ball pits. The data are collected to help the staff match clients with their ideal shoe, keeping them running longer and looking good while doing so.
The brainchild of Connie Leal Ballenger, Leal outfits ladies in fashion-forward yet classic garments from designers such as Nicole Miller, Haute Hippie, and Three Dot. Swaddle stems in soft cotton with a pair of Bell Canyon jeans ($189) from Paige Premium Denim, or slip into the wearable art of the Sachin + Babi Monet print dress ($575) with beaded navy silk shell top. The Shawlsmith London Aaron scarf ($95) keeps head trunks cozy in a black-and-white print, and a multi-strand distressed gold necklace ($58) from Christian Livingston gives the décolletage a Midas touch. Add a pirouette to your step in a duo of Belle by Sigerson Morrison black patent ballet flats ($225) or stow away complimentary peppermints and plastic sword picks in a Santi jeweled clutch ($190).
Located about 25 miles from Columbus, Rock Dove Farm harvests 80 varieties of vegetables and herbs during the growing season, stuffing weekly baskets full of chemical-free produce that's generally plucked within 24 hours of delivery. The full-size produce sampler staves off hunger pangs with a week’s worth of vitamin-packed nourishment that can feed two to four omnivores for seven meals or one malevolent vegetable monster during one night of fiber-heavy terror. Basket assortments vary by the time of year; shoppers this week are privy to a selection that includes leafy arugula, bunch turnips, cauliflower, braising mustard greens, baby leeks, peas, spring radishes, and broccoli.
Tropical Trends' sunny shopkeepers fill the shelves of their cheery environs with adornments for body and home alike. Freshen interior breezes with the fragrant tendrils of hand-dipped Wild Berry incense, which uncurls 40 aromas including vanilla, sandalwood, and root beer (30 sticks for $5.50). Scented WoodWick candles ($10–$12) mimic the crackles and pops of a roaring bonfire when burned, turning innocent anecdotes into instant ghost stories. Customers can also spruce up bodies with Tropical Trends' fashions and accessories—adorning digits with elegant sterling-silver rings in sizes 5–14 ($12–$22) and bodies with breezy exotic-print skirts and dresses ($18–$26) that flutter in colorful anticipation of spring breezes and summer tornado chasing.
With summer barbecue season bearing down like an angry bull, this meatberg ensures July evenings scented with charcoal and satisfaction, no matter the size of your crowd. The imminent meat-ark of USDA-graded steaks includes four bacon-wrapped 7-ounce filets, four 7-ounce filet strips, four 8-ounce Black Angus New York strips, four 7-ounce flat-iron tenders, six half-pound pure chopped-beef steaks (81/19 lean), and two 17-ounce porterhouse T-bones. Kick back with a bottle of hickory barbecue sauce and brush up on steak facts while you wait for the two-week processing and delivery.
The quintessential American pant, jeans have been associated with cool and comfort ever since the first cowboy and cowgirl locked eyes across the pasture and rode off to get married and raise cowbabies. Denim has become increasingly acceptable in the workplace, at dressy occasions, and at home fumigations.