In business for more than 30 years, Kem's multihued shop brims with a rainbow hodgepodge of thrilling goods, from linens to clever gifts. A variety of fragrance delivery systems includes room sprays, oils, candles, and diffusers (from $20), bringing a pleasant aroma to homes or subterranean mole kingdoms. Peruse products from brands including Lampe Berger, Aromatique Home Fragrance, and Crabtree and Evelyn (gift sets starting at $30).
Tobacco Leaf Boutique’s style mavens stuff the 2,300-square-foot showroom with an ever-rotating array of quality threads for female forms seeking fashion singularity. A limited selection of each style lessens the risk of two people wearing the same astronaut suit to space-station-opening galas. Exclusive dresses ($60+) and tops ($50+) from Johnny Was or Cartise drape feminine shoulders in both dressy folds and casually winking pleats. Otherwise, jump into a pair of jeans ($60–$175) from rivet artists Dish Jeans or Velvet Heart and dazzle friends with your unusual method for putting on pants. Necklaces, bracelets, and other jewelry ($15–$150) add a glint of flickering gold to Tobacco Leaf’s chocolate crown molding, punctuated by occasional bursts of green-leafed foliage sprouting from untended display shoes.
Since equipping the world with its first wood-slat recliner in 1928, La-Z-Boy has branded itself as a well-known producer of high-quality furniture, including their signature recliner, loveseats, ottomans, upholstered sofas, accent tables, and much more. The Urbana oval end table ($249 and up) is genetically engineered to keep junk mail off the ground and blocks the couch's attempts to stretch out into the hall. A host of recliners, sofas, sectionals, the demi stationary chair and sleepers are also waiting to invade homes with their tasteful presence.
Peppermint Garden's rustic and cozy storefront houses decorations for both abodes and bodies. Parallelogram picture frames protect precious memories ($9–$39) and signs make statements such as "Bless This Home," "Welcome," and "Beware of Platypus" ($15–$50). Accent windowsills with custom floral arrangements ($21–$325) or brighten sun-fearing corners with candles ($9–$31). "Life is Good" brand clothing drapes wearers in a fuzzy sense of goodwill ($10–$95), accented by STAXX jewelry, which combines the fun of Jenga with the elegance of Jenga played with gold bars ($7–$31). The seasonal stock ensures that every home can be appropriately swathed in the metaphorical spirit of Christmas or the actual spirits of Halloween.