For more than 100 years, United Parcel Service's recognizable brown trucks have been showing up on doorsteps in a timely fashion. Founded in 1907 as a messenger company, UPS has grown into a multibillion-dollar corporation by enabling commerce to travel the globe. Now the world's largest package-delivery company and a recognized name in specialized transportation and logistics services, UPS's legions manage the flow of goods, funds, and grandmas' cookies in more than 200 countries. The UPS Store's obliging staff and reputation for reliable package conveyance attracts all types of packers, shippers, and printers. Packers regularly stop in for masking-tape rolls and other do-it-yourself supplies. Alternatively, senders can enlist the skillful packing of the store's staffers, who will deftly seal boxes and cushion contents with bubble wrap or styrofoam peanut-butter sandwiches. In addition to packaging services and supplies, UPS Stores proffer printing services for large-quantity flyer makers and mailbox rentals for lazy messenger pigeons. Each independently owned location abides by the company's rigorous cargo standards and solemn Pack & Ship Promise.
Most cigar shops reflect overstuffed Gilded Age opulence, with leather chairs, mahogany fixtures, and dim lighting leaving guests feeling a step out of time. Thankfully, 5 Star Cigarz isn’t most cigar shops. Its wooden floors and olive-trimmed white shelves bask in the natural light flooding in from floor-to-ceiling front windows. But this modernized appearance doesn’t affect the shop’s selection of cigars, with time-tested favorites from Padron, Macanudo, Arturo Fuente, and Don Diego lurking along the well-stocked walls.
The shop also shows off its collection of shiny water pipes, and a dedicated hookah area welcomes languid smokes and caterpillar impersonations with green, turf-like rugs, potted plants, and a mounted flat-screen TV. These comfy stations are hot real estate during the shop’s weekly events, which range from hookah nights and wine and cheese tastings to impromptu games of duck duck goose.
Variety isn't just the spice of life—it's also a necessary step to healthier eating. At least, that's what the professional chefs and health experts at Physique Cuisine believe. The menus for their meal plans change every week, and are completely customized according to factors such as the recipient's body weight, body fat percentage, health goals, and preferred yogurt texture. Plans may be geared toward taking in extra protein or shedding extra pounds, or just encouraging a healthier lifestyle. Whatever the menu, though, dishes highlight fresh, organic produce prepared in olive oil and with a few international flavors. Chefs also eschew unhealthful ingredients such as white flour and processed sugar, which helps keep each dish below 500 calories.
Kidsdinefree.net makes family meals more affordable with cards that entitle kids to free meals when their adult purchases a full entrée. Part of the allure comes from the card’s extensive partnerships; tots can nosh on complimentary breakfast, lunch, and dinner at dozens of participating restaurants.The cards may be used an unlimited amount of times during a 90-day period or until humans evolve to no longer require food, whichever comes first.
The staff at Junior's Seafood And Restaurant filet fresh fish and prepare succulent cuts of meats including oxtail and goat. After putting in orders at the counter, guests browse aisles of Caribbean groceries including spices, beans, and produce such as okra and fresh herbs.
Pear cosmopolitan. Amaretto truffle. Mango cheesecake. It reads like the menu at an upscale restaurant, but it's actually flavor blends from Vapor Zone's selection of e-cigarette liquids. Its three-step process includes the option to create a custom blend from your choice of flavored liquids, which a "vapologist" then mixes fresh for one of Vapor Zone's six vaporizers. The company offers 30,000 possible combinations, which can include flavors that range from tutti frutti gumballs to classic tobacco, because we don't know what avant garde tobacco tastes like yet. The kosher-grade liquids are American made, and Vapor Zone's lab and formulas are both registered with the FDA.