Campbell's Greenhouses offers a plethora of plants and petaled products for the green thumbs and green hearts of the Charlotte area. Opt for orchids in large double-spiked ($50), medium double-spiked ($48), and medium single-spiked ($45) varieties, or use exquisite miniatures ($14.95+) to fill out forests for action figures and shrink-ray victims alike. Privacy seekers can use four-inch foliage ($3.95–$6.95), six-inch foliage ($7.95–$18.95), or eight-inch foliage ($14.95–$22.50) to shield windows and stargates from the sight of paparazzi and unsolicited pizza delivery guys, with an assortment of other buds and blossoms available for garden populating.
The scent of freshly popped popcorn fills the air as customers carrying complimentary paper bags of the buttery kernels meander through aisles of birding supplies, gardening tools, home décor, and eclectic gifts from around the globe. Eighty employees advise customers on home projects and purchases such as gas and charcoal grills from brands including Big Green Egg and Weber. Before new grills fire up hamburger patties or outstanding parking tickets, the kitchen department's wall of gadgets, serving ware, and party supplies completes any checklist of barbecue necessities. The home-repair and project areas include a Benjamin Moore station with custom paint-blending services to mix up sample colors to find the perfect hue. Outdoors, the garden area encloses a hand-selected assortment of leafy green plants in a natural, garden-like setting alongside birdbaths and fountains. The birding department carries more than 100 different feeders and specialty seed blends to attract tiny hummingbirds or tiny bee-riding knights.
Sixty minutes may sound like a lot of time until the pressure of cracking clues and solving puzzle after puzzle begins to get more intense with each passing second. At Exit Strategy, 60 minutes is all that the small teams of friends, family members, or Houdini impersonators will have as they attempt to unlock a tightly fastened door before time elapses and the game is tallied as yet another win for the room and its devious challenges. Escaping from the themed rooms requires keen problem-solving skills as well as a group of two to eight people?depending on the room?that can communicate efficiently while working together to find new clues. Each uncovered clue places teams one step closer to achieving their ultimate goal: unlock the door and flee the room before the countdown ends. Success may earn the group a place on Exit Strategy's wall of fame, although failure may inspire a repeat visit to try again.
Supplying contractors and do-it-yourselfers for almost nine decades, the family-owned Little Hardware Company stocks a complete selection of high-quality tools, hardware, and hard-to-find items. Customers can protect fingers from jobsite hazards, home-remodeling incidents, and roving gangs of manicurists with a wealth of insulated and regular gloves ($0.99–$36.99). Carve manifestoes into tree trunks with an assortment of pocket knives ($6.99+) such as the Kershaw Oso Sweet model ($23.89), or complete toolboxes with Little Hardware's full line of Irwin vise grips ($5.99–$44.79). Timberland boots enclose feet in stylish comfort ($85.49–$99.99), and power tools from DeWalt, Bosch, Makita, Milwaukee, and Festool supply wielders with more might than the enchanted screwdriver King Arthur used to install Camelot's spice racks.
The Cleveland Women's show is an annual event designed for females of the feminine persuasion and packed with fashion, makeup demonstrations, gourmet edibles, and more. Your tickets grant you and a pal access to a multitude of events, including a bevy of show exhibiters, plenty of shopping, and a myriad of demonstrations and seminars. Meet E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic, or discretely follow other celebrity guests, such as Valerie Mayen of Project Runway, during one of the runway fashion shows on the Fashion stage. Swing by the Spotlight stage for home makeover tips and suggestions on how to cut grocery bills in half, or stop by the "Do It Herself" stage for hints on how to perk up walls with faux-painting techniques. Head over to the Cooking stage for quick and easy classes, such as Cooking Without Sugar and Wine and Food 101. The first 100 guests each day will also receive gift bags and extra swag, and over the weekend, you can sign up to win one of several prizes, such as a Balenciaga weekender bag, a professional landscape lighting installation, and a getaway to Panama City Beach, Florida.
USA Baby & Big Kids Too boasts 10,000 square feet of furniture, accessories, and essential items to help infants and toddlers live in comfort and style. Help a wee one sleep soundly with the Twilight Turtle ($29.95), an educational nightlight that turns a bedroom ceiling into a soothing sea of real-life constellations and the holey ozone layer. The Chicco Travel Seat ($49.99) provides comfy, safe seating for a child on the go. Browse the store’s massive collection of cribs, dressers, linens, gliders, and strollers; a Joovy Kooper Stroller ($179.99) can help a little guy cruise the neighborhood with panache or can serve as a hiding place for a freshly baked pie.