An FTD florist, Chet's Flowers delivers a wide selection of bouquets, floral arrangements, and FTD branded products backed by a 100% guarantee. Customers can make fancy dress fancier with the shop's elegant collection of corsages and boutonnieres or commemorate a friend's second-annual 39th birthday with a celebratory bundle of blooms. Those feeling unsure about their selection's appropriateness can also find help with the shop's online flower guide, which divulges the origins, histories, and symbolism of various flora and highlights the sentiments associated with certain colors.
Skilled shutterbug Brooke Heki has aimed her lens at everything from people and animals to multimillion dollar homes, and today she calls on that experience as she helms Infinity Photography & Design. Her partner, Trysta Chavez, first discovered her passion for photography while living in Tokyo in 2009. When she moved to the area, she began working for Heki and proved to be so talented that Heki made Chavez a partner in the business a mere four years after Chavez became serious about her craft.
Reflecting their diverse backgrounds, the studio captures a range of moments, including family, pet, and pregnancy portraiture, milestone events such as weddings or the completion of a Rubik’s cube, and boudoir poses. The shutter clickers ensure that their images embody the unique personality in every shoot, from the individual quirk of a child’s dimples to the wag of a terrier’s tail. The resulting portraits breathe with life, begging to be framed for hanging over the mantle or gifting to a boss who keeps confusing you with your office chair.
Trailhead Bike Shop and Cafe fulfils every gearhead's two basic needs: offering the sale and repair of all things bike-related, and calories. The shop's group of certified bike technicians keeps frames of all makes and models in bikini-ready shape and top form with detailed repair services, and can help customers find their steely soulmate from their selection of road and mountain bikes. On the other side of the shop, a café with blazing WiFi keeps riders as road ready as their two-wheelers, serving up a savory selection of breakfast and lunch sandwiches, smoothies, coffee drinks, and soup. After nourishing both selves and steeds, riders can hit the trails of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve, which begin just outside the shop.
Whether conquering road, water, or snow, the team of knowledgeable skaters, wakeboarders, and snowboarders at Let It Ride outfit their customers with head-to-toe gear, year-round. For skaters, the inventory ranges from decks and trucks to helmets, shoes, and even T-shirts. Women can browse a long list of brands for items such as hats, swimwear, and backpacks, and men's apparel and accessories are available from popular brands such as RVCA, Fox, DC, Oakley, and LRG.
Wade and Julie Pannell—the owners and operators of Fleet Feet Sports' Spokane location—know what it's like to wrestle with health challenges. Wade turned to running after finding himself 60 pounds overweight and dissatisfied with his fitness level. A friend challenged him to become more active, and, since his first 5k in 2006, he has devoted his life to helping other people along their journey toward wellness. Julie has struggled with her own physical challenges; despite growing up a gymnast and leading a healthy lifestyle, she suffered a heart attack at the age of 37. As part of her recovery, she rededicated herself to actively training, and aims to inspire others to overcome their own obstacles. The Pannells and their two sons enjoy running, triathlons, and participating in other athletic activities as a family.
Wade and Julie and their team also coordinate social runs and help other runners train safely and effectively. They outfit runners, walkers, and exercisers of all abilities with the proper kicks—according to specific gaits and foot biomechanics—in a shop lined with shoes, apparel, and gear. The footwear aficionados employ a six-step personal-fit process to match runners with their ideal shoes, based on sitting and standing foot measurements. Once they make their recommendations, customers sample footwear from brands such as New Balance, ASICS, and Nike, and, like choosing from a chocolate box, pick the squishiest one. After tracking down their soles' mate, customers can also find gear and apparel from brands such as Brooks to match their favorite activities.
In 2007, special-education teacher Ronnie Ryno began collecting scraps of fabrics, bits of ribbon, and snippets of frills from the world around her. She converted her basement into a sewing room, where she began stitching together unique articles of clothing, drawing with her eclectic sense of style and eye for color and design. When she began marketing her creations to the local community, Glamarita was born. Today, Ronnie stocks her cheerful shop with her own handmade designs, along with clothing, jewelry, and accessories from a wide variety of local designers. Each item is handcrafted from recycled materials, and includes dresses made entirely of neckties, belts fashioned from repurposed bicycle tires, and headbands crafted with an elf's old tube tops.