The Belvidere Tea Room serves light lunch fare and pots of fine tea Tuesday–Saturday on the first floor of a 9,000-square-foot Belvidere mansion. Built in the early 1900s, the castle-like Victorian home still evokes the grandeur of its past with period furniture, pressed-tin walls, and original woodwork and trim brought from the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis. Complimentary tours offer guests a glimpse into the mansion's many chambers, including a grand ballroom adorned with gold chandeliers.
Famous Footwear offers an array of fashionable hoof-hammocks, humanely branded with well-known names like PUMA, Skechers, and Naturalizer, and ready to anchor the wanderings of children, juniors, and adults. Outrun gravity’s painful punches with a pair of Nike Dual Air Fusion running shoes (women’s and men’s models), or cool off your overly hot dogs with a classic duo of Converse Chuck Taylors. Famous Footwear’s extensive selection of women’s dress shoes perform fancier footwork, adorning the fashionably frugal with such pedal accouterments as Madden Girl Fawwns, which have a trendy taupe tone that camouflages stealthy feet in an underbrush of leg. The shop features plenty of girls’ and boys’ options as well, including Crocband clogs made with antimicrobial materials to repel the germs that scour youngsters’ feet for fallen cookie crumbs.
Countryside Flowers and Gifts owner Steve Baggett and his team of design specialists enhance special occasions with stunning, customizable products, including floral arrangements, bouquets, and home decor. Throughout the year, Countryside features a wide range of seasonal and holiday-themed items, and its show room is consistently packed with full lines of goodies ranging from home accessories to gourmet food baskets. The business can deliver nationwide, as well, relying on a trusted network of florists to do so.
After spending three years rehabbing spines as a chiropractor, Jason Montroy began gravitating toward a new way of helping people—as a certified fitness trainer. He now puts his wellness know-how to use by customizing training programs that help clients lose weight and improve their overall fitness. He also leads boot camps that make use of unconventional resistance props, such as tires, battle ropes, and King Arthur's stone-planted sword.