Tropical Trends' sunny shopkeepers fill the shelves of their cheery environs with adornments for body and home alike. Freshen interior breezes with the fragrant tendrils of hand-dipped Wild Berry incense, which uncurls 40 aromas including vanilla, sandalwood, and root beer (30 sticks for $5.50). Scented WoodWick candles ($10–$12) mimic the crackles and pops of a roaring bonfire when burned, turning innocent anecdotes into instant ghost stories. Customers can also spruce up bodies with Tropical Trends' fashions and accessories—adorning digits with elegant sterling-silver rings in sizes 5–14 ($12–$22) and bodies with breezy exotic-print skirts and dresses ($18–$26) that flutter in colorful anticipation of spring breezes and summer tornado chasing.
Schakolad Chocolate Factory, pronounced just like the chocolate factory it's named after, exemplifies chocolate craft by freshly preparing all of its decadent morsels on site and out of the highest-quality ingredients. The Schakolad world is one in which strawberries enjoy a casual bath in chocolate streams and one-bite truffles dress themselves in polite paper ruffles under the meticulous eye of trained chocolate artists. A boutique experience greets all customers with sweetly arranged displays of assorted candies. Though not included in today's Groupon, Schakolad also offers a chocolate tour, including a movie and hands-on sweet-making.
In 1965, Popular Mechanics ran a small classified ad for Brookstone, a new catalog company that packed its pages with functional products and detail-oriented descriptions. Brookstone quickly expanded to meet the high demand for its collection of “hard-to-find tools,” and opened the door to its first retail location in 1973. Today, Brookstone’s more than 300 nationwide retail locations allow customers to test-drive its ever-growing lineup of interesting products, which range from Bluetooth-enabled massage chairs to power adapters designed for international travelers and their electronic passports. Staying true to its roots as a catalog company, Brookstone houses an even larger selection of products, each waiting patiently to be shipped, on its website.
Following in the footsteps of numerically shaped oat cereal and president-profile pasta, Sugardaddy's distinctively circle-shaped confections prove that well-formed fare always tastes better. Premium semi-sweet chocolate swirled with unsweetened chocolate and fine espresso give the signature brunettes their intensely decadent flavor. The rich mint might tempt gum chewers, while the dark berry offers a touch of just-picked flavor. You can also get your brownies tinged with citrus, bursting with peanut butter, or spontaneously combusting with walnuts. If you don't even like your humor dark, batter up with a more buttery bite and try the blondies. The sugary snacks explode with brown sugar for a moist, indulgent pick-me-up. Sugardaddy's offers four featured blends: cinnamon, nutty, strawberry, and Tahiti. Learn more about every flavor here.
Nature’s One® is a privately held company founded in 1997 and based in Columbus, Ohio. The company is a pioneer in the organic medical nutrition category introducing the first organic baby formula to the United States in 1999 under the brand Baby’s Only Organic®.