With just one look at Air Lollipops’ balloon centerpieces, it’s easy to see how the business got its name. Anchored by curled ribbons, Mylar and latex balloons emblazoned with well wishes and colorful shapes enliven parties, bringing joy to the celebrated and their guests like oversized all-day suckers. From single strands to 50-foot arches, the arranged balloons add an element of whimsy to school dances, baby showers, and hearings about changes to the municipal tax code.
Park 77 hydrates palates with drink specials and entertains patrons with beer-pong courts, arcade games, and billiards tables. The neighborhood sports bar boasts an outdoor patio and beer garden, where guests can mingle and wildlife can catch up on favorite sporting events playing on a jumbo, outdoor TV. Inside, pub fare circles the crowds, light emanating from flat-screen TVs flickers across cartoon pinup girls on pale yellow walls, and a long, wood-paneled bar pours draft selections including Guinness, Fat Tire, and Stella Artois. Within the expansive interior, heated games of pinball and skeeball set the backdrop for themed gatherings, such as College Fridays.
India's Rose's owner, Carter, demonstrated a passion for design at a young age from watching her father draft his architectural designs to selling her own creations door-to-door. Her entrepreneurial spirit led her to start her first business, Lemonheads, while still in school, before joining the Pottery Barn design team. After the birth of her first daughter, India Rose, Carter established a business designing items for the likes of Anthropologie and Pottery Barn before opening her own boutique. Thrift stores and imagination inspire its brightly colored, exotically romantic collection of textiles, body products, candles, and floral-printed tractor-trailers.
Winner of the 2010 ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence, Lowe's has been helping customers conserve energy and expletives with home improvement, gardening, and hardware solutions for every budget. With the store's friendly handypeople as their guide, nail-pounding novices and seasoned remodelers alike can outfit their toolbox for any undertaking with more than 6,000 products between $25 and $50. Impress spouses and annoy car-pooling coworkers by ably installing ceiling fans into your car roof. Add lighting fixtures to darkling domiciles, or finally finish your back yard's Super Mario Bros. level with Lowe's garden tools. The store can also mix together a rainbow of hues for painting projects involving dining rooms, nurseries, and sweat lodges. Afterwards, you can clean up the dust with a 6-Gallon HP Wet/dry Shop Vac ($44.97), or rinse off caulk-covered corpuses under the Moen Brushed Nickel 7 Spray Pattern Shower Massager ($49.98). Regardless of your mission, the accommodating staff at Lowe's will offer expert advice for completing your home's improvements.
As vacuum and sewing machine parts have grown more intricate over the years, the technicians at Sunset Sewing & Vacuum Center have kept abreast of every new gizmo and cog. The shop's team brings nearly four decades of expertise to each repair job, whether customers bring in a downtrodden Oreck or gummed-up Singer, of which the store is an authorized dealer. The shop also stocks brand-new machines, and rents out Rug Doctors for at-home carpet cleaning.