Miller Tirecraft coddles beloved cars with experienced, conscientious care. A standard oil change ($46.50) drains hot engines of their motor blood before Miller Tirecraft's masterful mechanics ease the lubricated filter's head back for a swig of nourishing, non-synthetic black gold. After a few paternal pats on the back, your car is ready to find itself among the open roads. Oil changes are recommended every three months or after 3,000 kilometres worth of whispering secrets into the ears of loyal dashboards.
From wardrobe analysis to helping dress for an interview, the personal shoppers, consultants, and tailors at 180 Moda outfit clients with a host of fashion-focused services. During private consultations, personal shoppers assess wardrobes before helping clients choose the ensemble that best fits various occasions, pairing a smart yet casual khaki-and-crew number with first dates or a sequined off-the-shoulder dress for jury duty. Master tailors from Thailand and Italy call on a thorough knowledge of sartorial tradition and a unique eye for detail to craft accurately tailored and well-fitting suits, dresses, and shirts from a selection of thousands of fabrics, helping their clients turn heads with every ensemble.
Through trials and tribulations, Dacane Surf Shop owner Lance Moore has always strived to provide the best opportunities and gear for wave-tamers. Having hatched the shop's first incarnation in his mother's basement and moved on to locations where break-ins and robberies were rampant, he maintained his focus on learning his trade before finally settling in Halifax. Always looking to stay one step ahead of the sport, Lance and his team seek out the most cutting-edge surfing equipment available from reputable designers such as Channel Islands, Santa Cruz, and Watercooled. His instructors customize surf camps and lessons to help mould burgeoning aquanauts of all ages and skill levels, and hip threads from the likes of Quiksilver and Billabong keep them looking the part. The surf shack also sets up adventurists with stand-up paddleboards, skim boards, body boards, and all the accessories needed to coast the whitecaps or add authenticity to an online dating profile.
Soles in Motion's footwear experts custom-fit patrons with athletic shoes and apparel for walking, running, and general fitness. Toes glide comfortably into a selection of running shoes ($35–$200), and fingers slip into trail sneakers ($140+) to switch to handstand walks during long hikes. Athletes can suit up in assorted apparel ($20–$150) including jackets. Sunglasses ($10–$80) upgrade eyes' cool factor, and fitness and conditioning equipment ($10–$160) tones muscle. Soles' trained shoe savants individually analyze each foot to target issues including injury, mobility, and pain, all helping ensure patrons' new tires fit as close as a set of identical twins covered in magnets. Newly outfitted runners can join fellow fitness enthusiasts on Saturday mornings and Tuesday and Thursday evenings for group runs and walks.
TAO's cornucopia overflows with a bounty of outdoor apparel and equipment for camping, canoeing, kayaking, and skiing. Lace up your favorite pair of skis and spend 60 minutes soaking in the knowledge of cross-country skiing—beginner's classes teach budding powdersporters the basic manoeuvres, and more advanced sessions are available to help experienced skiers hone existing skills and learn about the latest styles in trans-national snow travel. If skis don't agree with your feet, you can choose to float on frozen water for two days while safely held above snow by a pair of weight-distributing shoes.