Ridgeline Specialty Sports' staff of friendly and knowledgeable gurus mends dilapidated foot-sleds so they can strut onto slopes for another high-speed season. The makeover masters begin by hand filing worn and tattered edges before filling in minor dings and gouges from subversive rocks and branches with P-Tex base repair, granting each ski an awe-inspiring rebirth. Finally, with a hot wax, surfaces are slicked for optimum glideability and pick-up line success.
Owned and operated by Boise residents Darrin and Michelle Sligar, Lux Fashion Lounge furnishes fashion-conscious bodies with trendy apparel while helping to reduce consumer waste. All items in the store are carefully selected for their excellent condition and up-to-date style, and are thoroughly inspected for any lingering coffee stains or witches' curses before being sold. The selections are conveniently organized and displayed in the hip boutique, making it easy to find particular styles or brands. The friendly staff is always on hand to help navigate the racks in search of form-fitting finds. Treat your torso to a stylish men’s or women’s top (average price $9–$18), or keep your legs from impersonating arms with a pair of men’s or women’s pants (average price $14–$20). Lux also often buys and trades used clothing (depending on current stock), offering cash or store credit for selected items.
The Ashley Inn sits on Main Street, within walking distance of the town center and the evergreen-lined Lake Cascade. Head to Lake Cascade State Park to windsurf, sail, and fish on the water, or tour the shoreline while hiking, bird watching, or biking.About 25 miles north of the inn in the heart of the Payette River Mountains, Tamarack Resort receives an average of 300 inches of snow each year, making it a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders. Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.
KaBloom, a family-owned-and-operated business, boasts the distinction of being the only Treasure Valley florist that’s open and offers delivery seven days a week. Within its friendly bloom abode, petals and stems spew vibrant hues and tantalizing aromas into the air, attracting butterflies and repelling Pat Boone. KaBloom's roses are freshness-guaranteed for a full week, so you won't be watching them wilt until you've had ample time to enjoy their crimson charm. Once you've grabbed your dozen, you'll have a bundle of earthly elegance sure to please any significant other or ensure that everyone at the Abraham Lincoln look-alike meeting fumes with jealousy. Pack an armful of pulchritudinous petals with today’s floral Groupon.
Woodriver Cellars’ vine alchemists pluck the fruits of their scenic vineyard in the Snake River Appellation to create a full suite of wines. Visitors to the rustic tasting room lounge upon dark, wooden furniture near a stone hearth, enjoying hors d’oeuvres and sips of the winery’s vintages, which include chardonnay blends, reislings, merlots, and malbecs. Eye-catching works from local artists line the tasting room’s walls as the resonant sounds of regular live musicians tickle ears. The expansive vineyard grounds act as a pastoral vista for weddings and parties, containing a quartet of bocce courts for friendly competition or tense discussions over whether a grapefruit can be used as a substitute ball.
More than 40 physicians refer their patients to The Athlete's Foot - Boise for custom-fit athletic shoes that complement athletic ability and reduce injury. Patrons step onto the Fit Print platform, which measures the biomechanical pressures that feet experience while walking, running, or punting a cell phone across the room. Afterward, the shop's specialists keep each customer's foot structure and regular physical activity in mind when recommending shoes designed by Asics, Brooks, Saucony, and other brands. Although much of the shop's stock is geared toward athletes and those upping the ante for physical fitness as a New Year's resolution, the shop also purveys casual and therapeutic footwear by Keen and Orthaheel.