At each of Ace Hardware’s 4,600 locations around the world, attentive and knowledgeable associates oversee well-stocked shelves bearing domestic tools ranging from nuts and bolts to home goods and automotive supplies. As shoppers search for the right supplies to help with common projects such as finishing a basement or turning a mailbox into a working beehive, the shop’s hardware experts stand ready to dispense professional advice whenever it’s needed. They also deliver professional services—such as mower-blade sharpening, key cutting, and propane-tank refilling—that require more than just DIY oomph.
The photographers at Retro Vice release each subject's inner temptress with sultry re-creations of classic pin-up poses. Bombshells sit down in the stylist’s chair to make tresses shimmer and cheekbones blush for prints that light up the insides of lockers. A plethora of vintage props and wardrobe pieces spice up shoots with skimpy sailor suits and naughty aprons, and photographers coach models, cladding them with a natural confidence. Much like bootleg antiques, five portraits of the client's choice undergo vintage retouching before the images are finalized in physical and digital form.
• Ages 15–Adult Sign Language: Basic Conversation and Socializing (two 2-hour sessions with a $25 surcharge for class materials). • Animals Around the World (two 2-hour sessions with a $35 surcharge for class materials, ages 6–12). • Around the House Using Sign Language (two 2-hour sessions with a $30 surcharge for class materials, ages 6–12). • Offering Assistance to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Emergencies (two 2-hour sessions with a $15 surcharge for class materials). • Sign Language for Special Needs (two 105-minute sessions with a $35 surcharge for class materials). • Sing and Sign (two 2-hour sessions with a $20 surcharge for class materials, ages 6–12). • Special Needs Parents (two 100-minute sessions with a $35 surcharge for class materials).
HomeBrew USA sets soon-to-be brewmasters on a path to filling up kegs and bottles with homemade concoctions, outfitting frothy-art aficionados with all the necessary apparatuses to get started. An ideal Father's Day gift for craft-brew-crazy dads, a comprehensive homebrewing equipment kit should contain all the necessary hardware for fermenting, bottling, and capping, including buckets, siphon, airlock, hydrometer, and a security system that loudly plays "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" to ward off intruders. For a simple-yet-effective setup, the Bare Bones kit employs single-stage fermentation, in which brewing and bottling are done in the same vessel ($49.99), and the Basic bundle boosts brewers to the next level with an extra bottling vessel for clearer beer and easier carbonation, plus a bottle filter, brush, and cleaner ($96.99). More proactive beer-makers can pick up the Plus package, which sports a complete dual-fermentation system, using two buckets and a five-gallon glass carboy for a multi-stage process that reduces yeast sediment and creates clearer beer ($160).
Designer, actress, and philanthropist Rebecca Lawlor fuses her dual passions for fashion and helping children by crafting signature jewelry and handbags to benefit her Hearts of Hope Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to instilling hope to victims of child abuse. Handmade by American artists, glass heart pendants dangle from vibrant ribbons, suspending shiny cubic zirconia gems within their pellucid ventricles. The transparent charms can also hang from the clasps of a variety of handbags, ranging from satchel-style purses, ornately printed totes, and clutch bags stuffed with newsboys' Sunday circular ads.
At Tribal Yoga, students of all levels of yoga experience (or even no experience) can meet in a positive community space designed for fun, healthy interactions. The Yoga Alliance-trained teachers lead a diverse selection of classes—from preschool yoga to prenatal—all of which balance breath work, meditation, and asana. They can accommodate whatever intention students have for their yoga practice, whether they just hope to relax, lose weight, and, for kids, just have fun.