Shoe Palace furnishes vacant closets with a wide selection of men and women's kicks for casual, dressy, and athletic occasions. Frequent free-footers can enlist a friendly, knowledgeable staff member, who will help chase down a pair of running sneakers, marry a lovely couple of sandals, tug a fleet of boat shoes, or stage a duet between a Velcro high top and Olivia Newton-John. Regal purple carpeting and elegant floral arrangements greet aisle-traversing feet at Shoe Palace, its environs welcoming females to cover their kick stands with a variety of brands and prices, including Clarks ($52–$90), Merrell ($65–$95), New Balance ($86–$95), Sebago ($59.90–$79), and Eliza B women's sandals ($39–$80). Meanwhile, males can clothe toe-hangers with footwear from Johnston & Murphy ($99–$148), Clarks ($99–$115), New Balance ($60–$110), Rockport ($79–$82), and more.
On the shelves and display racks at Tala's, handbags from Brazil stand a few feet from mandala earrings and ornate hookahs. Around the shop, curated selections of handmade products stand ready to be inspected and taken home. Tala's also follows fair-trade practices, aiming to benefit the far-flung makers of its clothing and accessories.
Lamps, sconces, and chandeliers cast a warm glow over cozy furnishings inside Lighting EFX's two showrooms, which the owners designed to "enhance the visual experience" of their clients. Their knowledgeable sales team greets customers and helps them navigate through indoor and outdoor lighting arrangements, both flocked by home accent pieces and migratory pink-flamingo statuettes. From among their merchandise, ceiling lights illuminate domiciles from overhead, and an array of stained-glass or polished-chrome accent lamps add both style and brightness to rooms. Old-fashioned outdoor gas lamps, all boasting an oil-rubbed bronze finish, cling to walls or stand atop posts, as a swarm of exterior hanging lights dot the night air.
NKY Magazine's staff highlights events, locations, and people in the region, composing in-depth features on important developments. Topics covered by the mag's reporters include business and health news, as well as lighter pieces showcasing northern Kentucky's best dining and the travel spots most frequented by Bigfoot.
Surge through the misty haze, bumping bass lines, and fast flashing lights at Lazer Kraze, where Deerfield Township's three levels or Erlanger's multi-level arena of advanced flashlight tag await. Make it rain raygun ammo from an upper tier, earn a few power-ups, then storm your opponent’s base to deal them a game-changing strike. With as many as 40 taggers traversing either arena, you'll have no shortage of ducks on the darkened pond. After each game's dramatic conclusion, you and your fellow taggers can scope out the real-time scoreboard for accuracy rankings and more. Both the Deerfield Township and Erlanger locations host additional fun factory attractions (not included in this Groupon) such as arcade games, video-game tournaments, inflatable playgrounds, and laser-baked pizzas sliced generously by laser-wielding laser surgeons.
The wireless wizards and service providers at AT&T Authorized Retailers equip phones with a wealth of accessories. An iGo green universal wall charger ($49.99) powers up virtually any phone at home (with corresponding cables, sold separately), and doubles as a battery backup to provide power when wall outlets run dry. Screen-protector two-packs for the Impulse 4G andd Xperia Play keep displays smudge and glare free ($15 each). Alternatively, an AGF leather-inlayed rubber case grants Samsung Galaxy S II's the protection of an iron gauntlet ensconced in a stylish velvet glove, and the Body Glove soft-shell case for Impulse 4G phones offers a smooth gel surface that stows easily without attracting pocket lint or belly-button lint masquerading as pocket lint ($30 each). Throw a party to celebrate newly acquired phone accessories with entertainment provided by an iHome mini-stereo speaker system, featuring two amplified speakers and vacuum bass expansion with a protective carrying case ($49.99).