Bejeweled with gem-like skewered grapes, the Delicious Fruit Design bouquet pops with a starburst of chocolate-drenched and undrenched strawberries rocketing past honeydew slices. Skillfully shaped cantaloupe daisies sport glistening pineapple petals, communicating love to significant others or appreciation to favorite limbo dancers. Alternatively, woo eyes and tongues with chocolate-drenched apple wedges, handsomely arranged in a gift-ready box. A dozen ripe strawberries hand-dipped in semisweet chocolate peek out of their package, tempting onlookers with finger-staining juiciness. Whether drizzled in chocolate or served au naturel, each bite remains free of preservatives and lower-back tattoos.
The expert staff at Highland Wine & Spirits hopes to instill a sense of trust in each customer that roams their aisles. For what it lacks in square footage, the store certainly makes up in volume, filling the space it does have with inventory that changes week-by-week, season-by-season. Across the shelves, premium producers such as Turnbull and Paul Hobbs parade alongside industry standards, such as Beringer and Sterling. Exclusive imports and boutique wines beckon more seasoned tastes, and if a customer is unable to find what they're looking for, the store's staff stands by to place special orders.
Transitions Lifestyle System transcends the constraints of mere diet; rather, it is a holistic approach to health, fitness, and happiness. The program includes low-gylcemic-index meal plans, daily journaling, an educational DVD, a professional and encouraging support system, helpful reading materials, nutritional supplements for weight management, and access to an interactive website to track your progress. The system traditionally lasts 90 days, but this Groupon offers a more accelerated program for one third of the time. By checking in with a Transitions Lifestyle System advisor regularly, clients feel more accountable for their daily choices and tend to see positive results. Depending on your chosen location, you may also receive one Groupon bonus:
While other children were playing outside Charlene Randolph's bedroom window, she was buried in her coloring books, scribbling intently with her crayons. This passion for two-dimensional art led her to take a slew of illustration classes in high school, but it wasn't until college that she discovered the clay medium and the world of functional, three-dimensional art. Tossing her canvases and drawing pencils to the side, Charlene became the primary instructor at The ClayGround Studio & Gallery, a BYOB workshop that provides novice potters with all the tools, materials, and fire-breathing abilities needed to craft stoneware art. Charlene's own masterpieces are available for purchase through the studio's website or at various boutiques and galleries across the country.
Hyatt & Co. adds a note of refinement to men's wardrobes by filling them with formal and casual clothes from labels such as Tommy Bahama, JJ Weston, Vannucci, and Luchiano Visconti. The friendly tailoring team—Rocky, Marc, Ray, Justin, Harvey, and Eddie—greets visitors at the Maple Lawn shop and helps them pick the perfect cloth for a fine Italian suit or wade through a wide selection of T-shirts, satin ties, cufflinks, and jeans. They use their adept fitting skills to slide torsos into becoming formalwear including suits that cut a classic, Sinatra-esque figure and tuxedos spiffier than that of Fred Astaire's best man.
MissionHeart Traders' artists build original baubles and beads, many of which are created on-site, for guests to take home and craft their own jewelry, Single pendants ($2–$12) await the opportunity to dangle demurely from the neck of their designer, and the oft-rotating bounty of beads, available by the average 16-inch strand ($3–$35/strand), includes 8mm stringable natural stones such as chalk turquoise ($3/strand), tiger's eye ($7/strand), faceted smoky quartz ($8/strand), and marble milled from Michelangelo's David (market value). The ClayGround Studio & Gallery currently features the wares of various artists, filling its boutique shelves and walls with ceramics, wine-bottle art, and paintings of slow lorises on black velvet.