Bella Garden carries designer footwear from $25 to $90, apparel from $25 to $75, handbags from $25 to $400, and jewelry from $10 to $120. Instead of wafting through a sea of grimy thrift-store blazers with rumpled tissues lodged in the pockets, you'll get a wardrobe that smells fresher than a 16-year-old's bow-adorned first car parked on a driveway made of air fresheners.
Running-gear emporium Hit the Trails stocks its shelves with top brands and its sales floor with dedicated runners, including owner Stephen Dunn, who has 18 marathons notched into the soles of his track shoes. For men, the Brooks Glycerin shoe ($129) cossets feet in enough stabilizing cushion to sprint comfortably down a path of giant Lego bricks, while the Brooks Ghost 4 ($99) offers Omega flex grooves for extra flexibility. Ladies can gain competitive edge in a pair of Asics Rocketgirl track shoes ($45) or take to the trails in the innovative Saucony Kinvara 2's ($90). To make sure you go home with the perfect kicks for your stride, a camera-equipped treadmill gives a tech-assisted test-drive to prospective new hoof holsters, analyzing details not visible to the naked eye, such as precise fit at crucial impact points and whether or not shoes are on the right foot. Hit the Trails frequently sponsors local races, ensuring that runners never have to run alongside Vespa rallies to find the competitive challenge they seek.
Black-and-white checkerboard floors lend an old-fashioned air to Land and Sea Market, though butchers have only been preparing fillets and chops there since 1995. Freshly carved meats fill the store's coolers, including lamb shanks, quick-fry pork chops, and bratwurst, as well as bone-in chicken breasts and an array of seafood such as halibut and littleneck clams. The butchers also package their own meats such as bacon-wrapped filet mignon, chicken cordon bleu, and bourbon-marinated salmon, often seasoning the meats with their own house blend of spices. In addition to its savory selection of proteins, the shop also stocks grocery items such as vegetables and wines from around the solar system.
From his seven offices, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Christopher Ewanowski and his knowledgeable staff help restore epidermises with cosmetic, medical, and surgical skin treatments. With a stable of seven lasers, including the Candela GentleLase, Palomar StarLux IPL, and the 2,940-nanometer Whisper, Suncoast’s trained technicians rid skin of unwanted hair, sun damage, broken blood vessels, and tattoos of broken blood vessels. For more invasive procedures, including eyelid-lifting blepharoplasty and Dr. Ewanowski's specialty, the cancer-ridding Mohs micrographic surgery, the doctor treats clients in the in-office surgical suite. Suncoast’s resident aesthetician pampers with medical-grade spa services, using products from such skincare brands as SkinMedica, Avène, and glo.
Seasonal fruits and veggies, fresh herbs, and whole grains play a big role in recipes from The Vegan Menu, a website that publishes weekly vegan meal plans. The plant- and whole foods-based meals, which don’t include unhealthy additives like oils, processed flours, sugars, or dirt, are inexpensive and easy to make. In fact, many are one-pot dinners, tested and approved by vegans.
Every Friday, subscribers get a new meal plan for five weeknight meals with a grocery list broken down by aisle. Each dinner feeds two with enough leftovers for lunch the next day. In addition, free recipes for snacks, desserts, and breakfasts are available on The Vegan Menu's website.
By amassing a collection of furniture pieces from manufacturing companies such as Whitewood Industries, Archbold Furniture, and Whittier Wood, Barewood Outlet helps its clients find long-lasting, all-wood furniture that will be a staple of their families' abodes for generations. Barewood splits its inventory between finished-wood pieces, which stand at the ready to brighten rooms, and unfinished pieces, which customers can then have hand-finished to their specifications or take home as a do-it-yourself project. The outlet stocks all the tools, stains, and instructions necessary for these projects in order to help clients feel the rush of creating something themselves without experiencing the same old hassle of housing and feeding a Frankenstein monster.