This high-end resale shop stocks its racks with slightly used, stylish merchandise. Carrying sizes 0–32, as well as petites and maternity clothes, Clothes Mentor supplies the raw materials for women of any body type to radiate glamour like countesses caught in a solar storm. Name-brand jewelry (starting at $4), purses from Vera Bradley (starting at $12), and sandals by Coach share space with brands such as J. Jill, Chico's, Talbots, and Ann Taylor, giving fashion-forward, budget-conscious women a multitude of options for reinvigorating their wardrobes. Clothes Mentor pays cash for gently used, high-quality items, keeping store shelves buzzing with a steady influx of fresh arrivals.
GlassLink is an art glass studio and education center specializing in Stained Glass, Fusing, Mosaics, Lampworked Beads, Dichroic Jewelry and Precious Metal Clay. Custom commissions, finished art for sale, art glass classes and inexpensive studio time are just a few of the services provided.
Daring floral prints, leopard spots, and stripes pattern the upholstery in the waiting room at Merle Norman Luxe Spa & Salon. The eclectic decor flows throughout the salon, hinting at its broad range of hair and body treatments. The salon's hair designers cut and color men's and women's locks, as well as match heads to designer wigs in a private room. At manicure stations, nail techs coat fingertips in lacquers squeezed from the color wheel by scientists at OPI. In the spa area, skin specialists treat clients with the exclusive Merle Norman Cosmetics line on a try-before-you-buy basis. The line's cosmetics are manufactured in the United States and are guaranteed to be not tested on animals.
Chocolate Café’s shelves teem with more than 100 of South Bend Chocolate Company's handmade desserts as baristas concoct a bevy of specialty drinks from the espresso bar. Available by the pound or the piece, chocolate-covered berries bring a bittersweet nip to each tasty morsel ($15.99/lb.), and double-dipped chocolate-covered peanuts pack twice the chocolaty coating needed to conceal peanuts' pretentious monocles ($10.99/lb.). Chocolate Café's menu suits all manners of cravings with ice-cream concoctions ($3.95–$4.99) and cake slices ($4.99–$5.99). Wash down sweet treats with a specialty espresso drink such as the Lake Effect mocha, which serves up espresso, steamed milk, and melted chocolate inside a shivering, thermal-sock-donning mug ($3.80 for a medium).
Flowers of Canterbury arranges blooming bunches of colorful, seasonally appropriate flowers and plants. Nothing says summertime like staring living, breathing plants in the face, such as a living bunch of vivacious violets—a friendly purple plant that will grow on its caretaker across many seasons ($21.95+). Or reignite staring contests with flowers by enlisting a contender from a variety of seasonal arrangements, such as the U.S.A.-chant-warranting Spirit of America bouquet ($34.95+).
Devoted to fostering Fort Wayne's cycling community, Peloton Cycling Center equips its indoor arena for year-round training with stands for stand-still biking and CompuTrainer technology, which helps simulate the great outdoors while increasing your cycling speed by 2 to 4 mph and your power by 20% to 30%. During their month of access, serious cyclists will get to training-montage for their next competitive velocipede endeavor in an ultrafuturistic environment safe from the vagaries of time and the bitter chill of Midwestern winters. Groups of six to 12 people can ride the same "course" together simultaneously, while individual speeds, heart rates, distances, calories burned, and more are fed back to riders on display screens. Interactive course videos simulate Ironman courses for an immersive experience that only lacks bear attacks and alien abductions for wilderness realism, while additional 3-D software goes the extra mile to pump up the reality fog.