Importing varietals from an Italian winemaker more than 120 years old, Multinational Wines transports palates across the pond to the sun-drenched hills of Tuscany. The shop's meticulously curated collection of vintages includes full-bodied merlot, a floral pinot grigio, and a chianti wholly uninspired by The Silence of the Lambs.
The nursery gurus at Bloomer's Home & Garden Center help fledgling green thumbs and experts alike design and cultivate flourishing gardens and lush landscapes. Browse display gardens to gather inspiration for backyard greenhouses, or pick out perennials ($4.99+) and azaleas ($8.99+) to enliven a flower bed with a flash mob of fragrances and colors. Learn about building a pond or water feature before adopting pond fish ($4.99+), or re-create the famed Hanging Gardens of Trenton with flowering hanging baskets ($17.99).
The team at PPG Pittsburgh Paints has dedicated 90 years to sprucing up homes with its revered brand of vivid paints, stains, and primers. Multiple sheens of Manor Hall ($61.38+/gal.) and Manor Hall Timeless ($67.65+/gal.) paint stand ready to replace previous exterior embellishments, such as presidential portraits painted in mustard. Sun-Proof, whose penetrating formula provides long-lasting UV protection ($58.41+/gal.), helps to prevent al fresco fortifications from cracking and peeling during super-soaker season.
At Lakeside Dental, Dr. Dorothy Drain draws upon more than 15 years spent maintaining and beautifying smiles. While conducting cleanings, extractions, and cosmetic services, the doctor works to assuage anxiety with a gentle chair-side manner in an office designed to reduce stress. Strains of soothing music drift through the air against furnishings in hues from beige to burgundy, and patients leaf through a selection of magazines, watch television, or simply meditate on which Civil War general had the most winning smile.
Regardless of which of the hundreds of Target Portrait Studio locations you meander into, you can always count on a similar experience. Tucked into Target retail locations throughout the nation, each studio boasts a staff of professional photographers, premium lighting equipment, and advanced digital cameras. The seasoned crew takes pains to customize photo sessions to suit each customer's vision, setting up desired backgrounds and props before guiding families and high-school seniors through a mélange of poses. Afterward, customers will work with a professional to personalize their portraits with different special effects and styles, such as black and white or sepia tone. They then pick up their physical portraits at the studio in 7–10 days. If they don't feel like holding their breath that long to see the final products, they can access the images in an online gallery within 24 hours of the session, at which point they can order extra prints for gifts, collages, and greeting cards.