Lush greenery and orderly rows of pink and red mixed annuals create a gardening wonderland at The Shed Inc., a complete garden center and nursery staffed by landscape-design experts. Along with shrubs, trees, and flowers, the center stocks lawn ornaments to help customers populate their ideal yard paradise and re-create favorite Night Court scenes with stone fairies. Shovels, pruners, and hand tools line shelves alongside fertilizers and fungicides, and a stock of topsoil and mulch prepares even the most barren landscapes to nurture new growth. A propane filling station also stands by, equipping grills to sizzle up some burgers or decorate a neighbor's pool toys with black stripes.:m]]
ClayNation gives aspiring and amateur artists a fun, creative atmosphere where they can paint provided bisqueware with a variety of vibrant paints and tools. Once you've singled out your makeover recipient from ClayNation's inventory of more than 300 pieces (ranging in price from $1 to $100), use the design center's idea books, stencils, and more than 70 colors of paint to translate the masterpieces of your mind into a visionary mug, plate, frame, and more. Adorn an urn with your favorite high-speed chase scene from The Benny Hill Show, or paint a mug in coffee-colored camouflage and convince coworkers you have the power to levitate liquids. The talented staff will perform an emergency airlift if you find yourself in a creative or uncomfortable slump. Once you finish, they will fire up your piece in the kiln and return it to you fully matured within about a week.
Strat-O-Matic games harness the power of real, official statistics and countless hours of research to simulate sports play in professional baseball, football, basketball, hockey, and college football. Strat-O-Matic applies unique ratings to each player, allowing at-home fans to analyze the data themselves and simulate seasons, compile all-star teams, or simulate past seasons with historical teams dating back decades and even centuries.
Nestled near Roslyn, Loucri Jewelers’ display cases are home to an array of glittering baubles and renowned brands, ranging from diamond bracelets to Rolex watches. This high-end retailer furnishes fingers with engagement rings and draws attention to eyes with Swarovski sunglasses, creating a look that sparkles more than a face covered in fireflies.
Licensed aesthetician Bessie Ktistakis is the owner and founder of Pamper Aesthetics & Make-Up. The skincare spa's warm, bedroom-style treatment room is a relaxing space to have skin tended to, whether it’s with a classic facial with a face, neck, and shoulder massage or a deep-pore clearing facial, which frees blocked pores and hydrates the skin.
Creators Gil and Jonathan collaborate to design timepieces that blend modern style with the classic glamour of their native Italy. The unisex pieces, featured in the June 2010 issue of O, the Oprah Magazine, are silicone structures with features including water resistance—in case of accidental submersion in teriyaki sauce—ergonomically shaped flat backs, anti-perspiration slits, and ionic Tourmaline, which sustains serenity, vitality, and mood. Pixelmoda houses three watch collections: the Classic ($20), the Ops! ($30), and the Wit ($25). Lightweight Classic wrist-clock hues range from grapefruit to bubblegum to mint and are available in three sizes. The Ops! collection—one-size-fits-all neon tickers—can deck an arm in 15 colors, such as mojito and caipiroska, a retina-rocking shade of pink. The Wit watches, which are only available in stores, have artistic and attention-grabbing designs, such as President Obama, a teddy bear, and a baby crawling into an open manhole.