The Cookie Store helps its customers to satisfy their sweet teeth with an extensive assortment of fresh-baked cookies and seven types of smoothies. From classics such as chocolate chip to more inventive flavors including snickerdoodle, honey oatmeal raisin walnut, and heath-bar toffee, The Cookie Store’s bakers concoct a spread of delicious bite-size treats daily. In addition to cookie trays and tins, bakers create custom cookie cakes in a variety of different shapes, including hearts and circles that can be decorated with birthday messages, cartoon characters, or interpretations of Jackson Pollock masterworks.
Continuing its country-wide occupation of Americans’ days off, HobbyTown USA’s Asheville location slings games, models, and science-y kits to amateur and professional hobbyists. Adult and kiddie visages demanding immediate motley makeovers can be carefully dipped in a Klutz face-painting kit ($24.95), and auto enthusiasts can ogle and take home a Revell Ford Mustang boss model ($23.99), naturally theft-resistant thanks to its unsuitability for non-miniature drivers. Star gazers and stranded extraterrestrials rely on a Powerseeker 60 telescope ($46.58–$54.98) to chart the stars, and a Blade Heli scout helicopter ($49.99) can hover over cocktail parties to scare guests out of pocketing hors d’oeuvres. With a wide-ranging inventory and sage-like staff, HobbyTown USA meets multiple leisurely demands and appeals to all age groups, with the exception of couch-potatoing enthusiasts.
Practicing yoga was one of the first steps to Eric Seiler's fascination with healthy body alignment. He quickly became engrossed in the study of rolfing to complement his mastery of poses, and today counsels others with Dr. Ida P. Rolf's methods. The techniques are geared toward healthier posture and increased physical capability—after detecting areas of gathered tension and compression, Eric seeks to correct these problems through a mix of focused, hands-on pressure and lessons in movement. His warm attitude and expertise can lead clients on a progressive path toward enhanced mobility, as well as relief from muscle pain and various conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
Hard Exercise Works helps clients improve their physical health with intense total-body workout regimens for all fitness levels and sage nutrition advice within a supportive fitness community. Dedicated coaches push attendees to reach their goals in classes that accommodate up to 50 students, ensuring pupils' safety by demonstrating proper technique. Each workout consists of an ever-changing sequence of intense exercises, intended to improve strength and stamina over a five-week period. In addition to a vigorous fitness regimen, the gym's nutrition philosophy promotes well-being outside of class sessions by either prescribing a five-week diet for students or teaching them how to photosynthesize their own food.
A professional groomer with a decade of experience runs the show at Touch of Grace Pet Spa, performing massage therapy on pooches in addition to standard grooming services. Man's best friend receives cleanings with herbal-based products during full spa packages, which include conditioning treatments to keep coats glossy and skin too slick for fleas to settle on. The spa also offers nail trimmings, ear cleanings, and teeth brushing and caters its services to dogs big and small.
Humans can find the missing pieces for their homes and kitchens with the lightly used furnishings and appliances at Second Chances Thrift Store, but homeless animals are the ones that really benefit the most from each sale. That's because the shop donates all proceeds to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, a no-kill shelter and a foster program for homeless animals that might otherwise roam the streets with their possessions in a handkerchief tied on a stick. A large inventory of kitchen appliances, books, and furniture flows constantly through the store. Additionally, shoppers can find antiques peppered throughout the selection, identifiable by their black-and-white appearance.