The locally owned Embassy Boardshop launches skate safaris with clothing, shoes, and accessories from renowned brands such as Vans, DC Shoes, Adidas, and Analog. Customers can kick-flip their way into a pair of DC shoes ($49.99) to protect feet during cutthroat games of hopscotch. Nestle into the folds of an Alien Workshop hoodie ($44.99) or hoist a Neff beanie ($16.99) high aloft heads while street surfing on a Globe longboard ($159.99). Eric, the owner of Embassy Boardshop, swims in a sea of all things skateboard, doing backstrokes through ball bearings and grip tape after donning a bathing suit of skater magazines, all to pair customers with the perfect skateboard and gear, or challenge them to the most daunting pool party of all time.
The curators of vintage cool at The Attic line their shelves with clothing and home furnishings that exude timeworn, classic soulfulness. Shoppers can browse a be-bopping lineup of vinyl records ($2), keep dancing pants up with plain ($12) or designer ($18) belts, or entertain nearby noses with Paper and Cotton perfume ($20) and Bon Bon shea butter lotion ($16), both by Tokyo Milk. Women's T-shirts ($7) adorn torsos in comfort and style, and a brown antique trunk ($58) and green metal folding shelves ($35) accentuate an apartment's natural camouflage. The Attic is open Monday–Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to 9 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.
Located about 25 miles from Columbus, Rock Dove Farm harvests 80 varieties of vegetables and herbs during the growing season, stuffing weekly baskets full of chemical-free produce that's generally plucked within 24 hours of delivery. The full-size produce sampler staves off hunger pangs with a week’s worth of vitamin-packed nourishment that can feed two to four omnivores for seven meals or one malevolent vegetable monster during one night of fiber-heavy terror. Basket assortments vary by the time of year; shoppers this week are privy to a selection that includes leafy arugula, bunch turnips, cauliflower, braising mustard greens, baby leeks, peas, spring radishes, and broccoli.
Since 1990, Pitaya has fashioned its own line of American-made clothes for ladies looking to stay stylish no matter the season. Fresh merchandise hits the store weekly—stock up on what's hot so you're not forced to design makeshift togas from dead leaves and discarded cornhusks. Annettes can attract admiring passersby with the mesh ballerina skirt ($24), whereas Carols can give their legs a big pair hug with the linen-blend trousers ($39). The polka-dot-print tent dress ($34) emits elegance sprinkled with adventure, like a cocktail party held on the side of a cliff, and the black slouchy V-tee ($22) gives décolletages the social exposure not allowed by tyrannical turtlenecks or stifling scarves.
roll: was founded on a very simple idea. Riding a bike is fun, exciting, inspiring, and even life changing. Shopping for a bike isn’t. We were left asking, how could something that inspires so much passion and enjoyment, be so complicated, confusing and difficult. We just didn’t get it. So we did something about it!