Devo Olive Oil Co. is a gourmet emporium with over 50 varieties of the freshest, cold pressed extra virgin olive oils from across the globe, balsamic vinegars from Modena, Italy, and nearly two dozen hand made all-natural pastas. Come visit either of our tasting rooms for inspiration for your next signature dish!
Lindwedel Wine Garden specializes in vino varietals cultivated in Missouri and treats visitors to complimentary wine tastings during business hours. Bring a friend and give Lindwedel wines a ceremonial mouth swish before choosing bottles to purchase with the $30 credit. Fermentation aficionados will serve up palate pleasers such as the medium-bodied sunset red ($14.99), which can be enjoyed while taking in the stunning Ozark views or be perfectly paired with a snifter of marinara sauce at home. Other reds include the light-bodied medley ($14.99), the fruit-flavored table rock red ($12.99), and the full-bodied norton ($19.99).
The team behind Taste of Main Street America perused every state in the nation to fill 280 pages with recipes and photographs from eateries located on the Main Street of their respective cities and towns. Readers' palates are whisked to Connecticut with the Willimantic Brewing Company's parmesan-encrusted tuna, and Oklahoma's easy lasagna bake provides relief on nights when the oven is exhausted from its day job as an accountant. Whipping up a dish of homemade lemon squares by the specifications of the Fifth & Main restaurant in Alabama can turn new neighbors into twice-a-day window knockers fiending for the tart treat, and the fresh flavors of Rhode Island's heirloom tomato salad with chilled cucumber soup rouses taste buds with a symphony of fresh flavors. The book is available for pickup at 12 locations throughout the southwest Missouri region, and it can also be shipped online.
At Del Sol, shoppers can peruse racks of clothing and accessories that change color when exposed to sunlight. When viewed indoors, women's V-necks ($25) and tanks ($23) appear emblazoned with pale prints of butterflies and flowers, but when taken into sunlight, the patterns brighten, deepen, and reveal themselves as the long-lost Dauphin of France. Men can get into the quick-change act with crew-neck tees bearing silkscreened beach-centric images and slogans ($25).
Although Majestic Gems offers a range of services you'd expect from a national chain, it has just two locations in Branson, Missouri, and Juneau, Alaska, allowing the company to focus on intimate customer service. Owned by the Raghani family, Majestic Gems strives to become familiar with its clients' tastes in order to recommend the best pieces. Staffers reach into glass display cases to pull out rings, necklaces, and earrings that sparkle with gemstones from around the world, including diamonds, sapphires, topaz, and alexandrites. Meanwhile, jewelers help customers identify the perfect stone—for engagement rings and more—from a vast selection of loose diamonds, varying in cut, color, clarity, and carat.
The stores also carry signature brands such as David Yurman designs, Chamilia beads for charm bracelets, and Seiko watches. Experienced professionals provide repairs and appraise pieces of jewelry, including rings that, according to family lore, were forged in dragon fire. And while you're getting a clasp fixed or checking out an emerald pendant, ask the clerk for some tips on local tourist attractions, like Branson shows or tours of the Alaskan wilderness.
With a passion for perfumery that began with the possession of a Barbie Perfume Maker at the age of 6, the owner of Ophelia’s Apothecary translated her life-long dreams into reality with the creation of her line of all-natural scents and made-from-scratch toiletries crafted without the use of sulfates and parabens. Vintage mirrors, a well-loved gramophone, and jars filled with herb sprigs line the walls of the creamy-pink shop, creating an elegant atmosphere wherein clients may breathe in the aromatic scents of lotions and perfumes, try on mineral makeup to find hues that their suit skin tone, or refill supplies before prospector audit week. Carefully wired mason jars hang from an antique ladder, with the clear glass showcasing the apothecary’s variety of all-natural shea-butter lip balms and portable containers of whipped body butter. Twinkling chandeliers shed light over the array of jar-bound toiletries, each separated by type and scent for stress-free perusal without the complicated Dewey decimal system.