Each week, new clothing arrives through the doors of Blue Bird Style & Design, complementing the boutique's seasonal décor, gift baskets, and knick-knacks with stylish trendiness. Glittering jewelry accents blouses and fluttery dresses, and modish purses and handbags cherry-top brand-new outfits. A vast array of decorations, gift parcels, and baby toys make homesteads more welcoming and equip shower guests with thoughtful tribute. Custom-designed floral pieces bring out the vibrant colors of nature through silk, dried, and preserved flowers, forming charming centerpieces for dining rooms or effective decoys for rogue swarms of bees.
Stein Eriksen Sport Down Mountain outfits ice riders of all ages with comprehensive equipment-and-maintenance packages. Throughout the snowy season, juniors and adults take on well-fitting ski and snowboard gear and periodically return to the downhill doctors to enhance instruments with regular maintenance. Consistent waxing treatments provide reliable base protection and decrease friction between boards and snow to improve overall glide. Precise hand or machine tuning also bolsters handling and stability by sharpening edges and eliminating small nicks. The Silver tuning service includes an additional wax treatment, granting skis a soothing experience previously known only to hairy legs and candlestick holders.
Black Diamond Store's roots stretch back to 1957, when 18-year-old Yvon Chouinard began pounding out mountain-climbing gear with a hammer and an anvil. Chouinard's gear was a quick hit within the climbing community, and today, some 50 years and a name change later, his backyard operation has prospered into a global corporation with offices on three continents.
Despite such profound growth, the company holds true to the values that helped it thrive. Its climbing and skiing products undergo rigorous testing to sustain the highest possible quality while utilizing the latest technologies to keep users one step ahead of the game. And, rather than testing gear on trembling, acrophobic mannequins, the company's employees try out Black Diamond products themselves—like the company's customers, they're climbers, skiers, and adventurists, too.
With more than 50 years of combined experience in the cleaning industry, Leone's team renews soiled household threads with waterless washing and preservation techniques for an array of garments. Unsoiled shirts retain their smooth cuffs with hand and machine pressing before tucking their tails into custom suits designed by Leone’s staffers, who also expunge stains from ties, dresses, trousers, and suede. Bewitching bridal gowns retain or regain their immaculate glow with Leone's bridal-gown cleaning and restoration services, which pair with an optional preservation chest for optimum safekeeping. Cleaners also twirl the dirt off of home textiles, such as down comforters and dingy curtain panels, enabling their fresh fibers to once again shield household interiors from bright rays and unwanted love letters from the sun. While they wait for their stain-free vestments, patrons at the Sandy location can peruse Leone's café’s spread of coffee, tea, and smoothies.
Big O Tires' Healthy-Car special hones in on an array of auto parts, giving your wheels an all-over inspection to curtail any mechanical ailments or auto-body botherings. The 30- to 40-minute treatment begins with an oil change, which replaces fatigued oil with up to 5 fresh-faced quarts and includes a fluffy new oil filter for improved performance on roadways, highways, and intergalactic skyways. Free-wheeling tires are treated to a tread-soothing rotation and inspection, and brakes are scrutinized for uncharacteristic squeaks and squawks. Any remaining extremities receive much-desired attention during the 30-point inspection, a thorough exam that susses out auto aches, pains, and engine plagues. A fluid refill and chassis lube round out the service, which is backed by a nationwide warranty.
In the comics, several superheroes—Captain Marvel and The Flash, among others¬—wore the symbol of a lightning bolt¬ as a signifier of their heroic identities. In the same vein, an unassuming storefront donned the iconic symbol to become Dr. Volt’s Comic Connection, harbinger of comics, toys, and games. Scattered across the store, comics and books hold the legendary tales of Superman, the X-Men, and Spawn, chronicling their feats throughout the ages. In addition to classic tales of the time the Batmobile lost a wheel, are new issues abound with contemporary characters from serial issues of Dr. Who, Nightwing, and Gears of War. The shelves also seem to disappear under the sheer magnitude of the shop’s toys, card games, and miniature figures or the drape of heroic logo shirts hanging from the shops numerous racks.