Way To Go's experienced staff expertly hones blades for optimal ice-slaying power at its well-stocked sports equipment outlets that specialize in buying, selling, and consigning used sporting goods. For optimal carving and snow-spraying hockey stops, skates should be sharpened professionally instead of being dragged down the street by a newlywed couple’s tandem bike. Families with more than one skater, or teams of ice-dancing penguins, are welcome to bring in multiple pairs of skates for group bonding activities around the sharpening wheel. After just one sharpening, skaters can showcase newfound nimbleness on the ice, gliding along with poise like a ballerina operating a segway.
The gem gurus at EverGreene Jewelers have dispensed, crafted, and repaired an abundant array of jewelry out of fine gold and silver, pearls, and diamonds for more than 27 years. Past the building’s green awning, adornment aficionados individually guide patrons through EverGreene Jewelers’ collection of chunky, multicolored Rebecca rings, hand-assembled Citizen Watches, and Tin Cup pearl pendants, made popular by Renee Russo’s breakout role as the necklace in the movie Tin Cup. Bauble beautifiers spruce up jewels during complimentary cleanings, an award-winning jewelry artist fashions personalized accouterments at the in-house shop, and a certified gemologist inspects patrons' pieces during appraisals. Visitors to EverGreene Jewelers can also swap pieces of unwanted silver or gold in exchange for cash or kiddie pools filled with Ring Pops.
Baby Grand sheathes small ones in fashionable accessories and carries furniture, slings, wraps, and baby clothing for moms and moms-to-be. Cloak a trend-setting tyke in the bamboo romper ($28.50), a vintage-style onesie decorated with snaps, making it easy to remove. The funky farmyard activity gym's dangling livestock and noise-making plush toys can entertain bored babies ($65). The laminated buckle bag ($70) boasts a foldout changing pad and insulated bottle bag and comes in a variety of popular prints to fool passersby of its contents. The baby boutique's Balboa Baby adjustable sling ($56) is capable of carrying an 8–25-pound baby or roasted chicken.
Housing more than 7,000 certified used clubs, 2nd Swing offers both burgeoning golfers and more experienced club wielders a deep catalog of orb-mashing implements. Each club is thoroughly cleaned and vetted for signs of bumps, scratches, cracks, or sand-trap-related psychological trauma, then rated based on its condition to help patrons know exactly what they are getting. Increase your distance off the fairway or the tee-box with a ladies’ Callaway 4-iron ($29.99), or upgrade from unwieldy wedges fashioned from a doorstop dipped in molten lead and glued to a broomstick to a ladies’ Nike slingshot graphite gap wedge ($49.99). Give nascent Nicklauses their first divot-tearing toolbox with a Tommy Armour five-club junior set ($49.99), or see of they can reach the neighbors’ newly installed homing beacon with a drive from a Taylor Made junior driver ($29.99). Patrons can take any prospective purchase out for a same-day demo session at a nearby course or range, testing its gravitas on the greens before bringing it home to meet the family fish.
Bridal parties at Bay Salon & Boutique are greeted with breakfast snacks and mimosas before stylists turn their full attention to crafting a creative look for the big day. This kind of pampering is the norm even for clients just stopping in for a monthly trim. No matter the occasion, guests are feted with organic coffee and gourmet desserts as they chew on an idea for a new look. In the chair, heads are tended to with Aveda and Pureology products that deeply condition locks and are the only way to remove most types of confetti.
Style transformations continue in the boutique, which displays dramatic necklaces, sleek clutches, and cozy scarves made by local and national designers. Those who don’t wear their purchases out of the store get them gift wrapped for free.
Custom T-shirt Central hands the creative reins to customers, letting them design their own graphics for T-shirts, sweatshirts, and onesies. After uploading a hand-sketched masterpiece, crafting a computerized image, or selecting a picture from the store’s extensive gallery, an easy-to-navigate online program helps turn pixelated dreams into realities on the chosen garment. The software displays fabric color to ensure complementary hues. It also lets designers size and position sayings or cartoons so that they’re big enough to read from afar or tiny enough to bring curious passersby close enough to bite. After the composition is perfected, personalized attire arrives by mail.