For more than 60 years, Kwal Paint's team has designed colors to complement almost any décor, continually refreshing the palette of more than 1,600 shades to reflect trends and advancements in interior decorating. To wit: EnviroKote paints are made from eco-friendly, raw materials and contain no VOC. Additionally, online virtual color-visualizing applications help homeowners realize the abode of their dreams. As ever, the knowledgeable staff is on hand to guide customers through common issues such as blistering or how to revamp garden gnomes stuck in last season's styles.
Minky Couture's soft, fleecy blankets wrap tots and adults in a rainbow of colors that stay bright even after a trip through the washing machine. The teal satin lining of a Daisy Duke blanket ($70 for a 36"x30") warms kids' toes beneath a carpet of pink and yellow flowers, and the leopard-print Kami fitted crib sheet ($50) helps bassinets keep out the cold or camouflage their occupants during day care field trips to the Serengeti. Adults can curl up with a suspenseful section of the tax code under a Sarah Diamond blanket's subtle red damask design ($135 for a 50"x60") or prop up Marla's brown paisley pillow ($25) at the end of the living room divan. Shoppers may also opt to customize their piece with up to 10 characters of embroidery ($15), such as a child's name, a loved one's initials, or a blanket fort's street address.
One of Utah's first off-course golf retailers, Uinta Golf has been equipping putt enthusiasts with specialized apparel for more than 40 years. Tops from Nike (starting at $39.98) cloak swinging torsos, and TaylorMade hats (starting at $19.99) let players don their favorite brands or combat distracting perspiration with a moisture-wicking sweatband. As the Nike Women's Dri-Fit visor ($18) eliminates sweat and adjusts to cranium circumferences with a velcro fastener, Nike Tech skorts ($60) sheath lower halves with shorts' length and a skirt's aesthetic.
In 1911, when he opened Standard Optical, Henry Schubach could not have guessed that his successors would be providing LASIK treatments and contact lenses in 18 clinics. Each office fills with chatter as doctors check prescriptions and work to identify common optical issues, such as glaucoma or weeping when an onion dies. Light skips off ranks of designer frames from Coach, Maui Jim, Guess, Lacoste, and Dior, and transitional lenses darken as newly keen-eyed patrons mosey from the shop. The staff at Standard Optical has also performed more than 15,000 LASIK procedures, and offers a free consultation for those seeking to ditch frames.