An eclectic boutique that showcases a continually rotating stock of stylish items and artifacts to outfit homes and gardens, The Potter’s Garden also treats patrons to complimentary gift wrapping with any purchase. Shoppers can pick up Wind & Willow cheeseball mixes ($3.99+) to whip up in case a child's cherished baseball goes over the fence, or they can store a selection of hot dips and salsas for spontaneous get-togethers ($3.99+). Fire pots in an array of sizes ($13.99–$100+) safely contain and cradle flames on an outdoor patio, and a palatial birdhouse ($14.99+) extends a respectable gesture of goodwill toward humankind’s feathered friends. A soy candle can set the mood for a dinner party, imbue a room with a pleasant scent, or distract a visiting fire-breathing dragon while you call 911.
Staff members at Digger O’Dell Nursery and Landscape fill nine greenhouses with more than 500 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals. They even dedicate an entire greenhouse to growing up to 1,000 hanging baskets at once.
With 70,000 square feet of hands-on displays, Cole’s Home Solutions arms DIY decorators with tools and trinkets for domicile makeovers. Shoppers can pick up everything from a Majesty Bells wind chime ($22.40) to a plastic suet and seed bird feeder ($42.97) to deck out porches, as well as fine metal dishes and bowls from Beatriz Ball.
For 40 years, the passionate writers and editors at Living Blues have enlightened subscribers with comprehensive reporting on blues music news, events, and stars, highlighted by interviews with legends including B.B. King, Etta James, and Buddy Guy. Each bimonthly issue teems with thorough profiles of the genre's established acts and shines a spotlight on rising talent. Helpful radio charts compile airplay data from around the globe, and album reviews educate readers on the best blues releases and which CD cases are notorious for biting listeners’ fingers. After flipping through the magazine's pages for a full year, subscribers can make informed votes for Living Blues' annual awards, in which prizes are doled out for album of the year, artist deserving more attention, and guitar chord most likely to make a grown man cry. The first issue of a new subscription should arrive within six to eight weeks.
The Spa at Merle Norman deploys its epidermis-doting expert Jennifer Chaney to dole out personalized pampering based on skin type and lifestyle analysis. Suitable for all skin types and credit histories, the 75-minute Pamper Me facial rehydrates dry facial husks and exfoliates blemish-prickled pores with a regiment of customized pampering. After a deep-down refreshing cleanse, de-funked faces are steamed, masked, and masterfully moisturized, leaving each one as irresistibly smooth as a freshly buttered gazing ball. A face, décolleté, and hand massage rounds out the visage-improving romp, and Jennifer will also suggest the proper domicile upkeep for retaining revived guises.