Entering their 85th season, the Harlem Globetrotters have entertained millions of parents, children, and general basketball admirers with a unique brand of athletic precision and showmanship. For their latest “4 Times the Fun” North American tour, the Globetrotters will add a new 4-point shot spots located 35 feet from the basket, which is 12 feet further than the official three-point line but several thousand miles closer than the prime meridian. See the arch-nemesis Generals try to keep up as the Harlem hardwood sorcerers evade gravity’s oppressive clutches and court clairvoyants distribute unassailable alley-oops. Youngsters can learn about the benefits of teamwork while laughing along with the jovial jocks as they perform classic routines of unconventional passing and sudden transmutations of water into confetti.
Winner of the 2010 ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence, Lowe's has been helping customers conserve energy and expletives with home improvement, gardening, and hardware solutions for every budget. With the store's friendly handypeople as their guide, nail-pounding novices and seasoned remodelers alike can outfit their toolbox for any undertaking with more than 6,000 products between $25 and $50. Impress spouses and annoy car-pooling coworkers by ably installing ceiling fans into your car roof. Add lighting fixtures to darkling domiciles, or finally finish your back yard's Super Mario Bros. level with Lowe's garden tools. The store can also mix together a rainbow of hues for painting projects involving dining rooms, nurseries, and sweat lodges. Afterwards, you can clean up the dust with a 6-Gallon HP Wet/dry Shop Vac ($44.97), or rinse off caulk-covered corpuses under the Moen Brushed Nickel 7 Spray Pattern Shower Massager ($49.98). Regardless of your mission, the accommodating staff at Lowe's will offer expert advice for completing your home's improvements.
The vision for Jeanne's Gelato & More began when Valerie Ewers, who co-owns the caf? with her sisters, made a fateful trip to California and tasted gelato for the first time. She recalls, "I was pretty blown away? it was really different from everything else." Following this gustatory awakening, Valerie conferred with her sisters, and together they decided to set up a shop of their own inside a cheery yellow-walled caf?. The sisters offer a rotating cast of the creamy treat, eschewing artificial flavors in favor of seasonal ingredients such as watermelon and mango, and more off-the-wall infusions of wine, beer, and honeysuckle from real flowers.
In addition to making their own gelato, the sisters use their mother's recipes to prepare fresh soups and french chocolate cake. And for clients looking to pair their treats with drinks, Ewers emphasizes her coffee: "best lattes around,? she says, ?'cause I like my coffee."
Mayflower Gardens’ designers pluck flowers from the shop’s own greenhouses to assemble the freshest, most vibrant bouquets possible. Their flower arrangements span the spectrum, from a dozen roses primly poking out of a vase to golden calla lilies arched like half-moons within a glass cube.
The plant emporium's fragrant bounty extends beyond arrangements to outdoor annuals and perennials. Gardeners can stroll through the greenhouse, where a canopy of hanging baskets hovers above tropical trees, azaleas, and rosebushes. The store also stocks herbs and veggies, thereby making it unnecessary to steal them from still-life painters.:m]]
An affordable and monumental selection of plush beds, sturdy end tables, and stylish home accessories mingle good-naturedly in Ashley Furniture HomeStore’s warehouse. The Durapella microfiber sofa ($348) fills living rooms, dens, and panic rooms with its pillowy plumpness, inviting the weary and restful into its plush embrace. Its erstwhile companion, the Durapella microfiber recliner ($227) offers a single-serving seat with a tilting backrest and rising footrest. Escape from daily rigors and into sweet dreams of imperial excess with the Nero queen panel bed ($299), or augment somnolence and with a new bed frame such as the Janel queen sleigh bed ($299).