A wave of pastel hues washes over the walls of Lauren Alexandra's two elegant boutiques, where baby and maternity specialist Pamela Dicapo has been outfitting infants, toddlers, and their parents with upscale accessories since 1994. Newborn essentials—stuffed animals, baby-talk translators, and blankets from brands such as My Blankee and Little Giraffe—share colorful shelf space with apparel from European clothiers such as CakeWalk and Catimini. The shops brim with a bevy of accouterments, and Pamela's passion for all things baby-related extends beyond her store. She and her supporting crew travel to parents’ homes to cultivate domestic comfort with professional room design services, harnessing their decorating finesse to help parents select soothing, kid-friendly wall treatments, furniture, and carpet.
We have been pouring candles since 1992 and loving every minute of it. Being self-taught, we use the wrong wax, wrong wick, WAY too much fragrance and it all works together in harmony to create the most fragrant, clean, happy candle you could ever find!
Brookside's shopping district is a pedestrian paradise teeming with eclectic shops and enticing restaurants touched with old-world charm. A vine-ripened splash of Taurino Salice Salentino from Berbiglia ($13.97/bottle), when combined with a set of Clean Undies tea lights from 5B & Co. Candlemakers ($8.50 for 10), makes for a romantic dinner and renders washing machines useless. The award-winning Avenues Bistro reels in diners with elegant eats such as the lobster ravioli speckled with succulent Maine lobster in a pool of sherry-laced tomato-cream sauce ($21). Picking up where time machines left off, The (New) Dime Store resurrects nostalgic nuggets such as Valomilk candy and Shrinky Dinks, and also traffics in functional housewares, hardware, and deeds to future properties on Neptune. Customers can also use their gift certificate toward services such as a private Pilates session at Pure Pilates ($65).
One nippy Tuesday morning, Oliver H. Gerry swung open a set of doors inside the Grand Avenue Temple in downtown Kansas City. It was January 23, 1912, and that unfurled entranceway symbolized the first day Gerry Optical was open for business. In the 100 years since, professionally trained technicians have prepared eyewear to complement the styles of countless clients, including President Harry Truman and Senator Nancy Kassebaum. Today, each of the store's nine locations carries between 800 and 1,200 frames from brands such as Calvin Klein, Ray-Ban, Prada, and BCBG, and the flagship store on 75th Street also houses its own grinding lab to quickly custom-craft lenses and fix cracks after cartoon eye-popping mishaps. To honor its deep community roots, Gerry Optical gives back by partnering with Lions Clubs International to provide discount eye exams and eyeglasses to underprivileged families.
Hudson & Jane co-owners Rick and Flo Ann Brehm apply more than 20 years of experience in the retail industry to stock their shop with carefully curated designer apparel. Seaward and Stern silk ties ($97.50 each) from the men’s shop caress the necks of executives, fine-diners, and competitive windsor-knot tiers. A Naturally from Derek Rose short sleeve T-shirt wraps casually lounging torsos in a soft microdermal blend ($75), while plain-front twill khakis from Bills Khakis gadabout at lunch dates in a variety of colors ($115). Female shoppers can head to Jane, the women’s store, to fortify wardrobe essentials with A'Nue Ligne basic tank tops ($85 each) or construct a matryoshka purse family from multiple sizes of Sondra Roberts handbags ($25+).
We carry over 250 Perfume Oils including Essential Oils and Designer Oils. Perfume Oils do not contain alcohol or water – so it stays on your skin MUCH longer. Simply apply to the skin and rub it in. Starting @ $10 - $25.
Custom Scenting Your favorite fragrance can be blended into over 20 Unscented products