With a plethora of frame and mat samples, Deck The Walls can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (most framing starts at $99), dorm-room movie posters sparkle (24"x36" pieces start at $99), and sports jerseys shine. The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoebox photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts. Deck The Walls' lifetime guarantee and assurance that all work is done on-site means your frameables won't be subject to mistreatment at underground commercial framing facilities.
Edible Arrangements' fresh, artful fruit bouquets combine the aesthetic elements and emotive properties of floral arrangements with the juicy deliciousness and socially acceptable edibility of fruit. The sweetener-free, preservative-free baskets are all handcrafted for each order, ensuring freshness.
Jaffe Jewelers owner Lawrence Jaffe taps his wide range of worldwide contacts to supply his storefront with a wide range of exotic diamonds, gemstones, and jewelry from designers including Abel & Zimmermann, Giorgio Visconti, and Jewels by Star. Silver medalist in the Best Jewelry Store category of Active Dayton’s reader poll, the store houses wearables ranging from the affordable Scott Kay sterling and gemstone line ($450+) to more high-end choices. Carlos Bere earrings sparkle with the help of full-cut diamonds set in 18-karat white gold ($1,450), with gems calibrated for dazzling onlookers or flashing Morse code messages to potential mates. Marvel at a teardrop-shaped Fana pendant adorned with 157 brilliant-cut diamonds ($5,810), or accessorize glamorous hands with a diamond-encrusted 18-karat gold ring ($3,120). The store also houses such ultra-luxurious pieces as the Luca Carati white-and-rose-gold soccer pendant, speckled with diamonds that add grace, charm, and +3 to dexterity ($10,195).
Ever since it first soothed the weary soles of Boston police officers and waiters in the early 1900s, New Balance has kept bipeds bunion-free with a vast array of shoe sizes and styles, manufacturing many of its wearable wares in the USA. New Balance’s fit specialists will quiet barking dogs and coax blistered heels back to life by measuring 88 critical points of fit and studying patron’s strides. They'll then use that information to determine the proper fitting footwear for your clodhopper's contours and match its form to your foot-function—be it running, jumping, or stomping on grape Skittles to make Skittle-wine. Men and women can choose from a wide selection of running, walking, cross-training, casual shoes. The durable New Balance 660 walking shoe ($74.99) cushions and supports arches during long, tedious treks through mega-stores that sell buttons. If you'd rather outrun the holiday season's hams, pies, and nogs before they have a chance to nest in your thighs, try on the New Balance 587 running shoe ($110). Boy’s and Girl’s footwear, like the New Balance 623 ($34.99), will keep your offspring's extremities well-shod during gym class, four-square championships at recess, and training sessions for their next worm-eating dare.
The staffers at Special Occasions Party Supply weave art out of air. Their balloon decorations spiral into multicolored columns, bend into archways, and form hanging hearts to garnish events ranging from birthday celebrations to bridal and baby showers. The family-owned business also outfits reception areas with tulle and matching tableware, sprucing up the setting to befit any celebration.
Decorating services are only one facet of their job, however. When they aren't prepping dance halls, they guide independent party planners through the shelves of their two supply stores. Batman- and Disney-princess-themed favors are on hand to charm children, Halloween costumes can conceal identities, and more than 38 solid colors of plates and napkins set attractive schemes. The bouquets of high-grade helium balloons are guaranteed to hover for at least five days. Patrons can also rent helium tanks with do-it-yourself balloon kits, which come with ribbons for each balloon and instructions for knitting sky-size safety nets.
The chamber mavens at Today's Home Interiors dress Dayton-area domiciles in distinguished furnishings made by brands such as Drexel Heritage, Henredon and Thomasville. The superlatively supplied showroom boasts more than 3,000 different upholstery fabrics, hundreds of wood finishes, and styles from high-quality vendors to complement the distinct personality and recommended daily fiber intake of any room.
The Shopping Bag’s owner and founder was inspired to begin her online boutique by memories of her grandmother's “gift closet,” which was always filled with an eclectic array of knickknacks that she doled out on special occasions. Those gifts always perfectly suited whomever they were meant for, something The Shopping Bag attempts to replicate with its diverse selection. Home and fashion accessories dominate the ever-changing inventory and include such unique items as beaded necklaces and skull-shaped cupcake molds. Mustache paraphernalia provides an homage to quirky facial hair, with customers able to purchase mustache-adorned straws, mustache-shaped temporary tattoos, and personal appearances from Hall and Oates’s John Oates. Home chefs can accentuate their art with spice rubs or Stonewall Kitchen baking mixes, and shoppers looking for kids’ gifts can choose from a selection of toys, sunglasses, and clothes.