Eye Express's squad of certified eye docs brings the world from soft to sharp focus by fitting faces with fashionable frames ($79 and up), lenses ($79 and up), and sunglasses. Amplify comfort and abate adjustments by having frames equipped with spring hinges, or snag a pair goggles molded from durable memory metal to assure they don't forget your birthday. Allergy hurdles are effortlessly surmounted with hypoallergenic frames made from stainless steel, titanium, and plastic, and the stalwart grip of silicone nose pads thwart spectacles' low-sliding escape plans. Depending on prescriptions and preferences, lenses can be imbued with glare-eradicating dexterity, or taught to harness the hue-shifting prowess of a Thanksgiving turkey with sun-activated tints.
Edgewood Drive Shoe Repair cures footwear injuries and leaves toe room in its schedule for shoe-accessory retail. Busted heel tips can be replaced on women’s high heels ($10.75–$17.25/pair) or on most men’s shoes ($25–$28/pair). For a new look on a weathered pair, a professional shoeshine ($6.50/pair) brings luster to vintage penny loafers and camouflages snakeskin-boot blackheads. Edgewood Drive Shoe Repair strives to take on even small repair jobs ($5.50 each) such as a quick grooming of frayed sneakers or recalibrating the coordinates of ruby-slipper GPS systems. The shop can also fix other leather goods such as purses, belts, wallets, and golf bags.
Baskets Instead is a small gourmet food shop that has specialized in putting together exceptional gift baskets since 1987. We carry nextensive inventory of specialty foods that you rarely find in the larger grocery stores. Also carried are outstanding gifts for babies and pampering bath lines for those detressing times!
The expert botanists at Tyler Floral harness the artistic power of flowers to create complex, sweetly scented floral arrangements. Combining rich red roses, stargazer lilies, and white freesia, the Sweetly Scented bouquet whisks noses to a state of blissful happiness ($65–$85). Awarded annually to the wizard who banishes winter to its frosty burrow, the Springtime Reward can also be used to taunt acquaintances who don't believe in spring ($45–$65). The sunny Rainbow of Blooms lugs a bag of joy into every room it enters and liberally applies smiles to every person it sees ($45–$65). In addition to flowers, Tyler Floral cares for a slew of houseplants, such as the Chinese evergreen, that offer to transform rooms into lush forest habitats ($35–$75).
Design the Difference is an art and outreach project wrapped into one. Socially conscious artists create the shirt designs, most of which are printed on American Apparel T-shirts, with 10% of each sale going toward funding one of four non-profits of your choice.
Walking into a HobbyTown USA is like immersing yourself in a science fair, toy store, and art-supply shop all at the same time. Stocked with items ranging from 1/25 scale 1969 Camaro model kits ($18.99) to easy-to-care-for ant farms ($16.99), the store has something for any age or interest. Spicy up the tide of warm weather with interactive outdoor activities, such as flying Turbo Jet 2000 gliders ($4.99) or kites shaped like 3-D space shuttles ($19.99), which, unlike real space shuttles, serve decent in-flight meals. For rainy days, pick up a 10-piece carving-knife set ($11.99) and an eight-color all-purpose paint set ($13.99) to repurpose any banister as a totem pole of achievement.