Eve's Garden Gifts houses a collection of bonsai trees and lucky bamboo alongside inventive feng shui finds. Green thumbs can take up the balancing art of bonsai with a starter kit ($14.95) complete with a 2-year-old Japanese juniper bonsai tree, handmade ceramic pot, decorative moss, and pebbles. Five stalks of green lucky bamboo ($11.95) stand erect in a woodgrain ceramic vase oozing good fortune. Customers can quash stress with a dip into the ancient art of rock gardening with a mini zen kit ($12.95) equipped with fine sand, polished stones, and a bamboo rake to transform any space, from a cubicle to the roof of a speeding train, into a place of meditation.
At Florida Flowers, a family of florists oversees the creation, arrangement, and delivery of colorful floral masterpieces. Vases and bundles of sweet-smelling roses, sunny sunflowers, and stunning tropical lilies compose visual symphonies of seasonal colors and pastoral beauty. These handmade bouquets can be delivered for any occasion, from baby showers to proms to engagement rehearsals.
By amassing a collection of furniture pieces from manufacturing companies such as Whitewood Industries, Archbold Furniture, and Whittier Wood, Barewood Outlet helps its clients find long-lasting, all-wood furniture that will be a staple of their families' abodes for generations. Barewood splits its inventory between finished-wood pieces, which stand at the ready to brighten rooms, and unfinished pieces, which customers can then have hand-finished to their specifications or take home as a do-it-yourself project. The outlet stocks all the tools, stains, and instructions necessary for these projects in order to help clients feel the rush of creating something themselves without experiencing the same old hassle of housing and feeding a Frankenstein monster.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars' multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 600 calories with each go-round.