At Wine Barn, what began as a small grape-growing and hobby winemaking operation quickly grew into a larger family business. In 2007, the Wine Barn facilities were constructed, and soon a winery and tasting room sprang up, giving birth to their first vintage. Since then, Wine Barn's estate has produced a wide variety of wines to satisfy both the new and experienced wine drinker alike. The family welcomes visitors to peruse a suite of more than 20 wines, sip samples in the tasting room, or simply look out across the landscape's tranquil ponds and vineyards.
For more than 95 years, Helzberg Diamonds has been dealing in diamonds, as well as earrings, rings, necklaces, and other shiny adornments. Surprise a sweetheart with treasures more wearable than a necklace of one-kilogram gold bars, such as a sterling-silver blue- and white-sapphire ring ($99.99) featuring a birthstone, or a key-shaped ruby pendant ($79.99). Helzberg's exclusive designer collections, such as the signature I am Loved set, encircle fingers and necks with precious stones that reflect their owners' personality or degree of kinship with oysters. Customers can use this Groupon on clearance items, purchasing a pair of silver and 14-karat-gold hoop earrings ($89.99) or a Venetian-glass-bead bracelet ($59.99).
My Best Friend's Closet and its sister stores—Wear House and More and Wear House Exchange—curate a sprawling stash of gently used, modern apparel for men, women, and children. At each shop, a style-savvy staff strives to keep its showrooms brimming with designer apparel that's within 2 years of current fashion trends, working to maintain a contemporary selection free of outdated looks and time-traveling bell bottoms. The team adds hundreds of items to its inventory every day, and can help shoppers further complete ensembles with a fleet of accessories such as shoes, jewelry, and purses.
At the age of 12, Angela Sims made her first dessert: a lemon-meringue pie for her mother, who hadn't been feeling well. As soon as she saw the smile that spread across her mother's face with each bite, her passion for baking was born. Sims would go on to spend hours in the kitchen with her mother and grandmother, learning that baking desserts is less about mixing together ingredients than it is about connecting with other people.
Sims took that lesson to heart when she founded Desserts by Angie. Originally based out of a home, the bakery was forced to expand to a larger factory once word got out about its delicious cakes, pies, and cupcakes. Whether she’s accommodating regular customers, wholesale orders, or catered pie fights, Sims continues to bake according to her "Momma's" recipes, which call for no preservatives and made-from-scratch everything.:m]]
In 1976, busy California mother Joan Barnes wanted nothing more than to find a play place where she and her kids could enjoy age-appropriate, educational activities. Finding none, she developed her own innovative play environment within a developmental-based program structure now known as Gymboree Play & Music. Today, kids tumble and learn in more than 650 locations in 33 countries around the world, engaging in open play and classes designed to build cognitive and motor skills. As parents participate in their children's development, their kids learn to paint, play, and interact socially outside of their preschool knitting circles.
Limited Figures' massive selection will have fanboys and fangirls perusing its superhero and indie anti-hero merch with wide-eyed glee. You can browse rack upon rack of the newest DC, Marvel, and independent comics ($2.99–$4.99), or delve into denser reading material by picking up a gripping graphic novel ($12.99–$29.99). Impressively illustrated hardback comics ($19.99–$99.99) make for memorable gifts while looking fancy on bookshelves, and action figures ($2.99–$14.99) from Marvel and DC double as crime-fighting paperweights. The helpful staff assists in picking out items that pique patrons’ interests, while bolstering HeroClix and Magic card collections with boosters and packs ($2.99–$14.99). Treat children both inner and outer to fantastical gifts with today’s side deal to Limited Figures.