The balloon artists at Ms. Balloon LV must also dabble in science, or at least reckon with one scientific principle: High temperatures make gases expand. In Las Vegas’s arid climate, this means latex balloons are prone to popping in the middle of summer block parties.
Luckily, the savvy team has invented ways around this conundrum. Their balloon arches and canopies last until even stragglers leave the party. Their children’s balloon figures—complete with friendly smiles and occasional hair bows—are equally long-lasting. The secret is inflating latex balloons only most of the way, leaving room for expansion if the weather heats up or all the area toasters start toasting at once. In other cases, they incorporate Mylar, or foil, balloons, which react well to heat.
In more than 1,112 stores worldwide, Edible Arrangements' Fruit Experts arrange pieces of premium fruit in stunning displays for all occasions. Customers can customize their order to suit any occasion, receiving chocolate-dipped fruit such as pineapples, granny-smith apples, and juicy strawberries that, unlike the sodas found in most mummies' crypts, don't contain any preservatives. Fruit Experts can dip fruit in gourmet semisweet or white chocolate. For birthdays and anniversaries, chocolate wielders can personalize bouquets with gifts such as plush teddy bears and mylar balloons.
Since 1989, Personal Eyes Opticians' founder Nancy Edwards and her team of lens specialists have collaborated with customers to select functional eyewear that enhances lifestyle, image, and performance needs. Using superior optics and advanced lens technology, on-site technicians craft lenses in the vision center's attached lab, sharpening vision and senses of personal style and reducing toe stubbing. Eyeglass-inspired art upon the store’s purple-shaded walls mirrors the shapes of exclusive designer frames and designer sunglasses, as well as fashionable and affordable options.
For more than 30 years, Lee's Discount Liquor has stocked its shelves with myriad spirits, beers, and wine, earning a readers' pick as the Las Vegas Review-Journal's Best Liquor or Wine Store of 2012. Prospective imbibers get lost in a fluorescent catwalk of domestic and international tequilas, rums, cabernets, and microbrews, which deck out beverage collections with enough flavors to match any type of cuisine or postage stamp desired. Lee's Discount Liquor also hosts in-store tastings and an annual spirit-sampling event, which merges its myriad sips with entertainment from live bands.