Inside Finck's Cigar Factory Outlet stores, neat rows of premium smoking goods line the state’s largest walk-in cigar humidors. An expansive layout of more than 1,200 square feet welcomes cigar aficionados seeking an even more expansive selection of puffing materials. Popular brands including Arturo Fuente, Padron, Oliva, and Ashton dot the shelves, alongside in-store brands boasting robust flavor and value. In addition to congratulatory smoking logs, Finck’s accessorizes fumitory habits with humidors, cutters, lighters, and ashtrays. An array of pipes, snuffs, and chewing tobacco ensures that cigar-loving guests will have ample room to test various rolled beauties inside the smoking room, where complimentary newspapers, Wi-Fi, and coffee fit nicely alongside comfy leather furniture.
In 1965, Popular Mechanics ran a small classified ad for Brookstone, a new catalog company that packed its pages with functional products and detail-oriented descriptions. Brookstone quickly expanded to meet the high demand for its collection of “hard-to-find tools,” and opened the door to its first retail location in 1973. Today, Brookstone’s more than 300 nationwide retail locations allow customers to test-drive its ever-growing lineup of interesting products, which range from Bluetooth-enabled massage chairs to power adapters designed for international travelers and their electronic passports. Staying true to its roots as a catalog company, Brookstone houses an even larger selection of products, each waiting patiently to be shipped, on its website.
Sparkle Cleaning's staff provides both commercial and residential cleaning services, sanitizing living and working spaces with safe, green products. These eco-friendly cleansers are used to scrub bathrooms, scour kitchen ranges, dusts windowsills, and restore the luster of taxidermied Irish setters. Sparkle's services are always tailored to your needs, and many patrons opt for regular cleanings on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis. You can also select à la carte services, such as a refrigerator cleaning, window washing, or grout cleaning.
Featured in Southern Living magazine, Kiss the Cook equips cooks of all skill levels with the tools and toys needed for whimsical culinary escapades. Carrying a coterie of high-quality cookware, bakeware, and kitchen-friendly gadgetry, Kiss the Cook will have you on your way to creating simmering sauces or luxuriously stacked baklava. Specialize your slicing repertoire via a paring knife with sheath ($9.99), invigorate your vintages with a Vinoair wine aerator ($19.99), or unshackle hunks of innocent limestone with a marble cheese slicer ($19.99). Ensure accurate measurements with magnetic measuring spoons ($16.99) or extract the magic nectar of citrus juices with a lemon squeezer ($14.99). Kiss the Cook's friendly, knowledgeable staff is on hand to assist with your culinary queries.
When students sign on for a Rock About climbing class, they don't just learn to rope their way up mountainsides and trade banter with goats. The company's certified guides also educate clients about the cultural history and complex geology of the climbing sites. On climbing treks to Reimers Ranch Park, owner Adam Mitchell and his team teach top-roping and belaying techniques while exploring the notion that climbing allows humankind to commune safely with the earth's natural wonders. For those uneasy about vertical exploration, the guides offer non-climbing adventures such as interpretive hikes.