Stylist and aesthetician Ashley Hunt has carved out a corner for herself inside An Exclusive Salon by Tammy where she treats her clients to a menu of refreshing facials and salon services. Her skilled shears descend on overgrown locks and reshape them into chic looks for men, women, and children, and shellac manicures pamper and protect nails with durable shellac polish. Alternatively, bodies can prepare to bare themselves with waxing services and spray-tanning sessions.
Tobacco Express stocks a variety of e-cigarettes that provide flavorful puffs of nicotine without the smoke or ash of traditional cigarettes. Buyers can choose traditional vapor flavors such as Menthol Ice or opt for creative ones such as Dr. Pepper.
The butcher, the baker, and the candlestick-maker aren't just three characters from a nursery rhyme; they're part of the team at Manotick Natural Market, a farm-to-table shop that's served the community for nearly two decades. The butcher carves organic chicken, antibiotic and hormone-free pork, and other locally sourced meats, the baker crafts fresh pasta and gluten-free breads, and the candlestick-maker shapes wax into elegant candles that flicker on dinner tables. Shoppers can also find natural beauty products, health supplements, Olea Bella olive oil and balsamic vinegar sampler, and organic produce sourced from farms located within a 100-kilometer radius.
In 1973, Jimmy and Katie Dean signed the papers to purchase Joyland Amusement Park, which had fallen into neglect after first opening in the 1940s. They thoroughly revamped the 13 attractions the park had then, and Katie still helps manage the more than 30 kiddie, thrill, family, and water rides that send guests rolling, spinning, and splashing today. From the Skyride's gondolas that sail high overhead, families take in scenic vistas of an antique carousel, the speedy Galaxi coaster, and a log flume powered by Old Faithful’s underachieving brother. Joyland opens its gates from mid-March until early fall, closing in the winter months for rollercoaster-hibernation season.
Katrina Kohnle and her husband had always talked about opening their own business. So in 2006, the mother of three left her job as a dermatology sales rep and founded Out on the Patio. Initially, Katrina envisioned her store as a place where customers could simply gather design ideas for outdoor projects or connect with design vendors. She soon discovered, though, that with furniture as with flamethrowers, people enjoyed testing items in the store before buying them. Katrina obliged by adding more and more furniture lines to her show room, which now contains everything from tables and bar stools to fire pits and heaters.
Party Plus Warehouse supplies the necessary ingredients for memorable events. Hosts can pick up hats, paper goods, and custom-designed banners to add colorful accents to birthday parties or baby showers, and find graduation-themed accessories to celebrate scholastic achievements. Staff members can string balloons in shapes such as palm trees or archways to grant attendees both an eye-catching setting and a reassurance that no porcupines RSVP’d. Party Plus also supplies Halloween costumes for spooky revelries, and rents popcorn machines and arcade games to amplify festivities.