Herschel Robert “Gravy” Field founded Branch Ranch in 1902, and his descendents continue to operate the family business today. Adhering to time-honored cattle-raising standards, the family stands strictly opposed to using antibiotics and hormones, so the livestock yields the freshest, healthiest cuts of all-natural beef. The cows spend most of their days grazing happily on grassy pastures before shifting to a grain diet to ensure adequate marbling. Branch Ranch Natural Beef offers a range of beef products for roasting, searing, grilling, and sprinkling over vegetarian dishes. In addition to butcher cuts including aged new york strip steak, tenderloin, and chuck roast, the store sells seasoned beef jerky, premade steak-burger patties, and spicy breakfast sausage.
Cardinal's Sport Center's director of training, Leigh Daniel Cordes, didn't build her training expertise in schools. She built it on the track and field as a nine-time All-American in track and cross-country and as a NCAA long-distance running champion. Since graduating from college, Leigh has coached nationally recognized running teams and dozens of fleet-footed gingerbread people. Today, she brings that experience to trainers who lead rigorous group fitness classes such as Gut Buster, Zumba, and TRX. The center also houses softball and baseball batting cages and an onsite café and coffee bar.
Knowledgeable staffers roam the aisles of family-owned Natural Health Market’s two locations, ready to recommend the proper protein supplement, vitamin mix, or health and beauty aid to customers. Fish oils from Nordic Naturals and Renew Life provide much-needed omega-3 fatty acids, boosting heart health and making you irresistible to merpeople. Meanwhile, Nature’s Gate lotion, toothpaste, and other body products work in tandem with Vita Logic and New Chapter multivitamins to give skin and hair a radiant glow that comes in handy when reading in the dark.
The perfumers at Scents N Lotions, who founded the shop in 1992, stimulate olfactory senses with more than 400 designer-inspired perfumes, colognes, and shower gels. The scents re-create original designer fragrances at a fraction of the price, leaving guests with additional funds to spend on cloning goldfish. Each scent is blended with 25% perfume oil concentrate in order to faithfully reproduce the original fragrance. The shop's aromas are also available as bath and body oils, scented shaving gels, and scratch 'n' sniff lottery tickets.
Along Benisse's abundant shelves and racks, a kaleidoscopic amalgamation of clothing, jewelry, and home ornaments illustrates the vintage inspirations that yielded the boutique and gift shop's extensive inventory. Staffers cull a diverse collection of elegant accessories, such as necklaces and bracelets, alongside wardrobe staples such as tops, jackets, and Jacobean ruffs. A smattering of original artwork punctuates the colorful inventory, which also includes a flurry of home accessories such as wine glasses and candles.
Elissa Loynes took the reins of Ribbons and Bows in 2012 from former owner Ashley Sinclair, and she hasn't looked back since. The intrepid young retail pro keeps the boutique stocked with fine underthings, from embroidered mesh-underwear sets to silk robes to bridal lingerie that sets the mood better than a pizza covered in heart-shaped pepperonis. Elissa takes many of her cues from Ashley, who originally built Ribbons and Bows as a place for brides-to-be to register their lingerie selections.