Dancewear, plush toys, make-your-own perfume and lip gloss, room decor—when young girls enter Club Tabby, colorful items beckon from every corner. Kids and parents can visit just to browse or to get a Glam Station makeover and sport a whole new look. Club Tabby also hosts birthday parties, and festivities can include rock-and-roll themed extravaganzas, outings in a limo complete with a red carpet stroll, or cheerleading sessions with a special Club Tabby cheer.
Assisted by a rotating roster of guest winemakers, sommeliers, distillers, and brewers, Westport Whiskey & Wine's expert staff lead guest groups in spirited tasting events ($5–$35) throughout the week. Discover new old vintages during Thursday Open Bottle Nights, during which staffers introduce groups to up to five new tastes from eight of their favorite grape-based pours, along with separate spirit samplings. At First Friday beer tastings, hops pioneers from notable breweries such as Goose Island and Schlafly coerce palates to search suds for delicate flavors and coded messages hidden in the foam. Other tastings train the spotlight on brand-name libations such as tequilas and whiskeys, and cocktail classes led by mixologist Joy Perrine equip pupils with creative drink mixing know-how. Customers may use their tasting gift cards toward educating multiple companions, helping friends brush up on brew knowledge or capture hard-partying genies in bottles of merlot. Since some tastings have a guest limit, hopeful taste buds should reserve their spots in advance.
Mary and Randy Baron cultivated their entrepreneurial spirit by transforming Baron Barclay Bridge Supplies from a mail-order home business into a large supplier of all things related to the game of bridge. After 30 years of expanding that company, they enlisted the help of their son Dustin to begin a new venture designed to nourish the culture of eco-awareness and sustainability in their hometown of Louisville. That idea eventually became Amazing Green Planet, which stocks locally made gifts and fair-trade products including earrings, soaps, and candles. Compost pails, reusable bags, and water-saving showerheads also help increase efficiency around the home and lessen the strain on the planet without forcing it to wear a lumbar belt around its equator.
Les Filles specializes in artisan jewelry, handbags & accessories. Most of the artists are KY locals but we didn't stop there...we showcase several National artists that you may see at juried art shows like St. James Art Fair in Louisville, KY. Perfect for unique gifts or finding the perfect piece to compliment your outfit!
Apricot Lane owners Wendy Lytle and Kimberly Beyer bedeck their boutique with accessories and apparel from trendy brands such as Elan, Humanity, and Esley. Punch up denim by Miss Me, Level 99, and Kut from the Kloth with accessories (approximately $20) such as jewelry that alights lobes, scarves that nurture necks, and belts that lasso waists or coworkers' legal pads. Shoes (approximately $50) from Very Volatile complement tops, skirts, and dresses ($30–$40), and clutch handbags (approximately $50) lend handlers the ability to tote along essentials and very small life coaches.
Dedicated to the maintenance of your authentic Oriental rugs, Anabel's applies its gentle, natural, and chemical-free talents to your home's artisanal floor frocks. Anabel's professional cleaning process hand-washes rugs with soft shampoos, submerging the entire rug in water and then sun-drying your wares to eliminate any odors or unsightly tan lines. Anabel's sage staff of fabric aficionados will tackle all types of oriental rugs, including Persian, wool, chinchilla whiskers, and Tibetan, from petite 4'x6' rugs ($60) to antique 12'x15' treasure tarps ($450). Without regular care and attention, each step upon a dirty carpet can prematurely shorten your rug's life, as well as re-aggravate its dormant dust-bunny demon.