An 18-acre equestrian retreat, Annwyn Equestrian Center guides riders through lessons atop friendly steeds housed in the center’s 36 spacious stalls. The accomplished instructors lead beginner and experienced horse mounters through one-on-one, 45-minute lessons across the facility’s three lit arenas. Jumping lessons cover riding basics, acquainting drivers with their mammalian carriages before advancing gallopers to fence jumping and puddle splashing. Commonly referred to as "ballet with horses," dressage lessons teach balance and build core strength as horse whisperers move and control their animals with their body instead of with a deceptively out-of-reach carrot. Four-legged vantage points bolster cores with a cardio workout and help riders to gain self-confidence or relieve stress as they braid the mane of a newly acquired equine pal.
By amassing a collection of furniture pieces from manufacturing companies such as Whitewood Industries, Archbold Furniture, and Whittier Wood, Barewood Outlet helps its clients find long-lasting, all-wood furniture that will be a staple of their families' abodes for generations. Barewood splits its inventory between finished-wood pieces, which stand at the ready to brighten rooms, and unfinished pieces, which customers can then have hand-finished to their specifications or take home as a do-it-yourself project. The outlet stocks all the tools, stains, and instructions necessary for these projects in order to help clients feel the rush of creating something themselves without experiencing the same old hassle of housing and feeding a Frankenstein monster.
Black-and-white checkerboard floors lend an old-fashioned air to Land and Sea Market, though butchers have only been preparing fillets and chops there since 1995. Freshly carved meats fill the store's coolers, including lamb shanks, quick-fry pork chops, and bratwurst, as well as bone-in chicken breasts and an array of seafood such as halibut and littleneck clams. The butchers also package their own meats such as bacon-wrapped filet mignon, chicken cordon bleu, and bourbon-marinated salmon, often seasoning the meats with their own house blend of spices. In addition to its savory selection of proteins, the shop also stocks grocery items such as vegetables and wines from around the solar system.
TigerDirect.com's vast virtual warehouse distributes computer parts, software, and gadgetry around the world, backed by their brick-and-mortar stores around the nation. Home to PC and computing experts, the stores dole out repair and advice in equal sums, answering questions about virus issues such as pop-ups or nasty computer-sneezing fits. Founded on the principles of putting the consumer first, TigerDirect offers same-day shipping and business-to-business sales, and they boast a spyware-tight website security guarantee that will cover customer liability up to $50.
Since 1989, Play It Again Sports has been buying and selling new and used sports and exercise equipment. They are keeping sports green, recycling gently used athletic equipment into new-to-you gear. Products from brands such as Nike, Adidas, Easton, Wilson, Nautilus and Schwinn, make up each store's enormous selection of new and recycled gear, which is replenished daily with goods for a wide selection of sports that ranges from baseball, golf, soccer to lacrosse and football. Treadmills and exercise bikes equip bodies with muscular suits of armor, and pintsize and adolescent equipment arms youngsters with protective padding until they eat enough bologna to grow muscles of their own. Knowledgeable staffers man each location, ready to answer questions, arrange gear deliveries or pick-ups. To ensure their stock remains robust, they also encourage athletes to collect their lightly used gear—including bicycles—and bring it into a local store to either sell or trade.
Pear cosmopolitan. Amaretto truffle. Mango cheesecake. It reads like the menu at an upscale restaurant, but it's actually flavor blends from Vapor Zone's selection of e-cigarette liquids. Its three-step process includes the option to create a custom blend from your choice of flavored liquids, which a "vapologist" then mixes fresh for one of Vapor Zone's six vaporizers. The company offers 30,000 possible combinations, which can include flavors that range from tutti frutti gumballs to classic tobacco, because we don't know what avant garde tobacco tastes like yet. The kosher-grade liquids are American made, and Vapor Zone's lab and formulas are both registered with the FDA.