Running shoes designed by New Balance, Mizuno, and other brands line the walls at Buckeye Running Company, a boutique dedicated to those who jog, race, or participate in marathons. Patrons can also peruse racks of athletic apparel designed by companies such as Saucony and Moving Comfort. The shop also holds events at which visitors can meet celebrated runners or learn techniques to avoid injuries.
Surge through the misty haze and fast-flashing lights of Lazer Kraze's multilevel arena as bumping bass lines mimic the sounds of futuristic bird calls. Rain ray-gun beams from an upper tier, earn a few power-ups, and then storm an opponent’s base to serve them a game-changing court summons. With numerous taggers traversing the arena, there’s no shortage of ducks on the darkened pond. After each game's dramatic conclusion, you and fellow taggers can scope out the real-time scoreboard for accuracy rankings and more. Cool down from hectic radio-wave-hurling action with additional fun-factory attractions (not included in this Groupon) such as arcade games, video-game tournaments, and laser-baked pizzas sliced generously by laser-wielding surgeons.
The wireless wizards and service providers at AT&T Authorized Retailers equip phones with a wealth of accessories. An iGo green universal wall charger ($49.99) powers up virtually any phone—with corresponding cables, sold separately, and doubles as a battery backup to provide power when wall outlets run dry. Two-packs of screen protectors for the Impulse 4G and Xperia Play ($15) keep displays smudge-free and glare-free. Alternatively, an AGF leather-inlayed rubber case ($30) grants Samsung Galaxy S II's the protection of an iron gauntlet ensconced in a stylish velvet glove, and the Body Glove soft-shell case for Impulse 4G phones ($30) offers a smooth, gel surface that stows easily without attracting pocket lint or bellybutton lint masquerading as pocket lint. Throw a party to celebrate newly acquired phone accessories with entertainment provided by an iHome mini stereo-speaker system, featuring two amplified speakers and vacuum bass expansion with a protective carrying case ($49.99).
Welling & Co. Jewelers has served the greater Cincinnati area for more than 90 years. The intricacies of diamond hunting become traversable with the guidance of the experienced staff members, who expertly weave a path through the four Cs to ensure appropriate opulence. Semiprecious stones and chromatic crystal accents beckon with glittery allure from necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings in the Mariana ($40+) and Chan Luu ($160+) collections. Sterling fashion bijou from Judith Ripka ($280+) and Kit Heath ($70+) charm with the lustrous shine of silver, setting fingers aglow with banded moonlight capable of conducting tides and hypnotizing astronauts. Ice-Watches ($85+) brand time-stalking wrists with miniaturized Big Bens, and 14k gold wedding bands ($300+) help industrially bond marriage contracts.
Just like fine flower arrangements, candy bouquets make great gifts for any occasion or caliber of sweet tooth. Celebrate a sibling's orthodontic success with a box of smiles bouquet ($45), or high-five over one more successful Earth rotation with a birthday bundle ($45). Wish the new mother well with a stork-shaped stand of sweets ($55), or simply load up for the long, easy summer ahead with the "junk candy" basket ($75), chock-full of everyone's favorite chocolate-covered chocolate and more.
Edible Arrangements' fresh, artful fruit baskets combine the aesthetic elements and emotive properties of floral arrangements with the juicy deliciousness and socially acceptable edibility of fruit, while dipped-fruit boxes add in the rich flavors of chocolate. Use the convenient online search to shave the results for chocolate-dipped fruit down to $25 boxes, then call to order your red-boxed prize. The primly packaged chocolate-dipped strawberries box features 12 ripe strawberries, each of which were picked at their peak freshness before being hand-dipped in a semi-sweet chocolate blend. Other boxed options incorporate juicy orange slices, crunchy green-apple chunks, succulent Anjou pear parts, delicate schnozberries, and more.