Remember the Alamo. In their own unique way, the game designers at Splat Attack Paintball honor that charge with a scenario based around the legendary battle. The Alamo is one of Splat Attack's 13 games, which range from classics such as capture the flag to mutants, a riff on hide-and-seek where players search for their "contaminated" foes. Rounds take place across Splat Attack's more than 12 acres, which encompass landscapes both large and small—not to mention open and dense. Giant wooden spools and barrels populate the more traditional, speedball-style fields, while woodland surroundings include trenches and confined trailers, where players can take cover behind walls and napping movie stars.
The experienced designers at Young & Richards Flowers and Gifts provide personalized care to cater to their clients' every romantic, congratulatory, sympathetic, apologetic, or seasonally affective whim. Whether the occasion be birthday, baby, or anniversary related, Young & Richards will passionately provide you with the proper petals pronto. In addition to classically vibrant floral arrangements such as the sunny Daisy Daze ($39.99), the Day-Greeter's color-burst of orange roses, Gebera mini-daisies, and blue Belladonna delphinium ($44.99), and Sunflower Fields ($55), Young & Richards offers lovely pre-plucked blooming plants, fruity and fulfilling gourmet baskets, and more.
The Flower Mill's Stacy Schapp and her team of petal primpers arrange a variety of fresh and seasonal blooms to illuminate drab interiors. Customers can opt for the Sunrise Surprise array of orange gerbera daisies and red roses ($45.95+) to brighten someone's morning more effectively than shining a flashlight in his or her eyes, or send a multihued smile inducer with the Prettiest Picture's collection of Asiatic lilies, chrysanthemums, and carnations ($38.95+). The carnations, hypericum berries, and oregonia making up the Heart of the Home centerpiece ($38.95+) spruce up a sparse tabletop, and the three white roses ($27.95+) blossom delicately from their glass vase before executing note-perfect Bee Gees harmonies. The Flower Mill's shelves also effloresce with well-wishing gift baskets ($42.95+), as well as a variety of plants ($34.95+) that are more green than Oscar the Grouch wearing a trench coat made of money.
Located in 19 cities nationwide, Wine and Canvas commissions accomplished artists to spread the joy of painting during informal painting classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines available for purchase. The mobile studio’s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters—many of them local artists—provide step-by-step instructions while students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio’s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.
For more than 50 years, the employees at Get N Go Car Wash—a division of the locally owned Get N Go fuel and convenience stations—have found ways to make people's lives easier. Not only do the automated washes render vehicles squeaky-clean in about 15 minutes, but the company's online car-wash club also lets customers buy packages and manage their accounts 24/7. Some Get N Go locations even offer fresh mixed salads and wraps for hungry, health-conscious travelers or SUVs trying to diet down to compact-car size.
With more than 20 years of retail experience under his fine leather belt, owner David Jones touts superior customer service in an elegant, chic shopping space. Merchandise ranges from casual and comfortable to formal and fitted men’s and women’s wear, and it can be chosen right off the rack or be custom-tailored to specific tastes and waists. High-quality name brands can be found throughout the men's boutique, and customized suits are available in more than 1,000 types of fabric. Guys can don a Monarchy muscle shirt ($79) or a pair of AG denim jeans ($168), while women can peruse the selection of outerwear, including a comfy throw-over sweater ($85). David Jones also offers a variety of handbags and accessories to cast as patient back-up dancers for a diva-ish little black dress’s upcoming world tour.