While parents and teachers navigate the dense underbrush of educational materials at The Learning Circle, their kids clamber through the one-of-a-kind tree house that dominates the aisles. Math, science, and language-arts materials for grades K–eight mask a dose of learning in a layer of fun, making education as easy to swallow as a buttered-up fruit snack. While teachers find all the resources they need among the colorful rows, parents also benefit from a smorgasbord of home-school workbooks and summer learning programs that help to stifle the learning loss that often results from months away from the classroom.
The Cookie Store helps its customers to satisfy their sweet teeth with an extensive assortment of fresh-baked cookies and seven types of smoothies. From classics such as chocolate chip to more inventive flavors including snickerdoodle, honey oatmeal raisin walnut, and heath-bar toffee, The Cookie Store’s bakers concoct a spread of delicious bite-size treats daily. In addition to cookie trays and tins, bakers create custom cookie cakes in a variety of different shapes, including hearts and circles that can be decorated with birthday messages, cartoon characters, or interpretations of Jackson Pollock masterworks.
Owner, buyer, and stylist Elizabeth Allen loves fashion. The store offers designer collections for women, luxury denim, fine boots and shoes, and handcrafted jewelry and gifts. Elizabeth Allen's team specializes in wardrobe styling and teaching customers what to wear and how to wear it with pointers on how to mix collections and invest in quality pieces. Shoppers can frequently find designers such as Ella Moss, French Connection, The Frye Company, Chaser, House of Harlow, Michael Stars, Splendid and Sanctuary in e. Allen.
The friendly flourists at Fabulous Florals and Gifts transform bunches of blooms into stunning bouquets that enliven special events and comfort those in need. A rose-and-tulip bouquet marries classic red roses with the springtime charm of pink tulips, making fall foliage green with envy ($69.99). A watering can of kalanchoe makes both a polite and direct reminder for forgetful gardeners ($19.99), and the beer mug of blooms combines fresh white carnations and acrylic rocks to create a faux-foam-topped brew that makes any suds-soaked pal produce tears ($29.99). For moms, grandmas, or stylish mail carriers, Fabulous Florals and Gifts also outputs the handbag of blooms, which unites roses, carnations, and daisy poms in a stem-swaddling reusable tote ($39.99/small).
The Spa at Merle Norman deploys its epidermis-doting expert Jennifer Chaney to dole out personalized pampering based on skin type and lifestyle analysis. Suitable for all skin types and credit histories, the 75-minute Pamper Me facial rehydrates dry facial husks and exfoliates blemish-prickled pores with a regiment of customized pampering. After a deep-down refreshing cleanse, de-funked faces are steamed, masked, and masterfully moisturized, leaving each one as irresistibly smooth as a freshly buttered gazing ball. A face, décolleté, and hand massage rounds out the visage-improving romp, and Jennifer will also suggest the proper domicile upkeep for retaining revived guises.
Pisghetti's keeps the spice of life alive and vibrant with a full menu of Mediterranean and Italian dishes. Set your flavor sights on the 12-ounce Angus prime rib Italiano ($13.95), simmered to succulence in Pisghetti's signature Italian au jus, or twirl a fork around a heaping plateful of spaghetti with marinara sauce ($7.99). After getting platonic with olive oil, garlic, oregano, tomatoes, onions, olives, and feta, a medium greek pizza ($10.99) romances taste buds with a succession of tasty slices. Cajun shrimp pasta ($10.99) sautéed in garlic and served over spaghetti shouts down grumbling stomachs, which are then surprised when they're sweetly poked by desserts such as baklava ($2.25) or tiramisu ($4.50).