Bead boutique sells semiprecious stones, Swarovski crystals, and the country’s largest selection of Venetian beads, while hosting flexibly scheduled crafting workshops in its design studio. Interested jewelry-makers can schedule classes to suit their schedule, and instructors will gladly host even one-on-one sessions to demonstrate introductory beading and show how to crochet necklaces from strands of silver wire. The shop hosts beading parties for kids' birthdays, and parents can craft at grown-up events such as BYOB Ladies' Night and Fiscal New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Gwen Willhite founded Cookies by Design in 1983, when an unsatisfying brainstorming session about gift ideas led her to ponder one question: why should flowers and sweets remain separate? Her solution was to design the cookie bouquet, where custom, hand-decorated cookies are displayed on sticks and arranged like flowers in gift baskets. Her invention quickly became a popular gift among locals, particularly those allergic to real blooms or too bashful to look at naked cookies.
Twenty-five years later, there are more than 200 Cookies by Design locations across the country. Each shop's team of bakers creates cookie baskets with a degree of care that matches Willhite's original vision, decorating and arranging sweet shapes for birthdays, holidays, and any other special occasion.
Fey & Co. has been adorning body parts for more than 60 years, providing exquisite options and gifts for every occasion. The company prides itself on the quality of its goods and its exceptional customer service, taking the jewelry-selection process very seriously to ensure lasting satisfaction. Your pair of quarter-carat diamond studs will come set in 18-karat white gold, adding a brilliant sparkle to your aura and an optimistic tone to all future trips to the karaoke bar. Use this Groupon to treat yourself to a pair of luxurious ear ornaments, or sneak the sparklies into a short stack of flapjacks for a sweet surprise on Mother's Day. If you choose, you can use your Groupon for a $199 discount for jewelry upgrades listed in the above link.
Naperville Shoe, Luggage, Tailoring & Repairs lovingly resurrects shoes, purses, and pieces of luggage, rewarding their loyal service with a material makeover. Pairs of shoes may receive a heel fix-up ($22–$30 for men; $10–18 for women) to mitigate the consequences of friction and gravity, or a total heel and full-sole overhaul ($68–$75 for men), which counters erosion brought on by walking over rough concrete or tap dancing with sea urchins. In cases of faded suede, a dye application ($30 for men; $25 for women) brings back the warm chestnut browns and midnight blacks of yesteryear’s leather. Or opt for new elastics on shoe backs ($17 for two) to help restore spring to your strut. A complimentary shoe buffing accompanies all repairs, sending feet back into the world looking snug, sharp, and shiny enough to attract the notice of every handsome sock salesman.
The confectioners at JenyLee CupCakery whip together and deliver fresh, made-to-order cupcakes in 1 of 17 decorated varieties. Delight taste buds with flavors such as Campfire S’mores, complete with the requisite ingredients but without the fire or unmanageable sessions of "Kumbaya." Grasshopper carries a hat of mint frosting and Andes mint pieces, whereas the red velvet hosts cream-cheese frosting and a dusting of sugar crystals. Each month inflates the ego of a featured treat, including current diva, the Salted Caramel Cupcake, made with house-made caramel from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, sea salt from Penzeys Spices, and sugar from the tears of a fairy. Part of the proceeds from each month’s feature is donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Black Tie Formalwear's seasoned clothiers redefine manly silhouettes with fine Italian suits perfectly matched against dress shirts and colorful silk ties. From Italian imaginations renowned for designing distinguished men's formalwear, each suit boasts fibers of lightweight super 140 wool, a measurement that describes the heft of the yarn and the fact that it was harvested from Superman's personal flock of sheep. Michael Kors cotton dress shirts breathe easily through their comfortable weave while breathing life into fashionable ensembles. The eye-catching glisten of all silk ties rest comfortably atop shirts and chests, secretly inscribed with subconscious pick-up lines woven by flirtatious silk worms. Formalwear experts reside at each location, ready to assist customers with measurements, fittings, and recommendations of matching shoes or accessories.