She Suits Me creates custom-designed suits for men and shirts for men and women with stylish, flattering fits. The clothier behind She Suits Me travels to meet clients in their homes or offices, where she conducts fittings and records measurements, which are kept on record for future visits. She then sets to work, ensuring the garments are carefully tailored and constructed with precise stitching.
For more than 60 years, Nashville Sporting Goods has outfitted athletes with quality equipment from its extensive inventory of balls, bats, uniforms, and equipment by top athletic brands. Power hitters enjoy the quality array of bats such as DeMarini, Easton, and Worth, while base runners can use a Louisville Slugger baseball backpack ($35) as a temporary hiding spot for stolen bases. Pint-sized players may slip mammalian mitts into a Youth Mizuno baseball glove ($25), while an Under Armour shirt ($29.99) provides a moisture-wicking base layer for football players on hot days. Closer to the ground, paira of discontinued Nike basketball shoes ($25) protect bare feet from an outdoor court's rocky pavement and the dangerous traps of a zone defense.
Challenge Nation pioneered the urban-adventure race with a race season that includes visits to 35 cities across the country. Each scavenger hunt is personalized to the hosting city, exploring its many diverse neighborhoods with a series of clues that would test even the most skilled children's-book detective. The teams—comprised of at least two people—vie for a $300 first-place prize. The Amazing Race–style competition rewards quick wits and wise planning over physical fitness, so the best way to prepare is by doing logic puzzles while eating Funyuns and lounging in a La-Z-Boy. The top 25 teams qualify, the top five receiving free entry, to compete in the national championship, which rewards winning teams with a $5,000 cash prize.
At Gardens of Babylon, discerning gardeners and green green-thumbs can frolic among a wide selection of eye-catching florae that beautify any garden, apartment, or Star Destroyer escape pod. With 10,000 square feet dedicated to shrubs, trees, houseplants, perennials, annuals, and giant flesh-yearning venus flytraps, irascible Scottish groundskeepers can pick up unique coneflower varieties ($9.99), shrub rose ($20), fig tree ($19.99), or black Spanish grape vine ($19.99). Otherwise, ward off pesky buzz bugs and snake-oil salesmen with Amazon Lights mosquito incense cones ($13.99) with andiroba. Additionally, a helpful and knowledgeable staff helps turn garden concepts into leafy reality with demonstration areas that provide invaluable tips for transforming homes into self-sustaining bio-domes, as well as tutorials that focus on mulching, composting, and fortified-trench digging at home.
PPG Porter Paints' team has dedicated 90 years to sprucing up homes with its revered brand of vivid, low-odor paints, stains, and primers. Multiple lines and sheens of interior paint offer to protect walls from presidential portraits painted in mustard ($25.79+/gal.). Eco-conscious shoppers can snag gallons of Pure Performance color, designed to thwart mold and mildew without angering Mother Nature's overprotective rottweiler ($33.39+/gal.). Peruse exterior paints if looking to prevent al fresco fortifications from cracking and peeling during super-soaker season ($25.79+/gal.). Effective on most surfaces, Porter's acrylic, synthetic, and alkyd Seal Grip primers also help house-wide paint jobs to stay put ($40+/gal.). Amicable staff members roam each locale's voluminous aisles and are eager to provide product recommendations for any home, office, or abandoned grain silo.
A mounted buffalo head eyes guests curiously as they swing through the french doors of Buffalo's Nashville, having climbed the stairs or ridden the elevator to the historical building's second floor. As patrons settle into studded leather barstools, bartenders take their orders for well drinks or domestic beers such as Bud, Miller Light, and Coors Light, and sports games play on 21 high-definition TV screens. Behind the scenes, the kitchen yields plates of burgers and sandwiches as well as wings dipped in a dozen mild to extra-hot sauces.
In between rounds of drinks, bouts of shuffleboard, darts, and billiards occupy glassless hands as spectators watch from atop a refurbished shoeshine station. Buffalo's Nashville also hosts special events and parties in a pair of private rooms overlooking the Cumberland River and the Titans' LP Field.