Prospect Sports lacks the elements every baseball player dreams of—the smell of freshly mowed grass beneath their cleats, half-eaten pretzels hurling over their heads, rows of seats that seem to never stop climbing into the sky. But that's because the facility intentionally eschews such romantic distractions in order to foster an ideal training environment, which in turn fosters better athletes. Amid a top-notch synthetic turf that plays like real grass and an adjustable netting system that snakes across 25,000 square feet of space, players hone their skills through performance training, video analysis, and private lessons that focus on specific aspects of sports including baseball and softball. The center also offers a "Build-a-Player" program, which integrates skill and performance training into one program to develop well-rounded athletes that can handle the pro leagues' 400-pound baseballs made of solid gold.
As a longtime fixture of the community, Towers Flowers prides itself on its commitment to providing fresh floral displays and custom arrangements for a variety of occasions. A friendly bloom expert will help you find the proper floral configuration such as the Madly in Love bouquet ($52.95) for surprising your favorite TiVo recording or the the FTD Shades of Purple bouquet ($44.95), a smile-inducing arrangement ideal for making an under-the-weather pal's day better.
At GadgetsAndGear.com, an ever-updated selection of one-of-a-kind gizmos, futuristic toys and gadgets, and goofy party favors break the ice at social gatherings and infuse a dose of fun into gift-giving. Wireless smartphone shutters snap family photos and selfies from across the room, while nightvision watch spy-cams discreetly capture footage in the darkest of nights and even underwater. Liven up parties with a wine-bottle-sized glass that's actually a single serving, or don a lifelike horse-head mask to convince your friends they've entered a nightmarish dimension where everyone wears masks.
At Holistic Skin Care By Patty, the staff moves beyond coifs to address a whole different spectrum of cosmetic concerns. The aestheticians help rejuvenate skin using everything from ultrasound therapy to specialized anti-aging serums. These treatments aim to conceal imperfections typically caused by acne scars, dead skin cells, and chain-mail pillowcases. Peels gently resurface the topmost epidermal layers without abrasive acids, and the body wraps' seaweed-based herbal gel leaves skin feeling soft and nourished.
The sweet and savory brainchild of Jill Frechtman, Fretzels by Jill features an array of scrumptious, salty snacks that have been featured on the Today show as a budget-friendly wedding favor and twice in Real Simple as a practical palate pleaser. Saccharin sages individually hand-dip each morsel in lickable coatings, including the half-dozen original assortment pretzel pack drenched in milk, white, and dark chocolate, which taunts taste receptors with assorted candy toppings and curvaceous shapes. Foragers can indulge sweet incisors with the supple shell and crunchy marrow of fractured Fretzels, and chocolate chefs envelop each salty shard in Belgian milk chocolate before lambasting treats with heavy candy confetti fire. The dark-chocolate espresso bark square cocoons caffeine in a 2.8-ounce chrysalis of coffee flavor, pretzel particles, and fresh-ground espresso beans.