This lacy bouquet of saucy skivvies brightens lingerie drawers and hearts with its soft, lacy charisma. Made of an imported nylon/spandex blend, each of these T-shaped delicates sport a sheer, delicate floral body, a soft wrap-around band, and a fully lined cotton crotch. Available in sizes small, medium, and large, the fearless five come in rich jewel tones and will be plucked based on availability and ripeness like the finest forbidden pluots, in a mix of the following colors: guava, lipstick, royal wedding, grape, gold rush, black, white, purple, and garnet.
Overland Sheepskin Co. decorates humans, domiciles, and cars with more than 1,500 styles of elegantly crafted products. Fashionistas can add flair to an outing with a trendy pair of sheepskin boots ($89+), or play a snugglefest match of hide-and-seek at home with a cozy pair of sheepskin slippers ($69+) on a fluffy Icelandic sheepskin rug ($79). A supple women’s black leather handbag ($49) shields personal items from frigid wind gusts, and a cashmere leather wallet ($29) protects fragile bills in folds of softness year-round. A men’s oiled fancy padded leather belt ($45) boasts details of elegantly double-stitched raised leather that make pants blush, and noggins rest secure beneath a soft, durable men’s leather aviator hat ($99), complete with vintage leather, rabbit fur, and a tiny brass orchestra to provide in-ear entertainment. In addition to their internationally produced clothing and accessories, Overland Sheepskin Co. also overs a large selection of products made in the U.S. and Canada.
Donna Manchester’s favorite part of business is something that’s often overlooked these days: old-fashioned social interaction. Donna talks with customers about their lives, their pets, and their tastes. She also shares her knowledge with them during obedience courses. With more than 25 years of experience teaching dogs to sit, roll over, and stop filling out the newspaper’s crossword puzzles, Donna acts as a local dog whisperer, passing along her tips to pet owners.
Putt-putters of all ages can bask in the soothing, phosphorescent splendor of a Glowgolf mini-course as they navigate their illuminated golf ball through glowtopia. Courses contain sights such as light-defying blush corals, incandescent fishies, and lush foliage. Each pass is good for three 18-hole games, giving golfers ample opportunity to out-maneuver any vividly bright and very alive windmills that may appear. Equipment is available on the spot, so you won't risk bending your own putter when you chase after that pesky, good-for-nothing, hole-digging, ball-stealing, and most likely hallucinated gopher.
David Greedy’s keen ocular touch inspires his essence-encapsulation quests in the service of publications, wedding parties, portrait subjects, and corporate groups. Clients choose a comfortable lenticular rendezvous location, with settings including David's own Coralville studio, their home, a neighborhood park, the inside of a Norman Rockwell painting, or any area within 15 miles of Coralville. During each shoot, Greedy moves unobtrusively through the background, clicking and capturing expansive personalities and grand auras in microcosm. Sessions (a $150 value for one hour) also include multiple wardrobe shifts to complement subjects’ thousand-word poses. Post-snapshots, digital daguerreotype slideshows appear online with distinct URLs for viewing and sharing between subjects and their chosen beholders.
The artists that handcraft Bella Joli’s jewelry trust only the finest components to bring their designs to life: freshwater pearls, 14-karat gold, and precious stones, to name a few. Though most pieces skew toward classic styles, each necklace or bracelet is completely unique. So whether you don a necklace of layered golden chains, each frosted with white stones and pearls, or a funky silver bracelet studded with blue gems, you won’t spot anyone else wearing it. And the same goes for purses and scarves, cocktail napkins and tea towels, and glassware and serving platters.