Bold shades of pink peek through Runway Boutique’s floor-to-ceiling windows, enticing passersby inside to peruse the store’s selection of fashionable apparel from top designers. The racks are filled with tops, dresses, and jeans from brands such as Big Star, Hudson Jeans, LA Idol, Havaianas, and Rock Revival, as well as seasonal accessories that can accompany a summer dress or a wintertime coat made of yak pelts. The store completely overhauls its inventory every season, allowing guests to stay up-to-date on the latest fashion trends.
Complete Nutrition provides a variety of nutritional supplements for weight loss, sports nutrition, and healthy aging. For those who have accidentally stored too much food for the winter, Tone softgel weight-loss supplements can help empty stuffed pouches and cheeks while keeping lean muscle intact ($49.99). An herbal cleanse aids in toxin cleansing and rejuvenation (59.95), and M.A.S.S. Project Buzzerk flows straight to the muscles, giving them the brawn necessary to finally overthrow the archaic skeletal system ($63.99). No bodily system is overlooked in the product array, including the immune system, which can recharge with Smart Smoothie formula made from whey protein and naturally occurring amino acids such as sun-sweat and rainbow juice ($39.99).
Established in 2005, Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm offers a bevy of family-friendly activities while also offering loads of fresh air and outdoor recreation. Hop on a hayride, hike a nature trail, challenge farm animals to staring contests, or paint a pumpkin. The on-site Schoolhouse Café offers tasty eats such as a hot dog basket ($2.50) and a smoked pulled-pork basket ($4)––both of which come saddled with a side of chips. Peruse a pulchritudinous pumpkin patch and the charming rural locale before stopping at the gift shop, which offers items such as beer bread mix and locally made jams ($5.95 each).
Customers at Orange Leaf’s brightly colored storefronts build their own customized desserts, starting with a smorgasbord of thick, creamy frozen yogurt flavors. The low-fat and fat-free varieties lend an air of indulgence to the largely guilt-free dessert, ranging from red velvet to chocolate cheesecake to key-lime pie. Likewise, the topping bars feature fresh slices of kiwi and banana; sweet spoonfuls of gummy bears, graham crackers, and Oreos; or slender bride-and-groom figurines perfect for topping a cup of wedding-cake-flavored frozen yogurt. Orange Leaf also offers catering for private events such as weddings and birthday parties.
The blue-flames of an acetylene torch heat the edges of bent copper tubing, as Adam Weiss molds copper hunks to cut metal sheets and twisted wire. The artist and educator shapes active images of a dragonfly perched on a weeping willow and slithering snakes, as well as seven-foot high images dueling praying mantises or a sandhill crane with outstretched wings. Drawing on travels to Germany, France, and the Netherlands, Adam also marries color to copper through his collection of patina paintings.