Susan Campbell, the classically trained sculptor and artist behind Sam Collection, has been crafting wearable art for 15 years. Customers can visit her shop to snag one-of-kind gifts for birthdays, Mother's Day, anniversaries or graduations. Located within Susan Campbell Jewelry, customers can peruse sterling-silver and 14-karat yellow, pink, or white gold chains, gemstones—such as white topaz, diamonds, and birthstones—and handmade charms. After they’ve selected their favorite components, Susan will incorporate them into custom pieces. If desired, she’ll also hand-stamp charms with initials, dates, and phrases. Susan can even incorporate family heirlooms and add hand carved petite sculptures to the handcrafted piece.
A self-styled gastropub, City Grill serves up a diverse menu of eats far more palate-pleasing than traditional pub fare. Start the fight against mid-day munchies with a crispy goat-cheese salad, featuring breadcrumb encrusted goat cheese on a bed of apple-vinaigrette-flavored spinach ($7.25), before alerting tongue sensors to a club panini ($7.99), or an italian burger, stuffed with feta cheese, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes ($7.25). For dinner, pick a plate of fresh-diced ahi-tuna tartar, with onions, tomatoes, scallions, and sauces served with cumin crostinis ($9), before diving into sizzling entrees such as the lemon, butter, and garlic sautéed french quarter shrimp ($13), or the hand-cut rib eye, broiled in herb butter ($18). Overworked jaw muscles are instantly soothed with a pour from City Grill's selection of microbrews and high-gravity beers, featuring breweries such as Bell's, Harpoon, Chimay, and more.
Throughout the year, Holiday Inc.'s team of clothiers goes on the hunt, traveling to New York, Atlanta, and Dallas to sniff out gems from leading manufacturers and designers. That includes special-occasion wears, such as bridal gowns, as well as kids' heirloom clothing. The team also digs up attractive accessories, such as couture handbags and sunglasses.