Stainless-steel tanks preserve the delicate flavors of Green Gate Olive Oils’ oils and vinegars until the moment owners Keith and Georganne McDaniel bottle and seal them to order. The tanks, called fusti, are a conspicuous sign of Green Gate’s commitment to providing high-quality gourmet foods, kitchen items, and bath and body products.
With more than 40 oils and vinegars to pick from, Green Gate is a playground for both seasoned chefs and budding gourmands. Staffers provide free samples and can make recommendations based on each customer’s taste, cooking style, and chewing technique. Additionally, they empower customers with recipe suggestions and even offer small-group cooking classes.
Second Peek Boutique consigns new and used clothing for infants, children, and teenagers as well as maternity wear, accessories, and baby gear. Well-turned-out tots can swagger across daycare dance floors in duds from brands such as Gymboree, Baby Gap, and The Children’s Place ($2.50–$18), and expectant mothers may garb their swollen bellies in maternity clothes ($7.50–$10) or pick up cribs, highchairs, and baby furniture ($75–$450). Additionally, needle-savvy staff can embroider and personalize many of the store’s products ($5+) and can even craft a custom outfit ($15–$40) for a birthday girl to wear as she waves benevolently at cake-smeared party guests from atop her traditional birthday mule.
elcome to The Mockingbird! Check out our creative gifts and unique finds for the home. We also carry fun items for children like the fantastically ugly, Ugly Dolls and so much more.Located in Southern Pines, NC- www.mockingbirdonbroad.com
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines.
Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
At The Flavor Exchange bottles of olive oil dot marble countertops, peek out of rough-hewn wicker baskets, and run along the length of walls lined with pantry shelves and curio cabinets. The polished metal gleam of the lids sealing jars of preserves or spices cast a dappled glow on olive-green walls. Though the ample selection may overwhelm some gourmands, the shop’s EVOO experts curate the experience, guiding customers from decanter to decanter, chatting about winsome flavor combinations, and treating palates to tastes of organic herb-infused balsamic vinegars. Additionally, the staff leads occasional cooking classes, giving budding chefs a chance to experiment with olive-oil-infused entrees and add a few unique recipes to their repertoire without having to infiltrate Betty Crocker's research and development fortress.
Nestled in the Sandhills of Moore County, McDonnell Horticulture Inc.'s 220-acre nursery and 220,000-square-foot greenhouse propagate flowering plants throughout the growing season. The family-owned business's irrigated acreage lends itself to the production of woody ornamental shrubs, which can be used to landscape backyards or the mausoleums of melted snowmen. By manually misting vegetation, McDonnell Horticulture Inc. fosters the growth of more than 60 varieties of roses, including the disease-resistant KnockOut strain, as well as annual azaleas and perennial mums. All greenery grown onsite is tax-free.