Since 1953, George and Dorothy Heavilin have helped aspiring stylists and aestheticians hone their styling skills while administering a slew of hair, nail, and skin services at House of Heavilin Beauty College. Under the watchful eyes of knowledgeable educators, budding beauty experts pamper clients with gel manicures that can last for up to two weeks and facials that include soothing massages and hydrating masks that make your skin shimmer like the surface of a lake at twilight, except not liquid, not transparent, and not flamey.
Like a box of strictly red-balloon-shaped Lucky Charms marshmallows, Gennaio sifts through all the seasonal selections, carefully curating key pieces. Here, shoppers can rack through looks from highly covetable labels (William Rast, Big Star) along with smaller, up-and-coming collections. Peruse designer denim by brands including Miss Me ($88 and up), MEK Denim ($101 and up), and Silver ($75 and up). Tops, tanks, and halters start at $29, and dresses at $35. Gennaio Boutique also carries affordable accessories, starting at $10 for bracelets and ear adornments.
For more than 20 years, Maurer's Sports has been offering the best in sporting goods, sports apparel, letter jackets, and customer service. We specialize in uniforms, spirit wear, and football, baseball, softball, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, and soccer gear.
Onwed and operated by a staff of avid kayakers and brimming with 500 brightly colored boats from 25 manufacturers, Kansas City Paddler outfits canoe and kayak rangers with all they need to take to the inland seas. Protect your core from water spray with a Stohlquist Splashdown Shorty spray jacket ($49.95), or conquer the waves with the hydrodynamic contours of a Cannon Escape kayak paddle ($79.95).
PRP Wine International backs up its name by stocking more than 200 different wines from around the globe. A team of vino connoisseurs showcases the shop's international selection during in-home wine tastings and wine-tasting events, held in local hotels, warehouses, and deep-sea bunkers. Personalized wine labels and etched wine glasses and bottles can complement newly discovered wines.
An experienced wine expert and author edifies palates and elevates future meals during Embrace the Grape Beverage Catering's rich bouquet of tasting seminars. Instructors usher oenophiles through a flight of six–eight wines with a relaxed attitude and comprehensive knowledge of growing regions, grape varietals, and oak-barrel fashions acquired over 19 years in the wine business and inside oak barrels. Malbec, cabernet sauvignon, and petite syrah lead the expedition through the North and South Americas, and products of France, Italy, and Spain dominate the investigation of Europe. During Thanksgiving seminars, lips discover that pairings such as riesling, gewurztraminer, and pinot gris can enliven traditional holiday dishes without the hassle of baking pilgrim costumes out of phyllo dough.
Helmed by artist, illustrator, and executive administrator Rebecca B. Hite, Stained Glass Station offers a variety of classes and workshops to help students hone their craft-making abilities. A staff of practiced instructors, including a stained-glass restorer and a sandblasting artist, arms students with supplies and guides them through the nuances of working with glass media. In beginner through advanced sessions, nimble fingers create stained glass, assemble mosaics, crochet jewelry, and fuse glass into light-catching shapes. The talented staff also performs specialty services, helping to repair pieces or design custom stained glass to jazz up a dull window or computer screen.