The Quilt Place's 8,000-square-foot quilting emporium lures stitchers of all skill levels with more than 10,000 bolts of fabric and a wide variety of patterns, books, and kits. Pick up quilting accessories and fabrics from name-brand designers, including Robert Kaufman, Michael Miller, Benartex, and RJR. The 45 mm rotary cutter ($29.95) slices through fabrics like Edward Scissorhands during a vivid nightmare. To add a patch of decadence to cloth-bound projects, the Michael Miller brick print ($9.25/yd.) features classic red-brick patterns, and the Wilmington Delicate Romance ($10.50/yd.) boasts muted floral roses and butterflies, which can double as an invisibility cloak during spring camping trips.
Surgeons Dr. Kim and Dr. Schmid, aesthetician Cammie Pascolini, and the New Image Maxillofacial staff shepherd clients toward their most confident selves. Some opt for oral and facial surgery, while others visit for Botox treatments and peels. The docs tackle heath issues, too: sufferers of sleep apnea, for instance, rely on New Image for a better night's sleep. With its experienced team, a sprawling service menu, and a welcoming office, the practice revolves around making guests feel great.
It has been said that smell is the sense most closely tied to memory, which explains why visitors to Scentchips Cocoa Village often linger in nostalgic reverie over the store’s 64 varieties of wickless candle chips. The possibilities don’t stop at these elemental aromas, as each can be blended with up to three others to create more than 30,000 unique scent combinations. Carved into the shapes of leaves and flowers, the chips simmer in warmers that diffuse their scents throughout the rooms of your home, masking pet odors and the smell of fear that emanates from under your child’s bed.
For more than 35 years, Knit and Stitch has fueled the creation of woolly masterpieces with a stock of more than 30 brands of yarn and 4,000 cross-stitch patterns, fibers, specialty threads, and accessories. Thimble-thumbed patrons can knit sweaters, tea cozies, and actual tea reproductions with yarn skeins from Plymouth Jeanne ($3.95), Universal Uptown ($4.99), and Kertzer Marble Chunky ($13.95). Fiber and specialty threads intertwine on hand-painted and blank cross-stitch canvases ($4–$20) to craft embroidered effigies. More than 600 titles of counted thread leaflets and charts are available to guide crafters through cross-stitch projects, just as a beloved family recipe guides confused grandchildren into ominous shops full of herbs and potions. Customers can select their weapons of choice from a selection of embroidery hoops, Gingher scissors, and needles from Anchor, John James, and Piecemaker.
The florists at Space Coast Bamboo's plant professionals help customers ornament their homes with flowers and exotic trees as well as helm classes on bamboo growing. The plant nursery brims with bright poinsettias ($8–10), various cacti ($10), and warm-colored camellias ($20). Or enliven backyard greenery with a sapling cherry tree ($30), which is eligible for delivery and installation ($10–$45+ depending on location).
Aio Wireless is the brainchild of Jennifer Van Buskirk. In a former life, she acted as Senior Vice President of Mobility Strategy for AT&T, where her performance earned her enough trust from the higher-ups that they asked her to run their new company: Aio Wireless. Her new joint venture retains all of the reliability of AT&T's 4G/LTE network, but gives folks a chance to break free of contractual shackles with a pay-as-you-go plan. In fact, the whole process has been streamlined. Aio lets clients use their own cell phone rather than buying a new one with unlimited talk, text, and data plans.
Despite the cutting edge gadgetry and the reliable network, however, the stores' approach to technology is more than just practical. Their array of phone cases, for example, brighten iPhones, Galaxies and Lumias in neon hues. Their earbud headphones, meanwhile, let phone owners play their tunes on the go without schlepping their tuba everywhere.