Max 10 stocks a bevy of discounted brand-name apparel for men, women, and children. Frugal fashionistas can rummage through designer collections from Lee, Apple Bottoms, Levi's, Fubu, and more to find stylish swaddlings for any season. Shoppers can snag wardrobe basics from myriad $10 clothing items, or opt for the higher-end ensemble pieces ranging from $12.99–$19.99 without sacrificing any innocent Bills from their wallets.
Feel the Beat Fitness’s Dance Trance classes evoke a high-energy club with vibrant lighting and up-tempo tunes ranging from hip-hop to rock-‘n’-roll. No more than 25 trainees sweat to the beat in each class as instructors lead cardio-centric workouts that demand as many as 5,000 surefire steps in one hour’s time—the same number required to break in a new pair of flippers. Currently, the studio’s class offerings include DT Breakdown, in which students learn one or two choreographed routines, and DT Jam, which eschews choreography in favor of free-form dances designed to summon sweat downpours. Classes on the current schedule take place in the evenings on Monday–Friday, and on Saturday mornings.
A staple in select grocery stores, Petit Jean Meats smokes its pork to high heaven until it metamorphoses into succulent hams, bacons, and sausages. Hams and bacons bask in the smoke from real hickory during their 18-hour sojourns in climate-controlled smokehouses. Petit Jean Meats' hickory bacon comes thick-sliced from lean cuts of meat, and the peppered bacon is soused in a succulent brown-sugar and black-pepper glaze. The spiral-sliced, bone-in hams are hand-trimmed and caressed with cloves, cinnamon, and Petit Jean Meats' secret spices before entering the old-fashioned smokehouse, from which they emerge fully cooked, moist, tender, and worldly from all the free time they've had to browse Wikipedia.
A vast beauty boutique, Merle Norman stocks top-quality cosmetics and its self-titled line of skincare solutions alongside a selection of bags and accessories. Browsers can buff out the physical effects of cruel mortality with a polished perfection exfoliator ($21.99). Designer handbags ($39.99–$78.99) stylishly store lip glaze ($17.99) and lash-prep mascara ($15.99) along with an array of eyeliners, which allow travelers to outline irises in plaid or paisley on the fly ($14.99).
Fragrances Unlimited equips young trendsetters with a constantly updated coterie of designer scents and stylish accessories from top brands ranging from Dolce & Gabbana to Versace. Carry textbooks or hide textbook authors to whisper answers during pop quizzes with back-to-school gear such as the Room It Up confetti-dot backpack ($24.99). Designer perfumes and colognes, including Gucci Guilty for men ($54.99 for 1.7 oz.) and True Religion Hippie Chic ($54.99 for 1.7 oz.), bestow bodies with elegant scents. The rhinestone enthusiast who resides in each shopper can slip into a Rock Angel long-sleeve shirt ($29.99), crown the head with a Love Kills Slowly cadet hat ($20), or accessorize dollars with a zebra-print wallet ($19.99). Also carrying handbags, makeup, and jewelry, Fragrances Unlimited can gift-wrap presents or merchandise sentenced to life in a box.
“Days in the Orient, Nights in Arabia” utilizes the Conway Symphony Orchestra’s skilled instrument wranglers to narrate the saga of "One Thousand and One Nights" through a growing flourish of vividly orchestrated music. The melodious tale of the cultured Persian queen Scheherazade is known throughout the world, still captivating audiences who fear for the queen’s life as she crafts riveting yarns to win over the heavily preserved heart of her murderous king. The symphony's ability to weave multi-hued pictures through music brings a fresh perspective to storytelling, making this establishment a sought-after community center of entertainment. The performance features the tones and scales of Middle Eastern music, and also introduces contemporary Chinese compositions inspired by the Fujian Province for a symphonic experience that’s as globally influenced as the lunchboxes in the U.N. break room.