With 100 disc-golf courses located within 100 miles, Fairway Flyerz is an emporium for the disc-golf enthusiast and can happily jumpstart a beginner's entry into the sport. Visitors peruse an impressive inventory of more than 2,500 discs from top industry brands such as Innova and Discraft, a large assortment of bags, and designated practice baskets, which provide a safer landing zone than the neighbor's unsuspecting forehead.
Disc golf is a hybrid sport played on outdoor courses similar to yet smaller than golf, and, because most are free to play, the sport has little barrier to entry except for a few discs.
The open-armed and stylish folks at Turn Style Consignment Stores know a gently used gem when they see one. That's why they faithfully find a new home for second-hand clothing, accessories, and home furnishings via their stores in the Twin City area, the Phoenix Valley, and throughout Colorado. Many of their shoes and handbags hail from designer brands such as Gucci and Chanel, and their policy prohibits anything that's not from a designer, better department, or specialty story.
Bibelot's mission to extract extraordinary and unusual treasures is made possible through its wide selection of carefully handcrafted trinkets and charms. Items appear and disappear like stardust as many are crafted in limited quantities and most are one-of-a-kind. Crafted with such materials as fine silver, high karat gold, high-grade gemstones, and cultured freshwater and Tahitian pearls, Bibelot's jewellery selection dazzles perusers with contemporary designs, including a rectangular pearl bracelet ($50) featuring genuine freshwater pearls and sterling silver, or metal luxe earrings ($45) with rose gold vermeil and sterling silver. Shoppers also encounter flirtatious cardigans, sweater coats, and modestly priced flower appliquéd clutch bags. Accessory aficionados are ensnared by hand-picked luxury items such as hand-woven silk and cashmere scarves, capes, and diamond-encrusted magic wands.
Named Best of the Twin Cities in 2009 by Minnesota Monthly, Fringe stocks everything an outfit artist needs to put the finishing touches on her clothing canvas. The selection of affordable, designer-inspired jewelry, bags, scarves, and bridal accessories changes with the seasons, so shoppers can always find something both exciting and trendy, not unlike windsurfing on a mustache.
At Abbott Paint, dwellers seeking to bedeck humble abodes can choose from an array of colorfying products, such as paints, varnishes, stains, and carpet. Buyers can revel in environmentally-friendly options with one-on-one assistance from the shop's experienced, helpful staff. Brighten pale walls with one of several liquid pigments, including Benjamin Moore Regal Select ($47.99 per gallon) or the Abbott Private Label ($31.99 per gal.). Terrestrial patrons can celebrate Earth Day by using California Elements' zero VOC low-odor flat paint ($48.49 per gal.).
The Tile Shop—as the name coyly suggests—specializes in tile for every imaginable surface and aesthetic style, making it easy for DIY handypeople to tackle small home projects, such as modernizing an avocado-green and penicillin-pink bathroom floor or re-grouting a small garden grotto. Underscore a kitchen with the appetizing orange of pirita siena ceramic tiles ($2.19 per square foot), then trim the counters in lizett beige ($3.99 each) for a complementary finish. Pick up a honeycomb pattern of hex matte black ($5.29 per square foot)—the quintessential backsplash for a gothy bumblebee—or add a touch of character to a small surface with a deep green verde butterfly mosaic ($11.99 per square foot). With its enormous selection of floor tiles, wall tiles, mosaics, and natural stone, the possibilities are as endless as a drive across Nebraska. The Tile Shop also has a plentiful selection of grout and tools for grouting it all together while grinning groutishly.