Anna Schreibert, founder of the independent line Anna Schreibert New York, pours years of jewelry-making experience in New York City into personally handcrafted creations of sterling silver and semiprecious stones. An undulating string of ametrine and pearls forms the Light Collection's gold shine necklace, which bears links of gold-filled silver ($132) that resist dulling. Among pieces from the Big and Bold Collection, a pair of retro earrings dangles heavy spheres of onyx, green agate, blue agate, and white jade ($110) that combine to form a colorful accessory for undecorated earlobes. Men can throw on an 18-inch lava necklace of volcanic rock, white jade, and hematite—the three materials necessary to awaken Santa Claus from his slumber ($99). Since pieces are handmade to order, jewelry takes one to three weeks to arrive, and comes swaddled in a velvet pouch and gift box.
Bobby and Alice Caston—he a homeopath and she a cosmetologist—have spent 20 years turning All Natural Health & Beauty Center into a haven for organic foods, natural supplements, and environmentally friendly body products. Freshen up underarms with a Kiss My Face patchouli deodorant stick ($5.99), a blend of odor-fighting liquefied crystal stones that was never tested on animals and never cheated off animals on its tests. Mouths rejoice at the touch of Crazy Rumors juicy lip balm, available in lemon and gumball scents ($3.49). The BioKleen all-purpose cleaner allows eco-conscious houses to look their best ($8.29), and Zuke's Mini Bakes Turkey 'n' Taterz dog treats can be used to reward pups for sorting the recycling ($5.89). Atkins Nutritionals Day Break bars brighten afternoons with bursts of energy packed into flavor slabs in varieties such as cranberry almond and cinnamon bun ($7.69+/five-pack box). Targeted at overstimulated kids, the Abra Therapeutics Aromasaurus Rex calming aromatherapy bath ($12.99) turns tub time into a soothing, scented bit of respite.
The friendly treatsmiths at blueberryfrog swirl and serve frozen creations made exclusively from organic ingredients free from artificial sweeteners. The small plain yogurt ($2.50) offers 106 calories of healthy sweet-seeking, but a luxuriously large flavored cup ($5.50) draws out desserts to decadent lengths. Patrons can add up to three toppings ($1.45), burying taste buds under an edible avalanche of fresh kiwi, blueberries, chocolate chips, granola, and other tasty accessories. Often locally grown, the fresh-fruit trimmings eschew flash-freezing and pasteurization processes to preserve their ability to dance the tarantella across tongues. In addition to being a rich and nutritious treat, the live probiotic cultures in yogurt can help aid digestion and simultaneously protect against lactose-intolerant-cephalopod bullying.
Family owned and operated, Loan Star Pawn and Jewelry purchases and resells a revolving stock of new and gently used items. Electronics include televisions and cell phones, while the jewelry selection boasts custom and vintage pieces as well as gold necklaces. Additionally, patrons can peruse its wares in search of DVD players, musical equipment, sports gear, video-game systems, screwdrivers, and hedge trimmers.
The array of apparel and accessories at TJ’z Findz defies any classification other than "on trend." Within its walls, shoppers will find neatly folded rows of LA Idol jeans. They’re right alongside studded purses, dresses with crocheted tops and flowing skirts, and owl pendants encrusted with jewels. Gifts such as cuddly, colorful stuffed animals and perfume are also collected by TJ’z discerning eye.
At its 38 locations, Wireless Communications, a Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer, puts clients in touch with the wider world, providing smartphones, accessories, and phone plans. As a Verizon Wireless retailer, each location may stock phones from brands such as Samsung, Apple, LG, and Motorola.