For a gym, Red Island CrossFit has a curious lack of weights and other recognizable equipment. That's because it specializes in CrossFit, an intense daily workout that relies on functional bodyweight exercises such as pull-ups, pushups, and plyometrics. Exercisers looking to bulk up even more can sign up for the facility's Strongman training, which uses tires and atlas stones in lieu of dumbbells, while its Olympic lifting program can help national-anthem enthusiasts find a constructive outlet for their pastime.
Akim's Tailoring and Dry Cleaning staff freshens up delicate garments and customizes the shape of ill-fitting clothes with dry cleaning and tailoring services. Technicians use waterless dry cleaning methods to remove dirt, smells, and remnants of competitive sweat-offs from fabrics and ornately decorated duds, deodorizing and spot cleaning sweaters ($5.25), gowns ($20-$30), and pants ($5.25). Otherwise, in-house tailors can raise or lower hemlines ($10), take in waists ($15), and fix broken zippers ($25-$45) to ensure garments match bodily dimensions snugly.
Amid display cases strewn with glittering jewelry, shelves filled with fashionable purses, and tables brimming with trendy accessories, Mundy's friendly staffers can be found greeting patrons and helping them find the perfect gift or home accent. First opened in 1947, Mundy's is currently housed in a new space, yet still upholds the original store?s dedication to outfitting shoppers with unique, quality goods. Under the helm of owner Lauren Raspallo Franklin, the sunny-hued shop remains stocked with an ever-changing assortment of wares from trusted brands such as Harveys seatbeltbags bags, Lenny & Eva charms, and Envirosax reusable bags. Staffers encourage visitors to casually browse through the shop?s wares, hunting through stationery racks to find a card or sniffing through Mundy?s fragrant candles for the one that smells the most like success.
Two Papas Biscotti inspires dreams of Italian caf?s or Tuscan countrysides with its biscotti, which are handmade and hand-cut, resulting in various shapes and textures. King Arthur flour builds each biscuit's skeleton, and fresh fruit and chopped nuts give varieties such as the cranberry walnut or limoncello their distinct flavor. Traditional vanilla-almond biscotti charm palates with slivered almonds, and a double-chocolate-chip biscotti satiates cocoa lovers. All biscotti are twice baked, allowing eaters to experience a taste of Italy.