SampleHouse & CandleShop’s shabby-chic interiors house a full bouquet of ornamental and scented candles, as well as an array of stylish and practical products such as handbags, ornaments, and soaps. Wide-eyed votive candles ($2.25–$3.75) tag along after sophisticated, glass- and metal-rimmed older siblings ($10–$55). Add flair to underground lairs with wax sticks from Trapp, Votivo, Archipelago, Orleans, Voluspa, and other brands, available in a variety of colors, shapes, and fragrances. Or opt for eye-catching jewelry ($5.95+) or initialed hand towels ($6.95+) to finally differentiate your towel from the family ghoul's.
Let's Makeup's trained aestheticians specialize in gussying up mugs and lavishing lids with natural-looking extended eyelashes. The team will treat lookers to Xtreme Lashes's synthetic polyester strands, made to mimic the look and feel of real eye beards. Each lid is bestowed with up to 45 strands, carefully applied one by one and directly to each individual lash to seamlessly blend in to their newfound face. Feel free to choose from Xtreme's varied choice of multiple lengths, colors, and curls to better match unique ocular lawns. Guests are also entitled to restock their vanities with 10% off of a refill, which includes 20 new strands (regularly priced $50). Newly adopted peeper pets should last from two to four weeks, so their owners can swim, exercise, or sleep facedown in a puddle without worry.
Central Market cooking schools enlightens the epicurean masters of tomorrow with instruction from the gourmet gurus of today, having previously hosted guest instructors such as the renowned Cat Cora and Mario Batali. Meal mentors post classes in both Fort Worth and Southlake every four to six weeks, usually providing 26–30 options per month. Whether it's your first time holding a skillet or you're looking to polish your sushi skills after finally discovering how to uncook fish, Central Market provides coaching for every experience level. Curious foodies can peruse an array of informative options, including sharpening your knife skills ($55), making indulgent desserts ($45), creating vegetarian dinners ($55), and fine-tuning a soufflé filled with an event horizon. Running roughly 2.5 hours each, sessions are offered most days of the week. Most hands-on classes can accommodate about 18, while demonstration classes can accommodate up to 48, depending on location. See Central Market's frequently asked questions page for more information.
Indoor Safari Park embodies childhood dreams of the Serengeti with a varicolored landscape of tropical murals, plush jungle creatures, and both educational and entertaining activities. Cerebral toys teach little tykes the basics of numbers and colors, and wooden train sets review the basic origins of interstate commerce. Around the facility, mechanical elephants and zebras trot through a safe indoor jungle beneath giggling children and a kid-size, primary-colored train chugs to life around a palm-flanked track. On an obstacle-flecked mini-golf course, prehistoric creatures guard the borders of each pin and avoid the ball pits that colorfully resemble the meteorites of their ancestors' demise. Age limits become obsolete with a specific play area for toddlers, and a huge retail area generously yields gift ideas to stumped shoppers.
Don’t go into Cassie's Le Popcorn expecting to find tins brimming with neon-orange cheesy popcorn or popcorn coated in greasy synthetic movie-theater butter. Instead, Cassie's Le Popcorn delights with a slew of gourmet flavors popped fresh daily, including dill pickle and white chocolate pretzel. Fluffy, white popped kernels also enchant taste buds with savory flavors such as salty beer-cheese and parmesan garlic, or satisfy sweet cravings with oreo-cookie or vanilla cupcake flavors.