Gary Vaynerchuk stocks his New Jersey–based Wine Library with vintages and varietals from around the world. Employing an unconventional, sometimes irreverent style of commentary, Gary features wines on the Wine Library TV blog, where misperceptions and shady stereotypes about wine are corked away forever in dusty mind cellars.
DoubleTake stocks a consigned collection of top-notch knits and accessories carefully selected from designers such as Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, and more. Save your neck from nudity with a floating heart necklace from Tiffany's ($58), or give your legs some stylish new sleeves by slipping on a pair of Giorgio Armani gray pants ($75). Catherine Malandrino's short-armed cashmere sweater keeps your torso wrapped in fashion ($58), while a small metallic handbag from Donald J Pliner ($70) serves as a safe haven for all your purse-worthy personals, ably repelling the snitchy grabs of passersby who want your Altoids.
Since 1964, Guitar Center has paired musicians with guitars, keyboards, drums, Pro Audio gear, and necessary accessories, including DJ and recording equipment to capture newly made melodies. An iPad music-stand adaptor ($39.99) connects an iPad to a music stand, allowing musicians to access online programs and music apps on-stage, or to publicly dedicate a song to their online Scrabble partner. A clip-on tuner ($29.99) keeps notes pitch-perfect, and Guitar Center’s array of sheet music produces a wider variety of sounds than singing from a thesaurus, with options that include the C-surfing The Real Blues Book ($31.49). Stitch tighter harmonies by threading notes onto Slinky guitar strings ($3.79), or use the value of today's Groupon toward a larger purchase, such as the Epiphone Les Paul Special II guitar ($169–$179.99). Guitar Center rounds out its collection of gear with Pro Audio and DJ equipment, keyboards, and drums, allowing every band member or solo cymbal player to stock up on their chosen form of expression.
Graduates of the Berklee College of Music. A rocker who's played Warped Tour and South by Southwest. A classical instrumentalist who once performed for the Royal Family. These impressive credentials only hint at the depth of experience found on So.i.Heard House of Music's staff. Here, the talented team of guitarists, drummers, jazz musicians, and recording professionals enthusiastically immerses young students in the world of music. This new knowledge comes in the form of instrument-playing techniques as well as high-quality production tips that students can use to record CDs of original compositions or especially dance-worthy heartbeats. So.i.Heard House of Music's membership system allows students to spend as much much time as they'd like in a home-like atmosphere in order to maximize their learning experience.