Palmetto Shades, located in the heart of Clemson University, houses a spectrum of sunglasses, shoes, T-shirts and more from brands such as Jimmy Choo, Kaenon, and Costa Del Mar. Suncloud's Fantasy, Runway, and Daybreak styles evoke old Hollywood glamour with large rounded frames for ladies ($49 each), and Tonette sunglasses from Electric complement contemporary vision in a selection of bright, punchy colors ($69). The thick, clear arms on Oakley's Batwolf sunglasses in the Clear/Ice option keep men's temples visible at all times, and its bright blue lenses block out 100% of UVA, UVB, and UVC light, and intimidate natural predators ($120). Classic Ray-Ban Wayfarer styles in colors such as black, tortoise, honey, light blue, and camo green can suit eyes of any gender ($119+).
Woolfson Eye Institute’s founder and medical director Dr. Jonathan Woolfson is a board-certified ophthalmic surgeon who has performed more than 70,000 laser vision-correction procedures. Such clinical experience has helped him earn the trust of other medical professionals; he has performed more than 300 surgeries on his fellow eye doctors and trained and certified more than 100 North American LASIK surgeons. He has also fine-tuned the eyesight of professional athletes, including Ovie Mughelli, Curtis Lofton, and Kroy Biermann of the Atlanta Falcons.
Dr. Woolfson draws upon this extensive experience each time he customizes a laser procedure to his patients’ needs. He and his staff of doctors begin every treatment with in-depth consultations, where they determine the lasers, instruments, and novelty sound effects needed to successfully enhance eyesight. Once they’ve completed their procedures, they also offer eligible patients a Lifetime Assurance Plan, granting them free lifetime access to any fine-tuning surgeries.
For decades, JCPenney Portraits has welcomed families into its friendly studios, where professional photographers expertly photograph subjects of any age. Digital cameras, professional lighting, and a wide selection of backgrounds all work together to ensure a professional, personalized look for every family portrait, school picture, business headshot, or baby announcement. To customize the session even more, the staff also encourages guests to incorporate items with special meaning such as a baby blanket or a family heirloom. From a first baby portrait to senior pictures and engagement photos, JCPenney Portraits helps to preserve special family memories to come.
After the final flash, clients and a team member head to the viewing kiosk, where they can select their photos and customize them. Beyond traditional printed portraits, memories may also be preserved on high-resolution CD, gallery wraps, wall art, or through JCPenney Portraits' archival program, which allows clients to store and share their portraits online.
At Eye on Merrimon, a team of doctors and optical experts may help eyes remain free from disease and sharpen vision with stylish frames from name-brand designers. The doctors protect peepers with thorough exams, diagnosing any conditions that may be blurring vision or preventing eyes from working in concert with each other.
At Biltmore Cakeball Bakery, pastry chefs swathe frosted cake in a frosted shell, sealing in more than 30 flavors of moist, bite-size batter balls. Popular picks include the red-velvet, chocolate, and key-lime confections, though adventurous tongues can also juggle a daily rotating cast that includes the likes of exotic guava, spicy chocolate, and coconut pecan. Once the balls are complete, chefs decorate the spheres with icing stripes to match patrons’ flavor and design specifications, ensuring an eye-nabbing display for birthdays, baby showers, and court arraignments.
After a frustratingly flip-flopless trip to Las Vegas, Flip Flop Shops’ co-founder Sarah Towne teamed up with the business-savvy Todd Giatrelis to open a store dedicated to serving people in need of comfy open-toed footwear. Each of their locations boasts a wide collection of brands – including Havaianas, Volcom, Reef, and Teva – to ensure shoppers find an ideal pair.