Fruitful Expressions enchants givers and receivers alike with its handmade, customized fruit and confection concoctions. Artfully assembled chocolate-covered strawberry bouquets and fruit baskets take centre stage on the tables of special occasions. The bakers’ talents shine most brightly in their chocolate cake pops, individual tokens of edible art available in dozens of styles that take the shape of animals, seasonal figures, or event-specific shapes such as brides and grooms (not included with this Groupon). Fruitful Expressions also concocts treats for holidays and special occasions, celebrating everything from Thanksgiving and birthdays to St. Patrick’s Day and Casual Banana Hat Tuesdays.
The designer-savvy shoe stewards at Town Shoes show off diverse pairs of women's and men's footwear from a feast of noted brands. Seasonal women’s styles adorn the store, from ankle wraps such as Steve Madden gladiator sandals ($99.95) to denim sneakers and well-ventilated flats, such as a pair of Havaianas ($33.95). Dress shoes also line the shelves, waiting in anticipation for a gala invite or a marriage proposal from a nervous pair of leather oxfords. Toes stand at attention in men’s military-style boots or soak in sunny rays while tossing toe-ring Frisbees in beach-ready sandals. While customers shop, shoe scholars are on hand to provide consultations on fit-and-flatter quotient, offering advice such as which metallic foot coverings will garner the most envious glances from fashion-forward robots.
Boasting the largest selection of Blu-rays and DVDs in Atlantic Canada, Video Difference stocks a bevy of mystical keys that unlock the enchanted world of moving pictures. The store’s more than 50,000 titles span world cinema, documentaries, anime, and gay/lesbian cinema, giving serious cinephiles sundry content to scan retinal lasers over, including new offerings such as Enter the Void, Secretariat, and Little Mosque on the Prairie. Enjoy warm video companionship for up to 14 days before returning your rental to a convenient drop-off location or dropping it in the mail in a postage-paid envelope ($0.79 each), similar to the method of discarding pen pals who have ceased to be entertaining.
Soles in Motion aims to promote health and wellness by proffering custom-fitted athletic products suited to the bio-mechanical needs of each patron. Cross trainers and trail sneakers carry feet like Hermes’s winged hovercraft through a variety of terrains (around $140), and runners can protect feet from the trevails of roads not yet taken with specialized running shoes ($80–$190). Protect aerodynamic bodies from the taunts of cold breezes with assorted apparel, such as track jackets (from $20), or pick up accessories to outfit full-functioning athletes with essentials such as water bottles and reflective gear (from $10). Sports bras support women in motion ($40–$80), and sunglasses support eyes in sunlight (from $10). Soles in Motion's staff custom fits footwear for supinated, neutral, pronated, and eagle-clawed lower appendages, and can recommend the right footgear to promote healthy horizontal movement.