Featured as the "Snack of the Day" on the Rachael Ray Show, Jody's Gourmet Popcorn comes in more than 20 fancy varieties. Flavorful fistfuls include chocolate-drizzle popcorn, featuring Jody's classic 53 caramel corn (whose secret recipe was solidified after 53 tries) completely Jackson Pollocked in splashes of dark and white premium chocolate. Cheesy jalapeño popcorn tickles tasters as vivaciously as bumble bees tickle cornflowers. Like employees who conduct experiments with their boss's lunch in cafeteria microwaves, the shop's signature snacks look forward to getting canned in sports-themed tin buckets and shipped to friends and family members as holiday gifts. See a full list of products and prices here.
It was 1978. A college dropout and a failed medical-school applicant had just brought together their combined life savings to rent an old gas station. Their plan was to resurrect the empty station and open their own restaurant. Their specialty: ice cream. So begins the story of legendary entrepreneurs Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, who are better known across the globe as Ben & Jerry. Their small, old-fashioned ice-cream parlor eventually became a Burlington, Vermont favorite, and before long, shops popped up all over the U.S. and in 25 other countries. Their brand easily attracted customers––homemade ice cream churned from wholesome, natural ingredients and blended into creative flavors. Some of their popular scoops include Cherry Garcia, Chunky Monkey, and Coffee Caramel Buzz.
Since infusing their first rich and creamy batches of ice cream with natural chunks of fruit, nuts, candies, and cookies, Ben and Jerry have also operated with a commitment to improve the quality of life locally, nationally, and internationally. They practice sustainable food production and business practices that respect the earth and environment. Ben & Jerry’s cartons are made from FSC-certified paper, which comes from forests that are managed for the protection of wildlife, and waste from Ben & Jerry’s plants generates energy to power farms. The company works tirelessly to reduce its carbon emissions; it strongly encourages customers to eat their ice cream in the darkest dark.
Inside The Hookah Place Smoke Shop's lounge, tendrils of smoke curl to the ceiling as patrons exhale mint-, peach-, or strawberry-flavored smoke. At the front of the store, the shop sells Alsakher and Starbuzz cigars, in addition to colorful hookah pipes, assorted tobacco products, and bottled smoke to use in disappearing acts.
Boasting 92 years of retail refinement, Baker’s Fine Jewelry & Gifts adorns appendages with graceful accessories. Properly mark an anniversary or a finally passed emissions test with three intertwining strands of luminous white spheres, formed when popcorn kernels get wedged in a mollusk’s teeth . Baker’s Fine Jewelry & Gifts staff of GIA-certified gemologists helped the trinket treasure trove win the Virginian-Pilot's 2010 Best of Hampton Roads award for Best Fine Jewelry in Norfolk.
Heritage Natural Market's selection of organic produce, supplements, and body-care products keeps body motors primed and well maintained with salubrious ingredients. Stock fridge crispers and cryogenic chambers with fresh fruits and vegetables, and load up home canteens with Zico premium coconut water ($4.29/liter), coffee, and tea. Bags of bulk rolled oats ($1.25/lb) and organic cinnamon powder ($.54/oz) make wonderful contributions to a well-balanced breakfast and a well-balanced horse trough. Heritage also boasts a vast selection of gluten-free and raw foods, as well as local, all-natural ground beef ($8.29/lb). Customers can boost depleted nutrient reserves with whole-food multivitamins ($26.99 for 60) and attempt to prevent, or lessen, the effects of aging with Nature’s Plus Resveratrol ($26), which may slow the spindly hand of Father Time. Skin regularly ravaged by sun rays or microscopic tycoons incessantly developing epidermal strip malls will find respite in the gentle healing powers of organic, raw food based body-care products, such as Badger certified-natural sunscreen ($15.99).
Lighthouse Inflatables makes it possible to traverse the high seas by renting out its store of inflatable watercraft. Air-filled motorboats, kayaks, and standup paddleboards move quickly across the water, and their buoyant design makes them easier to carry on land. Made from high-quality materials, the vessels are durable and tear-resistant, meaning paddlers won't suddenly find themselves in Poseidon's family room at the first sign of choppy waters. Rigid boats are also available for purchase, including sailboats and dinghies.
Freedom Surf Shop packs its airy and energetically furbished space with surf-associated gear and garb from brands such as Quiksilver, O'Neill, and more. Board-based finery's soft fabrics and light twills make it suitable for wearing under any conditions, whether it's inside a thundering pipeline, during a sweltering outdoor music festival, or just for an idle afternoon of adding foyer after foyer after foyer to your house. Jettison uncomfortable chain-mail shirts for a cozier Freedom Surf tee printed on a supremely soft and chewy American Apparel blank ($21.95), or treat legs to a little fresh air with a pair of Patagonia boardshorts ($59). Women’s knit tops from RCVA ($29.95–$49.95) create a colorful canvas for accessories such as belts, scarves, purses, and emergency sledgehammers.