Established during Prohibition, Pearson’s Wine & Spirits has persevered as a major presence in Washington’s spirits market for nearly 80 years. With today’s deal, the vinely inclined can pick up a trio of tipples capable of lifting spirits, accentuating dinner, and inspiring grape haters to take a hard look at their worldview.
The Tennis Zone keeps players smashing aces and ripping forehand winners in style with name-brand equipment, apparel, and racquet restringing services. Stop in for a new tube of tennis balls on the way to a match, or consult the knowledgeable staff for advice on selecting a new pair of shoes or shorts capable of concealing second and third racquets. While tennis is the primary focus, the shop also caters to other racquet sports such as squash, badminton, and racquetball.
As the the Tennis Zone's network for recreational play, Smart Tennis puts tennis lovers in contact with like-minded players of similar age and ability, and then lets them set up matches at mutually agreeable times and places. Newcomers simply enter their age and skill level?recreational or advanced?into the website and then contact other users with similar court credentials. After finishing off their sets and shaking hands, the winner then logs back on to report scores and earn points that can be exchanged for prizes?which are just the icing on the cake and second to the true prizes of friendship, camaraderie, and the aroma of brand new tennis balls.
Wagner's Liquor fuels parties and relaxing dinners with a host of craft beers, spirits, and vino. The venerable drink emporium traces its origins back to 1934—just after the United States repealed the amendment banning the sale of alcohol, and shortly before Congress reversed its decision to outlaw whistling on the Sabbath. Today, the shop features kegs of craft brews from Rogue, Harpoon, and Founders, as well as six-packs of imported ales and lagers. Bottles of wine from California and abroad neatly line the shelves, alongside high-end spirits perfect for sipping or swirling into cocktails.
Since 1994, stationery visionary Heidi Kallett has helmed The Dandelion Patch, stocking its shelves with writing-related goods and thoughtful gifts. The shop, which has been named Best Stationer by Northern Virginia Magazine and Best of the Best by the Washingtonian, helps shoppers to tote belongings to and fro with paisley Vera Bradley bags and improve the aroma of homes with delicate candles. Heidi and her staff can engrave or monogram stationery and invitations that celebrate the birth of a baby or the ability to memorize addresses. The Dandelion Patch’s events include writing workshops—which teach young writers to master the art of the thank-you note—children’s etiquette classes, and wedding-etiquette teas.
Dalton Brody provides an upscale boutique atmosphere nestled in a cozy storefront of mottled stone and regal green awnings. The shop is stuffed to the rafters with crystal and glassware, painted serving trays, candles, handbags, picture frames, and much more. Fill your home with the mingling aromas of lavender and rosemary from a petite air essence incense-like air freshener ($45), or dappify the gentleman of your choosing with a pale-green American–sailboat tie ($75). For the homosapien who has everything, leather money clips ($38) come in a variety of grains and colors, while a small photo album bound in gentle green-and-pink floral tapestry ($34) will hold a variety of memories, images from the future, and souls. Dalton Brody also stocks numerous gifts for new moms and their babies; perk up a nursery with a pink piggy bank ($52) coated in white polka-dots.
The Brazilian keratin process developed by Sophia La Belle Brazilian Keratin Treatment lends a flattering touch to frizz, waves, and curls. During each specialized treatment session, Sophia La Belle’s fragrance-based products replenish and condition locks, leaving them shiny and smooth for months thereafter.