At All Fired Up!, swirling murals of flowers and vines flow across lavender walls, and animal-print tablecloths cover long work tables. This cheerful backdrop makes the pale, unadorned plates, bowls, and vases lining the shop walls stand out in stark contrast. Fortunately, expert potters empower artists of all ages and skill levels to enliven these blank canvases, providing them not only with stamps, stickers, stencils, and paints, but with idea books and helpful tips. Once painters have added the last brushstroke, All Fired Up!’s potters whisk finished masterpieces away to the shop’s kiln where they'll fire and glaze them, just like Donald Trump does to dissidents on his resident staff of Pillsbury doughboys. If patrons can’t drop in to retrieve their wares in one week’s time, staff members can carefully pack them up and ship them at a flat rate across the country.
Pete and Laura Walkman, founders of Great Harvest Bread Co., began baking bread in the 1970s to help pay their way through college. When their loaves began to pick up notoriety across Montana, the couple opened multiple Great Harvest locations, expanding to more than 200 bakeries all over the country within 30 years. At each location, chefs combine the Great Harvest's venerated, additive-free recipes with their own to craft a heart-healthy assortment of whole-grain breads and baked goods using fresh-ground flour and local honey. Each month brings a newly designed menu that employs the season's freshest ingredients and harvests the warmest loaves from bread-bearing trees.
Within JF and Company's cheery pink-and-blue walls, racks teem with designer duds, toys, and accessories aimed at infants to 6-year-olds. The family-run boutique was inspired by and named for the owners' two young daughters. From designers such as Giggle Moon, Dogwood, and Bon Bon Cupcakes, kids model outfits in towering full-length mirrors, which allow them to inspect their own faces to ensure they aren’t aging backward. Tiny shoes line tabletops alongside displays of belts, jewelry, frilly tutus, and glittery bows, and a showcase of classic-rock apparel appeases fledgling rockers. Patrons can use provided changing-and-feeding stations, or kids can act out dream jobs as firemen, princesses, or intellectual-property attorneys in the play area.
The technicians at C&R Cleaning help free up valuable time and energy by tackling many of the unwanted tasks that confront a homeowner. Cleaning crews swap, vacuum, and sanitize the home while carpet-cleaning teams revitalize flooring with sudsy shampoo bubbles. C&R also helps brighten and simplify the home through organization services and interior painting touchups to bedrooms, kitchens, and bathrooms.
Corner Connect Wireless stocks an eclectic inventory of Virgin Mobile– and Boost Mobile–compatible phones, including models from Apple, Samsung, and BlackBerry. They also keep an array of accessories such as 3G and 4G USB sticks and prepaid mobile hot spots on hand.
Led by experienced, FAA-certified pilots, Eagle Flyers’ Discovery Flight lessons teach aspiring cloud climbers (aged 16 and older) the basics of airplane operation and safety. Conducted in a Cessna Skyhawk airplane, the lesson begins with a ground-based procedures training session and preflight check before taking to the upper atmosphere for approximately 45 minutes of flight.
CrossFit facilities are known for their rotating selection of high-intensity daily workouts, and it’s no different at CrossFit Zionsville. Each morning, the instructors unveil a new workout made up of functional movements such as box jumps, squats, rowing, running, pushups, and pull-ups. Each movement is to be completed as quickly as possible while maintaining proper lifting form and grunting in falsetto. For new exercisers, CrossFit Zionsville’s staff offers an introductory Fundamentals program.