Flowers By Webster's florists have arranged blossoms of all shapes, colors, and scents since filling its first vases in 1963. Today, they create bouquets for all occasions, such as the red roses, pink carnations, and white daisies of the anniversary-themed Hugs and Kisses bouquet. Flowers By Webster also tucks houseplants into decorative containers, such as wicker baskets, and rounds out its showroom with year-round and seasonal home decorations.
Westfield Water Sports and Wilderness Experiences—a summer camp, camping store, and adventure emporium—dispatches a staff of CPR-and Naui certified adventure-seekers to lead sojourners into the great outdoors with open-water scuba classes, kayak expeditions, and rock-climbing excursions. An all-around outdoorsman, camp director T. Scott Cook leans on his doctorate of Leadership Development in Adventure Education to develop nature excursions, including far-flung trips where groups snorkel in the Cayman Islands or evolve gills in the Galapagos. Back home, the summer camp’s elaborate ropes course builds teamwork between coworkers, and caving adventures allow guests to delve into mysterious depths or apartment swap with a black bear.
The staffers at The Landlocked Dog don't put sugar into dogs’ birthday cakes. To cater to doggy palates, they only use all-natural ingredients such as bananas, honey, carrots, and peanut butter, though they can still spell out the name of the birthday pooch in icing. They also handcraft treats for their store's brand, Sophie's Seabiscuits, shaping delectable morsels into hearts and ladybugs. They concoct seasonal bites for the treat-of-the-month club, which gives pups two half-pound bags of incentive to do their owner’s laundry.
Their dedication to wholesome pet care extends beyond gustatory rewards, however. The boutique stocks fashionable collars, leashes, and grooming products tailored toward specific ailments, including odor and itchiness. Their selection of calming music—composed specifically to put dogs at ease—fosters peaceful car rides, in which pups aren't compulsively changing the radio station. At doggy daycare, small packs can frolic about the cozy and comforting setting while their owners check in via webcam.
Colorado Ski Shop’s sporting technicians quickly tune skis or snowboards by grinding bases for unfettered glides, sharpening the edges for precision carving, and hot-waxing bases for hairless shredding. For attacking mountains in the opposite direction, Colorado Ski Shop's bike tune-up meticulously adjusts off-kilter brakes, gears, suspension, and tires. Bike revamps also include minor assemblies and a regreasing of moving parts to avoid squeaky cassettes attracting hoards of spoke-munching dogs. Although parts are not included in today’s Groupon, customers will be always be contacted before additional costs are incurred.
Flag Fables has shared its handmade banners and outdoor accouterments for more than 25 years in Massachusetts, but now the company shares its wares with the nation, offering free shipping on all flag orders. Flag Fables' online depository of yard accents offers a wide array of decorative flags, mailbox covers, doormats, and other ornamental merchandise to brighten homes during holiday droughts. Fans can pledge their allegiance to pennants of their favorite team ($32.95 for full size; $12.95 for garden size) or canine breed ($28.95 for full size; $14.95 for garden size) to root for the underdog at the Westminster World Series.
The seasoned instructors at Parsons Sewing Connections draw upon years of experience to introduce groups of up to 20 beginners to the basics of sewing. During four evening classes, which begin in January, students create stitches on a provided Husqvarna Viking sewing machine or their own machine, and learn to perform fundamental tasks, such as filling a bobbin with thread or churning a thimble's worth of butter with a needle. Enrollees start on four simple projects that they can then complete at home, all the while honing skills such as how to sew a straight seam, add buttonholes, and stick Velcro in their hair.