Select Vintage applies customer-designed labels to bottles of delicious Californian, Minnesotan, Italian, and German wines to create thoughtful and elegant gifts. For a memorable birthday, wedding, or unbirthday present, you can outfit a bottle of merlot or chardonnay with a customized photo and a personal message. Notes of spicy apples and pears resonates throughout each sip of their California chardonnay, while ripe cherries, blackberries, and plum lend their California merlot fruitful overtones.
Enchanted Tree House brims with handpicked playthings, books, gifts, and a rotating selection of new and gently used children's attire within two colorful toy boxes. Kids literally grasp an understanding of shapes with a 25-piece geometric stacker by Melissa and Doug ($17.95) or construct an ant-free picnic with a sandwich-making set ($20.95). Good Night Zoo ($9.95) bids swift sleep to its animal subjects and readers alike, and other books inspire kids to dive confidently into their goals with tales such as figure-skater Kristi Yamaguchi's story Dream Big Little Pig ($16.95). A multihued, personalized water bottle ($13.95) helps thirsty tots stay hydrated all through the puddle-jumping, monster-impersonating, and refrigerator-box-crawling portions of children's triathlons.
At Abbott Paint, dwellers seeking to bedeck humble abodes can choose from an array of colorfying products, such as paints, varnishes, stains, and carpet. Buyers can revel in environmentally-friendly options with one-on-one assistance from the shop's experienced, helpful staff. Brighten pale walls with one of several liquid pigments, including Benjamin Moore Regal Select ($47.99 per gallon) or the Abbott Private Label ($31.99 per gal.). Terrestrial patrons can celebrate Earth Day by using California Elements' zero VOC low-odor flat paint ($48.49 per gal.).
The burger-meisters at Burger Time serve up a menu of varied 100% all-natural beef and chicken creations. Tickle your taste buds with a suite of made-to-order savories including the third-pound Bigger burger, cradled between a freshly toasted bun and adorned with mayo, onion, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and ketchup ($3.19), or refute the restaurant’s titular statement by dialing up a Bigger chicken sandwich ($3.99). Oral fires can be put out with a large vanilla or chocolate shake ($2.99) or a standard-issue candle snuffer.
Dedicated to unlocking the healing power of certain audio frequencies, SOQI Chi Spa pairs soothing sounds—chirping birds, lapping waves—with complementary vibrations on a Sun Ancon Chi Machine table to rebalance spines and nervous systems, boost immunity and blood production, and awaken cells and internal organs. For an added dose of pain relief and healing, the far-infrared heat of two or three “hothouses” emulates the restorative feeling of sunshine, getting deeper under your skin than a backhanded compliment. The heat not only jump-starts detoxification and circulation, but also may help improve arthritis, allergies, and asthma.
Established in 1960, Suburban Floor Coverings swathes bare bases in a wide selection of quality carpet, ceramic tile, vinyl, wood, and laminate. With more than 3,000 carpet samples, including Stainmaster Series 1000 ($15.95/sq. yd.) through Series 6000 ($30.95/sq. yd.), choosy feet can find the perfect soft surface on which to coyly leave footprints or engagement toe rings. Mannington laminate, tile, and wood flooring (starting at $10.95/sq. yd.) and Kährs wood flooring (starting at $4.50/sq. ft.) reward well-behaved ottomans with a fashionable foundation, and environmentally friendly, sustainably harvested QU Cork flooring (starting at $6.95/sq. ft.) satisfies tree-hugging yearnings without the awkward first date. The flooring professionals at Suburban Floor Coverings also expertly install all in-store collections, including carpet ($.60/sq. ft.), wood ($0.50+/sq. ft.), and tile (up to $1.50/sq. ft.).