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.
Twin Cities Local Food transforms grocery shopping into both an online and local experience. Members log on to the virtual marketplace to peruse a variety of goods from more than 20 local farmers and producers, such as organic tomatoes, cow's milk cheeses, and whole-grain breads. Each product is source identified, so shoppers know exactly where their food comes from, how it was grown or raised, and what its first words were. After finalizing their food order, customers then choose a pickup location from one of nine nearby towns, such as Plymouth or Minneapolis, in weekly intervals during growing season, and bi-weekly during the winter.
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.
The underwater experts at Air Down There SCUBA know that exploring the ocean’s depths can be both challenging and exhilarating. That’s why they fill their safety-focused dive shop with a dizzying array of SCUBA and snorkel equipment, arming clients with wetsuits, tanks, and dolphin-attracting flutes. Air Down There SCUBA offers a wide range of classes from beginning SCUBA all the way through technical and professional level certifications.
Though each of the instructors at Woodloch Stable has a different list of horsecentric specialties, they all agree on one thing: when riding and training a horse, communication is key. Whether their students are taking a leisurely pass down an outdoor path or have competitive goals in mind, the staff knows that proper riding begins with the signals that riders give their horses. Staff members teach these during group and private lessons, as well as during kids’ day camps targeted to aspiring equestrians. The facility’s sprawling green pastures and tall, leafy trees paint a pastoral backdrop for trail rides and make a cozy home for the horses who board at Woodloch Stable. The staff also specializes in breaking and training horses, even those that have spent their teenage years grounded for bad behavior by their horse parents.