The brewmasters at Mystic Leaf Tea put some of Mother Nature's tastiest offerings to good use with their temptingly aromatic tea service and exotic collection of jarred loose-leaf and ground teas ready for at-home percolation. The shop's fragrant, tranquil tearoom entices guests to while away the afternoon sipping on bubble tea––a sweet milk tea populated with chewy pearl-tapioca balls swiped from marshmallow oysters––or steamy refreshments brewed with antioxidant-loaded rooibos, green, or oolong tea leaves.
Lili Blossom Boutique is a purveyor of natural and artisan bath and body products for women, men, and children, crafted by luxurious, boutique lines that regularly incorporate natural therapeutic extracts to achieve their revitalizing results. The pampering products are naturally sourced and do not contain mineral oil, talc, or ethylene oxide, which can be harmful to the body and the environment. Top-selling brands include all-stars such as Malie, a Hawaiian import offering sweet-scented body creams and salt scrubs with a silky finish; Farmhouse Fresh, an Oprah-endorsed outfit with standout products such as honey heel glaze and sweet cream foot scrub; and Barefoot Venus, a Kelowna-based line with a variety of well-priced products. Quickly joining the ranks of storied suppliers, Linden Leaves is new to the lineup with an impressive unisex line and fast-selling body oil.
At Kintec, university-trained fit gurus draw upon a thorough, five-tiered fitting process, exploring each foot's singular lifestyle to ensure a shoe-human compatibility. Prior to each fitting, slow-motion video and sensor technology measure length, width, and grape-stomping prowess. Upgrade walking, running, or two-stepping experiences with pedorthist-picked foot cocoons, such as the New Balance 1442 with biped-pleasing ultralight cushioning ($99.95) or the Nike Free 5.0 with a mesh upper that ensures flexible fit and lets feet breathe without uncomfortable snorkels ($124.95).
The Great Pacific Diving Company is a five-star PADI instructor-development centre that trains future deep-sea explorers, with certifications ranging from open-water diver to instructor. Today's Groupon is good for an all-inclusive open-water diving program, which includes five pool dives, four ocean dives, and PADI open-water diver certification for autonomous dives up to 60' (upon completion). Great Pacific Diving features a private training pool, reliable diving gear, and e-learning integration that allows students to complete the academic portion of the certification at home or within a WiFi-equipped volcano before enjoying splishing and splashing in real time (e-learning available for additional charge). Local dives are normally conducted in Howe Sound, though worldly wanderers can opt to hop onto one of Great Pacific's tropical trips to Cozumel, the Red Sea, or the Queen's kiddie pool. Additionally, if diving turns to buying, Groupon customers also receive 10% off personal gear purchased during the course, which can be wrapped up or worn home to express dominance over landlocked neighbours.
The foot buffs at The Shoe Company outfit kickers in casual, formal, and athletic shoes for men, women, and kids. Flats exchange tap-dancing tips with long and short boots, including Madden Girl lace-up short boots in brown or black leather ($89.99). Women’s toning shoes nudge muscles toward shapeliness in brand names such as Skechers and Reebok ($69.99–$89.99). Male paws slip into a pair of deck shoes ($39.99–$89.99), and fashion athletic shoes from Puma, Diesel, Adidas, and other designers ($69.99–$89.99) beautify lacrosse games. Prepare for fall classes or bouts of acorn gathering with handbags in tote, cross-body, clutch, and hobo styles, including bright satchels from Baci Couture ($59.99) and black or grey satin evening bags from Cause & Effect ($24.99).