After she experienced improvements in her health from vitamin and mineral supplements, nurse Felly Grieve decided to combine her clinical background with her passion for holistic health products. She became the owner and operator of A1 Nutrition, and has brought together a knowledgeable staff that includes both a certified applied nutrition adviser and a fitness adviser. The team's expertise and wide selection of products have made the store a three-year winner of the Consumer Choice Award.
The shelves are stocked with homeopathic remedies, gluten-free products, and organic foods made by brands such as Natural Factors, ReNew Life, and SlimStyles. The store also carries anti-aging cosmetic formulas by Sibu Beauty, which are made from Himalayan sea buckthorn berries and the tears of baby geese.
Brush Fire Ceramic Studio hands over the creative reins to its customers, who browse a selection of more than 300 ceramic pieces while choosing the perfect figurine or plate to personalize. Then, would-be van Goghs select stencils or sketch a design freehand, flipping through books or eating the pages for inspiration. The studio time clock starts as painters dip their brushes in as many colours as they like, but visitors are never charged for more than two hours of studio time per visit. Professionals glaze and fire creations, and customers can return to pick them up in about a week before placing their pieces on mantels and gifting them to family members.
Boutique Unique was formed under the steady hands of Brenda Weiss, the shop's resident artist and a self-taught bead-smith who learned her craft through books and trial and error. Brenda keeps her studio stocked with her own whimsical creations, as well as the works of more than 20 local and prairie artisans. Inside, visitors may browse an eclectic selection of women's clothing, home décor, and handmade jewellery, including specially made pieces for big events such as weddings and graduations.
Village Streetwear has been outfitting men and women in casual but stylish threads since 1984. The fashionable staff helps guests navigate the seasonal stock, which highlights such items as stylized T-shirts from Miss Sixty, organic cotton T-shirts from Alternative Apparel, and fashion-forward pieces from Scotch and Soda. They also carry a collection of vintage sports jerseys that allow their wearers to announce team loyalty without naming their firstborns after an easily bribed referee.
In their neighbourhood shop, Nile Bridal & Alterations' skilled tailors adjust clothing to fit an individual's frame. They alter anything from formalwear and bridal gowns to everyday items such as slacks, shirts, or team-mascot costumes. When they're not hemming, applying patches, or letting out too-tight waistbands, they lend their superhuman dexterity to the repair of damaged items or the preservation of gowns using eco-friendly practices.
Modern lights hang from the ceiling like glowing sticks of dynamite, exploding light onto cherry-red-leather furniture at Uppercuts Hair Studio. Red shelving rounds out the space as stylist Jason rewires hair circuit boards with high-end Unite and Aveda products. Guests may also request a specialty keratin treatment to straighten and fortify hair.