In more than 1,112 stores worldwide, Edible Arrangements' Fruit Experts arrange pieces of premium fruit in stunning displays for all occasions. Customers can customize their order to suit any occasion, receiving chocolate-dipped fruit such as pineapples, granny-smith apples, and juicy strawberries that, unlike the sodas found in most mummies' crypts, don't contain any preservatives. Fruit Experts can dip fruit in gourmet semisweet or white chocolate. For birthdays and anniversaries, chocolate wielders can personalize bouquets with gifts such as plush teddy bears and mylar balloons.
Amid display cases strewn with glittering jewelry, shelves filled with fashionable purses, and tables brimming with trendy accessories, Mundy's friendly staffers can be found greeting patrons and helping them find the perfect gift or home accent. First opened in 1947, Mundy's is currently housed in a new space, yet still upholds the original store’s dedication to outfitting shoppers with unique, quality goods. Under the helm of owner Lauren Raspallo Franklin, the sunny-hued shop remains stocked with an ever-changing assortment of wares from trusted brands such as Harveys seatbeltbags bags, Lenny & Eva charms, and Envirosax reusable bags. Staffers encourage visitors to casually browse through the shop’s wares, hunting through stationery racks to find a card or sniffing through Mundy’s fragrant candles for the one that smells the most like success.
Two Papas Biscotti inspires dreams of Italian cafés or Tuscan countrysides with its biscotti, which are handmade and hand-cut, resulting in various shapes and textures. King Arthur flour builds each biscuit's skeleton, and fresh fruit and chopped nuts give varieties such as the cranberry walnut or limoncello their distinct flavor. Traditional vanilla-almond biscotti charm palates with slivered almonds, and a double-chocolate-chip biscotti satiates cocoa lovers. All biscotti are twice baked, allowing eaters to experience a taste of Italy without making out with Fabio.
The Beauty Bar’s highly professional staff guides clients toward aesthetic and sensory nirvana with a broad menu of luxe services. Trust your mane maintenance to The Beauty Bar's squadron of follicular wizards, who can freshen up topside topiaries with a basic cut ($30 for women, $15 for men) or full-color service ($50+). The Beauty Bar's half-hour deep-tissue massage uses intense, targeted pressure to expel troublemaking knots and tension, leaving normally moody muscles chipper and ready to face another day of bench-pressing pumas.
With a three-time Louisville Slugger Region 21 coach of the year and a scout for the Florida Marlins on its seven-man roster, the staff at Upper Deck Baseball Academy commands years of competitive diamond expertise. The team puts its 8,900-square-foot facility to work assisting budding baseball and softball stars with improvement of their physical, mechanical, and mental capabilities through creative, focused drills. Two Iron Mike pitching machines and two Jugs pitching machines hurl heat down the indoor batting cages, allowing players to work on bat speed and hitting to the opposite field without the awkward eye contact that comes with facing a real pitcher. Players can also have their chops recorded with video swing analysis, allowing for real-time feedback on swing mechanics.
The wireless provider industry changes quickly, but Arch Telecom keeps up by giving both technicians and front-line employees continual training. The extra effort shows: enthusiastic testimonials from clients cite employees' patient technical support for two seniors who were far from tech-savvy, as well as a staffer staying well beyond closing time to ensure a business's new phone lines were set up properly.