If you run, whether it's for marathons, wind sprints or jogging, you know the importance of choosing the perfect running shoes. This interactive process demands that you test run several pairs outside and have a host of foot and stride measurements taken. It's as educational as it is rewarding when you walk out with a great new pair of running shoes. The store also has a variety of running clothes and post-run snacks. There are also store locations in Wellesley and Cambridge.
Do your prints justice with good-quality frames perfectly suited for them. This do-it-yourself shop in Brookline Village has an almost endless supply of frames and matting in a cramped and bustling atmosphere. Bring in your print and fix it up against a tan vellum mat, and set it off with an ebony wooden frame for a contemporary look. This place will give you another reason to "say cheese" while posing for photos or maybe even encourage you to become a better shutterbug.
This specialty toy shop has something for every prodigy on your gift list: science kits, challenging puzzles, model kits, old Radio Flyer wagons and an endless assortment of toys to develop those motor skills. Inspire a budding young artist with a new painting kit or pottery wheel. These gifts will inspire, enlighten and entertain your favorite child. Adults who are young at heart will enjoy a trip here as well.
Satisfy your chocolate craving at this wonderful confectioner. You will find a wide variety of dark and milk chocolates, hand-dipped in amazing varieties and shapes, raspberry creams coated in dark Swiss chocolate, milk chocolate coconut balls and hand-dipped strawberries. The staff will make attractive assorted gift baskets for your special someone.
This store offers the kind of clothes that make you want to spin around and be silly in a relaxed, hip sort of way. Flowing skirts and beautiful blouses go perfectly with an assortment of odd accessories and jewelry. You'll find some great hats here as well, the kind you can pull down over your ears, have a lick of hair peeking out and look ever so sexy. You should be able to find everything you need for a party here.
If you are looking for French antiques dating back to the 18th century, this store is a must. The owner visits estate auctions in France several times a year, and brings back formal dining pieces, sideboards, inlaid tables and chairs. Find antiques to outfit your bedroom two doors down at the sister store, Dreaming of Vieux. The atmosphere is warm and interesting, perfect for browsing.
You will have to climb steep wooden steps to reach this second floor antiquarian bookseller, but it is well worth it. An odd coupling of specialties (Asiana and Literature) nevertheless results in a rather impressive array of books. The high ceilings give a proper library feel to the place, and if you cannot find what you are looking for, the staff will undertake an exhaustive search for your prize. Books by Dickens, Bassho, Wilde, Hakuseki and many others find a home here.
This store has everything you need to curl up with a good book on a rainy day (except the book). Find blankets, soft throws and pillows. There are even inspirational pillowcases, embroidered with interesting or comforting sayings. You might top off your purchases with delicately scented candles, a writing journal or even a hand blown glass vase, perfect for fresh-cut flowers.
Wander through two rooms beaming with religious harmony in this Eastern-influenced store, which sells statues of Ganesh alongside menorahs and Virgin Mary figurines. Books, videos and tapes teach the finer points of yoga, tai-chi, macrobiotic cooking, tarot, Buddhism and feng shui. Sample New Age CDs, rent a video, or give your house serenity with crystals, polished stones and religious statuettes.
One of the largest sporting gear and accessories outlet in Boston, REI-Recreational Equipment Inc. is the best in the business. Be it snowboarding, hiking, cycling or any other sport, REI offers classy and trendy sporting goods for all. You will also find all the leading brands like Columbia Sportswear, Salomon, Patagonia and K2 here. There is also a wide array of travel gear and outdoor essentials available. The extensive variety of adventure sports equipment are something to watch out for.
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