We came up with so many great ideas for our Best of the Beehive issue, we couldn't possibly fit it all in. So, we really had to pick and choose, and here's the extended portion of our Home & Family section that almost made it in.
Best way to start a unique family picnic
Along with delicious Mexican foods for your picnic, you’ll also find locally-made products at Viva Markets. One of our favorites is a wooden bench with an engraved Utah beehive. Buy two, fold them together, and you’ve got your picnic table. 140 N. 900 West, SLC, 801-532-7530, vivamarketplace.com
Best place for childhood memories
City Creek's Disney Store
New Disney characters can be found anywhere, but for classics like Grumpy and Dopey, visit the Disney Store at SLC’s City Creek Center (bring them to see Snow White and the Huntsman for extra points). $12.50. 801-532-2353, shopcitycreekcenter.com
Best way to to create custom bunkbeds
You and the kids can mix and match components to create a personalized bunk bed design. Tanglewood will actually do the building. 647 Billins Rd., Ste.1, SLC, 801-261-2261, playhousedesigns.com
Best spot for DIY Pinewood Derby racers
Hammond Toys & Hobbies
Hammond has pre-cut designs to start making your own car, plus all the custom parts and even a polishing kit to keep it lookin’ smooth. 1957 E. 4780 South, SLC, 801-278-0157, hammondtoy.com
Decorating your home
Fancy trim style fram with pink base and vintage sable topcoat, $119; art by Dan McCarthy (print not for sale) from Signed and Numbered. 2320 S. West Temple, SLC, 801-596-2093, signed-numbered.com
1950s Belgian Tapestry from Carmen Miranda’s Antiques, $85. 241 E. Broadway, SLC, 801-359-7741
Victorian chocolate pot, $65; blue and white bell, $6 from Home Again 2100 S. 1019 East, SLC, 801-487-4668, homeagainconsignment.squarespace.com
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