Since 1968, Jerry’s Artarama has stocked shelves with multitudes of tools and supplies and helped artists show off finished work with custom framing. The comprehensive inventory fulfills artists’ every need, featuring everything from acid-free blank stretched canvases to Lukas oil colors, which have been transmitting images to paper since 1862. Custom framing services can protect and showcase a diploma, favorite 8”x10,” or beloved box of cereal.
The intoxicating scents of orchids, pink roses, and button spray chrysanthemums have filled Deerfield Florist’s gardens since 1953, when the family-owned company began crafting personalized floral arrangements with fresh flowers and gourmet fruit. Yellow and white petals burst from the bouquets and corsages that the company’s skilled florists design for weddings, holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions. When they aren’t sculpting blossoms into themed bouquets, the florists gladly share their secrets for maintaining healthy plants; a list of helpful tips on their website suggests keeping arrangements away from heating vents and dank, dark basements filled with pet squirrels.
The research staff at 7E—a medical-aesthetic company that prides itself on skincare innovations—designs noninvasive treatments that combat the effects of aging and bolster all-over wellness. Once staff members have perfected a solution, they share the fruits of their labors with clients at 7E Fit Spa. One of these many fruits is the Torc Plus, an FDA-approved body-contouring machine that works to deplete inches and bulk up muscles in bodies through electrical stimulation. The spa’s noninvasive face-lifts tighten visages while evening out skin tone, reducing puffiness, and increasing circulation, and saunas detoxify the body and relax clients with infrared heat shoplifted from the equator.
For more than 65 years, this bastion of blossoms has promoted indoor pollination with colorful flowers in a wide array of artfully arranged bouquets. The Burst of Autumn bouquet ($42.50) showcases a clear glass vase festooned with asiatic lilies, chrysanthemums, and roses in shades of clementine and yellow, with the vessel dressed for sweater weather in an orange satin ribbon. Patrons can gift six red roses ($39.95) to a significant other for Valentine’s Day, or befuddle a parking-meter cop after a ticketing spree. Shoppers can cultivate their lapel appeal with a soft lavender corsage ($24.95) or their wrist moxie with a green orchid boutonniere ($29.95). The Teleflora Party Bear bouquet ($35) flaunts an entourage of carnations, chrysanthemums, and larkspur in a glass vase embraced by a loveable happy-birthday bear, which induces sweet sighs without the repercussions of gift-wrapping a live grizzly.
The Mess Doctor’s cleaning crew makes house calls to ailing abodes, tackling routine cleaning and maintenance jobs as directed by the client. Dust is valiantly vanquished from lamp shades, carpets are vacuumed free of crumbs and pet hair, and evidence of the latest culinary catastrophe is expunged from each kitchen countertop and appliance. Basic cleaning also includes laundry service, during which the dirt-defying docs will unsully as many loads of whites, linens, delicates, and delicate white linens as they can during the allotted service time. For a more down-reaching dedirting, two hours of deep cleaning have The Mess Doctor's meticulous staff taking on notoriously unpleasant household jobs including oven cleaning, interior-window washing, and taking the couch for its afternoon walk.
Big Wave Dave Surf Co.'s staff of experienced wave riders hits the shores of Waikiki Beach for private and small-group lessons in surfing, standup paddleboarding, and outrigger canoeing. Each instructor's résumé boasts at least 10 years of teaching experience, an extensive knowledge of first aid, and at least one semester as Poseidon's college intern. During classes, first-time surfers learn the basics on land before heading into the warm waters to hang their first 10, whereas advanced riders barrel out into the waves atop fiberglass and epoxy boards. Outrigger canoes recall ancient Hawaiians' exploration of Oahu's colorful reefs, and standup paddleboards combine an intense workout with clear views of the pristine waters below. The shop also offers daily and long-term rentals of equipment, with complimentary delivery and pickup from local hotels.