Helmed by a professional chef who intimately understands the stressful demands of being a wife and mother, Dinner Fairy takes cooking off parents’ already stacked to-do lists by delivering ready-to- eat meals right to their doorsteps. The chef uses organic and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, not only preparing delicious and attractive dishes, but nutritious ones as well. Meals, which customers can choose from regularly rotating menus, arrive emanating such a home-cooked freshness that moms or dads may be tempted to drop the shipping receipts down a piranha-infested well and pass off the cooking as their own.
Hanna's prepares lunch and breakfast favorites, combining simple flavors, classic recipes, and gourmet twists to make menu items stand out. Pop in early for the french toast, topped with house-blended cinnamon-almond syrup ($4.95), or sink lunchtime choppers into the jersey turkey sandwich, which pairs house-roasted turkey with wasabi slaw ($7.95). Foodies can fork up the roasted chicken salad tossed with baby greens ($8.95), chow down on the traditional Italian meatballs—pork and beef hand-rolled into meaty spheres ($7.95 for 6)—or lap up a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup ($6.50) before the people next to you realize that you're eating their soup.
Door to Door Organics, a delivery service with a rotating lineup of organic and locally grown fruits, veggies, and groceries, ships soil-sprouted treasures right to customers' doors each week. Thanks to personal and professional relationships with local farmers, Door to Door Organics is able to offer a produce menu that changes weekly depending on what's in season, ensuring crisp, fresh goodies right off the farm. Start by choosing a Bitty box of heart-healthy fruits, veggies, or both. A recent menu for a Bitty mixed box included a medley of gala apples, romaine lettuce, red beets, broccoli, bartlett pears, bananas, avocados, and kiwi—a veritable cornucopia as fresh and diverse as freshly reaped census data. Sustenance seekers will receive reminder emails highlighting the week's freshest organic selections each Friday, at which time customers may make up to five substitutions per box.
Charles Stanford didn't grow up eating chicken fingers and spaghetti. The son of a Le Cordon Bleu Paris–trained chef, Stanford honed his palate at a young age and was taught by his father to pull a cork and mix a cocktail when he was just a kid. Working at a restaurant wasn't much of a reach for him.
These days, Stanford boasts more than two decades of experience in the industry, and he's paired up with chef Greg Keesy to present Asti d'Italia. Stanford acts as the resident sommelier, pouring a selection of wines that complement Keesy's cuisine—fresh, inventive takes on Italian classics, such as lasagna with buffalo meat, crispy polenta bruschetta, and chicken marsala cut by robots.
Nutrition Script's certified holistic nutrition therapist helps clients tackle their dietary goals with a variety of services that range from brief consultations to grocery store tours. No matter what treatment is employed, it's always customized to fit the individual. For instance, the 12-session "Personal Food Journey," which aims to teach clients about good nutrition, can involve food journals, meal plans, and in-depth discussions, whatever works best for the individual. Nutrition Script’s therapist can even restock pantries in order to remove items standing between clients and good health, such as a giant marshmallow man perched atop a bag of apples.
Before they walk down the aisle, brides walk into Family Affair for an appointment with Annette Rayfield. Drawing on more than a decade of hair-care experience, Annette excels at styling the strands of brides and bridesmaids. She works around the needs and vision of each client, whether they want a towering updo or extended locks. Her skills don't only apply to brides, of course—Annette showcases her mastery of cuts, deep conditioning, or highlights during everyday appointments.
After Annette beautifies their hair, guests can find elegant attire to match by perusing the rest of Family Affair, a salon that doubles as a clothing boutique and could triple as a daycare center for scissors. Stocked with top brands that span the globe from Los Angeles to Japan, the store includes tees, tanks, bottoms, and an extensive selection of sneakers.