The expert botanists at Tyler Floral harness the artistic power of flowers to create complex, sweetly scented floral arrangements. Combining rich red roses, stargazer lilies, and white freesia, the Sweetly Scented bouquet whisks noses to a state of blissful happiness ($65–$85). Awarded annually to the wizard who banishes winter to its frosty burrow, the Springtime Reward can also be used to taunt acquaintances who don't believe in spring ($45–$65). The sunny Rainbow of Blooms lugs a bag of joy into every room it enters and liberally applies smiles to every person it sees ($45–$65). In addition to flowers, Tyler Floral cares for a slew of houseplants, such as the Chinese evergreen, that offer to transform rooms into lush forest habitats ($35–$75).
FastFrame beautifies the boundaries of pulchritudinous photographs, pilfered paintings, memorable Big Mac wrappers, and other collectible items with expert custom framing, which ranges from around $46- $203. The shop’s team of experienced framesmiths boasts an artistic background and will happily walk you through the framing process. They’ll also help you navigate a showroom of more than 1,000 frame samples (many of which can be seen adorning the brick walls) and an even more bewildering array of mat boards, textures, and fabrics. Once you’ve made a selection, a computerized mat cutter allows for detailed mat designs; Frame Vue software makes it easy for customers to visualize how a striking frame will supplement their diorama of stuffed hamsters dressed as the major characters of Les Misérables. FastFrames’ 30-day design guarantee ensures that patrons are satisfied with their selections, and the shop’s lifetime craftsmanship guarantee safeguards frames against disintegrating into space dust.
Brooke Pottery features fine ceramic crafts and a host of handmade doodads from more than 400 American artists. A glazed, tri-colored McQueeny Belt Bowl ($48) offers a fetching soup-holding alternative to cupped palms, while the Heart Coaster Set ($40) lovingly shields countertops from clammy cocktails and over-fizzed sodas. Decorate feng shui–deficient gardens with ash-wood Chi Energy Amber wind chimes ($35), or embellish tree limbs with colorful Aloha Chimes ($42). For kids, the Blues Band Harmonica ($7) provides hours of fun in the key of harmonica.
Baskets Instead is a small gourmet food shop that has specialized in putting together exceptional gift baskets since 1987. We carry nextensive inventory of specialty foods that you rarely find in the larger grocery stores. Also carried are outstanding gifts for babies and pampering bath lines for those detressing times!