Beards' team of effervescence experts crafts minimalist, Japanese-influenced artistic designs with vibrant colors, strong linear accents, and smoothly shaped vases. A bundle of roses and hydrangeas spins with sophisticated swoops of Beards' signature grasses ($33.50), while three rosebuds in an elegant vase ($19.95) stand tall and classy, like limos driving up the Empire State Building. For brightening glum tables and countertops, Beards bottles sunshine and sprays it on cheery gerbera daisies with grass clusters ($29.99). Click here to see a video of some of Beards' creations.
A full-service jeweler, Powell Jewelry has been family owned and operated since opening its doors in 1932. Elegant silver chains ($100+) are ideal for draping around naked necks, and conversation-starting designer iPhone cases ($37) boost the flagging self-esteem of older-model smartphones. Outfit lonely, isolated ears with a pair of diamond earrings ($70+) or gemstone solitaire earrings ($19.99+). An assortment of diamond pendants ($79.95+) further showcase the charms of the world's hardest gem. Powell also provides a handy online information section that gives buyers tips on jewelry care, birthstones, and the four Cs of diamonds: cut, color, carat, and crepe, the exchange rate of the gem to thin, french pancakes.
Jewelry Savers curates a collection of treasures to suit all budgets. Twinkling silver jewelry ($50+) comes in several styles and designs, and jovial jewelry geniuses behind the glass help patrons pinpoint the perfect colored stones ($5+) to complete custom pieces. Clients can decorate necks with shiny star-shaped ($150) and palm-tree-patterned ($270) pendants. Gem-studded earrings ($435) and diamond-encrusted wedding bands ($480) can help express undying devotion to a sweetheart or an imaginary friend, and the entire eye-popping collection puts beauty into the hands of the beholder, leading to a sense of accomplishment rivaling that of a financially successful mime.
Even though it was built as a filling station in 1931, The Pumphouse made the wise decision to swap out gasoline for pub-style American cuisine ranging from housemade fries and club sandwiches to three different kinds of chicken wings. Its kitchen also whips up signature 8-ounce burgers topped with bacon, chili, cheese, and rings of jalape?o, whose heat can be mitigated by ice-cold drafts of Boulevard Pale Ale. A vintage "lubrication service" sign hangs over the bar as a cheeky nod to the building's past, which is also represented by vintage pumps, cinderblock walls, glass garage doors, and other automotive ephemera.