Adding one spice to a dish can create a whole new flavor. Adding a carefully selected melange of spices can create a taste revelation?at least that's how Jackie Mittelhammer and Becky Solheim see it. To give all types of chefs that revelatory power, they opened Savory Spice Shop Westfield, where they sell more than 400 spices and herbs and over 160 original spice blends. Grinding each fresh weekly, the flavor champions combine them in bags and bottles to create such harmonious concoctions as Peruvian chile-lime seasoning and Smoky Hills cheese powder with garlic and marjoram. They also give customers the chance to spice up dishes with exotic sea salts, including black lava salt from Hawaii and Italian black truffle sea salt, as well as sauces, extracts, and specialty sugars.
eToys.com makes it easy to find gifts for kids big and small. Search by age group to find name-brand items for babies. For older tykes, opt for action figures and video games, or get hearts pumping with trampolines, bikes, and outdoor play sets. Shoppers can also peruse the online toy shop's goods by theme to find the perfect birthday or holiday present.
Direct Depot Kitchens Wholesalers’ designers offer complimentary design consultations to help customers achieve their ideal kitchen- or bathroom-cabinet, countertop, and appliance setups. They utilize massive projection screens and 3-D color renderings so customers may easily visualize projects before they start. Additionally, their showroom houses more than 50 kitchen and bath displays, complete with door styles, finish colors, glazes, countertops, and wood species.
A garage stuffed with boxes; a cluttered coffee table; a cramped closet. These eyesores can dominate the aesthetic of a home if left untended. That's where the professional organizers of What Goez Where step in: they put everything in its right place for a cohesive look. Attics, basements, kitchens, bedrooms—they can take on any room, removing unnecessary clutter and organizing what remains. They can also stage homes so that they're ready for the eyes of potential buyers.
Armed with micro-fiber cloths and professional products, Maid for NY keeps homes clean. Technicians harness powerful cleaning supplies that obliterate filth quickly while leaving a fresh scent. Teams dust, vacuum, and sweep apartments and homes, while also tackling domestic tasks such as party set-up, moving and unpacking, or grocery shopping.
Some may find fashion intimidating––not Kristin Dahl. She's been in the biz 20 years. While she was working wholesale in New York City’s Garment District, retail stores would ask her to present their lines across the country. "Afterward,” Dahl says, “these people were like, 'Why aren't you taking me shopping?' So that's what I decided to do." Dahl still takes advantage of her retail contacts and attends fashion trade shows in LA, Las Vegas, Dallas, and Atlanta, using what she learns to pair every client with the perfect item and every mannequin with sunglasses so you can’t see its creepy eyes. "I like to take them to chain stores like Ann Taylor, Loft, Banana Republic, J.Crew," she explains. "I can go up in cost, it just depends on the customer. I'll take them into Manhattan too." And she adds that because there's no commission, there's no hidden agenda. “They feel like they're shopping with their best friend,” she says. In addition to personal shopping, Dahl specializes in closet-and-wardrobe organization, for which she uses a time-tested method. "Your closet should be like a mini boutique, organized by color, by group and category. We get rid of things, we reorganize." This methodology functions under the idea that one should stock up on must-have building blocks and then layer outward. She adds that these organizational and shopping services are also great for men. She'll work with anyone, because it's her passion. "The biggest reward is being out and seeing someone wear what I helped pick out. I love having an impact, seeing them transform."