Edible Arrangements' fresh-fruit bouquets merge the beauty of a floral display with Mother Nature's most delicious candy. At more than 1,000 stores across the globe, fruit florists carve pineapples into flower forms, hand dip bananas into semisweet and white chocolate, and swathe Albion strawberries—sweeter and darker than regular strawberries—in coats of coconut and almonds. Then, they arrange the morsels into eye-catching displays to fill mugs and vases or line decorative gift boxes. Patrons can find an arrangement for nearly any occasion, whether they want to honor Mother's Day, sweeten an anniversary, or send condolences after the death of a friend's pet rock. Customers can shop online and opt for delivery or pick up finished displays at a storefront location.
Spearheaded by the brother-sister team of Tim Myers and Brandin O’Neill, Webster’s Pages supports crafty endeavors with a dazzling assortment of cardstock, designer paper, and scrapbook embellishment. More than 50 12”x12” and 6”x6” sheets, ornamented with subtle thematic designs, fan out into a fancy, colorful array that’s sure to attract even the shyest scissors and glue sticks. Family photos in need of explanation can appeal to more than 360 cardstock alphabet sticker letters and 15 feet of boutique-style ribbon and trim. A slew of vintage-inspired buttons, paired with fabric and netting flowers, adds dimension and texture to 2-D folios, gracing pages that would otherwise be condemned to living in parakeet cages or storing unhappy words.
The owners of Little Switzerland Fraser Firs cultivate their Christmas crop on a nearby farm, filling their lot with freshly cut trees. The duo deals exclusively in hardy fraser firs, which usher in the season with dark-green needles, an enduring aroma, and boughs known to growl at gift thieves. The cash-only lot vends a sturdy tree stand (not included in today's Groupon) to secure the fir in a stable pose. Groupon customers within a 20-mile radius of the lot may receive a 50% discount on delivery fees, or they can simply secure the greenery to an automobile roof or a rental sleigh.
Old North State native Dr. Josiah Chen fosters healthier smiles with restorative and cosmetic dentistry in an office that combines up-to-date technology with an emphasis on patient comfort and education. Dr. Chen's memberships in various dental organizations keep him abreast of all the latest dental developments, and he equips his office with low-radiation digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, so patients can view the insides of their own mouths and their future. Live-action videos and 3-D animations visually demonstrate procedures, giving patients a heads-up on procedural goings-on and allowing them to make informed choices when developing a treatment plan. TVs in each room and WiFi in the waiting room further encourage comfort pre or post-procedures.
The professional florists at PG Flowers band bright blossoms together to create special-occasion bouquets, floral arrangements, and seasonal centerpieces. Housing a large selection of fresh blooms, tropical flowers, and plants, the arrangers pair vase-clad creations with stuffed animals, mylar and latex balloons, and other gifts. The florists offer prompt delivery service throughout Raleigh, Morrisville, and the surrounding area to help clients wordlessly express their emotions or demonstrate remorse for backing a station wagon into their neighbor's koi pond.