Old World Market harbors a treasure trove of domestic and international delicacies, including world-renowned wines and choice Mediterranean cheeses. Indulge a few favored tongues in a care package containing one pound of firm Greek-style kasseri cheese and a 2008 Sacred Hill sauvignon blanc, a bottle where good grapes grown in the Marlborough region of New Zealand spend the afterlife after a sacrificial smooshing. To expand the enjoyment of these tandem treats into a full-blown feast, customers can pick the brains of knowledgeable Old World Market staffers for accessible culinary recipes boasting complex flavors to further complement the vino and fromage without asking if they've been working out.
The rotating selection of modern, designer-inspired adornments at DanaTyler are plated in 14-karat gold and studded with grade-A cubic zirconia to appear irreplaceable but remain wearable. Silver-hued rhodium and gold-plated circles entwine under glittering cubic zirconia in the twisted rope bracelet ($19), and a set of whisper bangles ($29) murmur unsubstantiated rumors about their colorful stones, each mounted in prominent gold-toned settings around slender silver circles. Dangle a pair of silver- or gold-toned basket earrings ($39) from lobes to show off their brilliant zirconia solitaires and imperviousness to vertigo. A two-tone pendant swings on a strand designed in the style of Diamonds by the Yard ($49), blinding passersby with a flash of faux bling.
Groups sip cocktails and socialize as they discover hidden creative talents through painting sessions and classes at The Painted Conch. A team of experienced artists guide students step by step through the painting process as guests mingle with friends over glasses of wine, leaving sessions with beautiful portraits of their own creation.
Understanding that each customer has their own sense of style and aesthetic, the knowledgeable framers at The Great Frame Up strive to meet various needs through a wide assortment of frames and the latest technology. With the ability to craft one-of-a-kind frames, the team can also help customers discover a new way of framing their family portraits, artwork, or sports memorabilia. By consulting clients on the style of their home or office, the experts put their know-how and creativity to work in crafting a distinct frame for each space. To further assist customers, the framing specialists offer an online list of tips and trends.
At Grace and Shelly's Cupcakes, the Butterfinger isn't a candy bar?it's a cupcake. A vanilla one, to be precise, filled with peanut butter, frosted in cream-cheese frosting, and topped with chunks of its namesake candy. Creative cupcakes like these have earned the bakery myriad press mentions. The culinary team whips up new cupcakes daily, too, crafting fresh-baked treats in flavors ranging from banana to red velvet.
FrameWorks prepares art and memorabilia for wall appearances by enveloping them in fashionable custom mats and frames. Each piece of artwork luxuriates in the attention of experienced framers, who employ their eye for design and more than 40 years of combined framing experience to give each piece a custom home in which to reside until retiring to Barbados. Customers can peruse the shop’s display of more than 2,000 molding frames—including certified Larson-Juhl 22k gold frames—hundreds of mats, and nonglare, plexiglas, and UV–protection glass to discover a design that speaks to their personality, their home’s décor, and their invisible entourage. In addition to framing traditional print art and photographs, FrameWorks also assembles shadowboxes to commemorate special occasions such as weddings, concerts, and interplanetary vacations. Prices for custom framing vary based on size, mounting, mats, glass, and frame choice; the shop can outfit a 16"x20" image for anywhere from $100 to $500.