For more than six decades, Wise Hardware has equipped DIY-ers with everything they need for painting, plumbing, and electrical projects. In addition to hardware basics such as hand tools and nails, the store outfits shoppers with everything from farm and ranch equipment to EdenPure heaters. Wise Hardware’s fix-it crew takes over where customers’ skills leave off, cutting glass and Plexiglas to size, repairing vacuum cleaners or lamps, and installing closet systems for storing apocalypse-ready Twinkie caches.
Nominated as the best boutique in Larchmont by MojoPages, Vieira Organics outfits environmentally conscious abodes with all-natural children’s clothing, home accessories, and haircare and bodycare products for all ages. Earth-friendly attire from 12 different clothing lines in sizes newborn through 6T—including 100% organic hand-knit hats ($29–$37)—ensures tykes look their best at carbon-footprint-bronzing ceremonies. A range of home accessories, such as organically produced kitchenware and decorative glass candleholders ($15–$60), dresses up dwellings, and handmade, double-strength soy candles ($14 for an 8-ounce; $18 for an 11-ounce) light the way to domestic and environmental tranquility. Jewelry made from copper- or gold-dipped leaves and pinecones provides a natural accent to any outfit and an elegant snack for mineral-deficient foragers. Vieira Organics also stocks 25 product lines of personal-care products, including the organic haircare and bodycare products Cindy Vieira created to pamper her own daughter Natalia, according to Westchester Magazine.
One of America’s best cleaners, Embassy Cleaners banishes dirt and wrangles wrinkles from all manner of sartorial body coverings. In business since 1937, Embassy practices environmentally sound scrubbing and uses biodegradable packaging that saves approximately 20,000 pounds of plastic from landfills and the dark depths of the plastic underworld. Great for the sparkly cleaning of camouflage cargo pants, Embassy Cleaners saves dirt-trodden clothes from back-of-closet oblivion. These debonair dirt-busters are also deft hands at the art of drapery cleaning, and serve prestigious clients such as The Shubert Theater Organization and the Ritz Carlton Hotel and Residences.
Consuming between 9 and 13 servings of vegetables and fruits each day can seem like a daunting task. But Robeks turns what could be a chore into a delicious pastime with fresh juices and blended smoothies that incorporate oranges, bananas, blueberries, strawberries, mangos, and other fresh fruits. Elsewhere on the menu, fresh salads, tasty muffins and cookies, and gourmet sandwiches help customers adhere to a healthy lifestyle without hiring an apple tree as a personal trainer.
Fierson's has been outfitting boys and girls with racks of voguish clothing for more than 65 years, building a reputation that earned it the crown of Westchester magazine's Best of Westchester in 2005 and 2006. Having recently moved its upscale collection to a new location, Fierson's still stocks name brands from around the world, including Lilly Pulitzer, Lili Gaufrette, and Jotun. Young feet can slip into the summertime chicness of Ralph Lauren baby espadrilles, inspired by the traditional footwear of the Pyrenees, where most of the world's foot models are farmed ($37). The ruffled pink waistline of the Kate Mack rose tankini adds an urbane sophistication to young beachgoers ($50), and the pink-heart print and lace trim of the Kissy Kissy flutter print dress accords a little girl elegance when wining and dining her most prominent stuffed animals ($46). For the youngest fashionistas, Fierson's proffers layette up to size 16.