Roses come in many colours, each shade with its own associations. The staff at Botanic Florists will assemble dozens of the classic blossoms in practically any hue that nature produces. The florists also specialize in wedding packages and will arrange every flower needed for nuptials, including bouquets for the bride and bridesmaids, and boutonnieres for empty buttonholes. If a customer wants something that's not in stock, the staff will acquire it, even if it means travelling back in time to steal a sunflower from Van Gogh.
Aggie Martin transports the traditions of French cuisine into Ontario’s taste buds with a dinner menu of freshly made fare celebrating France's various culinary regions. Starters include escargots ($9.50), prepared ìn the style of Arles, and roasted brie ($12) bedecked with wildflower honey and cracked black pepper; classic French-onion soup ($9.50) and a soup of the day ($7) are available for spoon-dependents. Entreewise, Aggie Martin slings main courses delving into steak, seafood, and more. Keep cows with moon-jumping dreams realistic with a 10 oz. strip-loin steak finished in a peppercorn sauce ($29.50), or net ambitious upstreamers with the fresh catch of the day accompanied by seasonal vegetables and potato. Other appetite appeasers include a savoury vegetable crêpe ($17) and a rack of lamb with a mustard crust ($29.95). Aggie Martin's vast selection of wines, with labels from such countries as France, Italy, South Africa, Portugal, Canada, the U.S., and Australia, provides luxurious libations for discerning tannin-tasters.
Since 2006, the specialists at Brida Shoes have outfitted women with original footwear and handbags. With five shops, the team has been working to broaden their reach with their own brand of flats, heels, and wedges. Collections change each season, allowing shoppers to stock up on suede boots for the fall, leather zip-ups for the winter, sandals for the spring, and heels for formal crab-fishing expeditions in the summer. Brida Shoes also carries slippers and handbags.
Sugar Mountain Confectionery stocks its shelves with domestic and imported retro treats from the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as mountains of Jelly Bellies and troves of sugar-free sweets. Bulk options let connoisseurs stock up on a single favourite or mix and match to their sugar-buzzing content for $.02 per gram, as Sour Patch Kids, Boston Baked Beans, and Whoppers patiently wait to be scooped into shopping bags or hollowed-out wooden legs. Bar-shaped bites include vintage Koo Koo bars ($0.99) and Abba-Zaba bars ($1.89), whose creamy peanut-butter centres have rewarded devoted fans for more than 60 years. Shoppers can adorn their throats or busts of Sir Winston Churchill with candy necklaces ($0.79) or wake up sleepy palates with a packet of Razzles, fruity candies that morph into chewing gum ($1.99).
Nadia's Day Spa delivers an array of pampering and cleansing services in relaxing, private treatment rooms. Let low lighting lull grinding mind gears as the Ion Spa foot bath sends a school of detoxifying ions swimming into attack against the consequences of syrup-chugging contests lurking in your body. The bath aims to improve organ function and overall body operation, and Nadia's recommends six treatments over three to six weeks for optimal cleansing results. Ear candling cleans out the dirty mind's obsessive thoughts about burritos with a time-honoured technique that helps to drain excess wax from winding ear canals and ease sinus pressure.