Griffin's Floral Design is a 25-year-old botany business with sophisticated tastes, fresh perspective, and a sweet, lingering perfume that conjures memories of early-summer love followed by late-summer shame from having forgotten the names of every one of your middle-school teachers. A Moms Delightful Daisy ($24.99+) arrangement or a Mother's Saucer of Love ($29.99+) will plant a grin on your favorite lady's face this May 9, or use this Groupon toward an equally dental-friendly Cotton Candy Treat ($39.95+). In addition to creative floral arrangements, Griffin's offers a large selection of gourmet fruit and snack baskets, all-natural brownie boxes, and balloon bouquets.
Armed with 21 years of training in various athletic disciplines and multiple certifications through organizations such as the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Jason Yun helps clients to mow down calories. With his assistant coaches Rick Locke, Bob Benden, and Bob Carleton, he bolsters the physical prowess and mental focus of students during multi-week boot camps. In addition to the camp, he teaches advanced classes such as Kettlebell Khaos or the blazingly fast-paced YunFit. In the latter, Yun shouts out a series of cardio and strength-training commands such as “pushup,” “squat,” or “go home and make a wheatgrass smoothie.”
Like a flower girl at a tropical birthday wedding on Christmas Island, Silk Mama's online boutique is prepped with pretty petals for sundry tastes and occasions. Browse through its Intershelves to find a classic large white rose pomander ($70) for a wedding, a fun citrus centerpiece ($80) for a birthday, or a patriotic wreath ($75) for the vice president you're crushing on. Over-achievers, meanwhile, can give their school teacher something sweet to look at while grading that 275-page book report on Finnegans Wake, by customizing an arrangement with the school's colors, like the Silk Mama bouquet made for the Reynoldsburg Tornados ($60). Or, to make your sweetheart feel loved all year long without permanently stitching your lips to theirs, send them a bundle of their birth-month flower to commemorate their annual aging. Silk Mama can also customize a one-of-a-kind gift to match its extensive assortment of pre-conceived bouquets.
Signature service: The Theater People
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Brands Used: Monoprice, Sony, Sonos, Pro-Control, Definitive
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