Run by fourth-generation apricot farmer Paul Fantozzi, Fantozzi Farms spends the majority of its efforts growing a variety of crops such as apricots, olives, corn, and gourds. But since 2003, the farm has also shown its love of fall by providing an autumnal corn maze. Spanning 25 acres and more than 5 miles of paths, the maze conceals 12 checkpoints for intrepid explorers to discover. Meanwhile, the courtyard holds child-friendly attractions such as a hay-bale pyramid, weekend pig races, and corn cannons—with sharpshooters winning a free pumpkin from the patch. And for those who'd like to check their heartbeats with frights and scares after relaxing at a large picnic area and visiting the farm animals, Friday and Saturday evening showcase a haunted corn maze—where visitors carrying flashlights test their wits against costumed frighteners.
Despite what its modest name suggests, Simply Hair Salon & Beauty Supply does a lot more than hair. Sure, their stylists can sculpt a beautiful and personalized haircut, straighten curls with keratin, or add some extra dimension with highlights. But the team also boasts aestheticians who revitalize skin with facials, sculpt eyebrows, and turn nails into tiny pieces of art during mani-pedis. Simply Hair's roster of most valuable players also includes a particular inanimate object: candles. When placed in the ear and lit—a process appropriately known as ear candling—they can potentially treat ear problems and annoying issues, such as allergies or a weird voice that only seems to speak during the finale of TV shows. On special occasions, the salon opens its doors to host stylish events. In the past, this has included showcasing the fashionable jeans of Lavender Blues and Vault Denim.
The Floral Cottage arms caring friends with an arsenal of poignant bouquets ready to add color and fragrance to any life moment. Prep a mantelpiece for the coming cold with the stellar yellow arrangement ($45–$65), part of the winter assortment of bouquets, or symbolically remind the Christmas tree of its impending doom with an early unveiling of spring flowers ($40+). The custom-design ($55–$75) webpage tasks each customer with organic organization, showering flower fiends in options for special occasions such as graduating from graphology school or successfully forging one’s graphology school diploma.
Massage therapist Amy Vedder at A Perfect Balance Massage Therapy and Spa keeps up with new treatments and modalities to cater to clients as young as 9 and as old as 90. Her treatments are designed to enable muscles and immune systems to function at higher levels while minimizing stress, headaches, and chronic pain. For a sensory boost, she adds aromatherapeutic essential plant oils to some treatments, which can include clinical, spa, and medical massage techniques.
Poochie Couture Dog Boutique outfits male and female pups with trendy and adorable canine couture ranging from sweaters and bejeweled collars to tutus and party hats. The store also carries brand-name grooming products to beautify their fur, purses and carriers to transport them comfortably, and tasty treats to reward them for politely nodding at the mailman.
She Boutique outfits women to charge stylishly into summer. Its selection of alluring lingerie and sultry swimwear clothes curves from bedroom to beach. To complete warm-weather prep, a technician applies spray tans that evenly darken skin to the same honeyed tone as a bronze statue of the cast of Baywatch.