The Flower Place has been assisting New Castle with its floral requests for more than three decades. Skilled blossom assemblers can adorn an array of occasions, from new baby congratulations and anniversaries to get-well arrangements and seasonal compositions. Bring Autumn to the table with the Harvest Time centerpiece ($39.95), exhibiting sunflowers, fall-tinged roses and chrysanthemums accented with natural wheat grass, or cheer up a birthday-less friend with Teleflora's Be Happy Bouquet ($39.95) complete with daisies and yellow roses in a smiley-faced Be Happy Mug. Resist the urge to devour beauteous buds and purchase the Delightful Fruit Tray ($49.95) instead. Posed deliciously on a round serving platter, this compilation includes apples, bananas, oranges, and a pineapple, forming the world's first fruit party that does not take place on the Chiquita banana lady's head.
When Erica Suppa opened Fresh Faced Skin Care, she knew she didn’t want facials and proper skincare regimes to fall second to typical spa hokum. So, the licensed skin specialist traded in terry-cloth robes and champagne sipped from fuzzy slippers for clinical treatments that target skin on a cellular level.
Erica’s clients can sink into a comfortable chair and reap the benefits of an array of services, including deep-pore treatments, PCA peels, and LED facials, which battle everything from acne and hyperpigmentation to wrinkles and sun damage. A shelf full of PCA and Skin Script professional products rests an arm’s length away from Erica, allowing her to use them during facials or recommend them for a client’s at-home regimen.
At Grecian Delights, the friendly Gill family whips up a tasty triumvirate of Greek, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern cuisine. Like tossing on a toga or filing teeth to sharp points, an array of appetizers properly prelude any Mediterranean meal. Starters include servings of house-made hummus, scooped up with grilled pita, and crispy spanakopita, phyllo pies filled with spinach, onions, and feta cheese. Greek salads unite a verdant confederation of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and onion with tangy feta and vinaigrette dressing, and gyros embrace the customer's choice of sliced beef, lamb, tuna, or seasoned chicken with warm arms of pita, that, like the arms of most mothers, feel best when covered in tzatziki sauce. Main courses such as the kalamata- and feta-topped mediterranean pizza squash unruly appetite rebellions, and desserts of honey-drizzled baklava or deep-dish apple pie ensure that patrons stay sweet through their next performance review.
The talented florists at Bloomsberry Flowers sculpt a variety of blooms into eye-attracting arrangements with a natural aesthetic. Seasonal flowers, including locally grown hydrangeas, parade their petals for holidays and special occasions, and provide pretty roadmaps for Hansels and Gretels who have learned their lessons. Sleek vases guide the stems of exotic orchids ($25, two or three stems) to water, and a garden arrangement of seasonal flowers ($35) reminds friends without calendars of the time of year.
Originally founded as a small online clothing retailer, Stylebug has expanded its reach, amassing apparel from dozens of designers such as Manolo Blahnik, Marc Bouwer, Armani, and Max Mara to fill the hangers of its brick-and-mortar shop. Behind Stylebug’s sky-blue façade, a carefully curated collection of eveningwear and accessories beckons passersby, and friendly staff members stand at the ready to make recommendations and enumerate the benefits of being fully clothed in public. The store’s online emporium showcases the same chic styles, as well as shoes, belts, neckties, and shawls, many of which are priced at a steep discount.