At Lapels Dry Cleaning, the owner is always behind the counter, fostering an open relationship with clients. Same-day cleaning allows for speedy turnarounds on suits, and 24-hour drop-off service lets efficiency-minded patrons leave their clothes while sleepwalking. As a service to the planet, Lapels uses a nontoxic dry-cleaning solvent and recycles hangers and plastic garment bags.
Though the five partners who make up this olive oil company are vastly different people, each share a common passion: healthy living augmented by authentic, small-batch products. From the business’s initial location in Red Bank, New Jersey, Carter & Cavero has grown to encompass six stores, each of which offers tastings and a unique collection of products from around the world. Extra virgin olive oils include those infused with wild mushroom and sage, meyer lemons, or Tuscan herbs, each a flavorful accoutrement for bread, cooking, or otherwise bland cardboard. Carter & Cavero also stocks a huge variety of gourmet vinegars, foodstuffs, and unique skincare products that make use of gentle herbs and olive oils.
Jaspan Hardware outfits handyfolk, gardeners, tinkerers, and painters with all the tools and equipment they need to tackle household chores and projects. Table saws, drills, and sanders from brands such as DeWalt and Black & Decker add a hit of electric power and precision to jobs. The shop also deals in timeless implements with sturdy, old-fashioned Stanley claw hammers, ensuring that jobs get done even after the impending magnetic-field reversal destroys the power grid. Whether they’re professionals or weekenders, plumbers, builders, mechanics, and other tradesfolk outfit themselves with an extensive online and in-store collection of pipes, parts, and tools. The inventory also includes the equipment needed to tame houses’ outer surroundings, with an ample supply of spades, fertilizers, and planters helping gardeners care for lawns and flower beds.
At Brick Flower Market, irises, lilies, roses, and daisies bloom from vases to create fine floral arrangements and gifts for all occasions. Selections range from simple vases filled with bright tulips and deep, rich irises to balloons, baskets, and arrangements for birthdays, anniversaries, and congratulations. Brick Flower Market also carries special pieces such as bridal bouquets, cake decorations, and corsages and boutonnieres.
Inside Wellington Martial Arts Academy’s well-lit studio, instructors teach students 4 and older how to strengthen their bodies and minds, and strike with their fists, feet, elbows, and knees as they practice muay thai kickboxing, a combat sport from Thailand. Classes help students gain confidence and perseverance while having an enjoyable time learning realistic self-defense techniques. The studio also hosts cardio drills such as box jumps, wall scaling, and tire sledges to increase physical fitness.