Judith Carletta is a matchmaker, though she doesn't set people up on dates. A licensed optician, Judy can pair customers with the perfect pair of frames and lenses, whether they need sunglasses or prescription glasses for every one of their identities. At able opticians, Judy's shop, stocks stylish frames from many different designers.
In 1955, Joseph and Margaret Gerard bought a liquor store near Lovelandtown Bridge in Point Pleasant, from which they sold spirits and wine to their community. Members of the same family still operate Gerard's Wine & Spirits today, but they distribute bottles across the country as well as locally. Staff members—all well-versed in the world of wine—curate an inventory of high-quality varietals. For a sampling of wines ranked highly by experts, check out bottles rated at 90 points or higher by Wine Spectator.
When stylists at A Touch of Class meet new clients, they work one-on-one to customize looks that mirror both current trends and customers' needs. Stylists augment hair services with extras such as deep-conditioning treatments with indulgent scalp massages. As Matrix specialists, they can also add highlights and full color. In addition to hair transformations, the staff whisks away stubble with waxing services, tidies up nails with mani-pedis, and readies individuals for special events with professional makeup applications. Like The Electric Slide, A Touch of Class accommodates bridal parties both large and small.:m]]
The captains at Point Pleasant Parasail know the ins, outs, and ups of parasailing. As a team, they work from a base of more than 25 years of experience soaring above some of the world’s most beautiful locales including the Caribbean and Hawaii. Although the company specializes in parasailing adventures that propel riders 500 feet into the air, it also offers fireworks cruises, banana-boat rides, and dolphin speed-dating events.
Brielle Dog Boutique's self-serve dog-wash houses four elevated pup tubs, granting owners kneel-free access to their canine's besotted coat. Strap on a waterproof apron and combine water with liberal squirts of house shampoo to cleanse fur caked in mud and temporary Marmaduke tattoos. After the wash, owners can take advantage of a fluffy selection of clean towels to dry off their pooch's sopping coat.
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.