The recreation experts at Toymasters wield 27 years of experience in the toy business, showcasing a large assortment of educational and entertaining toys and specializing in rare and hard-to-find items. Kids can make invisible friends walk imperceptible planks with dress-up outfits such as the deluxe pirate set, which includes a realistic shirt, vest, belt, hat, and eye patch ($31.99). Educational toys, including the play-money set ($19.98) and the counting money jar ($14.99), help tots or incompetent Wall Street tycoons to learn valuable math and currency-identification skills. Science and nature come to life with a fingerprint kit ($12.99), allowing pintsize detectives to investigate faux crime scenes or verify which parent brazenly attempted to forge the tooth fairy's signature.
Every morning, Yummy Good's owners rise, pluck fresh fruits and vegetables from their crates, and cast them into presses to squeeze every last drop of juice out. The resulting bottled concoctions – which blend the liquids of raw fruits and veggies into flavors such as rabbit juice or lemon love – wait to be picked up by or delivered to thirsty clients. With juice in hand, customers cleanse their insides with infusions of pure, raw nutrients in prescribed three- to five-day plans.
Swirling, sniffing, and sipping are as familiar as breathing to the sommeliers at The Wine Cellar. They invite patrons to join them in complimentary wine tastings to be sure they’ll find just the right bottle to complement a romantic meal, dinner party, or moped christening. In addition to small-batch and local wines from boutique vineyards, the shop imports pinot noirs from around the globe, shirazes from Australia, and Italian vinos of all varieties.
DoubleTake stocks a consigned collection of top-notch knits and accessories carefully selected from designers such as Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, and more. Save your neck from nudity with a floating heart necklace from Tiffany's ($58), or give your legs some stylish new sleeves by slipping on a pair of Giorgio Armani gray pants ($75). Catherine Malandrino's short-armed cashmere sweater keeps your torso wrapped in fashion ($58), while a small metallic handbag from Donald J Pliner ($70) serves as a safe haven for all your purse-worthy personals, ably repelling the snitchy grabs of passersby who want your Altoids.
Bath Junkie offers a full range of bath products that are custom-blended, with more than 200 scents to mix and match, and fifteen tints. Most products are made from all natural ingredients, while some contain FDA approved, anti-microbial and other skin-soothing, synthetically derived elements. "Aloe-lu-yah" lotion ($11.75 for 4 ounces, $22 for 8 ounces) is designed to sooth sunburns, and "silky allover" hair and body shampoo ($11.75 for 4 oz., $22 for 8 oz.) contains moisturizing glycerin and doses of vitamins A and E to nourish follicles, and "that darn dog" shampoo ($19) and conditioner cleans critters. Scent-conscious men can customize their own shave gel ($11.75 for 4 oz., $22 for 8 oz.), and clean freaks can customize the scent of "clean freak," an antibacterial, biodegradable all-purpose cleaner ($15).
Winks Hair & Lash Studio owner Liz Calandra wears multiple hats in the beauty world, including hairstylist, colorist, and certified Lavish Lashes lash-extension specialist. It's no wonder that her staff can also just as seamlessly go from perms to highlights to lash extensions to custom wigs for chemotherapy patients. The team stays on top of the latest trends and techniques with frequent participation in training sessions and seminars.