Family-owned Flood Square Hardware offers a plethora of home-improving products and helpful services to ease minds and shorten lengthy to-do lists. Clear pipes of rent-dodging hairballs with Liquid-Plumr (one quart for $4.99), or grime-fight on the go with a wheeled trash barrel ($19.99). For giving walls fresh attire, Flood Square Hardware stocks Benjamin Moore paints. Handy rentals such as the Rug Doctor carpet cleaner provide ease of mind and peace of plush ($26.99 for 24 hours), scrubbing away dirt, dust, and embarrassingly cheap wine stains. Or opt for simple services such as a double-sided key copy ($2.85) to self-actualize lonely hide-a-keys. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable enough to help you plan out any project and find anything in the store, even if it’s lost hope.
Boston Flower Market's 3,000-square-foot herbology center is packed with the aromatic fecundity of spring's choicest specimens. An open storefront bathes the eye with rich colors that seem to radiate beyond the borders of their petals. While the availability of the freshest roses will always determine what colors are available, customers can anticipate a classic spectrum of vibrant red, white, and pink roses that stand elegantly in the company of yellow, orange, peach, and synaesthetic, a color that tastes like the number nine yet sounds like how cinnamon smells. All roses are prepared to handsomely fill a vase and turn a dining room into a well-groomed rose garden, though they tend to look best when delivered by mouth while swinging in on a chandelier.
The Boston Globe Ski & Snowboard Expo is the place for mountain-surfers to catch the latest in snowboarding and skiing technology and nab deals of up to 70% off winter sports inventory from East Coast Alpine and Eastern Boarder. Vendors from the world's most gorgeous ski resorts will be there providing lift tickets, vacation packages, and season passes at prices that have been slashed and gouged by ski poles. Browse the seemingly endless lineup of exhibitors, including mountain resorts such as Wyoming's Jackson Hole, winter baselayer clothing from WSI Sports, and lift-ticket buying service Liftopia.com. You'll also have the opportunity to meet skiing legends Glen Plake, gold medalist Hannah Kearney, and two-time gold medalist Seth Wescott.
Six years ago Monica Day began photographing families with a camera she purchased at a pawnshop. Since then, she's built an aesthetic around using natural light to capture candid shots of infants curled up in milk buckets, couples sharing a smile, and seniors posing at a skate park. When she's not snapping on-location shots, she specializes in in-studio glam and boudoir shoots, whose sultry results she preserves with prints, digital images, and books. Through Skype sessions, in-person consultations, or instructional videos, Monica also mentors budding photographers, helping them out with compositional tips, such as using a crane to turn frowning people upside down.
Today's Groupon gets you two weeks of unlimited mind-body classes at Exhale Spa for $50. This deal is like trying out a one-month membership (a $190 value) for two weeks, getting you unlimited access to your choice of yoga and core classes, normally $20 and $24 for a drop-in. Plus, this Groupon entitles you to 20% off select Exhale spa services, 10% off all retail products, and access to all spa amenities and facilities.