Transitions Lifestyle System transcends the constraints of mere diet; rather, it is a holistic approach to health, fitness, and happiness. The program includes low-gylcemic-index meal plans, daily journaling, an educational DVD, a professional and encouraging support system, helpful reading materials, nutritional supplements for weight management, and access to an interactive website to track your progress. The system traditionally lasts 90 days, but this Groupon offers a more accelerated program for one third of the time. By checking in with a Transitions Lifestyle System advisor regularly, clients feel more accountable for their daily choices and tend to see positive results. Depending on your chosen location, you may also receive one Groupon bonus:
My Best Friend's Closet teems with new and gently used garb for girls of all ages, sporting brands such as Free People, Splendid, Sugarlips and Lucky. Treat limbs to the feel of soft denim with a pair of jeans (in girls' 7/8 to women's 32) from Citizen of Humanity or 7 For All Mankind ($38–$48), or just adorn the thighs with a pair of Abercrombie & Fitch jean shorts ($20). Party dresses ($30+) from fashion houses such as BCBG, Betsey Johnson, and Jessica McClintock keep social butterflies fashionably outfitted as they flit their way to homecoming, sweet sixteens, bar and bat mitzvahs, or mathematical symposiums. Complete any look with trendy tops ($20–$30) and a kaleidoscopic collection of eye-catching jewelry ($10+). My Best Friend's Closet will also buy your gently used cast-offs, freeing up valuable closet space for storing new frocks and designer-house boogiemen.
Theodora’s Beautiful Beads, also known as Bead Attitudes, is a quaint shop bursting with quality beads and stringing supplies. A cascading collection of Czech and old German glass (ranging from $2 to $35 per strand) lines the colorful walls, along with a panoply of seed beads and freshwater pearls ($10–$15). Also available is a large selection of specialty beads and art glass, as distinguished and intriguing as a rogue gun-slinging butler. Supplies are neatly assembled to inspire interesting compositions and exquisite designs. Beaders also can feast their fingers on an extensive collection of stringing materials, as well as a treasure trove of chain, sterling, silver plate, and copper (ranging from $1.25 to $30 per foot). The staff at Theodora’s is dedicated to bead-craft and is more than happy to offer advice about project difficulties and expound on the benefits of a bead-based economy.
Clover culls clothing from top designer brands with the intent to provide both casual and upscale apparel and accessories that run the gamut from jeans and T-shirts to designer dresses and handbags. Build a fashionable and sawdust-free foundation with comfy undergarments from Hanky Panky ($16) before sliding into an equally comfortable solid-color tank from James Perse ($44). Naked wrists are endowed with a bit of kai perfume ($44) before being encircled by a bauble from the rotating selection of jewelry ($55+) or complemented by a boldly colored leather Hobo wallet ($75). Designer jeans ($154+) go with almost any upper-body garment, and a Tolani scarf ($85) adds a bit of warmth to prolonged hunts for ice cream after impulse-buying a walk-in freezer.
The garment-charmers at Lipstick Lounge coax their stylish selection of new and gently loved attire and jewelry from local artists, name-brand designer depots, and their clientele's own closets to create a unique fashion potpourri. Designer brands pop up like couture whack-a-moles, and the latest ethereal crop ranges from C&C summer tops ($18) to chic Prada sunglasses ($140) for customers with dangerously bright futures. Match a Lily Pulitzer skirt ($30) with a summery top from Nanette Lepore ($28), and accessorize the snazzy look with a Coach purse ($60) or costume jewelry (under $25). The Lipstick Lounge accepts clothing by appointment only, and requires items to be clean, hole-free, and house-trained before finding them a new owner.
With thousands of frame and mat samples, The Great Frame Up can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (most diplomas can be framed for around $100), personalized jerseys glisten (most for under $300), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle (many 24" x 36" pieces are less than $100). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoebox photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts. The Great Frame Up’s no-hassle guarantee and assurance that all work is done on-site means your frameables won't be subject to mistreatment at underground commercial framing facilities.