Rubee’s Closet helps satisfy ladies' style cravings with garments and outfit garnishes by designers such as She-Bible, Emu, and Studio Manhattan. Knowledgeable sales associates greet patrons and pilot them through the boutique's mannequin menagerie, where the Cecilia long-sleeve She-Bible top ($76) shows its stripes alongside Emu's Ceduna leggings ($79), guaranteed to prevent restless legs from flying away. Fashionable scarves help necks stay warm during avant-garde photo shoots in the grocery store's freezer section, and 3”x4” leather wallets designed by Studio Manhattan ($32) offer makeshift safe haven to elegant Serefina eye-of-peacock earrings ($48) during haircuts by Edward Scissorhands.
The botanical buffs at Joseph's Florist supply clients with fresh, sweet-smelling flora in elegant seasonal arrangements and cornucopias. The Autumn Passages bouquet ($69.99+) tastefully mixes tri-colored roses and red hypericum berries in a simple glass gold-banded vase. Alternatively, take home a Harvest Home cornucopia that bursts with roses, lilies, carnations, and eucalyptus and gracefully endures the envious glares of marshmallowed yams from across the Thanksgiving table ($39.99+). The feminine Starshine bouquet ($49.99+) and the luscious My Darling bouquet ($59.99+), packed with rich roses, Stargazer lilies, and mini carnations, allow patrons to celebrate romance year-round. A variety of gourmet gift baskets overflow with edibles from candy bars to fruits, and plants prove more manageable pets than most dogs, which must be watered twice daily.
Visitors to Spa Ja pass beneath a black-and-red façade inspired by the wood-scrap decorations of favelas, or shanty towns, in founder Giovanna Kupfer’s native Brazil. Within the minimalist tiled interior, therapists wield exclusively organic products and natural treatments that can bolster whole-body wellness without invasive procedures such as force-feeding skin cells broccoli.