The young crew behind ONEHOPE Wine believes wine can do more than dance with flavor and stain frocks fashioned from fine white camel hair. Each bottle has been instilled with beauty and a rich taste to complement its selflessness. One ONEHOPE gift box yields one bottle each of California merlot, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, zinfandel, and sauvignon blanc ($120 for gift box or $18.99 each). The 2009 merlot is aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels, resulting in flavors of toasty spice and a versatile drinkability.
The sisters behind Compassion Couture want their customers to be able to live cruelty-free lives without forfeiting their style. To help them do so, Jill and Tracey stock their store’s physical and virtual shelves with animal-friendly shoes, bags, accessories, and skincare products designed by companies dedicated to sustainable and ethical production methods.
Furnished with stately, wood décor and red velvet curtains, Rein puts a regal twist on contemporary American cuisine via its appetizers and entrees. Dining-room architect and designer Robert DiLeonoardi sets the sophisticated scene for a stage bill of well-seasoned stars, starting with Georges Bank sautéed scallops ($17), dressed with Spanish mangaliza ham in a cauliflower vichyssoise and orange-leek confit. Entrees evoke images of men sipping cognac from curvy snifters. Graze with grace on plates of pepper-crusted, Montana-raised rib eyes ($48) or juniper-marinated venison ($38). Braised red cabbage, stuffed lady apples, and star anise complement each venison cut, alongside hot flushes of large, duck-fat-fried fries or smack-down potatoes ($6 each). Lounge postmeal with a fireside digestif, accompanied by a friend, loved one, or FDR's ghost.
The gastronomes at Pastacheese.com import most of their products from Italy and collect spices, oils, vinegars, and cheese from around the world. Boil boxes of Cipriani Food Tagliolini, a spinach-flecked egg pasta ($7.99), or Benedetto Cavalieri spaghettine ($7.89), which achieves its texture through extensive kneading, slow drawing, and drying gradually while leafing through magazines atop a chaise longue. Jumbo sundried tomato ravioli stuffed with smoked mozzarella ($19.99) refuse to accept additives, preservatives, or mumbo, while decadently rich artisanal fresh hand-dipped ricotta ($19.95/3 lbs.) is sourced from Vermont and shipped overnight to preserve its creamy freshness and keep it from being spoiled on long cruises. For a ready-made meal, heat and serve precooked chicken cacciatore, 2 pounds of chicken mixed with fresh tomato and onion sauce ($24.99).
Coquette's selection of seasonal fashions is as carefully chosen as a child's bowl of skittles, but less sticky when worn in the summer heat. In addition to stocking women's fashions from popular brands, the boutique carries distinctive pieces from new designers, vintage accessories, and handcrafted jewelry. Pair a floral rosebud tank ($40) with a flower cuff bracelet ($20) to attract pollen-hungry bumblebugs and make honey, or toss on a white, short-sleeve cotton dress ($46) to accentuate your skin’s sun-kissedness after a long day at the beach.
For more than 50 years, Adelphi’s staff of soiled-clothing cleaners has been removing stains from grubby garments with reinvigorating dry-cleaning services with pickup and delivery options in the Garden City area. Let Adelphi pickup your corrupted clothing, or drop it off in store for a thorough inspection. Adelphi’s staff will scourge for coffee spots, paw prints, and children's ketchup-painted hand-portraits before initiating a stringent scrubbing in a filth-obliterating eco-friendly Firbimatic cleaning machine. Adelphi tenderly tends to threads of all types, restoring sweaters to stain-free snuggly-ness ($4.99) and dresses to unadulterated sultriness ($10.59), while polluted pants ($5.35) and crumpled suits ($11.50) are more than sufficiently spruced for romantic first dates or for a contract signing to write french fry-inspired haikus. For customers with problems beyond cleanliness conundrums, Adelphi also performs an array of accoutrement-accentuating services. Pickup and delivery are only available for customers within a 10-mile radius of Garden City.