Nestled inside a Victorian home, Blooming Hearts Treasure Shop, a winner of Bergen Health & Life magazine's 2012 Readers' Choice Award for Best Gift Shop, tempts the quaint and the whimsical with shelves and cases full of heart- and flower-themed gifts for women, children, and the home. A kaleidoscope of color and cornucopia of scents, it offers handmade and wearable art and accessories, as well as indulgent bath and body products and garden tools. To put a finishing touch on each gift, the staff offers free giftwrapping, and the shop's tables and vividly colored play space for kids welcome guests to linger, relax, and enjoy the scenery.
Since 1967, the Pia family has owned and operated The Fashion Valet, where they clean, alter, and preserve garments using green cleaning techniques. They offer pickup and drop-off services, which grant customers the option to leave their unkempt clothing at home, in the office, or draped over nearby scarecrows. In addition to purifying grimy duds, the Pias hand press delicate apparel to safely eliminate wrinkles and give items a professionally finished look.
Founded by a model-turned-doctor specializing in pain management, Elizabeth Roche M.D. MedSpa offers advanced aesthetic treatments for all skin types. Muscle-loosening Dysport injections soften forehead furrows and cheek crevasses with botulinum toxin, returning over-cultivated face-fields to a pristine natural state.
Chef Central's kitchenware emporium, awarded Best of Westchester in 2010 by Westchester Magazine, plants chefs amid 21,000 square feet of epicurean aids from all-purpose pots to highly specialized gadgets. Amateur foodies and hard-boiled professionals alike can browse aisle upon aisle of cutlery, books, cookware, and gadgets. Lighting on tasteful treasures such as the Cuisipro stainless steel olive oil mister ($15.99), great for healthful baking and weather-resistant hairstyling, or an OXO salad spinner ($29.99).
SPA j is decorated with a peaceful elegance that welcomes clients and treats them to a natural awakening of the senses. Give your soul sack one of seven available massage options—Swedish, hot stone, deep tissue/sports, aromatherapy, prenatal, reflexology, or couples. The massagesperience begins with a thorough consultation before a certified massage therapist goes to work making mashed potatoes of the body's sore muscles. A Swedish massage helps melt muscles, erasing tension, improving blood flow, and awakening the lymphatic system. Give your body a break and surrender to an hour of deliberate strokes and direct muscle-grain pressure with the deep tissue, or massage away the back pain that stems from carrying around a person in your body with the prenatal. De-stress your soles after marathon ziggurat climbing with reflexology's foot-focused treatment designed to ease pain and encourage relaxation. Whether there's a method to your modality madness or you consult the lobby's Buddha statue for advice on which massage to choose and which horse to bet on, a session at SPA j will loosen tight muscles, relieve stress, and ease tension. Call for an appointment.
Savvy Chic Consignment Boutique, voted Best Consignment Shop in Bergen County by (201) magazine, affords a luxurious shopping adventure for snagging high-end designer finery, at bank-account-mollifying discounts. Specializing in women’s clothing, shoes, handbags, jewelry, and accessories, Savvy Chic styles customers in top designer brands, such as Free People, Prada, and Juicy Couture. Just like the acceptable length for cargo shorts, the inventory at Savvy Chic is constantly changing, but recent offerings have included a Lily Pulitzer dress ($59), a Theory pantsuit ( $89), and a Louis Vuitton purse ($499).