When patrons step up to the self-serve pumps at Berri Yummi, they fill their cups with the tongue-titillating frozen yogurt flavors that earned the title Best Desserts in Delaware Today?s 2011, 2012, and 2013 Best of Delaware. Though it changes daily, the selection often includes flavors such as peanut butter, white chocolate, and mango, many of which are certified kosher and all of which are high in protein, calcium, and live cultures. Diners are charged by weight, not by flavor, so they can mix as many varieties as they?d like before sprinkling them with any of the over 50 toppings. If the endless options overwhelm patrons, they can call their parents for advice in the VIP room or refer to a list of some of Berri Yummi?s tried-and-true favorite combinations.
Maybe before the mailman slid the January 2014 issue of Hudson Valley magazine into the mailbox he looked at the cover. If he did, he?d have seen a stack of pancakes highlighting the magazine's breakfast feature. Maybe he raised his eyebrows?intrigued?and checked around to see if he was being watched as he flipped to the story to explore.
For the last 40 years, each issue of Hudson Valley magazine has delved into the area?s newest restaurants, shops, entertainment, and travel destinations. The editorial staff prides itself on digging deep to find the most compelling content and creating polished, sophisticated copy on local trends and issues. Some months, articles might include a Best Of list to give readers a quick taste-making guide to the hottest spots. Other months, it might include a page-turning profile of a local actor, chef, architect, artist, or Sasquatch.
Located right near the Pennsylvania-Delaware border, Devon Esthetique's skincare services are so customized they're not even listed on the website. That's because owner Devon Tucker-Kirk, whose own complexion has thrown her a few curveballs, knows firsthand how different everyone's skin is. Aestheticians analyze and diagnose skin types before consulting with clients to create a custom facial with medical- and pharmaceutical-grade products instead of leftover soy-sauce packets. Their aim differs slightly from the typical wellness center: aestheticians seek to provide results first and relaxation second, helping to send a clear message to acne and eczema. The earth-toned wellness studio also pops with colorful floral pillows, which cushion stainless steel, airless jet pedicure chairs as visitors have nails buffed and polished to a perfect sheen before accessing the complimentary healthy snack bar.
According to some estimates, our feet hit the ground between 7,000 and 10,000 times each day. Fast Feet Shoe Repair's specialists protect feet from the stress of their travels by keeping shoes in top-notch condition. They perform maintenance services that range from from sanitization to fixing frayed tongues and worn-out soles, and also clean leather and re-dye satin. Orthopedic inserts, gel pads, and specialty footwear are available to ease conditions such as arthritis or bunions.
Set in the middle of Wilmington's Trolley Square Shopping Center, Pure Yoga Pilates Studio is a peaceful fitness oasis. With large windows that let in sunlight that spills over the bamboo flooring, this welcoming studio offers classes in Vinyasa- and Hatha-style yoga, along with classic mat Pilates sessions. Certified instructors lead the small group classes, helping students to gain strength and flexibility in a supportive, noncompetitive environment.
The talented florists at Bloomsberry Flowers sculpt a variety of blooms into eye-attracting arrangements with a natural aesthetic. Seasonal flowers, including locally grown hydrangeas, parade their petals for holidays and special occasions, and provide pretty roadmaps for Hansels and Gretels who have learned their lessons. Sleek vases guide the stems of exotic orchids ($25, two or three stems) to water, and a garden arrangement of seasonal flowers ($35) reminds friends without calendars of the time of year.