It's unlikely that the same outfit would be assembled twice at Angelique's Boutique. The staff regularly updates its collection of women's fashions, sourcing eye-catching jewelry, shoes, clothes, and accessories. On a typical day, the shop's racks and shelves might reveal everything from skirts and strapless dresses to embellished vests. This eclectic selection, along with the staff's helpful suggestions, allows customers to easily come up with their own looks. In this way, the staff hopes the outfits that emerge from their dressing rooms serve as visual expressions of each customer's personality.
However, a trip to the boutique isn’t necessary to start dreaming up wardrobes. Angelique's Boutique's fashion experts update their Facebook page regularly with photos of the latest arrivals.
The three generations of diamond doyens at Martin & Martin, Inc. have paired patrons with jewelry, timepieces, and other finery since 1950, dealing directly with foreign suppliers and diamond cutters in locales such as Israel, Hong Kong, Australia, and Belgium. Exchange vows with a selection of bridal jewelry, including the 16-diamond, 18-karat white-gold wedding ring ($500), or apologize to fingers for hours wasted wrestling pickle jars with a white gold ruby ring ($500). A rectangular white dial graces the face of Movado's ladies' Esperanza watch ($657), and an 18-inch strand of multicolor Chinese freshwater peals ($500) complements bare necks or upscale car antennas.
There's more than one way to appreciate a bouquet. That's the idea behind Avenue Flower Shop & Wine Bar, a successful floral shop that has recently opened a tasting room where visitors can sample wines from Europe, South America, South Africa, and the Columbia Valley. Perhaps unsurprisingly, flowers decorate almost every corner of the space, from the hardwood bar that rests atop small neoclassical columns to the tables that stand draped in black tablecloths. On some nights, wine flavors and floral aromas mingle with live harmonies from local blues and jazz ensembles, which creates a casual atmosphere and teaches lilies music theory. Avenue Flower Shop & Wine Bar also recently branched out into gaming with the addition of five video poker machines.
Noah's Ark Animal Workshop's birthday parties allow attendees to assemble their own sewing-free stuffed animals in a festive atmosphere that has received a host of press attention. Armed with themed party accouterments, such as cups, plates, and table covers, a Noah’s Ark party host preps homes, parks, or abandoned airplane hangars for the festivities before celebrants arrive ready to grab fistfuls of stuffing. The host leads the 60-minute cuddly charge by directing the crafting process, giving guests a brown Waywee Teddy Bear to stuff, fill with a rainbow wish star, seal, name, and squeeze. Mojo Monkey or Cuddlez Rainbow Bear adds celebrity to the celebration during a larger-than-life mascot visit before mini partygoers depart with their newly fashioned pals in addition to a bountiful goody box stocked with stickers, pens, bookmarks, and a $5 Noah’s gift card.
As garage door specialists, the crew at Beverly Garage Doors leverages more than 25 years of carpentry experience. They got their start as a garage door repair-and-installation enterprise in 1991, extending their expertise from the hardware of the door itself to the garage door opener. They handle just about any job related to most makes and models of garage doors and opener systems, from repairing wiring on old entry systems to removing pots of boiling oil from atop medieval gates.