H. Teller Archibald opened the doors of the first Fannie May in 1920, delighting the passing palates of Chicago’s LaSalle Street with exquisite chocolates that continue to tickle taste buds today. Though nearly a century has passed, Fannie May’s alchemists still rely on the same recipes as the first store, refusing to budge on quality even when faced with shortages during war times and the never-ending Gregory Middle School food fight of 1997. Renowned for sweetness and attention to detail, the chocolatiers’ treats stand as an institution of inventive eats, from the gooey pecan and caramel of their Pixies to the sunny, toasted-coconut-encased dark chocolate of their Trinidads.
When Lou Whitney founded Twig, he wanted to offer a level of flower quality that he felt other shops lacked. Having been named one of the Best Flower Shops in Boston by CBS Boston, Twig seems to have done exactly that.
Whether the shop’s florists are artfully arranging tulips and hydrangeas into bouquets for the seasonal collection or creating custom arrangements to suit any event, they use the freshest blooms available. The selection of in-store gifts helps buyers accompany their bouquets with goods from Michael Aram, Juliska, and other quality brands. On-staff installation professionals can also create indoor and outdoor garden installations, which last longer than hiring a skywriter to draw flowers in the air.
Twig's staffers also share their passion for flowers with customers through themed floral-design workshops.
Enjoying a chilled beverage no longer means enduring a watered-down finish with Top Shelf Living's drink products. The purveyor of earthen barware, cookware, and tabletop products—including soapstone coasters and slate pizza stones—can outfit shoppers with washable drops that cool libations without melting into water. Sets of whiskey rocks keep adult beverages chilled for up to 45 minutes, and metal wine drops ensure customers can enjoy cooled glasses of pinot grigio with their meal without having to dine in their supermarket's walk-in freezer.
Today's Groupon gets you two weeks of unlimited mind-body classes at Exhale Spa for $50. This deal is like trying out a one-month membership (a $190 value) for two weeks, getting you unlimited access to your choice of yoga and core classes, normally $20 and $24 for a drop-in. Plus, this Groupon entitles you to 20% off select Exhale spa services, 10% off all retail products, and access to all spa amenities and facilities.
Enjoy the luxurious feeling of sleeping on the gold-spun hair of ethereal fairies without harming endangered fairies or breaking the bank with today's deal to Down to Basics. Today’s Groupon gets you $100 worth of down bedding for just $50. Combine up to three Groupons to pad, pillow, and cover your bed in the solid manifestation of air that is down bedding.
Boston Flower Market's 3,000-square-foot herbology center is packed with the aromatic fecundity of spring's choicest specimens. An open storefront bathes the eye with rich colors that seem to radiate beyond the borders of their petals. While the availability of the freshest roses will always determine what colors are available, customers can anticipate a classic spectrum of vibrant red, white, and pink roses that stand elegantly in the company of yellow, orange, peach, and synaesthetic, a color that tastes like the number nine yet sounds like how cinnamon smells. All roses are prepared to handsomely fill a vase and turn a dining room into a well-groomed rose garden, though they tend to look best when delivered by mouth while swinging in on a chandelier.