Though they specialize in weddings, Nella and her crew at Glamour Floral Creations concoct colorful displays of flora for all manner of parties or events. In styles that range from creative to classic, they make decorating on the big day easy by arranging packages that include ceremony displays, boutonnieres, bouquets, centerpieces, and the ceremonial venus flytrap that eats all the leftover cake.
Soccer Locker supplies casual, seasoned, and new soccer players with all the equipment and apparel necessary to practice at home, scrimmage during practice, or play a game. Browse gear from Under Armour, Nike, Adidas, and other top-flight brands that keep players looking professional on the field. In addition to its apparel, Soccer Locker stocks replica jerseys and shorts from several international football clubs, including Manchester United, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, and the U.S. National team. You’ll also find essential equipment, from duffel bags and nets to shin guards and goalkeeper gloves that protect players during heated games of patty-cake.
Named for owner Marcella Prieto's Pekingese dog, Cocoa Couture takes trendy aim at traditional women's clothing boutiques that do not literally charge an arm and a leg for their merchandise but metaphorically do. No item at Cocoa Couture costs more than $100. Clients can visit the boutique to peruse the fiscally fit fashions that Prieto has brought in from designers (such as Lush, Pepper, and Tea Fashion) based in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. Ever mindful of the shape-shifting chameleon that is the fashion world, Cocoa Couture changes its in-store and online inventory on a weekly basis. Recent items, however, have included a blue-bibbed tunic ($35) for sloughing through alligator-infested swamps and a long, Grecian-like purple dress ($60) for post-racquetball trips to the bar.
Gymboree offers a bevy of baby-engaging classes in which parents and wee ones work together to build tots' creativity and encourage development through play. Offered in monthly sessions, weekly classes are available for every age from the freshly born sapling to the 5-year-young wise wanderer. This deal includes rhythm-building music classes, imagination-expanding art classes, and Gymboree's most popular class, Play & Learn. The one-month membership (a $75 value, plus $60 membership fee) allows you to take one class per week, with makeups available during enrollment if you miss a class. This deal also includes unlimited attendance at Gymboree's open-gym sessions (contact location for schedule). One Groupon must be purchased for each child, and each child must be accompanied by at least one adult (but more than one adult is welcome).