Edible Arrangements offers up more than 50 fresh, artful fruit baskets that combine the aesthetic elements and emotive properties of floral arrangements with the juicy edibility of fruit. The sweetery's designers stud the Delicious Daisy, a bouquet of sliced honeydew, pineapple, and cantaloupe, with strawberries and strings of grapes ($35) that double as a 25th-anniversary gift for a Smucker's jam heiress. Decadent, gluten-free layers of white and semisweet chocolate coat fruit in a 12-piece box of hand-dipped strawberries and bananas ($25). Customers can also put today's Groupon toward a larger centerpiece, such as the Melon Delight, a decorative spray of watermelon wedges, pineapple daisies, cantaloupe, honeydew, grapes, and double-dipped bananas sprouting from a watering can ($76). The preservative-free treats are all handcrafted at the apex of freshness, readying hand-dipped dainties to be hand-shoved into eagerly awaiting mouths.
Led by experienced stylist and salonkeep Holly Muscat, clipsters at Fringe Salon keep close watch on new hair trends to ensure that every snip, color, and groom reenergizes personal styles. During haircuts, scissor sculptors consult with clients to deliver timeless bobs, trendy pixies, or permed mutton chops. Washes pamper locks with luxurious suds from Aquage, Redken, Tigi, and Matrix before a styling coaxes strands into date-nigh- ready arrangements. Adding highlights to a clip revamps locks with beachy, bright style, and a makeup application keeps the face from getting jealous and migrating to the back of the head in protest. A la carte customers can browse a full menu of services including manicures ($25+) and waxing ($10+).
A tree that thrives in desert areas, the terebinth has historically represented refuge and shade for weary travelers–and Terebinth Patisserie & Bistro hopes to provide a similar service. Only here, unlike for travelers in the desert, visitors to the bistro are greeted with a spread of fresh food and accompanying drinks. Handcrafted soups, salads, and five different paninis pair perfectly with espresso, or pots of specially selected tea. After main courses, French macaroons, cakes, and tarts claim any empty real estate that remains in bellies.