BEST PLACE TO BECOME A PLANT MOM
We dug deep and wrenched free our inner horticulturist this past year after falling head over heels in love with Schaffitzel’s. The florist shop, boutique and greenhouse feels like an oasis, tucked inside a charming little building with an delightfully old-school sign. Their houseplant game is on point, with a wide variety of all the trendiest types of greenery—from alien-yet-adorable starfish snake plants to the ubiquitous fiddle leaf fig in specimens large and small. Stepping into the greenhouse feels like either a vacation or everyone’s 2018 Instagram feed—either way, we’re here for it. Plus, the staff is kind and helpful (even if you’re a beginner) and they have a delightful hashtag: #schflowers.
BEST PLACE FOR DRESSING MINI INSTA INFLUENCERS
You know those kids you see around town who dress better than you do? Ten bucks says their parents bought at least some of their duds at Jellybeans. We’re talking about the babies swaddled in perfectly draped Aiden + Anais bamboo muslin blankets. The toddlers spinning in buttery soft Milkbarn tunic sets adorned with sweet illustrations. And the bigger kids, looking interesting without even trying in Scandi-cool Appaman or spunky Chaser Kids. Jellybeans is a stellar go-to when you’re looking for something fun or funky to spruce up your kiddo’s closet.
BEST PLACE TO BUY SWEET LITTLE GIFTS
Bon Bon's Candy House
We have a confession to make: We have no self-control. We’ve never seen a sweet we didn’t like, so naturally we assume everyone else is the same, and we’re always on the hunt for gifts for our sweet-tooth friends. Enter Bon Bon’s Candy House. We love perusing the candy counter, handpicking our favorite treats to be prettily packaged up for someone we love. It’s hard to enter the store without squealing over the Harry Potter display, drooling at the sight of the seasonal-and-much-anticipated caramel apples, or just greedily eyeing the chocolate-covered English toffee. The whole store is a delight for gift shopping: Two for you, one for me.