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Apollon Gym
160
Talmadge Rd.
Edison, 732.985.8576
apollongym.com
The Club at Ricochet
219
St.
Nicholas Ave., South Plainfield
908.753.2300
ricochet-healthclub.com
The Club at Woodbridge
585
Main St., Woodbridge
732.634.5000,
theclub.org
Optimal Exercise
27
Maplewood
Ave., Cranbury, 609.462.7722
VIP Health and Fitness
2246
Route 130, North Brunswick
732.821.8700
Wayne’s Way to Fitness
35
Throckmorton Ln., Old Bridge
732.679.8228
World Fitness
23
N. Main St., Milltown
732.828.4004
ronsworldfitness.com
f lower design
top pick
Redwood Florist
151
Albany St., New Brunswick, 732.545.6000, redwoodflorist.net
Redwood is a tiny florist’s shop located in the New Brunswick
train station, but the selection belies the store’s size. Business
from nearby hospitals, corporations and Rutgers University keeps
the place busy. Constant turnover means the flowers and plants
are always fresh. The proprietors also love changing the selection
to include such things as tropical flowers, air plants, bird’s nest
ferns and ric rac—an orchid cactus with leaves that resemble fish
bones. The shop is also convenient for commuters who bickered
with a spouse or significant other and need to grab a quick bou-
quet to make amends when they get home.
E&E Flowers &
Gifts
1090
Amboy
Ave., Edison
732.548.8823
eandeflowers.com
Flowers by Maria
147
Route 27
Edison, 732.549.8700
flowersbymaria.com
Forever Flowers
136
Stelton Rd.
Piscataway
732.968.2345
foreverflowerstogo.com
Gardenias Floral
297
Main St., Metuchen
732.662.9967
gardeniasfloral.com
Hanna’s Florist
48
N. Main St.
Milltown, 732.828.0617
hannasflorist.com
Ponti’s Petals
204
N. Washington
Ave., Dunellen
732.968.6767
pontispetals.com
Robert’s Florals
114
Raritan Ave.
Highland Park
732.828.1107
robertsflorals.net
Vintage and
Nouveau
105
Lake Ave.
Colonia
732.882.0063
vintagenouveauflorist.
com
gyms
top pick
Xtreme Fitness

191
Talmadge Rd., Edison, 732.287.0605
350
Campus Dr., Raritan Center, Edison, 732.225.1234
xtremefitnessedison.com
Bored with your workout? Try something new, such as
Thai boxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, TRX Suspension and
capoeira, a unique style of dance that combines martial
arts and acrobatics. This 28,000-square-foot, state-of-
the-art facility offers superior equipment and amenities,
and each trainer is a nationally certified fitness specialist.
No metal lockers here; dark wood cabinets will hold your
possessions in the spa-like locker rooms. Drop the kids
in the child-care center while you schedule a massage
or meet with a nutritionist or personal trainer, then treat
yourself to breakfast, lunch or dinner in the café.
top pick
The Brass Lantern
335
Main St., Metuchen, 732.548.5442, brasslanternstore.com
Vintage charm is the aesthetic when you walk through the front
door of this quaint Metuchen mainstay. Delicate bridal lingerie,
adorable baby clothes and gifts, jewelry, holiday collectibles
and lovely teacups are only a fraction of what is offered. We
find it hard to walk out without finding that must-have item!
gifts
Charmed by Claire
33
North Main St.
Cranbury
609.409.6077
charmedbyclaire.net
Hay & Co.
334
Main
St., Metuchen
732.548.1644
Heidi’s Cottage
445
North Ave.
Dunellen, 732.968.1886
heidiscottage.com
Lucky 7 Design
76
Main St.
Woodbridge
732.750.1777
mylucky7design.
blogspot.com
Marafiki Fair
Trade
20
New St.
Metuchen,
732.902.6300
marafikifairtrade.com
O’Ireland
130
N. Broadway
South Amboy
732.525.0515
oireland.com
Through the
Moongate
425
Raritan Ave.
Highland Park
732.729.9344
throughthemoongate.
com
The Brass
Lantern