I.D.E.A. Boutique - Inspired Designs By Elizabeth Anne and Frankin' Beautiful
I.D.E.A. Boutique - Inspired Designs by Elizabeth Anne was born in 2010 as a jewelry shop. All of the jewelry was handcrafted using natural and ethically-sourced gemstones by Elizabeth McComsey, I.D.E.A.'s fearless leader.
In the years that followed, I.D.E.A. Boutique grew into its current location at 108 W. Washington St. Elizabeth also began offering products in addition to jewelry, including natural skincare products, vegan handbags, essential oils, beeswax food wraps, reusable straws, vegan candles and more.
Now, Elizabeth just launched her own skincare line called Frankin’ Beautiful. "I named it this because each of the products contains some form of Frankincense; either an essential oil derived from one of the species of Boswellia tree or a powder ground from the sap itself," says Elizabeth.
Elizabeth chose Frankincense as the signature ingredient because it contains Boswellic Acid, which has also been called “liquid gold” for your skin. Boswellic Acid contains properties that are beneficial for wound healing and tissue remodeling because it increases your skin's ability to replace aging cells, which also helps to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and scars.
"One of my favorite products is the Lavender Rose Body Butter, "says Elizabeth. "As a mother of four children, I have struggled with stretch marks. I created this product to help them look less prominent."
Elizabeth continues: "What's funny is, I didn't go into this with the intention of creating a skincare line. I was just tired of trying to find affordable skincare products that didn't have a ton of questionable man-made chemicals or artificial fragrance in them, so I started researching how I could make my own. I purchased several college-level biochemistry and cosmetic formulation textbooks and really dove in headfirst. After a lot of research and trial and error, I ended up with several products that made a difference in my skin. I then figured that if these products could help me, they could help others too, and that’s how Frankin’ Beautiful was born.”
To purchase Frankin' Beautiful products visit I.D.E.A. online at IdeaOnlineCatalog.com or in-person at 108 W. Washington St., Medina, OH 44256. Also, follow Frankin' Beautiful on Instagram at @frankinbeautiful for product updates and sales.
House of Flowers Boutique
The Medina staple, House of Flowers Boutique, hand-delivers flowers and gift baskets for special occasions, holidays, birthdays or 'just because.' Additionally, they offer specialty floral services for corporate events, proms, weddings, holiday events and more.
The boutique's variety of flowers is extraordinary and ranges from stunning pink stargazer lilies to lavender roses. House of Flowers also crafts a daily Florist's Choice Bouquet, an arrangement that has been expertly crafted by the boutique's floral designers using the day's freshest flowers.
For Mother's Day, House of Flowers has a plethora of gift options in every color of the rainbow. Some popular Mother's Day arrangements include The Prettiest Picture, with Asiatic lilies, pink spray roses, chrysanthemums, and mini carnations; Brilliant Surprise, with multicolored roses, gerbera daisies, alstroemeria; Lavender Daydream, with lavender carnations, alstroemeria, white daisies and snapdragons; and more.
For information and to order, visit House of Flowers in-person at 5145 Buehlers Dr., Medina, OH 44256, or online at MedinaHouseOfFlowers.com.
Bubbles and Bows
Bubbles and Bows is a one-stop party shop and balloon bar located at 119 Lafayette St. Owner, Christy Overman, started the business as a side hustle while working a corporate job but transitioned to doing it full-time after being furloughed in 2020.
"I was kind of waiting for that kick in the butt to make the change," says Christy. "When COVID hit, it offered me the perfect opportunity to transition to Bubbles and Bows full time."
In addition to offering a wide variety of party supplies, Christy and her team create beautiful balloon installations for all kinds of events. "Whether it's a holiday, birthday party or a private event, our balloon installations are completely customizable," Christy explains.
Bubbles and Bows also offers build-your-own-bouquets for every holiday, where people come into the shop and choose from a selection of blown-up balloons to make their own balloon bouquet.
"It's really fun to see all of the balloon bouquets that people make," says Christy. "Kids especially love to do it."
With Mother's Day quickly approaching, Christy has crafted a few beautiful Mother's Day bouquets and gifts that are perfect for mom. For more information about the offerings at Bubbles and Bows, visit them at 119 Lafayette St., Medina, OH 44256, or call 330.952.3162. Also, be sure to follow them on Instagram at @bubbles.bows.ohio for fun giveaways and updates.
Frosted Cake Shoppe
This local cupcake shop is, well, more than your average cupcake shop! Owner and cake decorator, Brittany Rende, is an exuberant and gifted baker that loves sharing her passion for sweets with Northeast Ohio. Although she is just 18, she has a degree in Pastry Arts and has been baking and decorating her own cakes since she was 14!
At Frosted Cake Shoppe, Brittany and her team bake fresh desserts every day using locally-sourced ingredients. And although the shop's namesake is cupcakes, they also bake fresh cakes, cookies, brownies, cheesecakes and more. They even make their own buttercream frosting!
For more information about Frosted Cake Shoppe and to order mom or that special someone in your life something sweet, visit them online at FrostedCakeShoppe.com or in-person at 503 South Court St., Medina, OH 44256.
Just Breathe Wellness
Just Breathe Wellness is a full wellness center offering holistic and natural therapies. Their facility is calm and peaceful, the perfect place to relax or bring a friend and spend some time together. Each of their services not only promotes relaxation but is doing immune system strengthening as well. In addition to working on your immune system, most of our services provide detoxification to the body which is important for proper lymphatic function. This is an area of the body that is often overlooked and plays a crucial role in keeping your immune and digestive systems in peak shape.
I think if you talk about promoting wellness and self care as well as preventative care it will really hit home with women and moms. We have to keep ourselves healthy and strong to take care of our families and do all the amazing things women do!
Mother's Day Relaxation for Two:
Bring your mom, aunt, sister, bestie, neighbor, coworker or friend!
This Relaxation for Two package includes two salt room sessions, two foot detoxes and an infrared sauna session for two. Normally valued at $130, Just Breathe is offering this for only $99!
Call in to book your package or purchase it as a gift card to give to someone you love. This special runs from May 1-15. Gift cards purchased for this deal will be valid six months from the time of purchase.
To purchase the Relaxation for Two package or to learn more about Just Breathe's other services, call 330-723-3388 or visit them at 3575 Reserve Commons Dr. Suite#150, Medina, OH 44256. Visit JustBreatheWellnessMedina.com to book online.