Flower Power

Thursday afternoons (and occasional Saturdays), a bright red truck is parked in historic Loveland. The rig? Daisy Jane’s Flower Truck. The inspiration? Owner Megan Moore decided to stop and smell the roses (or daisies, as it were) and start her own traveling flower shop. Megan’s history is as colorful as her bouquets—six years as a local reporter and time in a close-knit Michigan community that helped independent businesses bloom (the inspiration for her blossoming venture). Megan herself “shops local,” buying many of her flowers from vendors like the Marmalade Lily. DaisyJanesFlowerTruck.com

That’s My ’Cue

While brews and barbecue abound within Lyle’s Bikes, Brews & BBQ restaurant, the eponymous Lyle admits that the closest his establishment actually comes to bicycles is the one its mascot rides (physical proximity to the bike trail notwithstanding). A growing favorite since October 2017, the joint has already undergone some impressive renovations—adding a bar this past winter and sprucing up the charming patio, a popular place for cycling enthusiasts in both spring and summer. Lyle’s recommendation? Cool down after a long ride with a beer and a pulled-pork Cuban. Facebook.com/LylesBikesBrewsBBQ

Java Script

Mainlining coffee? Then the Main Cup in Milford is your go-to spot for java, books and more. The quaint café serves up family-recipe waffles in addition to locally roasted beans—reopening its doors in late winter after renovations by new owners Jill and Jim Simmons. Jill’s original vision wasn’t café-centric—she wanted an independent bookstore—but to “honor the space,” she realized coffee and books were the perfect pair. It’s now a particularly sumptuous brunch stop (oh, the chile relleno) as well as a hot spot for local brews, events and vino. MainCupMilford.com

Gotta Move This

Their move is your benefit! Longtime furniture fave Verbarg’s is closing its Kenwood store (the one with the signature red doors) to prep for a big move to a brand-new location. Have no fear—the Amelia store will remain open during the transition and feature the same quality, craftsmanship and design-forward furniture styles as always. Best of all—moving means sale. For the entire month of June, Verbarg’s Kenwood will be home to some serious savings, up to 50 percent off and more on everything in the store. Weren’t you in the market for a new cozy sofa or modern headboard? VerbargsFurniture.com


Buck the norm of at-home shopping and walk around, browse and add things to your cart (all in-person!) at the newest furniture and accessory store in town. At Home, the trendy home decor superstore, has set up shop and “redecorated” the old home of Sam’s Club on Fields Ertel. Part of an ever-expanding new empire, our own new At Home store carries myriad must-haves and ideas—from boho-chic style and mid-century modern design to kitchen basics, farmhouse dining and patio lighting. While it’s not shopping from home, its new location is practically in Loveland’s own living room. AtHome.com

Peddling New Wares

The Antique Peddlers, the highly successful 35-year-old business on Loveland-Madeira Road, comprises more than 1,600 square feet of retail space attached to a bustling coffee shop and café (whose customers often browse the aisles). Now, the Antique Peddlers is looking for a fresh face—either buyer or partner, to take part or take over—to continue its long history of excellent customer service, well-curated antiques and creative goods (which currently feature a mix of time periods and unique inventory). The business seeks like-minded individuals to ensure its legacy remains—and continues to grow. Share ideas and brainstorm options at TwoPeddlers@gmail.com.