Refusing to sit back in cushiony comfort after the success of its world-famous recliner in 1928, La-Z-Boy has grown into a diverse purveyor of quality sofas, chairs, and tables. Customers can crawl into the arms of an endearing loveseat (starting at $549), as a way to rebel against the arms of a controlling body pillow, or stretch out in motion sofas (starting at $799) and sleeper sofas (starting at $849) for more versatile body bolstering. La-Z-Boy is an environmentally conscientious company, practicing waste and water reduction as well as recycling throughout its manufacturing process and offering an eco-friendly line of fabrics and cushions. La-Z-Boy frequently contributes chairs and sofas to Ronald McDonald House Charities.
For furniture conundrums pertaining to sleeping surfaces, Dean Bosler's keeps a showroom fully stocked with Jamison mattresses, which enable shoppers to test out a new bed-frame buttress, taking 10 minutes to dream about starting a rap group with Leonard Nimoy. Though mattress prices vary as widely as the makes and models of race-car beds, queen-size cradles start at $499 and can range up to $2,999.
• For $20, you get $40 worth of fabric, trim, and hardware. • For $40, you get $100 worth of custom soft-furnishing services.
An affordable and monumental selection of plush beds, sturdy end tables, and stylish home accessories mingle good-naturedly in Ashley Furniture HomeStore’s warehouse. The Durapella microfiber sofa ($348) fills living rooms, dens, and panic rooms with its pillowy plumpness, inviting the weary and restful into its plush embrace. Its erstwhile companion, the Durapella microfiber recliner ($227) offers a single-serving seat with a tilting backrest and rising footrest. Escape from daily rigors and into sweet dreams of imperial excess with the Nero queen panel bed ($299), or augment somnolence and with a new bed frame such as the Janel queen sleigh bed ($299).
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Kitchen Affairs is a full-service, gourmet kitchen shop that has been helping inexperienced chefs discover their domestic potential for nearly 25 years. Single-session classes impart techniques from the most basic egg beating to mastering more than a dozen ethnic cuisines and regional specialties. Choose a class on Kitchen Affairs' diverse calendar to become an expert architect of some of your favorite dishes, including family-style pizza, homemade sausages, sushi, and horse feather with sunshine soup. During the Romantic Chocolates class ($45), experienced instructors teach Cupidian lovers the dark secrets of truffles, crème brûlée, and chocolate mousse cake with finger-licking fashion. Many classes are demonstration only, some are hands-on, and all are delicious. Reservations are required.
The showroom at Baby's 1st hosts a menagerie of baby toys, gifts, accessories, and parental aids that cater to new, expecting and seasoned parents and their children. Expecting mothers can delight in the soft, cradling embrace of the Medela Abdominal Maternity Support ($24.95), which provides back relief by supporting wombs of all sizes, or slumber deeply while embracing a hypoallergenic upper body ergonomic pillow ($44.95), designed to satiate a primal need to hug large sacks of grain. Toddlers can unwind with a variety of colorful wooden puzzles, such as the wood puzzle boat ($9.95) or puzzle train ($9.95), while infants can stay stylish with the child's sheepskin aviator hat ($38.95), which warms tiny noggins or large melons. A natural Moses basket ($49.95) cradles children safely in shades of pink, blue, sage, or ecru gingham, while the bug net system for cribs and strollers ($19.95) emulates the excitement of tropical living.