Mattress King's wide selection of mattresses from well-known brands such as Sealy Posturepedic, Embody, and Stearns & Foster run the firmness and texture gamut, giving sleepers of all shapes and sizes a shot at a good night's rest. Sealy's Posturepedic queen-sized Spirited supports dreamers with a comfortable durability ($409 for the mattress, $699 for the set). Dozers with a penchant for luxurious expediency snooze on the Stearns & Foster Bradenburg queen-sized bed, which lends backsides a plush surface and a patient ear as they complain about lousy desk chairs ($719 for the mattress, $1,169.10 for the set), or opt to bounce to another to decide which size fits the mold.
Standard Furniture traces its origins back to 1912, when a local family began traveling through Birmingham, peddling fine household furniture out of a wagon. Four generations later, the business has blossomed into 13 retail stores throughout Alabama and Tennessee, and its century-long commitment to quality furniture and customer service won it the Alabama Retail Association’s Silver Award as one of the Retailers of the Year in 2011. Each gallery abounds with bedroom, living-room, and dining-room furniture from top designers such as Lane, along with mattresses in a range of shapes and styles from brands such as Tempur-Pedic, Serta, and Jamison. At each location, a knowledgeable staff awaits to offer design counsel, suggesting pieces that best suit a household’s style or will hold up against a disobedient pet woodchuck.
Dogs have 10,000 square feet of space to fetch, run, and play in when staying in Roverchase's gigantic indoor play area. Owners drop off furry companions for a half-day, full-day, or hourly session, giving pets a chance to cavort with other dogs that have undergone the mandatory temperament evaluation. Roverchase provides overnight boarding as well, in cage-free rooms equipped with Kuranda beds and plush blankets. All overnight guests can play in the indoor play area during the day before returning to their luxurious accommodations.
It's easy to spend an entire day at Mountainside Sports. You might start by making an appointment for an NRA-certified class in the proper handling of pistols, rifles, or shotguns. Instructors also teach self defense, or you can simply linger in the 2,000-square-foot clubroom, which overlooks the Compak clays range. Mountainside Sports also has charcoal grills out on the pavilion, so you can flip burgers after practicing on the range.
In Xanadu Salon and Spa's elegantly appointed private treatment rooms, talented aestheticians pamper bodies inside and out with head-to-toe pulchritude services. Insides feel refreshed after colon hydrotherapy and ionic footbaths, both of which pull toxins from the body to leave patrons feeling lighter than bubbles full of helium. Fa?ades get new looks after facials and body wraps, which utilize a carefully curated selection of sea salts, mineral-rich black mud, and Oxygen Botanicals skincare products, as well as hair coiffing and massages.
For more than three decades, the framing specialists at The Framin' Shoppe have preserved memories behind glass. They build custom frames for flat items such as diplomas or photographs and build shadow boxes to contain three-dimensional items such as quilts or football jerseys with the athletes still wearing them. The shop also purveys DIY framing materials; posters; prints commemorating Alabama, Auburn, and other SEC football teams; and a wide selection of mirrors. Conveniently, the company operates at four Birmingham locations.