Sears Portrait Studio's original photographers committed their first family photos to film more than 60 years ago, and the studio's digital photographers continue the tradition of taking high-quality portraits at more than 1,000 U.S. locations open today. Each professional photographer completes a rigorous training program before they begin composing and shooting digital photographs, adopting styles ranging from formal portraits to passport photos. Their all-digital system lets customers access their photographs online, where they can add graphics before ordering prints for collages, greeting cards, mugs, and broken-mug collages.
Though he wanted to fly ever since he was a young boy, life kept coming between Raja Gharazeddine and his dream. Finally, at age 30, he managed to earn his private-pilot’s license, despite juggling extra jobs and overtime hours. Today, the Gold Seal–certified flight instructor channels his lifelong love of aviation to guide students toward certifications such as recreational-pilot licenses, private-pilot licenses, and instrument ratings.
He and his team of dedicated instructors work with pupils on individual timelines, using comprehensive syllabi and a wealth of flight sources to carefully track every student's progress. Acadian Aviation’s resources also include a four-plane fleet, whose Cessna 172 and three Pipers suit novice flyers looking to enrich their skills before operating larger aircraft. When not soaring skyward, Raja invites his students to open houses where aviators in all stages of training discuss aspects of flying such as tips for racing against pelicans.
Mattress Direct culls a variety of mattresses in textures ranging from firm to plush from brands such as Tempur-Pedic and Serta. Serta's iComfort, for example, evenly distributes support across the body with microsupport gel capsules nestled in its memory foam; a specialized material prevents overheating and the resulting unpleasant lava-chase nightmares. Mattress Direct's stock of bed frames, bed linens, and pillows allow patrons to assemble complete bedroom sets in one trip, and an express delivery service prevents the hassle of renting a moving truck or outfitting each leg of a new bed with a rollerblade.
With a wide selection of furniture and home décor, W. Home Furnishings Store helps turn houses into homes, giving nest builders the tools to construct contemporary and comfortable cribs. Domicile designers peruse major brands, such as Candice Olson for Norwalk and Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, plus luxury bedding from Bella Notte and Ecomfort, updating dated dwellings by choosing from a wide selection of chairs, sofas, bedding (starting at $250), lamps (starting at $125), drapery ($45–$95), and more. Use today's deal to renovate residences, ridding rooms of loud plaid couches and lamps that know too much about what you did last summer
Olinde's helps dress up domiciles with a broad array of furnishings fit for any style or purpose. Beautify your boudoir with a stylish cedar chest, or opt for a set of bunk beds to keep sandmen from always knowing your exact whereabouts. The Hillsdale Lake View bar stool ($99.99) adapts the body pedestals popularized by taverns while removing the threat of a pink-elephant stampede. Televisions (available at the Baton Rouge location only) let their owners pair America's favorite contact sport––sitting––with its favorite spectator sport, watching spectator sports.