Mattress Direct and America's Mattress give somnambulant snoozers a place to rest weary heads with comfortable, supportive mattresses and sturdy box springs. Drift off on a Serta Perfect Sleeper, a mattress coaxing numbered lambs into soothing slumber for more than 75 years. Each mattress features an ultra-soft top and back-friendly firm springs below (twin mattresses start at $414, box springs start at $135). Couture catnappers can snag a Vera Wang mattress for a fashionable 40 winks, with the choice of traditional innerspring or all-foam models, all crafted with careful attention to detail and style (mattresses start at $689, box springs start at $160). Customers can catch Z’s on a luxurious iComfort mattress, a dream-deliverer constructed of memory foam and supportive gel to whisk heat and tension away from reposing bodies. Because the shop is offering a special on select twin mattresses ($79–$99 each), this Groupon can assist mattress misers in hoarding up to four beds-to-be or cushiony improvised sleds. All Serta mattresses also include a doze-defending warranty.
The friendly staff at B Boutique helps ladies fashionably conceal their bareness with a variety of chic, upscale clothing, purses, and accessories. Fun, feminine swaddlings by designers such as Judith March and Voom by Joy Han compete for guests’ attention with bright colors, contemporary cuts, and waving sentient sleeves. Slip on a colorful summer dress for an evening stroll in the park ($24–$240) or achieve the perfect silhouette with a pair of form-fitting jeans by brands such as !iT jeans ($39-$90). Visitors can shield their little piggies in style with a pair of cowgirl boots by Old Gringo and Corral ($23–$399) or delve into a collection of jewelry to accent décolletages with simple pendants, colorful stones, or strands of classic pearls ($8–$150). A range of purses and bags can be used to store personal items, compliment outfits, or to hide smaller, not as fashionable, purses and bags ($24–$80).
Sport Nutrition Plus has healthily stocked shelves containing an armada of smart, nutritive supplements that complement and encourage healthy lifestyles. Vitamins ($7–$60) invigorate a diet reeling from too many nacho milkshakes, and protein powders ($19–$120) promote muscle growth and body bulk. Other supplements aim to trigger weight loss, help with holistic health desires, or transform tone-deaf futurists into classically trained keytarists. Sport Nutrition Plus also offers body-beautifying items such as ear candles, essential oils, and organic soaps.
"You need to open a business and dress up other people's kids," said 13-year-old Aleigha Murphy, a daughter who'd outgrown playing dress-up with mom LaKisha. Aleigha's offhand comment took root in LaKisha's mind, and LaKisha founded Dazzle Me Kids Spa & More. Her princess- and spa-themed party packages often include age-appropriate manicures, makeup application, and temporary hair color and glitter, in addition to dress-up and fashion shows. Girls also can stop in for one of the kid-friendly spa services.
One of the largest nurseries in northwest Florida, Floral Tree Gardens surrounds its customers with a land-grown sea of lush foliage and vibrant blooms. Row upon row of the outdoor gardens are painted with yellow daisies and purple cornflowers, and loquat and avocado trees cast shadows over shoppers. Plant purchases may be complemented with garden accents such as clay pots and metal butterflies, which, unlike their living counterparts, follow orders to sit and stay. Floral Tree Gardens' stock changes with the seasons; its facility brims with pumpkins in the fall and poinsettias in the winter. It also stocks fauna at an onsite pond, where visitors can fish for bass or pygmy submarines.
All Around The House's showrooms teem with 5,000 square feet of fine consignment furnishings, antiques, and a variety of works from local artists. Shoppers can wander amid antique and contemporary furniture pieces ($25+), selecting chairs, couches, and wardrobes to accent their homes or barricade front doors against persistent Girl Scout cookie salesmen. A variety of lamps ($10+) flood households with light, and the shops' exclusive Home Sweet Home soy candles ($10+) emit uplifting aromas. The stores also offer painting services to help clients enliven old furniture or paint over the Kiss lyrics they once sharpied onto their armoires. All Around The House showcases its wares seven days a week (the Mobile location is open only by appointment on Sundays), keeping its doors unlocked until 6 p.m. on weekdays and 5 p.m. on weekends.