Designer furniture collections from Kravet, Barclay Butera, and local artists mingle with accessories selected and imported from Europe, India, and Asia in Simitree's showroom. A chorus of colors and patterns inspired by international travel help lift homes' spirits after a recent breakup with the garage, adding accents of chipper turquoise or sassy zebra print. Antique Indian wood serving trays ($295–$345) and Asian ginger jars ($199–$399) make sideboards leap to life, while a wide array of wall art ($35–$500) helps newly installed wall safes sink into the shadows. A design-loving staff connects customers with coffee tables ($1,295–$3,500), floor lamps ($695–$1,295), and regal rugs ($495–$1,500) to suit all styles. While not covered by this Groupon, delivery ($50–$250) can be arranged if needed.
Back to Bed is a trusted source for sound sleep, growing from a single store in 2000 to a mattress empire with more than 45 locations across the Chicagoland area. Tempur-Pedic, Stearns & Foster, and Simmons Beautyrest mattresses await rigorous testing at each of their show rooms, where sleep-savvy employees can help shoppers determine if they're more suited to a firm or soft mattress or to creamy or chunky peanut butter. Back to Bed also induces relaxation in a nonhorizontal form with a selection of plush massage recliners and Human Touch's Perfect Chair, which cradles bodies in a muscularly neutral position.
Though most kids dream of one day being a pilot, very few ever get a chance behind the cockpit. The team at American Flyers seeks to change that by training students to obtain a pilot’s license or merely try out their skills in an introductory lesson. The flight schools’ numerous locations feature flight-training software, online courses, and pigeon mentors to grant students numerous ways to learn how to fly.
Nestled inside its window-laden storefront is Fox Valley Homebrew & Winery Supplies, a cozy, personable shop for home brewers and winemakers. Here, DIY brewers and vintners of all levels can snag equipment and ingredients for their projects in the form of fermenters, wine yeast, and winemaking books that, if stomped on hard enough, produce a floral bouquet with balanced tannins.