24e outfits living spaces and offices with a slew of high-end living-space accouterments including a rotating selection of inimitable vintage and mid-century modern furniture in its ample attic space. Guests can amble around new products such as an Eileen gray side table ($149) or a panel mirror ($278) that gives patrons one last look at themselves before going to work at the mirror factory. An Irish Coast end table ($337) spruces up living rooms with its modernist geometric design and rustic wood grain, especially when illuminated by a pop art wall sconce ($99) or progressive ring sconce ($158). Additionally, purchases at 24e accrue no sales tax.
The laid-back and fun cooking classes at Kitchens on the Square utilize the latest gadgets on the market to make cooking easier and give intimate groups of eight the opportunity to watch and learn how to prepare a traditional Southern meal. The culinarian leads the 90-minute cooking demonstration, walking pupils step by step through the preparation of Southern fare more authentic than cornbread baked by Tennessee Williams. The current menu parades bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin and adventurous culinary marriages such as carrot-cake Twinkies. Future menus will star creamy mac 'n' cheese alongside diminutive cornbread bundts. At the end of each class, attendees feast on their creations, leaving with a full belly, copies of all the recipes, and a newfound confidence during the cooking portion of rap battles.
Tom and Ryoko Nadeau founded Nadeau in 1991 with a goal of providing customers with quality home furniture and a wealth of product knowledge. The business quickly evolved into something larger: The duo now has 19 retail stores and a team of buyers who travel the world in search of one-of-a-kind, handcrafted pieces of solid-wood furniture. Nadeau has earned mentions from numerous media outlets—including the Washington Post, CBS Chicago, and Charleston Home magazine—for its unique selection, which includes a cache of more than 6,000 pieces ranging from rare side tables and chairs to dining sets. Pieces are never mass-produced, allowing customers to bring the flavor of different cultures into their homes or provide an adopted tree with a new friend.
Green Frog Sleep Center works around the clock to ensure that its bedding, mattresses, headboards, and sleep accessories help rest-seeking patrons enjoy a peaceful night's sleep. Let your pillow's song lull you through the gates of horn and ivory with the Tempur-Pedic Symphony queen-size pillow ($129.95), or balance heavy heads atop the Tempur-Pedic medium neck pillow ($99.95). Under-mattress peas are impossible to discern with the King Koil Evenia pillow-top queen ($449.95), and the Sealy Beckenham queen mattress gives you a far more comfortable surface to wake up on than the usual pile of jagged metal triangles ($799.95).
Gangs of ottomans and mattresses populate Atlantic Bedding and Furniture, whose continually changing designs from Coaster, Forbidden City, Harden, Sealy, Old Town Imports, and other top brands help customers capture the furniture species of their choice sans long waiting periods. Treat hard-working eye awnings to a decadent break with a solid hardwood Leonardo bed ($347–$516), backed by a strong, modern headboard the color of morning espresso but the flavor of tufted upholstery. Taking home a Davenport nightstand ($125) means never having to precariously perch glasses or bequeathed dentures on thin windowsills.
Specializing in bedding, the experts at Sit & Sleep quickly deduce the ideal match for each customer's slumbering back. High-quality mattresses from brands including Spring Air and Simmons Beautyrest dominate the store's scenery, with ceiling-high stacks sitting atop stable pea foundations. A spread of accessories augments 900 pieces of sleep furniture in the business's warehouse, with traditional bedding joined by a range of items for Sit & Sleep's futons. Same-day delivery can rush mattresses to customers six days a week, helping shoppers avoid a listless night on a makeshift bed of seagull feathers.
Mattress Firm has a large selection of beds from such brand names as Sealy, Simmons Beauty Rest, and Stearns & Foster. Sleep options range from the soft, cushy Hampton and Rhodes Perthshire pillow-top mattress set ($448+) to the firm and supportive Hampton and Rhodes Stirling firm mattress set ($198+). Browse the FAQ using an Internet connection and Internet-ready navigation device.