For more than 88 years, the lamplighters at Capitol Lighting have illuminated homes with attractive fixtures in styles ranging from French country to Art Deco. More than 500,000 products, including bright lamps and bulbs from Corbett Lighting, Schonbek, Hudson Valley, and Savoy House, await their opportunity to banish darkness and beautify home spaces ranging from dining room ceilings to outdoor paths. Beyond bulbs in all shapes and sizes, Capitol also carries a vast selection of home accessories, such as hallway mirrors that give residents a final chance to ensure their antennas are hidden before leaving the house.
Certified personal trainer Jared Lopez and his team of instructors work to tone muscles and fire up metabolisms for all fitness levels during their boot-camp program that incorporates plyometrics, kickboxing, functional strength training, and calisthenics to get healthy and safe results. The team of experienced trainers also shows modifications for each exercise in fitness sessions at their new indoor and outdoor 7,000 square foot facility. They change up their routines on a daily basis to prevent clients and their muscles from becoming bored. To cultivate a supportive environment, the instructors motivate students without yelling at them and post success stories of clients who have lost inches and weight.
Signature service: Mixed-media art classes for all ages
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
Brands Used: Mayco, Duncan, Blick
Pro Tip: We keep our classes small so that we can offer the best possible hands-on experience to each artist
What aspect of your job, or the services you offer, most often surprises people?
Because we offer pottery in our walk-in studio, many people don't realize [the variety] of classes we offer. We have classes in canvas painting, mosaics, ceramic techniques, jewelry making, crafts, glass fusing, and more.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
Our staff has a range of certifications from degrees in art education to having spent more than a decade in the ceramic world.
Describe a time your services really changed a client's life for the better.
We have had several customers tell us that our studio has been a calming retreat during a difficult time in their lives. From stressful jobs to cancer treatments, coming in to create has helped melt the stress of whatever struggles they were having at that time.
City Mattress is a full service mattress retailer featuring the best names in bedding - and all types of mattresses from innerspring to foam to latex. In addition, City Mattress offers a full line of services including our CleanSleep Mattress Cleaning and Sanitizing Service that removes allergens and much more.
Inside a tile-floored room, a communal table seems to beg for the clatter of youthful bakers with empty places marked by stacks of recipes and empty bowls. Beneath a giant painted chef hat, which proclaims "Bon Appetit!" from the sage-green wall, lifelong cook Chef Frank and his staff work quickly to set the stage for all-ages cooking classes at Growing Cooks Culinary Emporium. The crew aims to combat childhood obesity by arming youngsters with a love of cooking, a range of healthy recipes, and diminutive kitchenware. Blanketed by clouds of enticing aromas, themed classes for children, adults, and families introduce the fundamentals of crafting chocolate confections and cakes, small meals, and international dishes such as ravioli and enchiladas. Chefs demystify the process of baking bread, blending sauces, and constructing desserts without forcing students through the linguine ropes courses of many culinary programs. Natural light floods Growing Cook's store space, where shelves and racks teem with colorful cooking utensils and child-size kitchen uniforms, including embroidered aprons and cloth chef hats. Themed utensil and supply kits such as baking mixes and pizza-party sets prepare children to practice at home and allow them to save the day when a party sub is lodged lengthwise across the door. Growing Cook's classes and products alike are designed to instill wee visitors with self-esteem and the sense of adventure and creativity that blooms when first taking a bite of a dish made with one?s own hands.
Beneath the tall palm trees that dot Amelia's SmartyPlants' outdoor garden lies a vast stock of lush plants and vibrant blooms handpicked by an expert staff. The 2-acre independent gardening center amasses plant species both familiar and unusual, helping homeowners beautify their yards and the environment with native florals, ornamental shrubs and trees, and colorful glass garden art that adds color and whimsy to natural plots. Aside from dishing out advice in a monthly newsletter or through their regular in-shop seminars, the plant pros can offer tips on garden design, fertilization, and how to control pests via hypnosis or the shop’s selection of organic and synthetic products. An indoor shopping area also awaits to show off shelves stocked with tools and garden accessories––many made in the United States—such as fountains and statues, all waiting to add interest to landscapes or the miniature dioramas of middle-school giants.