Home & Garden in California

$50 for $200 Worth of Mattresses and Mattress Sets at Mattress Land SleepFit

Mattress Land SleepFit

Multiple Locations

$200 $50

Mattress Land by SleepFit uses bedFit diagnostic technology to match clients and name-brand beds from Simmons and PosturePedic

$15 for $30 Groupon — A Home Away From Home Thrifty Boutique

A Home Away From Home Thrifty Boutique

Tahoe Park

$30 $15

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$28 for $50 Worth of Ceiling Fixtures — Hatfield Luxury

Hatfield Luxury

Irvine

$50 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

One Custom Acrylic Photo Impression from Symbolize It (Up to 63% Off). Four Sizes Available.

Symbolize It

Online Deal

$20 $9.99

Staff use UV technology to print photos directly onto lightweight acrylic glass, creating a frameless and ready-to-hang acrylic impression.

$39 for $100 Worth of Custom Framing and Mirrors at The Warehouse of Home Decor

The Warehouse of Home Decor

Glendale

$100 $39

Personal works of art get measured by a professional for frames of your choice; mirrors come in many styles to go with a range of interiors

$61 for $110 Worth of Pools — My Ds Pools

My Ds Pools

Aguanga

$110 $61

From the merchant: Our services include bi-weekly full pool service and bi-weekly chemical checks in order to keep pool nice and balanced.

$69 for $125 Groupon — Rudy's Christmas Tree House

Rudy's Christmas Tree House

Mission Viejo

$125 $69

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Four-Piece Queen, King, Full, or Twin Mattress Kit at The Bed Shop (Up to 75% Off)

The Bed Shop

Multiple Locations

$200 $50

Kits of memory foam pillows, microfiber sheets, and a mattress protector with a 15-year warranty, available in four mattress sizes

$19 for $32 Worth of Paper Grocery Products — Amarist Paper Industries

Amarist Paper Industries

San Marcos

$32 $19

Amarist thermal paper sized 3.125'x230'; 10 rolls per pack

$50 for $100 Groupon — Mattress By Appt

Mattress By Appt

Pittsburg

$100 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$50 for $120 Worth of Beds and Mattresses at Los Angeles Mattress Stores

Los Angeles Mattress Stores

Multiple Locations

$120 $50

Shoppers can browse through a wide selection of beds and mattresses at this family-owned business

Personalized Gifts at Village Gifts & Engraving (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Village Gifts & Engraving

Village

$50 $25

Engraved sterling-silver gifts, such as business-card cases and lighters, plus embroidered gifts, such as robes, cashmere scarfs, and towels

$13 for $25 Worth of Home-Cleaning Supplies — Kleen Maid

Kleen Maid

Montebello

$25 $13

Home cleaning products that will leave your house looking spotless

$50 for $100 Groupon — Supply Solutions

Supply Solutions

Los Alamitos

$100 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$50 for $111 Toward Mattresses at Glendale Mattress Central

Glendale Mattress Central

Los Angeles

$111 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

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Thanks in part to Miracle on 34th Street, the classic Christmas film, and its annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, Macy's has been immortalized in the minds of generations of Americans. It's hard to imagine that Macy's was once a small storefront operation founded by a businessman whose previous stores had failed. But success was just around the corner.

Origin

Eleven dollars and six cents. That was the total of first-day sales when Macy's opened its doors in 1858. Of course, at that time, it wasn't a retail superpower?it was a small dry-goods store on the corner of 14th Street and 6th Avenue in New York City. Before founding that little shop, Rowland Hussey Macy had suffered several failed retail ventures. This time, things would turn out differently.

Growth

By 1877, R.H. Macy & Co. had become a full-fledged department store, spreading its way into the ground spaces of 11 adjacent buildings. Just about 25 years later, the store had outgrown even those expanded confines, so the company moved to its iconic Herald Square location on Broadway and 34th Street. There, Macy's began to attract shoppers from the rest of the country and the world. This location also saw the store become a major part of American holidays, especially in 1924, when immigrant employees wrangled the city's packs of stray floats and organized the first annual Macy's Parade.

Modern Day

Today, Macy's boasts 850 locations across 45 states and US territories. A far cry from that initial dry-goods shop, the modern-day stores carry everything from clothing and shoes to furniture and electronics. Though it is now headquartered in Cincinnati, the company's flagship store in Herald Square still attracts throngs of customers from all corners of the globe. The same can be said for the Macy's website, which is one of the most visited retail destinations on the Internet.

10730 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

While trekking across New Zealand, Matt Baker and PJ Lamont stumbled upon a burger shack in Queenstown and immediately became addicted to the eatery’s organic, grass-fed beef patties. According to a profile in Beach & Bay Press, the duo often dined there more than once a day and eventually convinced the chef to both part with his recipes and train them how to make them. Upon returning home, the pair recruited PJ’s brother Martin for their budding endeavor: a gourmet burger place that would rely entirely on organic, grass-fed beef from New Zealand. After finding the right spot for their gastropub, the three put their own sweat into renovating it; PJ carved the wooden menu himself without using a woodpecker even once.

That menu quickly garnered its fair share of media buzz and awards by combining beef patties, ground fresh daily, with unique ingredients such as pesto aioli, grilled pineapple, and beetroot. Organic, local vegetables make up the condiments and the house tomato chutney, New Zealand’s hardier version of ketchup. But Bare Back Grill does more than burgers, satisfying appetites with natural chicken and lamb, tempura tofu, and seared ahi tuna coupled with a wide selection of beers and wines. Guests can gulp down Kiwi Steinlagers or sip Australian and New Zealand wines while lounging at either Bare Back location.

624 E St
San Diego,
CA
US

Porcelanosa’s journey from mom-and-pop design firm to world leader in kitchen and bathware began in 1970 on the Mediterranean coast of Castellon, Spain. Today, the company’s founding family oversees more than 400 showrooms in 70 different countries, exporting the latest in European home design to the rest of the world. Its minimalist, modern designs play on clean lines and muted colors, incorporating elegant accents such natural stone bathtubs or rectified porcelain tile, which mimics the Carrara marble used to build the Pantheon, sculpt Michelangelo's David, and construct the world's first paperweight. Its engineered hardwood flooring draws eyes to smooth planks of white oak in a spectrum of stains, vying for attention against tiled mosaics made of stone, ceramic, or brick.

In addition to turning kitchens and bathrooms into walk-in works of art, Porcelanosa adheres to its founding principles of care for the environment and reducing ecological impact throughout its production chain, using water recycling and gas-burning technologies at its plants to reduce its carbon footprint.

391 E Brokaw Rd
San Jose,
CA
US

After spending years as a salesman for top mattress lines, Steve Shore needed a new mattress himself. Rather than opt for a steep employee discount on one of the mattresses he sold, the enterprising Mr. Shore collected various natural materials and had them assembled into a mattress that met his exacting specifications: a comfy sleep cushion made with no potentially toxic components. The result was such an improvement over the big-name mattresses he sold that Mr. Shore and his son eventually decided to produce a line of organic mattresses based on the prototype, on which Mr. Shore slept soundly for more than a decade.

Now, the Shore men sell their mattresses under the Eco-Cloud name in The Natural Mattress Store. Made from high-quality steel coils topped with natural latex, Eco-Cloud mattresses resist accumulating allergens and nightmare blueprints and retain their shape and support for years. Organic wool and cotton covers help keep sleepers cool and snug in bed by deflecting body heat and wicking away moisture. Each Eco-Cloud mattress comes with a 12-year, nonprorated warranty. In addition to the Eco-Cloud line, The Natural Mattress Store carries more than 20 organic mattresses, as well as eco-friendly, solid wood bedroom furniture from Pacific Rim Woodworking, Bedworks of Maine, and Vermont Furniture Designs.

1243 Sutter St
San Francisco,
CA
US

At Fresno Fencing Academy, head coach and former Soviet and Ukrainian champion fencer, Vladimir Ostatnigrosh, distills his experience to foster a new generation of duelers within a 4,200-square-foot facility that boasts electric fencing strips, a fitness room with weight machines, and changing rooms. Ostatnigrosh invites students of all levels, aged 7 and older, to discover the art of parrying and thrusting, which nurtures self-discipline while bolstering the cardiovascular system and developing the skills necessary to retrieve stolen lunch money from Zorro. The academy’s classes, which range from introductory to competitive levels, cover the three Olympic fencing weapons: the foil, the épée, and the saber. Those expert swordsmen and swordswomen who have mastered the fencing rules and refrained from detonating any last-resort grenades during a match defend the academy’s robust reputation at local, regional, and national tournaments.

5717 N 1st St
Fresno,
CA
US

Since 1976, the environmentally conscious staff at The Futon Shop has stocked futons, furniture, and frames built from chemical-free cotton, natural latex, and hybrid soy foam, among other virtuous ingredients. Cushy mattresses, vibrantly shaded futon covers, and platform beds preserve the earth’s bounty as effectively as they accommodate human bodies and under-the-bed monsters. Homeowners can also illuminate domiciles with eco-friendly Eangee lamps, which have a carbon footprint of nearly zero and are manufactured by workers who earn a living wage. Even little ones can enjoy the environmentalist furnishings by napping on an organic crib mattress nestled in a bunny white baby crib.

2011 Arden Way
Sacramento,
CA
US