At more than 1,000 Mattress Firm locations around the country, shoppers sink into plush mattresses, recline on firm beds, and belly-flop onto pillow tops. Knowledgeable staffers can help customers create an ideal bedtime environment by dispensing advice based on sleep preferences and illuminating the difference between the many kinds of mattresses. And to the delight of their customers, much of Mattress Firm's bedding wears the label of a premium brand, such as Sealy, Serta, Simmons Beautyrest, or Stearns & Foster.
The Miami Wine & Food Festival shares a litany of libations and local eats with curious sommeliers and gourmands. The chic, outdoor Taste & Toast event introduces gustatory glands to wines from around the world. As taste buds hobnob with fruit and oak notes, guests intermingle with one another while snacking on gourmet treats from local restaurants and listening to the bluesy sound of the Jay Blues Band. Winesplorers can stick around after the tasting for a Glenfiddich “Music to Drink Whiskey By” after-party at 9 p.m., where a DJ and whiskey-tamer rest on hand to answer questions and dispel myths about using whiskey as cologne.
With today’s Groupon, you need not wait for April to breed lilacs out of the dead land. This deal mixes memory and desire in fine floral form with $10 for $20 worth of gifts from Trias Flowers, Antiques & Gifts. Established in 1912, this family-owned boutique has nearly a century's worth of experience in masterfully prepping petals for every occasion: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Mother's Day, and the holiday behind all great holidays, Administrative Professionals Day. Major flower holidays require two days’ notice to ensure on-time delivery.You: [Gender] Me: [Gender]
Suspended from gossamer strands, white orchids hover like butterflies above rows of champagne glasses. Avant Garden's wedding arrangements such as these shatter notions of the traditional bouquet, forming eye-nabbing centerpieces instead. This attention to detail extends to the flower center's everyday arrangements, which florists tenderly assemble in glass vases and hand-painted jars. Additionally, staff members happily work with gift-givers to construct personalized arrangements. Once they’ve adjusted each petal to customers’ liking, florists also provide tips for care, such as how to make arrangements last longer and proper tackling techniques for catching bridal bouquets.
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.
The periwinkle hues and quiet music at Caribbean Blue Spa mimic the color and soft sighing sounds of a placid sea. Sprays of flowers or flickering candles may stand on the corner tables, furthering that connection to nature during full-body massages, facials, and mani-pedis. High-tech equipment mounted on rolling stations helps complete those treatments or finally impress the bored teenage time traveller who has been following you around all day.