Short of creating physical clouds to hold people aloft, Mattress Warehouse stocks almost every imaginable furnishing to help customers catch a few Z’s. Rows of name-brand mattresses from Sealy, Simmons Beautyrest, Serta, and Tempur-Pedic entice customers to replace their worn pad for new bedding, such as a standard mattress, a fluffy pillowtop unit, or a memory foam piece that conforms to bodies. Beyond mattresses, the warehouse also carries an ample collection of box springs, full bed sets with rails and headboards, and even premium futon mattresses that revitalize foldable couches.
Lake Ridge carries an impressive collection of plants and flowers, as well as brand-name fashion and home-décor accessories. Herbaceous homesteaders can jump-start gardens with mulch ($5.99+/bag) and pregrown vegetables and herbs ($1.99–$11.99) or tour the garden center's assortment of bushes ($19.99–$75.99) and trees ($79.99–$299.99). Fallow flowerbeds can be filled with a cell pack of annuals ($1.99) and perennials ($5.99–$25.99) and green-thumbed gardeners can adorn sun-stained windowsills with hanging baskets ($24.99–$59.99) and strategically placed piles of potting soil ($5.99+/bag).
Founded in 1976, Hardwood Artisans has been building superior hardwood furniture for Washington, DC-area residents for over 35 years now. The company began with two men making loft beds out of birch wood. Now Hardwood Artisans employs over 70 people in Virginia & Maryland & offers furniture made from 7 types of wood.
Juicy tidbits of chocolate-dipped fruit arrive on the doorsteps of family and friends, done up in colorful baskets, bouquets, and gourmet boxes by the skilled fruit arrangers at Edible Arrangements' more than 1,100 franchises worldwide. The company's Fruit Experts drizzle strawberries, daisy pineapples, apples, bananas and oranges in semi-sweet and white chocolate. These are supported by undipped but still-delectable fruits such as honeydew, cocount, mango, kiwi, grapes, watermelons, and cantaloupe. Once properly chocolated, the workers organize the preservative- and sweetener-free treats into lush arrangements that resemble flowers in bloom. Arrangements come in a variety of vessels, including vases, mugs, and sports- or holiday-themed containers that add a personal touch to the edible gifts, which can also be supplemented with cards, plus bears, and mylar balloons. Alternatively, customers can opt for the cheery, red-lidded gourmet chocolate fruit boxes, nestling 12 chocolate-dipped morsels inside to build anticipation and determine if loved ones have x-ray vision as they guess whether fruit will come dusted in shredded coconut or rolled in crushed almonds.
Rejuvalase MedSpa, as its name suggests, is dedicated to the noninvasive advantages that lasers can provide—in fact, the med spa is so committed to the technology that it offers its own in-house laser-aesthetics training program. But despite Rejuvalase's love of the laser's touchless efficiency, it also proves its allegiance to luxury with an entire department devoted to head-to-toe day-spa treatments and salon services. As one side of the spa bustles with technicians administering laser hair removal and cellulite-reduction treatments, the other side exudes tranquility as clients slip on robes and slippers to receive facials and massages. A relaxation area—dubbed the Peacock Room for its avian-inspired decor and inability to outrun a tiger—allows clients a space to retreat in comfy recliners with a magazine and complimentary beverage in hand.