At an initial in-home consultation, Lone Star Blinds will help clients peruse window coverings from a plethora of sources. Well-behaved 2-inch faux blinds from Hunter Douglas’s EverWood collection won’t warp, crack, or run off to join a forest like hardwood look-alikes ($70+). Applause and Duette honeycomb shades block sunlight from homes ($140+), and a set of 3.5-inch shutters can stop big-bad wolves and annoyingly persistent census takers from peeking inside fairy-tale cottages ($300+). Once a selection has been made, blind minders jot down the windows’ height, width, and favorite flavor of saltwater taffy so that they can gallop back with a garment carefully fitted to its panes. All prices are based on a 3’x6’ window whose middle name is Steve.
Started in 1961 by Dr. Stanley Pearle, the nationally recognized and trusted franchise now operates in nearly 800 company and franchise locations nationwide. The master visionaries at Pearle are well trained in assisting all bespectacled beings, from casual librarians to picky, temperamental Cyclopes. Equip a corrective pair of Essentials frames starting at $69.95, or slip on a pair of designer eye enhancers, such as those by Anne Klein and DKNY ($159.95+) or Versace ($219.95+). Single-vision lenses adjust a singular field of vision and while prices and availability may vary by location, they usually start at around $80 (for plastic scratch-resistant), while specialty PearleTHIN complete lenses ($120) are lightweight heavyweights.
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SampleHouse & CandleShop’s shabby-chic interiors house a full bouquet of ornamental and scented candles, as well as an array of stylish and practical products such as handbags, ornaments, and soaps. Wide-eyed votive candles ($2.25–$3.75) tag along after sophisticated, glass- and metal-rimmed older siblings ($10–$55). Add flair to underground lairs with wax sticks from Trapp, Votivo, Archipelago, Orleans, Voluspa, and other brands, available in a variety of colors, shapes, and fragrances. Or opt for eye-catching jewelry ($5.95+) or initialed hand towels ($6.95+) to finally differentiate your towel from the family ghoul's.