Plush mattresses from brands such as Serta, Simmons, Latex Bliss, and iComfort line the expansive show room at Sleep King, where same-day delivery ensures clients can choose a slumber surface and sleep on it that same night. Mattress materials run the gamut in styles, from traditional innerspring to body-conforming memory foam and muscle-relaxing latex foam. After testing these comfortable surfaces by simulating a night terror atop each one, visitors can peruse Sleep King’s selection of headboards, frames, and futons from Gold Bond.
It’s not often that you can buy something and know that you won’t have to invest in another one of that something for at least a decade. Mattress King USA backs all of their competitively priced mattresses with a 10-year guarantee. The company makes the promise to help customers sleep even easier on the new beds they’ve chosen—Mattress King’s inventory includes brand names such as Simmons and Therapedic. Anyone who wants added comfort can also purchase mattress toppers filled with gel, memory foam, or a dream therapist who can talk you through nightmares.
Baker Adie Sprague, who made a splash as a participant on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, showcases her meticulous dessert designs at Treat Cupcake Bar. She crafts at least a dozen flavors every day, including seasonal goodies such as candy apple—an apple cake smothered with cinnamon frosting. Adie also whips up separate batches for gluten-free and vegan patrons, such as chocolate cake crowned with mint cookies ‘n' cream frosting.
Rather than hog all the decorating fun for itself, Treat invites guests to make their very own creations at its namesake bar. There, you’ll find four varieties of both cake and frosting, plus more than 20 other toppings, such as Pop Rocks and chocolate-covered pretzels. To refine your decorating skills, sign up for one of Treat’s holiday-themed classes and learn to make seasonal shapes such as turkeys for Thanksgiving and smashed calculators for National Do Long Division by Hand Day.
City Housewares keeps kitchens and living rooms operating smoothly with its stock of cleaning products and convenient appliances from name brands such as Bodum and Cuisinart. Silex electronic juicers ($17) emulsify oranges to distill their citrusy flavors and scrape clean their pulp-stained leather jackets. Wield assortments of Oxo knives and cooking tools ($4–$25) or destroy grime with cleaning products from Mrs. Meyers ($5–$16). A Bodum french press ($12) facilitates caffeinated carousal, and wooden drying racks ($15–$30) set the stage for drip-drying wet towels or recently washed Thanksgiving turkeys.
For Annissa Essaibi George, sewing has not just been a lifelong passion, but also a means of getting what she wants. At age 6, her mother taught her to sew so that she could make her Barbie a new outfit. In college, she and her roommate stitched together scrunchies, selling them to fund take-out and nights out. She even designed her own wedding dress. Today, sewing is the fuel behind her business, through which she furnishes sewers and knitters with the supplies to craft their projects and the skills they need to clothe every statue in the park. Annissa's pink-walled shop houses patterns, fabrics, knitting kits, and cubbies overflowing with polychromatic spools of yarn. Classes run on a five-day schedule and cover such stitching styles as knitting, crocheting, and pattern sewing for crafters of all levels.