The savvy buyers at Special Occasions & Gifts scour the globe to secure an eclectic mix of both old-fashioned and modern embellishments for homes and humans. Provide shelter for sugar or secret stashes of gumballs with a covered bowl from The GG Collection ($32). A hand-forged, wrought-iron napkin holder from Bella Toscana cradles cocktail napkins ($56), or scare them silly with a pair of burning candles nestled in the coordinating candle holder ($66). Elegant metal scrollwork adds flourish to a desktop tape dispenser ($36), and fragrance-infused Tyler candles come in a variety of sizes and styles.
Because no two body imprints are the same, Mattress Land’s on-deck relaxologists use exclusive bedMatch diagnostic technology to determine the ideal snooze position for each customer, as well as the ideal mattress. Comfy cushions come from premier brands such as Simmons, Tempur-Pedic, Sealy, Laura Ashley, and SleepFit, and shoppers can upgrade to latex mattresses or mattresses with My Side technology, which accommodates the differing body types of spouses and accidentally conjoined mad scientists. After a good night's sleep, patrons find that joints ache less and that dreams last longer and contain fewer calculus tests. Staffers perform free local delivery and removal for purchases $599 and up, so customers and their unwanted bedding can avoid awkward goodbyes. Every mattress comes stamped with the store's own 100-day Comfort Guarantee, which gives dissatisfied customers full credit towards a new mattress.
Family Music Center is a comprehensive learning hub designed for musicians of all ages, skill levels, and tamborine-gnawing abilities. Part recording studio, part music school, and part Kindermusik classroom, the center offers a wealth of enriching opportunities, from private lessons that guide novice guitar, violin, and drum players to Kindermusik classes that focus on bolstering cognitive abilities. After taking a few classes at the center, students are often encouraged to show off their abilities with the studio’s professional-grade software and gear.
Inside Roco’s Jewelry, light shimmers off display cases stocked with engagement rings, diamond necklaces in 14k-white-gold settings, and designer watches from Rolex and Bulova. The family-owned jewelry store, which has been around since 1978, will also collaborate with clients to design customized engagement rings or jazz up a boring thesis paper by covering it in diamonds. In addition, clients can bring their old or broken jewelry into the store for repairs and get new pieces engraved with a personalized message; both services are done entirely in-house.