The knowledgeable staffers at Budget Blinds’ northern New Jersey location have been helping local residents add style to their windows since 2001. During free in-home consultations, consultants take measurements and discuss curtain and drape options that can add splashes of color to windows or a touch of reality to pictures of windows drawn on the wall in chalk. Blinds and shutters provide fashionable options for controlling ambient lighting, whereas motorized shades can serve as a cost-effective way to cut down on energy costs. Also available are accents and accessories which can instantly change the tone of a room by adding colors or artfully providing a soft spot for sleepy relatives.
Ali's Motorcycle Apparel Shop keeps motorcyclists geared up and kitted out with items to help them safely and stylishly tackle the open road. Highway warriors can protect their skulls with Department of Transportation-certified helmets, and rely on leather gloves to keep their hands safe during high-speed high-fives with oncoming motorcyclists. Saddlebags and tool bags, meanwhile, can ensure valuables stay put during long road trips.
Michael Latona emigrated from southern Italy to North Jersey in the 1950s. Meanwhile, his future wife and business partner, Joanne, was making the same journey. When the two met, they realized not only did they share a common background but also common values and a passion for homemade things. This connection was the foundation for their marriage and Latona’s Specialties, a manifestation of their values and passions. Currently, their son Joe oversees the shop’s selection of gourmet food and gifts, many of which are made by hand. The shop houses jars of housemade pasta sauces, stacks of hand-painted Vietri dinnerware, and bowls of more than 40 deli dishes, including stuffed olives and dried italian sausage, that are made each morning. Other items include Italian pasta, colorful Ne’Qwa Art wine stoppers, and an array of scented candles, lotions, and soaps that finally give the nose something to wash itself with.
Fashion magazines regularly applaud e.l.f. Cosmetics for its no-nonsense approach to creating choice cosmetics that bring out the natural beauty of budget-minded fashionistas. The company's trio of cosmetics lines lends its flattering shades to a bevy of purposes, such as the everyday enhancement found in the subtle hues and indispensable supplies of the Essentials collection. Its studio collection arms clients with professional-grade products, each parceled in sleek, compact packaging in more than 100 dramatic shades. For nourishing illumination, the mineral collection eschews parabens, preservatives, and chemical dyes in favor of natural, mineral-based ingredients that blend in easily, both with the skin's natural tones and during undercover mannequin stings.
A bouquet seems simple at first, sprays of baby’s breath filling out the broad orange petals of lilies and the brushstroke curls of roses. Without an eye for color and composition, though, the huge range of flowers that are available can be intimidating. The School of Floral Arts & Design develops talented florists and hobbyists through classes and courses that introduce theories of composition and design. Instructors with decades of experience cover everything from design to business sense, and pupils leave carrying mini topiaries, centerpieces, and seasonal wreaths. Professional courses help florists enhance their craft with lessons on designing bouquets and corsages.
Surplus mattresses designed by Sealy, Stearns & Foster, and other manufacturers line the walls inside Mattress Liquidation LLC, each priced at up to 75% below retail value. Shoppers can also find bed frames, box springs, and other sleeping apparatus inside the store.