Lamps, sconces, and chandeliers cast a warm glow over cozy furnishings inside Lighting EFX's two showrooms, which the owners designed to "enhance the visual experience" of their clients. Their knowledgeable sales team greets customers and helps them navigate through indoor and outdoor lighting arrangements, both flocked by home accent pieces and migratory pink-flamingo statuettes. From among their merchandise, ceiling lights illuminate domiciles from overhead, and an array of stained-glass or polished-chrome accent lamps add both style and brightness to rooms. Old-fashioned outdoor gas lamps, all boasting an oil-rubbed bronze finish, cling to walls or stand atop posts, as a swarm of exterior hanging lights dot the night air.
Cars sparkle like their younger selves as they roll away from scrubbings delivered by Midwest Auto Store's team of professional detailers. Exterior detail services range from express detailing to ultimate car restoration, and can feature cleaned and dressed motors, paintless ding removal, degreased wheels, washed and dried exteriors, and more bug removal than strapping an exterminator to the roof rack yields. Staffers also make sure to degrease each door and trunk jamb, buff away light imperfections, and pass a vacuum over interior carpets.
All sorts of clients entrust their eyes to the team at Eye Care Specialists, P.C. Perhaps it’s because each member of the staff has been supplied with glasses or sunglasses from the optical boutique, allowing them to personally recommend frames and lenses for each customer. Customers also come there for the wide selection of frames from brands such as Gucci, Pro Design, Ray Ban, and more. For those who like to spend their time in the sun, progressive lenses and prescription sunglasses are also available.
On the shelves and display racks at Tala's, handbags from Brazil stand a few feet from mandala earrings and ornate hookahs. Around the shop, curated selections of handmade products stand ready to be inspected and taken home. Tala's also follows fair-trade practices, aiming to benefit the far-flung makers of its clothing and accessories.
Cincinnati Overstock Furniture & Mattress packs its two prodigious warehouses with quality home-wares designed to enliven bedrooms, living rooms, and kitchens, with prices comparable to wholesale during their epic weekend sales. The Alberto bedroom set is anchored by a queen bed frame ($228), boasting a warm espresso finish and a sleigh-bed design that beckons gaggles of housecleaning elves into the home. Sleeping chambers are further enhanced with the set's nightstand adorned with brushed nickel colored hardware ($98), and the simple, modern-lined mirror ($48). An eight-inch Serta memory foam queen-sized mattress conforms to supine bodies and molds to horizontal tissues, greeting sleepers nightly with a cushioned, spring-less, full-bodied smooch ($378). The earth-toned Big Daddy rocker-recliner ($308) cradles reposed patrons in its overstuffed, pillow-top arms, gently propelling them through viewing parties of Little House on the Prairie.