Beyond its roaring arcade and indoor amusement center, The Funplex’s entertainment emporium quenches patrons’ thirst for fun with a newly opened swimming pool. Children safely splash in the roped-off kids’ area, kept in check by the watchful eye of the ever-stalwart lifeguard and the high-tech vigilance of the deep end’s force field. The in-ground mini lake eases heat-wave woes with the cool comfort of The Funplex’s clean and well-kept aquatic playground. As families frolic in the soothing crystalline current, swimmers can perfect their butterfly strokes, dog paddles, and cat flailings. Armed with a two-day pass, pool-goers can splish and splash on two consecutive days or use one pass immediately and save the other for their next underwater tea time.
For more than 88 years, the lamplighters at Capitol Lighting have illuminated homes with attractive fixtures in styles ranging from French country to Art Deco. More than 500,000 products, including bright lamps and bulbs from Corbett Lighting, Schonbek, Hudson Valley, and Savoy House, await their opportunity to banish darkness and beautify home spaces ranging from dining room ceilings to outdoor paths. Beyond bulbs in all shapes and sizes, Capitol also carries a vast selection of home accessories, such as hallway mirrors that give residents a final chance to ensure their antennas are hidden before leaving the house.
It looks a little like a UPS truck that’s been driven through a glam-rock concert. But the only velvet goldmine patrons will find inside this mobile boutique are those hanging on racks amid other fashionable finds. For owners Danielle Mazzurco and Lisa Dunn, owning a clothing-store stuck inside some mall seemed neither exciting nor convenient for customers. To solve the problem, they drive their signature pink-and-black truck through New York and New Jersey outfitting visitors and their friends with rare brands of clothing, jewelry, and accessories.
Spaces Design Studio owner Joy Nan Rodia knows that each room in a person's home serves a distinct purpose. A bedroom should offer end-of-day relaxation, a home office should invigorate the senses, and a kitchen should function as both a communal haven and the best place to hide from the ghosts that inhabit in all televisions. Giving life—and a unifying vision—to these spaces is what she does best. A graduate of New York's Parsons The New School for Design and the founder of the Association of Redesign and Staging Professionals, Joy has been providing interior-design services for 20 years. No matter the job, she carefully considers each residential or commercial client's color preferences and budget as she creates an atmosphere using flooring, lighting, and fabrics.
In addition to her own design work, Joy shares her passion for home styling via classes, workshops, and training programs at her School of Interior Redesign and Home Staging. She also gives back, acting as an interior designer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey.
At Wine Legend, owner Mahesh Lekkala and his team of wine enthusiasts introduce oenophiles and first-time sippers to sundry varietals from around the world. The shop’s selection features a massive inventory of reds and whites from Italy, France, Australia, and California. Wine Legend’s consultants help patrons pair wines with meals or tiny ships to build inside the bottles. Wine tastings are available in the shop on Saturday afternoons and can set up tastings at offsite events in homes or offices, paired with house-prepared platters of cheese, crackers, and breads.