GlassLink is an art glass studio and education center specializing in Stained Glass, Fusing, Mosaics, Lampworked Beads, Dichroic Jewelry and Precious Metal Clay. Custom commissions, finished art for sale, art glass classes and inexpensive studio time are just a few of the services provided.
Nothing says summertime like staring living, breathing plants in the face. Adorn a bare table or already lush interior landscape with a variety of potted plants, such as a living bunch of vivacious violets—a friendly purple plant that will grow on its caretaker across many seasons ($21.95). Nothing says "I love you as long as you take good care of me" like a miniature rose bush, which is why Flowers of Canterbury will happily nestle one in moss and protect it with a sturdy, slate-colored ceramic square for $36.95. A variety of seasonal arrangements, such as the USA-chant-warranting Spirit of America Bouquet ($34.95), also turn up throughout the calendar year.
Sleep Source's fleet of slumbering pads includes more than 40 pillow-top, memory foam, and traditional innerspring mattresses from brands such as Simmons, Serta, and King Koil. The King Koil Highland Firm set provides a solid sleeping surface and box-spring support ($179+), while King Koil's Celeste Eurotop set offers a soft landing for snoozers and their Fabergé eggs ($249+). Sleep Source carries more than 20 adjustable mattresses to mitigate back pain and poor circulation, and equips sleepers with long-lasting nap pads, such as the Simmons queen-size starter Beautyrest set, which comes packed with shape-conforming coils and durable steel ($699).
The knowledgeable winemakers at Hops & Harvest delight in teaching customers how to transmute grapes in varietals such as chardonnay and pinot noir into nuanced wines. Hops & Harvest stocks the tools and resources that beginning and veteran home-brewers need to concoct fresh, delicious organic wines from the comforts of their homes as well as the hops and malts needed to bottle, keg, and barrel homemade brews. Live displays, samples, and classes keep the spacious store abuzz. Most wines and beers can be made indoors at any time of year, eliminating the final reason to leave the house during January.
Madeleines Bakehouse takes its inspiration from the French treat known as a madeleine—a shell-shaped cake with a buttery crust and sponge-like texture. Originating in the city of Commercy in the 18th century, madeleines earned their name when a girl named Madeleine baked a batch that made it to the mouth of Louis XV's wife, who shared them with a loveable stray who would later win the world's heart by starring in Homeward Bound. This deal gets you a dozen of these majestic pastries, superb for dunking into an afternoon tea or submerging into your backyard pool of chocolate. Madeleines Bakehouse uses local and organic eggs in all of its recipes—including banana bread, coffee cake, and chocolate bouchon—ensuring high levels of vitamins and a soft richness.