In 1965, Popular Mechanics ran a small classified ad for Brookstone, a new catalog company that packed its pages with functional products and detail-oriented descriptions. Brookstone quickly expanded to meet the high demand for its collection of ?hard-to-find tools,? and opened the door to its first retail location in 1973. Today, Brookstone?s more than 300 nationwide retail locations allow customers to test-drive its ever-growing lineup of interesting products, which range from Bluetooth-enabled massage chairs to power adapters designed for international travelers and their electronic passports. Staying true to its roots as a catalog company, Brookstone houses an even larger selection of products, each waiting patiently to be shipped, on its website.
Offering free shipping on all purchases, Rugs USA hosts a stylish cavalcade of contemporary baseboard dressings and traditional floor tapestries from brand names that include Momeni, Sphinx, Capel, Couristan, and Dalyn. Clothe hardwood in a modern leather shag collection rug ($109–$409), or obscure failed applesauce floor art with a caramel-colored bohemian collection rug ($76–$1,020). A safari collection zebra print ($49–$219) lures lonely lions to family dinners, and an Oriental Weavers Sphinx kharma collection rug ($42–$1,099) adds a whiff of sophistication to design-starved dwellings.
The rugsmiths at nuLOOM offer well-made floor coverings in both traditional and contemporary styles. Sporting elaborate prints, cotton rugs range from the understated Corinth to the delightfully chaotic Moroccan Berber. Wool carpets, meanwhile, come in a variety of shapes?there's the uneven-edged Gustav, for instance, and the rounded, riverbed-like Pebbles. Finally, a selection of leather rugs gets you as close as you're probably ever going to get to walking across the back of Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli.
Rubber Stamps, Inc. allows its customers to authenticate forms and decorate paper-wrapped gifts with personalized style, providing them with custom-designed old-fashioned rubber ink stamps. Notary publics and architects equip their office with authoritative seals, and small businesses can add their logo to envelopes with self-inking punch stamps.
Elizabeth Samudio, owner of Elizabeth Anna’s Old World Garden, cultivates an eco-friendly urban sprawl of thriving flora and fauna situated just minutes from downtown. Wander through rows of edible, unusual, and native plants whose organic designation signals freedom from synthetic fertilizers and herbicides, and whose lushness and vibrancy make them ideal camouflage for secret backyard wrestling leagues. Secure a romantic rendezvous with beguiling rose varietals, or nurture fruit trees and veggie starts into fully stocked, self-replenishing produce aisles. Samudio and her staff of greenthumbs will gladly aid customers with photosynthesizer selection, sharing planting and care tips for aesthetics ranging from asparagus ferns and creeping ivy to topiaries shaped like the mailman.
Head to Ginger Flower Restaurant in Franklin Square and take a culinary trip to the Far East, where fine Chinese cuisine is readily available.
Life is all about choices, and they are not limited here with plenty of gluten-free and low-fat dishes.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Ginger Flower Restaurant can seat both large and small groups.
Reservations are available, so give the restaurant a call before you head over for the fastest seating.
A meal at Ginger Flower Restaurant will typically set you back about $30.
Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Ginger Flower Restaurant since it serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.