One of the largest furniture retailers in the country, RoomStore offers furnishings for all tastes and budgets. Browse elegantly practical seating for the dining room such as a Manhattan side chair with a faux leather seat ($129.99) or a Hancock bench, a classic medieval trestle form that welcomes soul sacks with dignity ($199.99), like the moon welcomes a handsome astronaut. Bedroom pieces are sturdy beauties, such as the Montpelier nightstand ($199.99), that have matching mirrors ($75+) to boast your own beauty. A selection of kids’ furniture, accent tables, and armoires proves RoomStore's forest of furnishings has the makings to feather any nest, birdhouse, or airy loft apartment. Reliable delivery teams ensure furniture is placed and assembled in the preferred spot, be it on the roof or nestled inside a kitchen cupboard.
The creative director of Flying Colors Apparel couldn't have known that taking a pair of scissors to an oversized basketball jersey would lead him to rub elbows with celebrities while promoting his apparel at the Sundance Film Festival. But that's exactly what happened. According to a 2010 article on Thrillist.com, the idea for Flying Colors' business began when the designer "cut up a Heat jersey, patched elements of it onto a polo shirt, and was bombarded by fans who wanted one." Growing tired of the same-old, ill-fitting sports attire, and was seeking something more original and stylish, the designer decided to fuse his eye for fashion with his zealous team spirit, and Flying Colors a division of Global Fashion Works, LLC was created.
Flying Colors Apparel creations—which were featured in a shopping blog on NBC 6 in 2010—include a signature "fade out" fashion tee and a "collar scholar" polo, whose collar conceals phrases such as "Terrapins," or "GO NAVY". In addition to Canes-themed threads, the company has expanded to include officially licensed collegiate apparel for more than 50 schools such as Virginia Tech, Florida State, the University of Florida, and Baylor.
Gardiners Furniture offers a variety of traditional and contemporary furniture for living rooms, bedrooms, home offices, and more in its expansive storerooms. Outfit your living room with an in-vogue two-piece ottoman ($161) by Signature Design Rayanne and a Toscana rectangular cocktail table ($179) from Ashley Furniture. Or, replace unsightly metal with stately wood in your home office with an Ashley Furniture two-drawer file cabinet ($224). Other items include a traditional handsome wooden 3-drawer end table ($242) and a Heritage TV cart by Eagle Industries ($359), ideal for taunting the floating TVs of the future with what could have been.
The shaded grounds of Fieldstone Animal Inn offer a rural respite for dogs and cats. Canines gambol in the outdoor playpen, running up ramps, splashing into pools, and sneaking through tunnels. Cats play in an area separate from the dogs and stay overnight in six-level suites, where they can secretly plot to destroy all laser pointers. Owners can also schedule long walks for exercise. In the spa, the staff cleans and fluffs coats using eco-friendly products, while training sessions work to get dogs behaving as well as they look.
Lee Rose’s love of photography dates back to his youth, but he took a detour through corporate America as a senior executive before committing himself to a photography career. Now, having traded in suits for jeans, Lee works with his partner Cindy Penn to capture life’s moments of beauty with his camera. Skilled at composing and capturing unique shots, Lee snaps portraits and immortalizes important moments such as weddings, graduations, or the first time you saw a double-decker bus. He also captures smoldering glances with boudoir photo shoots, which are customized to match the model’s personality and comfort level.