Blue Fin’s design consultants draw on extensive sun-filtering experience to dress windows in a diverse wardrobe of blinds, shades, shutters, and draperies. Inside a well-stocked show room or during a complimentary in-home consultation, the staff interprets each client's window-covering dreams through a variety of samples and color swatches, ensuring a perfect fit and match for windows and their surrounding décor. A set of dangling vertical blinds can adorn the entryway of a patio or doggy mansion, and living-room windows of up to 24”x36” can be clothed in custom-made Graber LightWeaves roller or solar shades ($102). Alternative wood blinds from Hunter Douglas ($86) are Greenguard Indoor Air Quality certified, fabricated with nontoxic materials to keep interiors healthy and safe from the wrath of rampaging trees. Although not included in today's Groupon, installation is $15–$45 per window for blinds and shades, and $6 per square foot for shutters.
Judy's Quilt n' Sew is located in a 100 year old Dutch Colonial home in the small farming community of Hampshire, Illinois. We offer knowledgeable, friendly staff, 2500 bolts of quilt-shop quality fabric, patterns, supplies and a wide variety of classes. Authorized Bernina and Pfaff sales and service.
Alpine Accessories owner Rick broke into the business more than 30 years ago, when he began working part-time at a ski shop. In 1993 he decided to strike out on his own, operating a mail-order catalog for ski accessories out of his basement and garage. Two years later, Rick set up an online store that quickly outsold his catalog, making it more obsolete than an eight-track tape crammed inside a VCR.
The website’s success led to the first brick-and-mortar Alpine Accessories, which opened in 2003. Eventually, its inventory grew beyond ski accessories to also include ski and snowboarding equipment, apparel, and rentals. Today, Alpine Accessories sells and rents K2 skis, Flow snowboards, and mountain garb such as battery-heated gloves and mittens. The store's five standup-paddleboard instructors have introduced the sport to more than 300 students this summer through its lesson and rental program. In addition, its service department tunes and waxes equipment, so skiers can show off their like-new gear when slushing down the slopes or walking along city sidewalks.
To inject some spice into her workouts, Linda Costoff founded Intrigue Fitness as a women-only studio that focuses on group fitness, personal training, and engaging classes. Intrigue specializes in pole-dancing fitness classes, with sessions that include beginner workshops, advanced classes, private lessons, and bachelorette parties. The studio also offers a wide variety of fitness and dance classes.
Since its grand opening in 2004, JC's Guitars & Music Lessons now boasts locations in Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, and St. Charles. Each location hosts a professional musician teaching staff with a comprehensive knowledge of string, wind, and percussion instruments. They also provide recording equipment in each studio so students can record their progress at no additional cost.
For more than two decades, American Mattress has promoted peaceful slumber in bedchambers throughout the Midwest with their vast selection of mattresses, headboards, and linens. The sleep experts strive to stay abreast of the latest bedding technology: their Serta mattresses are made with gel foam that supports curves, and Tempur-Pedic mattresses repel allergens, mites, and poltergeists looking to spoon. This devotion to a good night’s sleep has helped them earn the title of Best Mattress Store from suburban Chicago’s Daily Herald five years in a row. Additionally, American Mattress doubles down on each of its beds with a 30-day comfort guarantee and a 60-day best-price guarantee.