In Stuart Alexander's perfect world, every garden is a wonderland. Blades of grass form an undisturbed carpet of green, flowers burst with intense color and fragrant smells, and trees provide shady havens for weary travelers. Now, after spending years as an event planner and designer, Stuart works his artistry outside as part of 5th Room Landscapes. Working with seasoned landscapers and garden experts, Stuart's team oversees all facets of domestic plant life, from designing and installing gardens to maintaining creations throughout all seasons yet to come. Their spaces are as usable as they are beautiful, encouraging homeowners to spend more time barbecuing in the summer, leaf-peeping in the autumn, and protecting the yard from territorial hockey players in the winter.
All About Pictures’ inventory encompasses a vast collection of card-making and scrapbooking supplies selected by brother-and-sister team Richard Kells-Pitlik and Diane Pitlik. Specialized paper in a spectrum of hues and textbook of textures ($0.79–$2.59) showcases family photos, tissues of sentimental value, and other lovingly flattened keepsakes. Flowers ($1.99+), ribbon ($0.50+), stickers ($1.99+) and other embellishments enhance pastiche pages. Heighten a project’s style with texture and design using Cuttlebug and Sizzix embossing folders ($4.99–$9.99), or by gluing it to a ceiling fan with a range of specialized adhesives ($4.99–$9.99).
Cullen Painting has been slathering the walls of residences and businesses in color-coordinated splendor for more than 20 years. Experienced domicile decorators wield painting products from Sherwin-Williams and Pittsburgh Paints, coaxing lustrous pigments across the walls and covering up scribblings from sleepwalking calculus practices. Cullen Painting contractors operate on the research-based credo that an environment's colors play a role in a person's psychological state. In keeping with a lighter atmosphere, darker colors of paint will incur a higher fee ($15 per gallon) and all painting professionals are well versed in tranquil pan-flute playing. Potential vibrancy seekers can visit Cullen Painting's website for articles on hue considerations and tips from decorating authorities, as well as a consultation. Those with multiple pigment-lacking spaces can also use today's Groupon for 30% off the full value in any additional rooms.
Quilting entrepreneurs and store founders Marianne Fons and Liz Porter have used their nationally distributed magazine and PBS television series to cultivate more than 300,000 subscribers and 17,000 Facebook fans, inculcating them into the ways of the winding needle and thread. At this quilting outpost, sewers can sift through the ladies’ celebrated publications such as The Best of Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting to furnish homes with entertaining textile insight for quilters and coffee table pilferers ($6.99). Popular quilting kits such as the Old MacDonald's Farm Kit ($63) and My Style Pillows by Mary ($26.40) provide quilters with the tools to craft their own functioning artwork, ideal for nights by the fire or days in the cape factory. Supplemental supplies include the best-selling Keepsake Thread Cutter Pendant which suits practiced sewers in search of the perfect addition to their repertoire, in addition to scrap bags, patterns, and more ($19.99).
The personal trainers of Drive Fitness, each equipped with at least five years of experience and certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, customize workouts based on clients’ needs during at-home personal training and group fitness classes. During either form of lesson, the instructors make use of services such as punching mitts, jump ropes, stability balls, and TRX Suspension Training.
Anytime Fitness is a busy, popular fitness chain that works to remove common obstacles to working out. At any one of the 21 locations this Groupon is valid for, clients have 24/7 access to the gym’s cardio and strength-training equipment, and some locations offer group fitness classes, such as Zumba and small group training. Certified personal trainers are available to help those looking to take their workouts to the next level, and members can finish their exercise routines with a stop off at the onsite tanning booth to add a summery glow to muscles.