America’s Mattress of the Carolinas' show rooms brim with plush, pillow-top, and memory-foam mattresses that vary in firmness and coil structure to help any sleeper find a match. The staff invites clients to try out a nap or enchanted slumber upon one of the store's own brand of budget-friendly mattresses. The selection also includes Tempur-Pedic models and Serta models, such as the iComfort with gel-infused memory foam.
To accessorize their purchases, clients can peruse a selection of bedroom furnishings, memory-foam pillows, and mattress protectors that seal in a mattress's naturally smoky flavor. Clients can enlist the store's staff to help haul away old bedding and set up new purchases.
Sharing an expansive facility with the NC Art & Antiques Mall, Dynasty Furniture provides homes for dozens of foam mattresses and box springs in four different sizes. Shoppers can browse through a variety of snooze pads, including twin Sleep EZ II sets ($329) and full Energie Series sets ($488), to find the ideal mattress for deep slumbers and bounce parties for off-the-clock sheep. Designed for household nobility, the Balance extrafirm queen ($799) or king set ($999) facilitate royal rests with spacious mattresses that boast 2 inches of extra firm foam. Dynasty Furniture's staff invites customers to stroll around the facility and "test rest" any product by lying down atop the mattress for 10 minutes and have one-sided conversations with a bedside teddy bear.
Mattress Source's knowledgeable staff pairs customers with one of a wide selection of firm and flexible beds that augment deeper slumbers. Sealy luxury firm mattresses ($449.99+) allays stressful nights by supplying supple support, manufacturers' warranties, and a cache of warm kittens to rest at the end of each bed. Silk woven jersey knit surrounds a layer of memory foam on the Stearns & Foster x-firm mattress, which gently pillows joint pain and absorbs excess body heat ($1,219.99+). At 26 Charlotte-area showrooms, shoppers can take inventory of each mattress' aptitude in hypnosis or chat with affable staff members about desired levels of firmness.
Experts in the field of comfy, nocturnal support, the folks at Mattress Center pair sleepers of every stripe with their perfect mattresses. They stock their inventory with top-flight brands such as Sealy, Simmons, and Glideaway, each showcasing a variety of spring tensions, padding material, and surface area. The team expedites sweet dreams with free local delivery.
The owner of The Mad Platter sees her studio as a place of community?not only does the mother of four welcome adults and kids here, but she also jokes that it's hard to stop by without running into someone you know. And it would be easy to spend a lot of time here, between walk-in open studio time and a schedule full of more structured classes. If you really don't trust your own artistic impulses, you can commission a custom piece of pottery from the talented staff. But those eager to tap into their creative side can go wild at the studio, and even reserve the space for a private party. For kids, there's also summer art camps, where the studio provides art projects, snacks, and presumably some chairs to sit on.
Founder Patrick Willard keeps the gym open to everyone and leads a team of nationally certified fitness experts to teach everything from Zumba to martial arts and yoga. Trainers motivate clients during small-group boot camps, swift 30-minute circuit-training classes, or one-on-one training sessions. Nutrition seminars supplement the sweating by preventing budding bodybuilders from undermining their gains by falling prey to unhealthy diets of cement sandwiches.