Morocco Rose is the destination for one-of-a kind tables crafted from indigenous woods, exquisite Buddha, brightly colored traditional poufs, ceramics, pottery, hookahs, Moroccan stained glass and metal lanterns, and more, at affordable prices.
Since 1999, German Furniture Warehouse has imported high-quality home furnishings from Europe. Customers can peruse an inventory of family-style breakfast nooks, bedroom sets, and dining furniture in both contemporary and traditional styles. The company also crafts custom furniture with every detail designed to the client's specifications.
Bloom Design's professional florists artfully fashion fresh blossoms into elegant custom bouquets and arrangements for a variety of occasions. Customers can present their Valentine's Day swain or favorite pet with a Promised Kisses bouquet ($19.99), in which a single pale-pink rose delicately stands in a red-glass bud vase amid lily-grass blades and an aspidistra leaf. A clear glass cube cradling five golden-yellow calla lilies ($54.99) dazzles eyes with contemporary flare, and the My One and Only Bouquet's mixed purple buds can commemorate an engagement or a wedding anniversary.
Navroze S. Mehta and his daughter, Sonali Mehta Rao—the co-founders of MyMela—named their online marketplace after the festive gathering of sellers and buyers common to an Indian town square. Though they envisioned the store as a means by which to empower India’s artisans and forge meaningful connections among people separated by geographies, Navroze recently told Forbes that their inspirations were also personal. “Growing up in India, I was surrounded by the beauty of handcrafted products for both decorative and everyday use,” he says, and Sonali’s internship experiences in India showed her how desperate the makers of those beautiful products had become. Through MyMela, they work together to build a bridge between India’s master craftsmen and America’s customers—one that harnesses the power of a global economy to benefit both sides.
When they purchase their one-of-a-kind necklaces, picture frames, rugs, and other artisanal items, customers can also choose to help fund MyMela loans, a program that supplies interest-free loans to artists who then use the capital to continue their work and increase their quality of life.
Big Wave Dave Surf Co.'s staff of experienced wave riders hits the shores of Waikiki Beach for private and small-group lessons in surfing, standup paddleboarding, and outrigger canoeing. Each instructor's résumé boasts at least 10 years of teaching experience, an extensive knowledge of first aid, and at least one semester as Poseidon's college intern. During classes, first-time surfers learn the basics on land before heading into the warm waters to hang their first 10, whereas advanced riders barrel out into the waves atop fiberglass and epoxy boards. Outrigger canoes recall ancient Hawaiians' exploration of Oahu's colorful reefs, and standup paddleboards combine an intense workout with clear views of the pristine waters below. The shop also offers daily and long-term rentals of equipment, with complimentary delivery and pickup from local hotels.
At more than 1,200 Mattress Firm locations around the country, shoppers sink into plush mattresses, recline on firm beds, and belly-flop onto pillow tops. Knowledgeable staffers can help customers create an ideal bedtime environment by dispensing advice based on sleep preferences and illuminating the difference between the many kinds of mattresses. And to the delight of their customers, much of Mattress Firm's bedding wears the label of a premium brand, such as Sealy, Serta, Simmons Beautyrest, or Stearns & Foster.