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.
South Florida Furniture Direct stocks hundreds of overstocked, closeout, and discontinued furniture from brands such as Simmons, Ashley Furniture, and Coaster Fine Furniture inside a sprawling warehouse space. Hail Mary a new television stand ($150) into a suburban rec room to frame a pigskin play-by-play before watching the game in a luxe black leather recliner ($190+). New futon beds ($199+) add extra sleep-space to bedrooms, and three-piece coffee-table sets ($199+) in myriad finishes, including dark wood, gussy up living rooms. All items include a factory warranty, and layaway is available. Since South Florida Furniture Direct is only open to the public a few times a year, call ahead or tap out a telegram to make an appointment to visit the warehouse.
Nasa Memory Foam of Palm Beach eases customers into a more satisfying slumber with an array of American-made memory-foam mattresses, all backed by a 30-day, no-questions-asked guarantee. Two layers of form-hugging foam comprise each 6-inch mattress for a healthy balance of softness and support, including a 4-inch firm base and a cushier 2-inch top, adhered to each other by a wholesome spread of feather-light marshmallow fluff. Originally utilized in NASA airplane seats during the 1960s, the pliable, cushioned slices unburden dozers' pressure points by distributing heat and body weight evenly across their surfaces. Snug in hypoallergenic nests, sleepers can make the migration to dream territory in better time without worrying about freeloading dust mites.
Like most success stories, Leader's Casual Furniture didn't start at the top. Founded in a single west Florida show room in 1971, the company now boasts 19 retail show rooms, a 150,000-square-foot distribution center, and an ever-increasing selection of rattan, wicker, and patio furniture. Upon browsing the virtual show room, visitors find rattan dining sets, beds, and entertainment centers as well as wicker tables with stone or glass tops. Custom fabrics and tropical-themed pieces add personal flair to interiors or exteriors, and an online room plannerhelps customers get a feel for how chosen pieces will fit into their homes.
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.
With more than 25 years of experience, Patio.com oversees a wicker- and wood-framed stockpile of rugged and refined game-room and outdoor furnishings to outfit open-air play spaces with tables, chairs, cushions, hammocks, barbecue grills, and billiard tables. Shoppers can peruse a variety of styles from teak and aluminum to adirondack, sling, strap, and nougat-centered.