For more than 60 years, Kwal Paint's team has designed colors to complement almost any décor, continually refreshing the palette of more than 1,600 shades to reflect trends and advancements in interior decorating. To wit: EnviroKote paints are made from eco-friendly, raw materials and contain no VOC. Additionally, online virtual color-visualizing applications help homeowners realize the abode of their dreams. As ever, the knowledgeable staff is on hand to guide customers through common issues such as blistering or how to revamp garden gnomes stuck in last season's styles.
The friendly staff at Sew What’s New has helped supply, service and evolve thread-baring enthusiasts for more than 14 years. Stock up on a wide variety of supplies ranging from threads and fabrics to machines and sergers, or bone up on the embroidered arts in one of the many expert-instructed classes. Offerings include the introductory Sewing 101 ($15) for needling novices or crash courses in coffee cup cozies ($15) for more advanced embellishers. As the only authorized Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff program dealer in the Southern New Mexico and El Paso area, Sew What's New carries a bevy of suitable sewing hardware and software. Free lessons are available for each machine sold, comforting customers who have not yet mastered errant bobbins and tricky thimbles.
At more than 1,000 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.
Bridal Novias is an upscale wedding boutique boasting a smorgasbord of designers and styles, with a professional staff of wedding wizards waiting in the wings to aid scrupulous shoppers. The matrimonial mecca hordes the bridal brainchildren of designers such as Pronovias, Maggie Sottero, and Allure Bridal in a dapper boutique environment suited to brides-to-be and time-traveling 18th-century princesses alike. Serious bridal shoppers can make a 60- to 90-minute appointment by completing a bridal registry form that ensures they will receive individual style-centric attention from a savvy staff member. In addition to wedding dresses priced to fit every budget and gowns rigged to navigate every type of sailboat, Bridal Novias maintains a medley of evening dresses (starting at $100) and prom dresses (starting around $179).
DAW'S Home Furnishings' domicile decorators convert empty rooms into comfort capitals with stock culled from their 40,000-square-foot showroom. Stroll through a complete spectrum of furniture and adornments for living rooms, bedrooms, and lairs accessible only by removing a copy of The Scarlet Pimpernel from the dining room bookcase. A glass candle vase ($59) and candleholders ($39) turn up the elegance on already classy room lighting, and a statue of St. Francis guards gardens with quiet grace ($149). Dream about weightlessness atop the real-world support of a sumptuous Sealy queen-size mattress ($449.99) set into an elegant Drake espresso bed frame ($399.99), or install a trio of glass-topped occasional tables ($399.99) as a suitable showcase for sets of platters ($19+) or scale replicas of three-ring circuses. DAW'S entire sweeping selection of furniture is available for delivery by its capable couriers.
Edible Arrangements' chocolate-covered strawberry box merges the rich flavors of chocolate with the succulent decadence of fresh strawberries. The primly packaged red box contains 12 ripe strawberries, each of which was picked at its peak freshness before being hand-dipped in a semi-sweet chocolate blend. Teacher's pets seeking domestication can gift their eminent educator with something other than the traditional red apple or slab of shark meat with a box of chocolate-covered strawberries.