Juggling scores of domestic and imported brands, the staff at Lincolnwood Wines & Spirits presents patrons with an exciting display of more than 1,000 hand-picked wines, premium spirits, and fine cigars. Shoppers can stock their cellars with the creamy, un-oaked Rietvallei chardonnay ($9.99) or Mother Zin, a zinfandel named for its creator's mom and how she loved to curse ($13.99). Create a special drink with North Shore's Chicago-made vodka ($33.99) by mixing it with nothing else and serving it in a Ming vase. Safely stowed inside a walk-in humidor, esteemed cigars such as Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real ($7.99), Acid Kuba Kuba ($6.99), and Cohiba Robusto ($13.99) eagerly wait to be taken into loving homes, guillotined, and set on fire.
With more than 40 years of experience, Decorator Hardware showers shoppers in a brassy bounty of cabinet knobs and pulls ($5+), as well as door hardware, bath accessories, faucets, and switch plates. Sporting a stylish selection of name-brand manufacturers, the interior aestheticians at Decorator Hardware will help homeowners attain their design vision for homes, offices, or crows' nests. Dress up demure doors with a set of ornate period-brass handles, or install an upstanding towel bar ($40+) to keep linens from cavorting on the ground with crafty ceramic tile. Decorator Hardware also offers modern and minimalist faucets from Jado, soap and tumbler holders from Valli&Valli, and decorative switch-plate covers to cover shy light switches ($6).
The posse of posy peddlers at Maria’s Flower Boutique has delighted in making days special for more than 25 years. Embrace your inner romantic and put your Groupon toward two-dozen classic red roses to enchant a significant other or surprise an unsuspecting landlord ($130). The roses and lilies arrangement offers an easy antidote to winter’s woes with a springy mix of tangerine roses, coral lilies, comely carnations, and a powerful thawing agent ($65). Verdant and soothing, the all-green Green Light arrangement brightens workplaces while repelling overcareful Supermen ($35). Peckish customers may feast upon the gourmet fruit basket, filled with fruit, chocolate, cheese, and crackers ($85). Inquire within Maria’s shop about special events and wedding catering, toward which this Groupon may also be applied.
At Back to Bed's South Loop location, manager Kip Wilkinson puts customers at ease with a friendly attitude, helping them find a bed that fits their individual needs and budget. The experienced delivery staff also sets up new beds and removes old ones, with a variety of delivery options available. At the show room, Tempur-Pedic, Stearns & Foster, and Simmons Beautyrest mattresses await rigorous testing, and the sleep-savvy employees help shoppers determine if they're more suited to a firm or soft mattress or to creamy or chunky peanut butter. Aside from a wide selection of mattress types and brands, Back to Bed also offers accessories such as ergonomic memory foam pillows.