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.
Keith West-Harrison can't squeeze his job title on one line of a resume. Yes, he's an aesthetician. But he's also a lifestyle coach, celebrity beauty advisor, humanitarian, and self-proclaimed "eco-urban shaman." In 2009, New Mexico Business Weekly included Keith's name on its annual "40 Under Forty" list, celebrating his entrepreneurial excellence and achievements at his airy, urban spa, Great Face and Body.
Amid gleaming hardwood floors, international decorations, and lots of black leather, the team at Great Face and Body caters to the skin needs of all ages. Specialists freshen frontages with both preventative and restorative facials, ranging from 20-Something treatments to the None-of-Your-Damn-Business facial for clients 60 or older. Services employ only organic and sustainable beauty products, which Keith and his posse develop and handcraft in the store using many locally cultivated ingredients. The spa also integrates 5,000-year-old Native American, African, and Ayurvedic wellness principles to provide a challenging tongue twister to any reporters who stop by for interviews.
Special guests such as actors Jonathan Frakes, Ray Park, Manu Bennett, and Corey Feldman take the stage at Albuquerque Comic Con, along with comic guests George Perez, Rich Buckler, and Steve Englehart. When they're not attending celebrity panels and performances, visitors peruse the event's booths, stocked with comic-book memorabilia.
Rodeo Drive. Melrose. New York City. The Pink Rhino’s proprietor, Dori Martin, has luxurious sources for the consignment pieces she buys to fill the racks at The Pink Rhino. A former resident of Beverly Hills, Martin tends to favor clothes with a West Coast vibe—specifically, swimsuits that will scream unless they’re worn in the Pacific Ocean. Martin collects clothes for both men and women, as well as purses, jewelry, and other accessories.