Color Me Mine is a "paint-it-yourself" ceramic studio which is a fun and fresh idea that appeals to everyone. Whether you're planning a BIRTHDAY PARTY, a FUNDRAISING EVENT, an OFFICE EVENT, GIRLS' NIGHT OUT, any SPECIAL EVENT or just looking for a UNIQUE GIFT, CREATIVE OUTLET or some QUALITY TIME with a loved one!
Luxury4Him.com purveys men’s facial creams, fragrances, shaving supplies, and other grooming gear through a polished online boutique. Care for your visage with the exfoliating John Allan's Scrub ($17 for 4 fl. oz.) or a soap-free cleansing bar ($16.50 for 5 oz.) that is acid-balanced to better remove stubborn milk mustaches. With expansive shaving accouterments, even the scruffiest beards meet their match on the edge of an extra-thick-handled safety razor ($54) or under a soothing layer of aftershave ($16+). All orders also include five complimentary product samples to try out yourself or to spruce up your favorite leprechaun for a night on the town.
Committed to truly green practices, Blu White Cleaners freshens up soiled duds with chemical-free wet-cleaning processes that deodorize and clean finicky fabrics. Using biodegradable detergents, staffers soak shirts ($1.85–$2.15), pants ($6.50–$7.50), suits ($12.95–$14.95), dresses ($11.95–$14.95) and other garments in a water-based cleaning solution that provides a CEPA-approved alternative to harsh dry-cleaning chemicals that is safe for fabrics too delicate for machine washings or wind scrubbings from busy skydivers. De-soiled duds can be picked up within 72 hours, allowing patrons to keep wardrobes stocked with outfits as sparkling and fresh as a germaphobe's disco ball.
After spending years as a salesman for top mattress lines, Steve Shore needed a new mattress himself. Rather than opt for a steep employee discount on one of the mattresses he sold, the enterprising Mr. Shore collected various natural materials and had them assembled into a mattress that met his exacting specifications: a comfy sleep cushion made with no potentially toxic components. The result was such an improvement over the big-name mattresses he sold that Mr. Shore and his son eventually decided to produce a line of organic mattresses based on the prototype, on which Mr. Shore slept soundly for more than a decade.
Now, the Shore men sell their mattresses under the Eco-Cloud name in The Natural Mattress Store. Made from high-quality steel coils topped with natural latex, Eco-Cloud mattresses resist accumulating allergens and nightmare blueprints and retain their shape and support for years. Organic wool and cotton covers help keep sleepers cool and snug in bed by deflecting body heat and wicking away moisture. Each Eco-Cloud mattress comes with a 12-year, nonprorated warranty. In addition to the Eco-Cloud line, The Natural Mattress Store carries more than 20 organic mattresses, as well as eco-friendly, solid wood bedroom furniture from Pacific Rim Woodworking, Bedworks of Maine, and Vermont Furniture Designs.
ShortKitchen’s name hints at its mission: to help users get in and out of the kitchen in as little time as possible. Staff members base each of their health-focused recipes on the prepared, semiprepared, and raw foods found at a standard Trader Joe’s grocery store, rather than forcing customers to spend weeks tracking and hunting their own kale. After customers submit an online questionnaire outlining their fitness goals and dietary preferences, ShortKitchen’s nutrition pros get to work choosing the Trader Joe's products that best fit the client's personal tastes. They design custom restaurant and takeout dining plans, or craft plans with 9–12 weekly recipes and grocery-shopping lists—each of which is tailored to diets such as gluten-free, weight-loss, and paleo.
Rather than basing plans on calorie counts, staffers balance their recipes with a healthy ratio of carbohydrates to fats to proteins. They also scale each Trader Joe's grocery list to include only the ingredients needed for each meal, ensuring customers don’t have to throw out leftovers at the end of the week or stage a hostile takeover of their neighbor’s pantry.
After ten hours of slow-cooking, the barbecue ribs at Joe’s American Bar & Grill land on tables tender and ready to fall of the bone. Served with fresh-made coleslaw, these ribs are the centerpiece of a menu overflowing with upscale comfort food. Chefs cut potatoes by hand to accompany bacon cheeseburgers topped with aged cheddar and bread-and-butter pickles made in-house rather than flown in by a talking stork. Grilled pizzas are made fresh to order and never frozen, and hefty sandwiches and hand-cut steaks stack plates with sustenance. On the weekends, brunch dishes come out of hibernation to sate guests with made-to-order omelets and specialties such as eggs benedict and prime-rib hash. Diners enjoy the fresh air on the outdoor patio or cluster around the bar to keep track of sports scores or find out who really got married on Days of Our Lives.