Richard Rothstein's handmade needlepoint pillows allow distingué decorators to add a dollop of Old World elegance to their settees without the fuss of having to craft their own pieces. The specialty Groupon collection includes painstaking patterns of cascading florals, decorative fruits, geometric motifs, and woodland creatures, which are exclusive to Groupon buyers and unavailable anywhere else on the site. Festoon the fainting couch with a comfy Golden Floral Lattice throw pillow (23"x23"), or get the same pattern in an oblong shape (14"x23") for debonair neck support. Construct a palatial pillow fort fit for the Hapsburgs with a giant Tuscan Vase pillow (28"x27"), a juicy Fruit Decorative pillow (19"x23"), and a lush trio of Floral Garden pillows (18"x18") made of all-natural, eco-friendly materials. Geometrically tinged trimmings in celadon-green and gray (12"x12") can lend your lair a labyrinthine flair, whereas plump stag and elk toss pillows (16"x16") provide an animal-friendly way to adorn a rustic getaway.
Two cushy levels of bouncy tubes, slides, obstacles, play structures, and an interactive arcade await sock-footed squirts at Kid Junction's clean and safe indoor jungle, ideal for kids aged one through nine. A fleet of skilled supervisors welcomes parents into a relaxing, vibrant amusement area, where you can accompany your tenderfoot as they propel through the tubes and slides area, packed with see-through panels, netting, webbed areas, and extra-smooth peanut butter. Toddler Town treats youngest ones to a soft sovereign nation-state, exposing them to crawlspaces and fundamental Playskool politics. Three dollars' worth of shiny tokens gives access to the sports-oriented arcade, where each game in the interactive arena has been tailored to boost motor skills, self-confidence, and the likelihood of being signed to the Toronto Raptors while in grade school.
A philosophy expressed by the acronym F.U.N. is to be expected at a childcare center with play-based curricula. Hands-on experiences at Bright Beginnings Childcare Center are designed to "inspire a child's natural curiosity, imagination, and creativity" while fostering social, emotional, and cognitive development. Surrounded by walls painted every color of the rainbow, infants and kids eat healthy snacks, smear paint, play games, and learn.
Play N Trade, an independently owned boutique, stocks a vast arsenal of gear for gamers playing on systems ranging from Atari to PlayStation 3 and seeking gently-used nostalgic classics or the latest pixelated adventure. Players peruse a library of new games ($19.99–$59.99) for consoles such as Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, and Wii, and—with the Try Before You Buy policy—ensure games are more challenging than a race against a chubby child on a pogo stick. In addition to the variety of new titles, Play N Trade also carries retro games and consoles including Atari and Nintendo, as well as rare Japanese imports. Used games ($9.99–$49.99) all undergo a thorough inspection before being added to the Play N Trade collection, and the store upholds a 30-day return policy in the event that a game is defective or fire-flower gardens refuse to grow.
Upgrade the framed family photos that have been hanging in your parents’ home for the past 600 years. With today's Groupon to ADC Photography, $20 gets you an in-studio session (a $150 value) and an 8x10 print (a $65 value), plus 25% off any additional a la carte prints (discount not valid for collections). Now that you aren’t riddled with acne or plagued with a six-year-old’s gummy smile, split the cost with your sibs and surprise your folks with a more up-to-date snapshot just in time for the holidays.In 1978, amateur bat photographer Gregory Hansen was in his front yard one night when a mysterious white orb appeared in the sky over his home. Diverting his attention from a particularly active nest of eptesicus fuscus, he began photographing the orb, which made no attempt to flee or conceal itself. Hansen continued to document the orb as it reappeared over his house, each night shrinking slightly “as though passing slowly into the spirit world,” Hansen observed. On particularly cloudy nights, the orb would not be present, prompting Hansen to speculate that ghosts may be allergic to thunder.