The Red Radish’s owner Amy Marrazzo firmly believes in the concept of “less is more.” When curating her shop’s stock of breads, fruit, bulk herbs, canned goods, herbal remedies, and beauty products, she seeks out brands that take a minimal approach to processing and flavoring. That includes Good Earth Farms, which supplies her shop with free-range and organic meats, as well as Nature’s Sunshine for herbs and natural supplements. She also takes care to maintain a range of products for a number of dietary needs, such as dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and low-carb. For clients’ outer beauty, the store features Good Earth’s soaps, which are handcrafted locally, as well as the locally produced Trillium Organics body products.
Shoppers descend upon WG&R Furniture, a family-owned business for more than 65 years, to furnish their dwellings with bedroom, kitchen, and living-room fixtures from respected national brands such as Simmons, Signature Design by Ashley, and La-Z-Boy. Customers can store pocket change and secret jelly-bean collections beneath the cushy pillows of a Broyhill sofa ($629.99), which can grace abodes in patterns ranging from corduroy to houndstooth, or compliment their existing sofa with a Leik Furniture oval side table ($149.99). The plush Signature Design by Ashley power-reclining sofa conforms to softly support relaxing bodies ($949.99), and the five-piece Signature Design by Ashley dining set bears the load during dinner parties ($419.99). Those looking for seating options in game rooms can opt for the Amisco bar and game room stool ($139.99). Customers slumber soundly on a Sealy Posturepedic queen set, which doubles as a pad for perfect pole-vaulting skills ($589.99).
Hardware by Design, Inc. invites shoppers to peruse its 2,800-square-foot show room of copper sinks, decorative towel bars, cabinet hardware, and door hardware. Knowledgeable hardware designers can help homeowners make decorative decisions with house walk-throughs, and the store also offers free estimates. Plumbing fixtures from Mico Designs and California Faucets add touches of fashion and function to showers and baths, and vanities and sinks from Thompson Traders and Rocky Mountain Hardware turn everyday teeth brushing into luxurious ivory massaging. Locksets and knobs from top industry brands such as Ashley Norton, Nobilus, Bravura, and Top Knobs transform lackluster doors and kitchen cabinets into practical works of art.
When not designing eye-catching bouquets for graduations, anniversaries, and other special occasions, Best Choice Floral & Landscape helps at-home gardeners plan and care for their own efflorescent outdoor spaces. Open spring and summer, the nursery stocks annual and perennial plants and flowers to add colorful pop to any plot, as well as a varied selection of shrubs and trees great for providing shade or privacy for a pet minotaur. Along with delivering colored, natural mulch to homesteads, the landscaping team can also help design and execute complex garden schematics in backyards, working around each owner’s preferences and available space.:m]]
Within the sunny shelter of a sprawling greenhouse, clusters of potted perennials and annuals flourish beneath hundreds of hanging flowers. Seasoned growers have nurtured these buds into bloom in the Fox Valley climate, which means plants are already acclimated to the weather, growing environment, and particularly snarky bumblebee gossip of the local area.
To help customers navigate the vast stock, staff enhance the plant displays with growing tips. If budding green thumbs require additional guidance, growers on staff happily hunt down plants and flowers suited for their particular plot.