Seven-time winner of the South Bend Tribune’s Readers’ Choice Award, Mattress Warehouse stocks more than 1,000 name-brand mattresses, offering an array of innerspring, memory-foam, latex, and adjustable beds from manufacturers such as Serta, International Bedding, Sleep Logic, and Scandinavian. Sheep-counting customers can dive into recurring barnyard dreams resting atop twin mattress sets (starting at $199), Queen Memory Foam pillowtop sets (starting at $599), and Serta Perfect Day queen sets (starting at $1,499).
Luxe Home Interiors helps decorate domiciles by quelling customers’ décor cravings with comfy couches and other tasteful indoor accouterments. With thousands of fabric options, re-upholstery specialists preserve the comfort of existing pieces while making a reality out of cashmere-couch dreams and Faberge-ottoman desires. Hundreds of living room, dining room, and accent pieces inundate Luxe's showroom, including pictures ($34+) and throw pillows ($45+). Chairs ($747+), ottomans ($429+), sofas ($799+), and loveseats ($795+) ensure customers can finally kick back and rest in style without moving into a hotel lobby.
Joseph, the award-winning photographer behind Derby Photography, draws upon a range of aesthetic styles when taking pictures, from the realistic bent of photojournalism to the pristine composition of classic European portraiture and fine art. For more than 20 years, Joseph has captured high-school seniors, kids, families, and engaged couples in of-the-moment poses that represent his subjects’ personalities. Clients can flash a grin at a location of their choosing, or opt for the expansive confines of Derby Photography’s studio or Derby Portrait Park’s more than 3 acres of land. In addition to portrait sessions, Joseph also extends his services to weddings, modeling portfolios, headshots, and professional events such as auctions and charity benefits.
Wedding parties. Families. Graduating seniors. These are just a few of the subjects that attract the lenses of Classic Image Photography's resident artists. After free consultations, photographer Nicole Waldron and videographer Mike Trentacosti capture still and moving images with a combination of photojournalistic, traditional, and artistic styles. They then edit video and transform images into everything from custom storybook albums to metal prints.
When not at the studio, Ms. Waldron and Mr. Trentacosti hone their skills by snapping photos all over the country. In fact, customers can purchase some of Ms. Waldron's favorite images from her travels, such as the back roads of Utah or the spaghetti mountains of Colorado.
Named the Favorite Photographer in the South Bend Tribune's 2008 Readers' Choice Awards, family-owned-and-operated McDonald Studio has been preserving smiles and memories in the Michiana area for 150 years. Memorialize mugs in the click-crazed comforts of McDonald Studio's studio lighting or at an on-location site of choice, including a home, park, or tinfoil castle.
In addition to catering most places, from backyards to boardrooms, The State Café & Catering Restaurant quells voracious appetites weekday mornings and afternoons with a menu of home-style cooking, filling downtown diners with fresh soups, sandwiches, and bottomless salad options. Corral a herd of hungry colleagues for pre-office breakfast stampedes and tooth-trample mouthfuls of chorizo-and-spinach egg scrambler ($4.75) or handmade fruit crêpes ($4.25). Lunch-leaning appetites delight in the classic flavors of a Vienna beef hot dog ($2.75) or hearty bites of the meatball grinder blanketed with sautéed peppers, onions, and mozzarella ($5.95). A rotating daily soup selection ($2.25–$2.95) and an expansive salad bar ($5.95 for unlimited trips) provide customizable options to keep each visit different and to transform stomachs into lettuce-lined gumbo grottoes.