Mattress Direct culls a variety of mattresses in textures ranging from firm to plush from brands such as Tempur-Pedic and Serta. Serta's iComfort, for example, evenly distributes support across the body with microsupport gel capsules nestled in its memory foam; a specialized material prevents overheating and the resulting unpleasant lava-chase nightmares. Mattress Direct's stock of bed frames, bed linens, and pillows allow patrons to assemble complete bedroom sets in one trip, and an express delivery service prevents the hassle of renting a moving truck or outfitting each leg of a new bed with a rollerblade.
Bianca's Gift Box provides visitors with a wealth of quaint home décor and a mint of wraps, ribbons, and adornments. Cloak favors within ferocious patterns, such as the leopard-print wrapping paper ($4.95), ideal for making a bestowal stand out in a living room or blend into a forest. Myriad multicolored ribbons (starting at $3.95) are ready to embrace boxes and bags or bloom into blossom-like bows atop a meadow of presents. Gift-less givers can fill their pre-decorated parcels with ready-made home-décor items, such as a metal picture frame ($16.95) or tropical serving tray ($24.95).
Since 1987 David Johnston has made his living capturing the complexity and emotion of everyday life, turning milestones—such as a new birth, a graduation, or a wedding—into a tangible touchstone that lasts forever. Though he first entertained his artistic passion by snapping photos of scenic landscapes, Johnston tired of the vistas devoid of living subjects, the panoramas free of warm smiles, and the meadows indifferent to the joy of high-school graduations and engagements. David’s photos—with subjects framed in a soft, almost dreamy level of contrast brought to life with tasteful splashes of color saturation—speak to his own appreciation for human connection and sense of community.
Stroll around Ritzy Rags Consignment Boutique's racks and you'll find dresses, blouses, and pants by a variety of top designers, such as Tory Burch and Nanette Lepore. The shop also features an extensive selection of pristine wedding gowns and elegant pageant dresses, along with Prada, Coach, and Kate Spade handbags. And the shop's selection isn't limited to clothing and accessories—Ritzy Rags Consignment Boutique also offers alterations.
Persnickety's skilled mane-master Maria Foust can snip, highlight, and charm the most distraught bristles, frizzies, and Medusa head-snakes. Maria senses your innermost hair-yearnings, then directs her careful scissors in tune with your thoughts and dreams, letting her creative forces flow wildly onto your scalp for a haircut, shampoo, and style ($45 for women, $25 for men, $15+ for kids) that revolutionizes the way you look in the mirror—inside and out. A highlighting service ($135) draws attention to a customer’s favorite strands, while back-talking fuzz may be made an example of with a waxing ($10+). Maria works with each client to customize his or her look, leaving patrons ready to receive unprompted compliments or have a yacht named in their honor.
Paige Interiors vends an eclectic mix of domestic accents and sophisticated lighting, art, and jewelry. Safely reminisce on the days of signal fires and incense-wreathed maces with fragrant Seda France candles ($12–$50), or indulge in unique, locally handmade jewelry from Angela De Rodriguez for a one-of-a-kind look ($20–$125). Angela works in the store and is usually around to recommend jewelry to compliment every décolletage, wrist, or miniature poodle. Furnishings and accessories such as antique furniture (starting at $200), brancheliers, and Fortunata pottery grace homes with woodsy charm or samples of fine Italian décor, and fine art provides the perfect meditation point for living rooms and walk-in refrigerators (starting at $200). A quirky mix of accessories and home accents provide endless opportunities for a dashing domicile. Inventory changes frequently, and prices range from $5 to $1,200, depending on the piece.