For the past 37 years, three generations of the Bolick family have focused on furnishing living rooms, offices, game rooms, and the much-revered sleep closet. Since the bed typically acts as the focal point of the bedroom, Wes Bolick Bedrooms places particular importance on mattresses by stocking a vast selection with features such as innersprings, adjustable power settings, and memory foam to reshape nightly dreams. Customers can choose from more than 50 futon frames and various futon mattresses, or make sleeping spaces multifunctional with built-in storage units or loft designs to optimize room layouts. The Bolicks round out their stock with pint-size fittings for children’s bedrooms and waterbeds for amphibious pets.
Michaelis Mattress Company's factory-trained sales staff does not work on commission, so they can patiently help sleepyheads find the bed best suited to their needs. Snoozers of all sizes can lie down on the padding of their dreams—from full sets ($329+) to queen sets ($369+) and from king sets ($599+) to ruler-of-the-galaxy sets. Enjoy a futuristically plush Tempur-Pedic set (949+) or opt for the classic bounce of a Simmons ($429+) or Sealy ($499+). Every mattress comes with a 30-day trial period and a lowest-price guarantee, so if the buyer finds a price lower than Michaelis’s within 30 days of buying, Michaelis will double the difference in pricing.
Secret of the Islands' natural bath and beauty products nourish and soften the skin to imbue a healthy glow. The company's artisans follow a Bahamian family recipe to make an exfoliating salt scrub infused with tropical aromas, and they blend vitamin E into face cream to reduce the appearance of fine lines. Although the product recipes come from the tropics, the products themselves are made locally in South Carolina.
Especially for You's staff of thoughtful keepsake keepers maintains an eclectic selection of treasures within a charming boutique atmosphere. Adorn necks with handmade clay Viva Beads ($12.95–$21.95) or craft a custom Brighton charm bracelet (starting at $7.50 per charm), picking silver letters and figures to spell out a loved one's name or a favorite pet's Social Security number. A collection of fragrant Tyler candles ($6–$20) fills smell-starved home spaces with sweet scents, and indoor and outdoor firepots ($15.95+) liven up summertime gatherings in the yard and wintertime parties in an ice replica of a neighbor's bedroom. Especially for You's charming store sates the eyes with walls adorned in art and tables piled high with fruits from the owners' merchandise hunts.
Ron Haynes and his daughter, Jessie, have built a business from smiling faces. They don't snap yearbook photos or transform dentist gloves into balloon animals. Instead, they helm teeth-whitening shops and private office locations where smiles are brightened up to 10 shades. Since 2005, they have brightened over 50,000 smiles across five states. The locations in North Carolina and Georgia offer either convenience at their South Park Mall kiosk or privacy at their office locations. Armed with Beaming White, an FDA-approved teeth-whitening system that pairs a peroxide-based gel with a UV-free LED light, their team of technicians helps clients brighten their choppers by exposing teeth so the gel and light reach every inch of enamel. Once the light unites with the gel, coffee, tea, and grass stains begin to vanish. Teeth continue to lighten after the treatment, achieving a color that's 3-10 shades whiter over the course of 24 hours. With proper care, results can last up to 12 months, or roughly the time it takes to adapt the phonebook into a comedic opera.
For more than three decades, Jarrett's Jungle's two greenhouses and bustling flower shop has composed a visual symphony of petals, succulents, bonsais, and orchids. The delicate displays of blossoms and leaves draw from the world's floral arrangement traditions—walking down the colorful aisles, customers see everything from European flower baskets to Japanese Ikebana. Fresh boxes of tropical blossoms arrive weekly from Hawaii, entrancing guests with scents from across the seas. Jarrett's florists concoct breathtaking combinations of plants for weddings and special occasions, and an onsite horticulturist oversees repotting, pruning, plant maintenance, and open-trunk tree surgeries.