With winter looming like a cloud of spilled oatmeal on the horizon, now is the ideal time to batten down the hatches and get home-care projects underway. Colorfully feather your nest with paints and supplies from Benjamin Moore (starting at $3.99), or eradicate stray skids with Bona floor products and accessories (starting at $7.99). Pick up some multi-purpose Gorilla Glue ($2.99 - $8.99) for minor repairs, or to finally mount every buffalo nickel and steel penny in your coin collection. Additional selections of tools, hardware, and cleaning products keep dens snug through cold winter months. Should plentiful options make your head perform pirouettes, a helpful staff is on hand with dedicated customer service that will bring back fond memories of simpler days, such as December 8, 1947, or September 26, 1959. Whatever the project may be, Wexford Ace Hardware carries the wares and professional guidance to get the home-improvement wheel running without unexpected leaks or squeaking noises. Top-drawer customer service, an enormous stock of supplies for all occasions, competitive prices, and the ability to special order any product make Ace the place that houses dream about when they begin having existential crises.
DFW Furniture can make any empty room feel like home. From leather sectionals to dining-room tables, DFW—with locations all along the east coast—helps remodel residences and replace milk crates serving as substitute cribs. It also carries high-quality mattresses and mattress sets from makers such as Sealy and Simmons.
The team of licensed aestheticians at A Peace of Eden Spa beautifies its clients from head-to-toenail. Their clients can choose from a spa menu stocked with treatments such as bikini waxes, manicures and pedicures, and facials that aim to reduce wrinkles and fine lines in an effort to improve poker faces. The salon also keeps tendrils stylishly coiffed via flattering cuts and color treatments that utilize Paul Mitchell products.
Helmed by veteran health professional Dr. Anthony DiCesaro, Whitehall Health Centre helps patients reduce stubborn fat deposits with sophisticated, noninvasive treatments. During i-Lipo procedures, low levels of laser energy can cause adipose cells to release stored fatty acids, naturally slimming down targeted areas without the need for surgery or brain transplants into svelte, bionic bodies. i-Lipo Ultra treatments combine laser-diode technology with a vacuum massage that promotes collagen growth and smooth skin in addition to helping to reduce adipose volume.
The berry experts at Triple B Farms invite Pittsburgh-area crop gatherers to fill farm-supplied baskets with fresh-grown seasonal fruits and vegetables. After arriving to the Strawberry Festival and donning the stylish all-day-access wristband, guests are free to roam the verdant rows of leafy berry-bursting plants in search of the perfect pound of flavorful mouth-pleasers (a $1.99/lb. value; prices may vary). The delicious fruit’s devotees turn out en masse every year for the annual festival, which is a celebration of all things strawberry and more, including a visit from the Pennsylvania Honey Queen, an inflatable all-ages obstacle course, a rock shaped like baseball great Darryl Strawberry, and a strawberry-themed pancake breakfast and lunch (not included in the value of the Groupon). Triple B Farms’ Strawberry Fest also entertains children with a playground, farm animals, tube slides, and rope mazes; parents can peruse the farm's expansive selection of fresh-grown produce, baked goods, jams, and rustic lifestyle guides.
Though Valentine's Day is typically the slowest day of the year for the chocolate, floral, and cute-stuffed-bear industries, Cassandra's thoughtfully offers a vast array of Valentine's Day bouquets and arrangements. Make your amorous intentions clear with the Be My Love arrangement ($42.95), a mix of red roses and miniature carnations, white Asiatic lilies, and daisy spray chrysanthemums. You can also give your lady love a Field of Roses ($124.95) without risk of being shot at by angry rose farmers. The bashful, meanwhile, can have an adorable bear deliver an array of roses, carnations, chrysanthemums, and asters with Teleflora's Bear Hug Bear with Pink Roses ($34.95). The Heart and Soul ($37.95) creates resonant romantic symbolism by forming a heart shape out of red carnations. This tends to go over better than a rose made out of hearts.