Staffed by a family of easygoing sales associates, Irish Peddlers' Furniture fills its showroom with a high rise's worth of furnishings, most of which are ready for same-day pickup or next-day delivery. An earth-toned 62" x 90" area rug ($189.95) with overlapping circles grounds rooms, cushioning feet with heat-set yarn spun from tenderhearted marshmallows and loomed at 1 million points per square meter. Loungers sink into the click clack black ($169.95), a tufted microfiber futon perched upon tapered legs, and worker bees buzz over a computer desk ($139.95) with crisp black lines and a sliding keyboard tray. The three-pack coffee-table set ($199.95), which includes one coffee table and two end tables, balances white faux marble atop black legs, leaving open space beneath tableaus for magazine racks or lamps with no sense of direction.
The third annual Fashion's Night Out lands shoppers amid celebrities, performers, and famous designers as they mingle in one of the world's largest department stores. Over the course of the event, fashionistas can hearken to the soulful sounds of a live performance by critically acclaimed songstress Joss Stone, behold Bobbi Brown as she presents a line of cosmetics, and watch as fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger mystifies all present with his blitz chess prowess. Witness the launch of new fragrance lines and participate in exclusive activities such as trivia and giveaways, all while a radio personality and DJ emcee the event. The after-hours shopping gala takes place in historic Herald Square and sends New York Fashion Week hurtling toward its catwalk-propelled finale in style.
Sin City Comedy hearkens back to the swinging 1960s and, even further, to the seamier side of the mid-18th century with a blend of jokes and sultry moves. Chosen from a deep roster of nationally known performers and funny-looking cats whose credits include Comedy Central, The Late Show with David Letterman, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, a different comedic talent headlines the stage each week with support from local and visiting stars on the rise. Between the acts, scantily clad ladies perform what the Las Vegas Review-Journal praised in 2009 as “witty, retro-sexy stripteases” with their own saucy sense of humor. The show recently moved to a plush new space inside Planet Hollywood, a theater whose neon signs and punkish metal spikes foreshadow the mixture of the glam and the hardboiled that audiences will find onstage.
The sleep experts at Sweet Dreams Mattress Gallery help to foster comfortable slumbers with an inventory of mattresses, bed frames, furnishings, and sleep accessories. Staffers enlighten guests with a world of sleeping knowledge so that they can make informed decisions when selecting between natural latex, memory-foam, organic, or innerspring mattresses from brands such as Sealy, Englander, Simmons, and Organic Lifestyle. New dream cushions get even cozier with a slate of mattress toppers and bedding, and bedroom furnishings including headboards, nightstands, and wardrobes equipped with anti-Narnia protection help to complete bedtime collections.