In 1990, Trish Lounsbury opened Celebrations with her husband, Stan, and her father, Ed. They seek out products from artists, designers, and leading companies such as Crane and Sweet Pea when crafting custom invitations and stationery. They also specialize in custom framing for a variety of projects, as well as unique gifts and elegant wrapping papers.
The vision for Jeanne's Gelato & More began when Valerie Ewers, who co-owns the caf? with her sisters, made a fateful trip to California and tasted gelato for the first time. She recalls, "I was pretty blown away? it was really different from everything else." Following this gustatory awakening, Valerie conferred with her sisters, and together they decided to set up a shop of their own inside a cheery yellow-walled caf?. The sisters offer a rotating cast of the creamy treat, eschewing artificial flavors in favor of seasonal ingredients such as watermelon and mango, and more off-the-wall infusions of wine, beer, and honeysuckle from real flowers.
In addition to making their own gelato, the sisters use their mother's recipes to prepare fresh soups and french chocolate cake. And for clients looking to pair their treats with drinks, Ewers emphasizes her coffee: "best lattes around,? she says, ?'cause I like my coffee."
An affordable and monumental selection of plush beds, sturdy end tables, and stylish home accessories mingle good-naturedly in Ashley Furniture HomeStore’s warehouse. The Durapella microfiber sofa ($348) fills living rooms, dens, and panic rooms with its pillowy plumpness, inviting the weary and restful into its plush embrace. Its erstwhile companion, the Durapella microfiber recliner ($227) offers a single-serving seat with a tilting backrest and rising footrest. Escape from daily rigors and into sweet dreams of imperial excess with the Nero queen panel bed ($299), or augment somnolence and with a new bed frame such as the Janel queen sleigh bed ($299).
For more than two decades, American Mattress has promoted peaceful slumber in bedchambers throughout the Midwest with their vast selection of mattresses, headboards, and linens. The sleep experts strive to stay abreast of the latest bedding technology: their Serta mattresses are made with gel foam that supports curves, and Tempur-Pedic mattresses repel allergens, mites, and poltergeists looking to spoon. This devotion to a good night’s sleep has helped them earn the title of Best Mattress Store from suburban Chicago’s Daily Herald five years in a row. Additionally, American Mattress doubles down on each of its beds with a 30-day comfort guarantee and a 60-day best-price guarantee.
Earth provides the ceramic materials. The studio provides paints. Fire provides the heat that seals the paints into vibrant, permanent glazes. When visitors explore their creativity, they transform blank, white dishes and figurines into works of original art. To create their own version of Michaelangelo's famous travel mug mural, guests are welcome to drop in or arrange a party at the studio. The Earth & Fire team is also mobile, and they can transport materials to set up an art party at any location.