A monthly jamboree featuring more than 300 vendors, the West Palm Beach Antiques Festival is an eclectic bazaar of both modern miscellany and well-worn curiosities. Trinket connoisseurs and artisans from around the country purvey old, new, and handcrafted merchandise, with past items including anything from a 1965 Fender Stratocaster to Bakelite buttons to motorcycle folk art and the long-lost Frank Sinatra Sings the Philosophical Ramblings of Nietzsche album. Actual wares vary from day to day, but some festival mainstays—such as an assortment of vintage and designer jewelry, records, art, and clothing—serve as comforting constants for seasoned collectors.
Dr. Mitchell Josephs practices cosmetic and implant dentistry in Palm Beach, Florida. His practice combines state of the art technology, individual care and innovative service techniques. Dr. Josephs is also on staff at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach.
Like most success stories, Leader's Casual Furniture didn't start at the top. Founded in a single west Florida show room in 1971, the company now boasts 19 retail show rooms, a 150,000-square-foot distribution center, and an ever-increasing selection of rattan, wicker, and patio furniture. Upon browsing the virtual show room, visitors find rattan dining sets, beds, and entertainment centers as well as wicker tables with stone or glass tops. Custom fabrics and tropical-themed pieces add personal flair to interiors or exteriors, and an online room plannerhelps customers get a feel for how chosen pieces will fit into their homes.
Art runs in the veins of gallery curators Evelyn and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla. And their studio, OSGS, is the embodiment of their love of art, and for sharing the work of talented artists. On any given day, a visit to their gallery sends guests crossing paths with a variety of works in many mediums that include modern-art paintings, sculptures, and home wares. But the team also does their own creating inside the studio: custom framing is available with a large number of options for materials, glass, matting, and mounting. The gallery also brings in guest speakers for the Bring Your Own Chair lecture series, whose dates are published on the gallery’s Facebook page.
Signature service: Mixed-media art classes for all ages
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Brands Used: Mayco, Duncan, Blick
Pro Tip: We keep our classes small so that we can offer the best possible hands-on experience to each artist
What aspect of your job, or the services you offer, most often surprises people?
Because we offer pottery in our walk-in studio, many people don't realize [the variety] of classes we offer. We have classes in canvas painting, mosaics, ceramic techniques, jewelry making, crafts, glass fusing, and more.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
Our staff has a range of certifications from degrees in art education to having spent more than a decade in the ceramic world.
Describe a time your services really changed a client's life for the better.
We have had several customers tell us that our studio has been a calming retreat during a difficult time in their lives. From stressful jobs to cancer treatments, coming in to create has helped melt the stress of whatever struggles they were having at that time.
City Mattress is a full service mattress retailer featuring the best names in bedding - and all types of mattresses from innerspring to foam to latex. In addition, City Mattress offers a full line of services including our CleanSleep Mattress Cleaning and Sanitizing Service that removes allergens and much more.