In 1916, Louis Samuels acquired an attic full of used furniture in exchange for his expert carpentry services. From this humble inventory grew Samuels Furniture and Interiors, where a fourth generation of the family now presides over a mammoth, fully decorated showroom sporting designer home furnishings and bedding from manufacturers such as Thomasville, Sealy, and Bernhardt. The shop's versatile and professional design staff can aid patrons in custom ordering a delightful accent for a living room or still-life furniture display.
For 40 years, the passionate writers and editors at Living Blues have enlightened subscribers with comprehensive reporting on blues music news, events, and stars, highlighted by interviews with legends including B.B. King, Etta James, and Buddy Guy. Each bimonthly issue teems with thorough profiles of the genre's established acts and shines a spotlight on rising talent. Helpful radio charts compile airplay data from around the globe, and album reviews educate readers on the best blues releases and which CD cases are notorious for biting listeners’ fingers. After flipping through the magazine's pages for a full year, subscribers can make informed votes for Living Blues' annual awards, in which prizes are doled out for album of the year, artist deserving more attention, and guitar chord most likely to make a grown man cry. The first issue of a new subscription should arrive within six to eight weeks.
For almost 20 years, Bedding Mart has been laying mattresses, pillows, frames, and other dozing surfaces underneath its sleepy clients. These skilled somnambulence-preventers provide a mattress collection that includes Serta and Simmons Beautyrest, which join other dream-cultivating brands in rounding out their plushy provisions. Accessories such as a Comfort Select memory-foam pillow (up to $99.95) absorb recollections more effectively than the un-porous surfaces of amnesia anvils. A helpful staff is always on hand to help customers select the right items, such as a Simmons Beautyrest extra-firm-full size mattress ($388.99), Englander plush mattresses ($128.99+), memory-foam mattresses ($398.99+), or bed frames ($49.95—$69.95), which help provide a stable home for courteous under-bed monsters.
An eclectic boutique that showcases a continually rotating stock of stylish items and artifacts to outfit homes and gardens, The Potter’s Garden also treats patrons to complimentary gift wrapping with any purchase. Shoppers can pick up Wind & Willow cheeseball mixes ($3.99+) to whip up in case a child's cherished baseball goes over the fence, or they can store a selection of hot dips and salsas for spontaneous get-togethers ($3.99+). Fire pots in an array of sizes ($13.99–$100+) safely contain and cradle flames on an outdoor patio, and a palatial birdhouse ($14.99+) extends a respectable gesture of goodwill toward humankind’s feathered friends. A soy candle can set the mood for a dinner party, imbue a room with a pleasant scent, or distract a visiting fire-breathing dragon while you call 911.