Mattress1One's immense inventory brims with top-quality slumbering surfaces from renowned brands such as Tempur-Pedic, Serta, Sealy, and Stearns & Foster. At multiple locations throughout Florida, knowledgeable staff members roam showrooms that brim with an array of mattresses forged from such materials as memory foam, high-tech innersprings, silk, and cashmere. They also curate an online Mattress 101 guide, which includes handy tips on selecting the ideal mattress size, keeping the mattress in tiptop shape, and mounting a rock-solid legal defense in case you accidentally rip the tags off.
Start by selecting any plate, bowl, flowerpot, mug, jug, or unexpected pottery discovery from a variety of contemporary and functional finely crafted artifacts. The Pottery Patch's colorful design books and friendly staff can help if you need inspiration or artistic guidance. After you make a sketch, you'll pick out paint colors (The Pottery Patch has more than 50 pigments). Then carefully direct your brush in tune with your dreams and wishes, letting your creative juices flow wildly onto the dinnerware of your choosing and spill onto the floor that is thoughtfully provided. There are no studio fees at The Pottery Patch, and pottery ranges from $7 to $75, depending on size and type. Once you're finished, The Pottery Patch glazes and fires your piece in a kiln; it'll be ready for pick-up in about a week, just like a slow-baking cake or a reverse movie rental.
Lined with 15,000 square feet of jumpable surfaces, Rebounderz Orlando provides a haven for anyone older than 2 to literally bounce off the walls. The site’s expansive dodge-ball arena is covered both horizontally and vertically by canvas supported by coiled springs, absorbing the shock of players as they duck incoming shots from their opponents and leap into the air. Elsewhere, in the trampoline basketball court, murals of screaming fans encourage b-ballers to dunk like Jordan while wearing wedding dresses like Rodman. A foam pit cushioned by state-of-the-art pieces flanks a third arena, where jumpers can safely spring from the trampoline and land safely inside the padded trench. No matter where participants choose to play, Rebounderz Orlando ensures safety by enforcing a rigid list of rules and requiring children under five years old to wear helmets at all times.
In 1965, Popular Mechanics ran a small classified ad for Brookstone, a new catalog company that packed its pages with functional products and detail-oriented descriptions. Brookstone quickly expanded to meet the high demand for its collection of “hard-to-find tools,” and opened the door to its first retail location in 1973. Today, Brookstone’s more than 300 nationwide retail locations allow customers to test-drive its ever-growing lineup of interesting products, which range from Bluetooth-enabled massage chairs to power adapters designed for international travelers and their electronic passports. Staying true to its roots as a catalog company, Brookstone houses an even larger selection of products, each waiting patiently to be shipped, on its website.
The noncommissioned décor doyens at Furnish 123 stock their showrooms with Ashley Furniture pieces ready to populate any room of the house. A three-piece table set ($199+) presents smooth surfaces on which to rest coffee cups, coffee-table books, and statuettes of baristas, and a bedroom nightstand ($129.99+) works the graveyard shift holding knickknacks in the boudoir. Folded clothes tuck neatly into a wooden chest of drawers ($219+), and loungers of all emotional states find comfort on a cushioned loveseat ($479.99).
Jennie’s beauty treatments bring the pampering directly to her clients through waxes, spray tans, and mani-pedis. With eight years of experience—equal in time to two undergrad educations or two 5,000-inning baseball games—in the aesthetics business, Jennie brings expertise to every pore she cleanses and every lash she tints.