After shopping website designers and companies for about one month, Naples Web Design appeared on my radar. After meeting with Barry and explaining the project, we became an instant client! Barry's ability to realize our concept and vision was incredibly impressive. What made their services even more attractive was the price point which not one company could match! When you find something good, you'll know it and want to hold on; we found Naples Web Design and will not go anywhere else for website design, buisness cards and marketing packages.
David was referred to me by my realtor, Patrick of Coldwell Banker, once I decided to purchase a home. I honestly know that I would not have survived this process without him. My Mom and I call him a godsend (seriously) because he is so knowledgeable, professional, HONEST and has always had my best interests as his top priority. I could sit here and write line after line of how David has been there for me every step of the way even whilst dealing with my crazy mortgage lenders, but I'm just going to tell you here and now that if you are buying a home or dealing with real estate in Daytona Beach, David is the person that you want there as your counsel, hands down. He's definitely the best!
When ya know some people and you have a business account, you can get a lot of cool stuff in life. And for that, I am thankful.
Case in point, I am not exactly in the appropriate tax bracket to be chillin' at the Ritz. But, through a family friend, I was able to sneak in a night's stay for a business trip at this fabulous fairy tale establishment.
Upon arrival, they pour it on. No matter who you are, it seems the staff at the Ritz treats you like royalty. The front desk was so eternally apologetic about my room not being ready when I arrived, that they upgraded me to a superior suite. W.H.A.T?!
Upon finally getting to my room, there was soft jazz playing on the room's sound system. On the table next to a plush armchair, a bottle of champagne was on ice and a bowl of giant chocolate-covered strawberries awaited me. A note, from my family friend, sat next to this set up, welcoming me back to Naples and wishing me a wonderful stay.
From out of the two giant windows that reached up to the ceiling, you could sit on the window seat and enjoy the 15th floor, dead-center view of Naples.
In the morning, a call from room service asked me what I wanted for breakfast and shortly thereafter, a cart with a breakfast fir for a small horse arrived, compete with coffee, juice, pancakes, fruit, eggs, bacon and sausage.
The bathroom was completely marble, the minibar was stocked with Johnny Walker Blue and the bed...oh that bed. Like a giant, fluffy cloud with just the right amount of firmness, the sheets were probably had a thread count close to a million and there were so many pillow I hardly knew what to do with them! (imagine the scene in Pretty Woman when Julia Roberts runs into the bedroom of the the penthouse and jumps, kind of trips and leaps into the bed...yep, that was me...save for the whole hooker thing.)
Now I am sure the question comes to mind, had I not been there on the account of a family friend...would I have been given such exquisite treatment? Who knows. I am sure they regularly upgrade people when things go wrong. And the only extras I am sure I was privy to above regular guests were the champagne and strawberries, and frankly, my stay was so wonderful, I would not have noticed their absence.
If you've got the green, I'd highly recommend a stay at the Ritz. You get what you pay for and the Ritz delivers on every single penny spent. For me, I got way more than I paid for, but that's neither here nor there! An absolute treat!
I've finally realized... I don't have to have a wedding to get some nice, quality things in my home. As a grown-up, I can -- with some financial restraint, of course -- buy "gifts" for myself.
Thanks to Zing, and taking on some extra side work over the years, I have a dining table that I love, a lush cable-knit rug that's like a cozy sweater for the feet (I'm sprawled on it right now), and a "real" dresser.*
I've been told my design aesthetic is minimalist -- VERY minimalist. If you want decorative cowbells or flourish, R&B might not suit your taste. But if you like clean lines, quality craftsmanship, and simple delicious colors... yeah... they've got you covered. I especially like that so many of their products are custom crafted in the United States. Cool.
I'd advise visiting the store on US 41 before purchasing online or from the print catalog, because items do appear different in person. And since these are not Ikea or Target prices (not that I don't have items I LOVE from the latter), you don't want to end up with a couch that's not at all what you expected and that you have to sell a month later on craigslist.
Zing's service, in store, online, and on phone, is excellent. Example: My new chair (yaaaay for my new chair!) will take a few weeks longer to obtain from their supplier than originally anticipated. So Brenda from Zing called me to apologize profusely and volunteer that they would waive all shipping and delivery charges... "even though we know that won't make up for not having your chair sooner -- again, we are SO sorry"... which I thought was very nice.
Did I mention the stainless steel four-poster bed that is on my wish list? Um, for Christmas? Maybe Brenda will put in a good word with Santa. Hey, you never know!
* "Real," versus the relic from my parents' basement that I'd been using for 10 years, or something plastic from Home Depot.
We came here about 11:30 on a Friday night, we haven't decided what to get yet and they guy offered us the pizzas that were already made- FOR FREE!! We got 3 pizzas, still fresh for $0!! But we did give him a nice tip! I'm sure if they weren't about to close it would have been a different story. But nothing beats free after a night of some drinks.
This is, by far, the best pizza in naples. The place is soooo good. I don't know about the other food because all I have ever bought when I go here is the pizza but I will say if their other food is even 1/10th as good as their pizza, you will be in for a treat.
I didn't realize that my previous review got cut off at a certain point (this place angered me at the time; I guess I ranted too much, haha). I'll fix it later.
Since then, they finally changed this dinky Wal-Mart into your typical Wal-Mart Supercenter. It has a grocery section, things are more organized and spaced out, they've got TWO entrances, and -- my favorite thing -- it's open 24/7. You don't have everyone fighting for parking near the one entrance anymore. People walk in and out of the store at a leisurely pace instead of pushing their way through both the entrance and the exit. In the old Wal-Mart, they never utilized every register that they had, which probably could have lessened the traffic inside by a LOT, but now they do. They have more registers and more people manning them.
I don't normally buy meat from Wal-Mart because I feel like some of their perishables are questionable. I'd never heard anything about the quality, but since they sell everything for relatively cheap, it was the feeling I got (after my incident that you are about to read, I did google it and others have found their meat questionable or had bad experiences). My mom decided to buy a package of stew meat (just cubed beef) to make some beef stew. She put it in the fridge so she could make it for dinner in the near future. Two days after we purchased it, she asked me to get it out so she could make dinner, but the meat had started to go bad. It turned that brownish-purplish color and started to smell sour... after only two days. I've left meat in the refrigerator (not frozen) for nearly a week and it stayed longer than that.
Also, regarding the price of the meat: Sam's Club gives you a better deal on the stew meat than Wal-Mart. For almost the same price, you could get a lot more meat there than in the thin packages at Wal-Mart. Normally we go to Sam's to get it, but my mom was just making a small portion for my sister, who moved out, and bought the smaller pack while she was at Wal-Mart. She said she wouldn't do it again because of the price, but now I think we'll never do it again because we don't know how well their meat is stored.
I've gotten ground turkey and pork from them at other Wal-Marts (not in the area), but I froze them and used them within the next week or two. Nothing bad happened with those.
I don't know how long ago this went up, but there is another Wal-Mart just a few minutes away in North Bergen now. I feel like, on top of the upgrade our Wal-Mart got, this may have lessened the traffic, too. We had a lot of people not local to Secaucus coming over and it was always so congested.
I gotta say that this place is a lot less crazy and stressful to shop at -- especially at 2am.