Friday Feature: Alegria Inn

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The Alegria Inn, a popular ocean front inn with cottages, is located in the beautiful town of Mendocino, California. The Alegria Inn has not 1, not 2, but 3 FloBeds for guests to enjoy! Our mattresses can be found in the Pacific Suite, Cove Cottage, and the Tree House rooms.

Whether you are exploring the garden or unwinding in the hot tube with an ocean view, you are sure to experience a relaxing vacation. On the Alegria Inn Facebook customer Edu Montenegro Susperreguy gave the inn 5 stars. He said, “We had such a great time there 2 weekends ago. We stayed in the best room, the cove cottage. It felt as if we were all alone in paradise, but with a wonderful breakfast waiting for us every morning, cookies every afternoon, hot tub in the evening, and a ready made fire at night. We can’t wait to go back.”

So what are you waiting for? Come up to the Mendocino coast and stay at the Alegria Inn for a relaxing vacation on a FloBed.

Saving Daylight

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This Sunday daylight saving time (DST) begins. We will be changing our clocks to “spring” forward one hour. The purpose of DST is to make better use of natural sunlight. It’s actually a myth that the purpose of the time change was to benefit farmers. DST was enacted as a wartime conservation effort.

The camps are pretty divided when it comes to debating the effectiveness of DST. One side says it great because it encourages people to spend more time outside in the daylight, which saves energy. However, those against it argue that negative side effects of DST outweigh the energy saving. This camp argues that changing the clocks causes a loss of sleep, lost productivity, and accidents due to drowsy driving.

So do what it takes to be prepared for losing one hour of sleep this Sunday.

Tips to Get You Back on Track Quickly

~Make sure you are caught up on your sleep before the clocks change.
~Make sure the lights in your room are dim at night to signal to your body that it’s time for bed.
~Avoid evening activates such as drinking caffeine or alcohol too close to bedtime

Fine Wood Working

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On the Mendocino coast in California lies a world renowned wood working program. The College of the Redwoods in the city of Fort Bragg offers the Fine Wood Working Program for cabinetry and furniture making. The FloBeds Sleep Shop partnered with two of the program instructors, Todd Sorensen and Greg Smith, to build a frame that is featured in our showroom.

This beautiful handcrafted frame is made of African Afzelia hardwood paired with French Ash Panels and finished in catalyzed lacquer. This frame is only on display in our showroom until you are ready to purchase it and bring it home to your FloBed. A queen size frame is priced at $3989 and a king size is $4289. Please call us at 800-356-2337 if you have questions or are interested in purchasing this frame.

Delivering the Perfect Natural Mattress

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Derived from the rubber tree, natural latex has qualities that simply make it the PERFECT NATURAL MATTRESS MATERIAL.

Organic Cotton where it counts most…next to your body. You spend all day in a harsh world. Retreat to a natural bed covered with organic cotton for a true safe haven.

Nature’s best bedding fiber, Plein-Air Wool® is the term used for wool that comes from… well, happy sheep that live outside all year round and aren’t exposed to pesticides or herbicides. Not surprisingly, wool from sheep raised in this humane manner is superior in resilience, bounce & loft.

The Matrimonial Bed…

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I love our business.  Most of our expertise is consumed in making a mattress that supports each sleeper the way their body needs.  But Valentines Day reminds us that we have another very important role:  making a mattress that a couple can snuggle,  spoon  and go through their lives together in.   This side of mattress construction means we have to make a mattress that allows crossing over to the other side as natural as sleeping on your own side.

And we do!  Every Flobed has two common layers at the top to make side-shifting as easy as rolling over: Our Luxurious Cover of Organic Stretch Knit Cotton quilted to Organic Wool Cover on top of our pressure relieving one piece Convoluted Talalay Latex Comfort Pad.  

The perfect bed… built Just Right to support your body all night long and cozy and intimate all at the same time.

Goldilocks Was Rightso was Saint Valentine!

Independence is not an easy business

Signing of The Delclaration of Independence
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

This business of democracy is not for the lazy.  If we do not stay informed about the issues of the day, we give up the ability to make smart choice.  Dumb choices lead to tyranny.  Our forefathers fought with blood and sweat… all we have to do is vote smart.  It is sad to see voter turnout in America fall to between 40% and 65%.

This Independence Day let’s all recommit ourselves to be better Americans!  It is up to us… Remember!

Dave
(ps… FloBeds can help with that happiness part;)

Don’t make him angry!

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We’re a fan of Mark Ruffalo’s (who isn’t?) and he’s a fan of FloBeds! We just sent him his 4th bed and he was kind enough to let us know how much he likes it and us… “The people and service at Flobeds, from my experience, have been nothing but a pleasure. We have been sleeping on a FloBed since 2000 and now own many. My only wish in all my travels is that every bed that I have to sleep in was one of yours. Too bad you don’t make one to fit in a suitcase. Your beds are well priced and best of all sustainable and Green. Of course I recommend you to any one who will listen and people wonder if I have some part of your business from my zeal. I just like sharing really good things made by really good folks.”
Best,
Mark Ruffalo

FloBeds sets up Otsuchi Tsunami Recovery Fund

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Otsuchi

Gifts from Otsuchi Friends
These are gifts the Turner family has received from our friends in Otsuchi. Sadly, many of these friends perished in the Tsunami.

Today, April 1, 2011 is First Friday in Fort Bragg. Merchants have put up Otsuchi Displays and are donating a percentage of sales to the Otsuchi Recovery Fund. As of yesterday, we had raised over $50,000.

FloBeds is donating 20% of First Friday Sales (today)
and 10% of our sales from April 2nd to April 10th.

ChoCho-sans (Mayors)

Mayor Yamazaki and I plant Redwoods that were a gift from Fort Bragg to Otsuchi.

Otsuchi Kids Help

Otsuchi School Children help Anne and I plant more trees.

Otsuchi Town

View of Otsuchi from old Samurai Castle in 2005

after

Otsuchi Temple

otsuchi town

Otsuchi City Hall

City Hall destroyed

goodbye in 2005

Saying good bye outside City Hall in 2005

Mayors sign sister city agreement

Mayor Yamazaki and Mayor Turner sign Sister City Agreement October 18, 2005

Sister Cities Otsuchi Fort Bragg