Long Weekend, Here We Come

Memorial Day Weekend Sale at Cymax

The tradition of taking off the Monday after payday can be traced back to 18th-century Europe, when skilled workers and tradesmen, cobblers and potters figured out that if they worked longer hours, they could work fewer days. Soon enough Monday became the day of choice for going out on the town — hitting the racetrack, the museums, concerts and fairs. And, of course, the neighborhood pub.

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The American holiday and long weekend was born back in 1894 when a Monday became Labor Day. It wasn’t until 1971 that Congress declared that Memorial Day would be observed on a Monday. And thus this three-day weekend became the de facto beginning of Summer. (You can start wearing white, if you want.)

Today in North America and elsewhere around the globe people look forward to those precious Mondays when a suit and tie need not leave the closet. In many European countries it’s called a Bank Holiday Weekend. Bridget Jones called it a mini-break. Ahh, the three-day weekend! Sure, this is a great time to visit the museums and go on a camping trip. But most of all, it’s a great time to partake in that favorite of American pastimes: shopping!

So go ahead, make plans for the weekend but don’t forget to get a little something for yourself, the home or office and save 10% off almost every purchase of $999 and up. This Cymax offer is available this Memorial Day Weekend only. Here, some ideas to get your shopping started…

GET SOME REST Best Bed Set Your bedroom should be a sanctuary of peace and relaxation and the Waverly Platform Bed, with its gentle curves and wenge finished  silhouette delivers impeccable style. You won’t lose any sleep with the knowledge that the sturdy hardwood frame will last ages to match your expectations of perfection. Check out more bedroom furniture on sale here and don’t forget that new mattress you always wanted.

Best Canopy Bed The Patio The bedroom isn’t the only place where you can catch some Zzzz’s. If you’ve got a killer backyard or patio, a canopy bed can do the trick. The Colva is great, whether you want to take your siesta in the shade or in the sun (don’t forget that sunscreen!). Browse through our entire selection of outdoor canopy beds.

GET AWAY Best Luggage Set We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Get Outta Town! Sometimes you can score great last minute deals at chic hotels and on airfare to sunny destinations. So pack your bags (get yourself a practically  indestructible set by HEYS USA), leave your worries behind and tell your friends, No, you won’t be seeing me this Monday. Check out the entire luggage selection.

Best Sofa Bed The Guest Room Not going anywhere? Chances are someone is coming to visit you. Are you really going to have your mom or best friend sleep on the inflatable mattress, or worse, the floor again? We certainly hope not.

Add comfort and a dash of modern style to your living space with the white leather Clubber Sofa. The backrest can be set in three positions, sofa, lounge and flat for the bed position. Counting sheep not required.

Best Shelf Bookcase GET ORGANIZED If you’re not going anywhere, the long weekend might be a good time to finally tackle one of those projects you’ve been talking about since, oh, 2005. Ring any bells?

The Living Room You’ve got hundreds of books, CDs, DVDs and who knows what else scattered all over the house. What you need is a simple shelf (like this one from Lexington)  or media storage unit that can display your mementos, hardcovers and must-watch-again DVDs.

Best Wine Rack The Kitchen Maybe it’s the kitchen that needs a little TLC. Oenophiles will love this  John Boos butcher block with plenty of space for your bottles of wine. Made of the finest hard rock maple and food service grade steel, the kitchen cart can be moved to the place you need it most to get that dinner made or entertain in style.

What are your plans for this Memorial Day Weekend? If you could re-design one room in your house, which one would it be?

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