Over the long weekend
Beverly Hills, CA
, as we sat around with friends in Vermont drinking too much and throwing logs on the fire, we interviewed everyone to find out their favorite mattress. Most didn't have a particular preference, but one REALLY did. She had done a great deal of research a few years ago and bought a Royal-Pedic mattress
. It is now her all time favorite.
is a California company founded by a British fellow who emigrated after learning his chops at Heals of London
, the makers of mattresses for the British Royal Family. Famous Royal-Pedic
customers include Ronald Reagan, JFK and Wilt Chamberlain (with a 10'x10' mattress).
mattresses are all-natural and gain their comfort from hand craftsmanship, more springs, and natural materials such as cotton, latex and wool that breathe better and don't off-gas any toxins. Prices are good, compared to the other all natural and high end solutions ($1,780 - $4,000). The basic kit in queen is $1,780. You can order directly from them or see them at Safavieh stores
in NY Metro area. (Thanks, DL!)
(Re-edited from original post on 2005-02-22)