The quadrilateral connoisseurs at the frugal framer perform all production in-house to ensure that posters, memorabilia, and artwork are encased in the finest shells. The skilled craftspeople specialize in custom framing, a process in which they design, size, and construct picture cocoons based on the dimensions, characteristics, and food allergies of the artwork. Customers have their choice of frames ($5+/ft.), mats, glazing, and moulding material. Box experts can forge a standard 8”x10” frame with matting for laundry folding certificates ($40 on average), or construct a 16”x20” edifice with a wooden frame, mat, backing, and regular glazing for prized post-it note ideas ($80 average). The frugal framer will also equip a 26”x34” piece of art, raised and floated on a rag mat with spacers ($300 average), or enshrine pieces in specialty casings such as shadow boxes with UV-blocking glass.
The guides who founded Better Tours of Asheville draw on experience leading excursions in far-flung locations in Puerto Rico, France, and Italy. Now, they accompany groups past the basilica and other historical buildings in the town, delivering stories developed through constant research and an ability to smell fossils. The guides divulge colorful tidbits of local history during pub crawls through storied taverns with group drink specials and allude to haunting tragedies along ghost tours that occasionally yield eerie photos of orbs, wisps, and buildings an inch from where they normally are.
Printville's papyrus professionals provide an accommodating array of printing, copying, and mailing services with an expert emphasis on reliability and lightning-fast work. Patrons can personalize an aesthetically pleasing assortment of posters ($49 for 24''x36'' with foam mounting, $34 without mounting) and postcards (starting at $69 for 250) to alert community consumers to huge sales, upcoming art shows, and how Tony Blair used to look with a unibrow.
Named one of the top 100 Art & Framing Retailers by Decor magazine in 2006 and 2007, BlackBird crafts custom frames to preserve pictures and keep walls stylishly clothed. With an ensemble of framing options and three picture framers certified by the Professional Picture Framers Association, BlackBird honors each item with a frame that complements and enhances its appearance. In addition to framing paintings, photographs, and diplomas, the professional portrait preservationists have successfully mounted sports jerseys, steering wheels, fax machines, bowling ball halves, and electric guitars that music legends have used to practice their penmanship. Plus, TruGuard UV Protection glass options, such as anti-reflective museum glass, enable customers to display their favorite pieces of art while blocking nearly all the harmful UV rays that emanate from the 10,000-degree fireball our planet floats around.
Marthe Worley and the pet lovers at Canine Shear Heaven have been laundering and tailoring dogs' coats and tending to their overnight needs since 1979. Natural shampoo made with aloe, citrus fruits, herbs, and essence of tennis ball lathers up all variety of pooch, then clippers trim hair into the most chic style for each breed. Grooming services also include nail shortening and ear cleaning. Alternately, Canine Shear Heaven's boarding kennel, located at Marthe's Mars Hill home, boasts 12 roomy indoor runs for exercise and rhythmic gymnastics routines. Each vaccinated pup receives blankets, two walks per day, and food as part of their stay.
With a knowledgeable sales force and more than 250 snoozing accoutrements including an array of Kingsdown mattresses, Affordable Bedding turns comfortless bedrooms into fluffy sleep shrines. Friendly staff members guide guests through the store, allowing them to leap from mattress to mattress in search of spine soulmates and hidden peas. A queen-size Stafford pillow-top mattress ($699.95) comforts sore backs with a 2-inch quilt top that traps nightmare villains in two layers of foam, while Kingsdown queen sets ($799.95–$1,399.95) provide the full royal treatment. The breathable fabric that comprises comfy pillows ($19.95) and Pillow Plus mattress protectors ($49.95–$79.95 depending on size) can repel moisture and ward off dust mites, and solid-wood furniture items are also available to cradle bedstuffs in wear-resistant style.
An affordable and monumental selection of sofas, beds, desks, and sarcophagi mingle good-naturedly in Ashley Furniture’s wondrous warehouse. Sydney accent chairs command shoppers’ attention with woody legwork, while minimalistic Cubit ottoman sets do captivating belly dances to bedazzle bored sultans. Matrix accent chairs, sofas such as the Victory chocolate sectional ($699), and beds including the Keytown panel bed ($499 queen) anticipate increasing the comfort of various human inactivities.
Biltmore, located in Asheville, NC,
is America’s largest home. The estate encompasses more than 8,000 acres including renowned gardens; Antler Hill Village and Farm; our Winery; a four-star Inn; Biltmore For Your Home, the company’s licensed products division; and Biltmore Inspirations, Biltmore’s party plan business.
At Sassy's Computers, we will hand-build your new Windows PC with the same quality and speed that has made us #1 in Asheville NC for the past 16 years. We also sell new laptops that are custom-built to your needs! Sassy's has the fastest Computer repair in Asheville.
Before looking through the camera lens, the expert photographers at Picture People spend time getting to know their subjects and establishing a strategy for conveying their personalities in print. Then, film-ready clients pose in the bright camera room, airing teeth amid colorful backdrops and creative props. Following snapshots, subjects make their way to the selection station to choose their favorite poses from their session, which may be treated with sepia tones, color accents, and decorative borders to suit any wall, wallet, wallpaper pattern, or trophy walleye.
Picture People encourages subjects to arrive 15 minutes early to the shoot and offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.
Continuing its country-wide occupation of Americans’ days off, HobbyTown USA’s Asheville location slings games, models, and science-y kits to amateur and professional hobbyists. Adult and kiddie visages demanding immediate motley makeovers can be carefully dipped in a Klutz face-painting kit ($24.95), and auto enthusiasts can ogle and take home a Revell Ford Mustang boss model ($23.99), naturally theft-resistant thanks to its unsuitability for non-miniature drivers. Star gazers and stranded extraterrestrials rely on a Powerseeker 60 telescope ($46.58–$54.98) to chart the stars, and a Blade Heli scout helicopter ($49.99) can hover over cocktail parties to scare guests out of pocketing hors d’oeuvres. With a wide-ranging inventory and sage-like staff, HobbyTown USA meets multiple leisurely demands and appeals to all age groups, with the exception of couch-potatoing enthusiasts.
Chelsea's Tea and Gifts dishes up a palatable menu of casual lunch and brunch fare in a quaint, Victorian-inspired setting. A rich Monte Cristo sandwich enrobes batter-dipped Texas toast in dustings of powdered sugar and maple syrup ($10.95), and tomato, basil pesto, balsamico, and mixed cheeses play a unique rendition of the classic grilled cheese’s flavor notes ($9.95). Made-from-scratch soups du jour ($3.95 cup/$5.25 bowl) flood bellies with a dizzying flavor rotation, befriending bread-bordered comestibles in a soup-and-sandwich combo ($11.95). The artisanal cheese and fruit board matches fragrant fromages from the Asheville Farmer's Market with fresh fruit, country-pork terrine, and grilled bread with basil pesto ($12.95). Seasonal Sunday brunch graces tabletops from March through December, and lunch makes an appearance Monday–Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Practicing yoga was one of the first steps to Eric Seiler's fascination with healthy body alignment. He quickly became engrossed in the study of rolfing to complement his mastery of poses, and today counsels others with Dr. Ida P. Rolf's methods. The techniques are geared toward healthier posture and increased physical capability—after detecting areas of gathered tension and compression, Eric seeks to correct these problems through a mix of focused, hands-on pressure and lessons in movement. His warm attitude and expertise can lead clients on a progressive path toward enhanced mobility, as well as relief from muscle pain and various conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
Renaissance-style portraits and a scrolled plaque reading "Heavenly Spirits Wine Bar" give an Old World feel to the tavern-style space—fitting for a wine bar nestled within Treasure Keepers, an estate sale and consignment shop chock full of antique goods. As customers sip domestic and imported white or red wines from France, Monterey, or Germany, tapestry-cushioned seating relieves feet tired of supporting your weight and carrying you through hopscotch tournaments. Small plates such as an olive-oil drizzled baguette or a medley of Mediterranean olives rest on dark-grained tables, waiting to be paired with spirits.
From the time Dr. Lucius B. Compton founded Eliada Homes, Inc. in 1903, the nonprofit community support agency continues to work toward creating healthy futures for abused, dependent, and neglected children and their families through foster care, therapy, and range of other programs. One of those programs begins each autumn, when the agency sets up its corn maze through 12 acres of tall cornstalks and challenges visitors to decipher its intricate passageways without help of any helicopter reconnaissance support. When not working through the facility’s three mazes, participants can also enjoy less mentally taxing attractions such as a giant sandbox filled with corn kernels, a storybook trail, and hayrides in the pumpkin wagon. All proceeds from admission directly benefit needy children and families in the community.