Classic Alterations & Monograms' expert embroiderers convert average personal effects into custom pieces of embroidered flair. Monogramming a favorite dress shirt proudly displays one's initials despite not having the Donkey Kong high score ($7.50+ per breast pocket or cuffs), and an ample font selection enables further customization of names stitched onto hand towels ($10+) and oversize bags ($18+). Other custom merchandise includes wholesale screenprinting and personalized shirts ($3.80+). The friendly stitching staff also utilizes a digital preview system that projects how the finished item will appear and what the customer would look like with an embroidered goatee. Check out the website for a comprehensive list of monograms and prices.
Southern Hearth and Patio celebrates the aesthetic and functional benefits of fire with a scintillating selection of gas, charcoal, and wood-burning fireplaces and grills. Alfresco chefs can heighten the sense of romance imparted by an outdoor bearskin rug with the soft glow of an outdoor gas fireplace ($1,540+) or the flame-licked flavors of a tuna casserole cooked over a Yoder charcoal grill ($699+). An attachable grill light ($12.99) fills in for the moon during unexpected eclipses, illuminating late-night grilllings while alleviating a burger's natural fear of the dark. Enhance charbroiled fare with seasonings and sauces ($6.95–$9.95) or sneak in a few extra reps with a burger press ($9.95).
Fire Wire Zip Lines gets mankind off the ground with zipline flights in the Blue Ridge Mountains. After their daily safety inspection, the side-by-side Fire Wire lines are ready to launch riders out of the trees and over verdant hills on a 1,700-foot adventure. Fire Wire Zip Lines also offers the Blue Ridge Canopy Adventure, an adrenaline-pounding two-hour tour composed of a series of 15 ziplines that takes place at heights of up to 90 feet. As they swing through the trees, gaze into Dead Man's Gorge, and teeter at the Edge of Insanity, steely nerved adventurers enjoy the view while staying focused on the finish-line prize—the conferral of Canopy Hawk status—and keeping an eye out for opportunities to high-five the endangered High Fivin' Bird
Drawing on more than 20 years of experience in the fine arts, co-owners, operators, and artists Chriss W. Hardy and Christopher Hardy are the beating heart of The Painted Room. Together—and with a team of highly specialized painters—the two execute a multitude of projects, ranging from specialty faux finishes to murals of Abraham Lincoln sporting the flat-top 'fro he kept hidden under his stovepipe hat. At their studio, the artists teach oil-painting classes suited for beginners, creating a casual environment where students learn to wield oil paints while sipping on brought-along bottles of wine.
A Pair of Painters’ crews work to put homeowners at ease; each client receives a rundown of painting procedures, and mats protect carpets from drips. Wielding rollers to fill in large spaces and brushes to cloak corners and paint over speed limits for Hot Wheels, the workers quickly cover indoor and outdoor walls.