The savvy staff at Beadz 'N Bagz helps to accessorizes outfits with an impressive inventory of eye-catching handbags and baubles. Like a jewel-crusted styrofoam cup, accessories weld fashion and function into handsome packages, as seen with the delicate paisley teardrop key-finder ($10.85). Stylishly stash belongings inside a collection of handbags, available in an array of patterns and colors, Or opt for jewelry, such as a fully-metamorphosed butterfly bracelet ($18) or pocket-watch necklace ($22) to keep necks, ears, and arms eternally chic and punctual.
Heritage Spinning & Weaving entices handcrafters with an array of knowledge-packed classes that load needles up with richly pigmented yarns and wooly wonders. Knitting newbies can forge new skill sets in one of the intro classes, learning how to knit ($25), crochet ($25), or spin straw into gold under the guidance of expert spinners. For 90 minutes, groups of 8–12 become acquainted with the first steps of spinning wool, employing a drop spindle and a spinning wheel to make usable yarn ($25). Customers can also apply the value of this Groupon to weaving classes, where smaller groups of four master the art of transforming strands of yarn into pieces of fabric or depictions of balls of yarn ($30), or a more advanced class such as the colorful Introduction to Fair Isle stranded knitting ($60). Drop-in knitting classes serve a variety of knitting needs from help with a project or learning how to knit.
J. Barbaro Clothiers showcases and custom-fits smart, chic designer threads for men and women. From Hugo Boss to Ralph Lauren, more than a dozen head-turning suit lines can be tailored to appease long legs, broad shoulders, or bellies hoping to refrain from stretching out delicate waistbands ($199–$995). The staff, boasting more than 60 combined years of experience, happily navigate clients through the store’s artful displays of vibrant spring ties ($75–$265) and dapper dress shirts ($85–$245) and submerge feet in a leathery sea of Oxford lace-ups and tassel loafers ($99–$495). Sporty button-ups ($110–$245), jeans ($98.50–$265), along with physical manifestations of the word chillax from Tommy Bahama round out the selection of more casual body drapery. Sharp, shard-repellent ensembles from Audrey Talbott, Barbaro, and Zanella outfit women and other glass-ceiling shatterers. Guests may also shop after-hours by appointment.
Sharps and Flats School of Music provide quality in home piano lessons for students of all ages. This saves our customers time, gas, and money. All our teachers are experienced and have an incredible background in music. We pride ourselves on the fact that our students enjoy piano and that we ALWAYS deliver results.
Funky Monkey Toys treats kids and adults to old-fashioned toys, educational games, books, and more. Owner Tom Jones eschews the plastic bobbles and video games in favor of classic wooden playthings, puzzles, dollhouses, puppets, and board games. The popular BrainString Advanced by Recent Toys offers hands-on brain-teasers that appeal to pint-size decoders ($16.99), and budding Houdinis and geneticists can impress the playground with a dice cloning magic trick from Fantasma Magic ($9.99). The Twilight Ladybug by Cloud B projects a night sky above and around baby’s crib, calming nighttime fears of closet monsters and pillow accountants ($29.95). Parents will appreciate the complimentary gift bags with every purchase and the nostalgia of classic playroom fillers, such as the Swivel Bridge Train Set by Melissa & Doug ($59.95).
Good wine, good friends, and a good cause—Wine for Warriors is a non-profit organization that combines all three during educational tasting events to benefit soldiers and their families. A joint effort by the Cellar Door Club and Michael "The Wine Counselor" Schafer, the events are held at Cellar Door's barrel-lined wine room and range from an introduction to wine-tasting with wines from around the world to a crash course on food pairings. During classes, visitors will learn more about wine varietals and how to appreciate them so they can come to their own conclusions about which variety they prefer.