The staffers at Hands on Pottery Studio appreciate that many artists need an inspirational push—especially in the face of more than 150 paintable objects. That's why they've installed a design center, where guests can peruse books, trace stencils, or print patterns from a computer to inform their opus ideas. They allow painters unlimited access to their wall of paints, and mosaic-makers can pick through a trove of marbles, glass, and tile fragments. Constantly striving to nurture creativity, they stroll past tables of guests at work and remain attentive to questions or requests. They don't believe in obstructing the process by charging by the hour or the final number of paint splatters on the guests' clothing. Instead, they encompass all equipment and studio time within a single price for paint-your-own appointments, freeing artists to craft elaborate home-decor pieces or personalized gifts fit for weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries.
Their vision of communal artistry stretches beyond these sessions, however. They host mobile and onsite parties, workshops, and summer camps, which teach children to exceed the output of every great film director by crafting five projects in five days. With a retail stock of customizable gifts, they also display their own painting prowess to commemorate cherished events.
With a stay at Homewood Suites by Hilton Cleveland-Beachwood in Beachwood, you'll be within the region of Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Museum of Art. This hotel is within the region of Severance Hall and Cleveland Botantical Garden.
Make yourself at home in one of the 125 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchens with refrigerators and microwaves. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Conveniences include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones with free local calls and voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness facility. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Grab a bite from a grocery store serving guests of Homewood Suites by Hilton Cleveland-Beachwood. Meet other guests and eat at the complimentary light meal reception, held at evening on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Self parking is available onsite.
As her own heels left their mark all over the world throughout her many trips as a stock-options trader and commercial realtor, Amy Puchowicz was preoccupied with one thing: the sheer variety of stylish shoes and the dearth of stores to sell them. So, after kicking off her business socks, Amy founded her eponymous boutique in 2007, stocking its shelves with upscale footwear to suit all occasions. Both locations feature a revolving collection of top designers such as Betsey Johnson, Beverly Feldman, and Farylrobin, and Amy employs only avid shoe-lovers to help each slipper to find its perfect match before midnight, when it turns back into a chariot's spare tire.
With more than one million book titles to choose from, Barnes & Noble stocks one of the retail world's largest selections of bound pages, along with a huge assortment of educational toys and games. Keep sprightly scribes from using walls, furniture, and siblings as writing surfaces with the help of LeapFrog’s Scribble & Write ($24.95 online), or indulge kids’ natural passions for outer space and solid detective work with a LEGO Space Police Smash ’n’ Grab set ($19.95 online).
G&G Fitness caters to both bodybuilding buffs and amateurs wishing to enhance their earthly edifices at home with a range of premium equipment, including such notable brands as Life Fitness, Octane Fitness, and Precor. As trained physique formers, G&G's friendly staff members easily hunt and lasso the ideal muscle-molding or heart-strengthening apparatus for each individual customer's specific needs. Avoid outdoor biking's headaches of potholes and projectile burritos by staying indoors on an immobile Vision Fitness E1500 ($499), an upright exercise bike that offers a comfort arc seat, contact heart-rate sensors, and easy-to-adjust pedal straps. Elliptical machines ($799+) and treadmills ($1,495+), offer great ways to calibrate cardiovascular chronometers any time of the day or night. For muscle-sculpting, home-gym systems (starting at $1,299)—which combine benches, pulley systems, and weight stacks in one space-saving package—give exercisers a way to bolster biceps and strengthen solar plexuses without having to traverse crowded gym floors.
When The Black Orchid Accessories & More owner Corinne Dodero travels to New York or Vegas, it's not to see a Broadway show or to party—it's to handpick the artisan creations and sought-after apparel that fill her Woodmere store. Many of her jewelry finds and sought-after brands rarely make their way to smaller Midwest markets, and almost never appear on the shelves of department stores or mall boutiques. Alongside sparkling pendants and earrings, a collection of handbags and trendy apparel stands out amid the store's soft-pink-and-yellow walls, Victorian-inspired chandeliers, and jars brimming with candy. Shoppers looking for a piece that no one else has can grab hard-to-find items that are then painstakingly wrapped in a box or a silk organza bag to give to bridesmaids or fashionable pet goldfish.