Sunlight glints off the multihued dinner plates and stained glass lamps inside ArtGlass Unlimited, a local glassware emporium that’s made inimitable glass pieces since 1982. On top of these creations, the onsite artists build commissioned glasswork for local businesses and opera singers looking to gauge their high notes. They also helm classes in glass art, guiding students through creating their own masterpieces, from stained glass windows to pendants, beads, and kiln-fired jewelry.
Finishing Touches abounds with stationery, candles, artwork, and seasonal décor ideal for home decorating or gift giving. Shoppers can furnish dinner parties with a set of handmade Beatriz Ball metal serving pieces to spruce up a batch of hors d'oeuvres or turn a breakfast of Fruit Loops into a classy brunch ($40+). A collection of Archipelago Botanicals body washes, lotions, and candles ($20–$50) envelops both bodies and abodes in favorable fragrances. Finishing Touches' stationery collection includes Caspari paper goods, which make suitable gifts and an ideal medium for friends to write thank-you notes in gratitude for their new Caspari paper goods ($3–$20).
Using all-natural ingredients, nuVibe's menu is stocked with tasty café fare, freshly made smoothies, and coffee. Perk up tired tongues with an espresso and other air-roasted premium coffees from The Roasterie, a premier roasting company that procures coffee beans from small, specialty farmers for a fair price. Peruse more than 20 fresh fruit and juice smoothie concoctions such as the shockwave, powered with orange juice, banana, orange sherbet, and whey protein (also available in raspberry or pineapple). Or customize your own smoothie blend ($4.21–$4.67 for 24 oz.).
7 Day Furniture helps shoppers outfit their living rooms, offices, and dining spaces in new and cleanly kept consignment pieces via its expansive showrooms. Among home accessories, table lamps ($24.99+) can help curb a house’s fear of the dark, and stately room dividers ($59.99+) help create neat boundaries for feuding roommates. Home havers can also opt to keep their headwear and coats from cluttering bustling walkways with the help of a hall tree ($19.99+). Shroud floors in lively rugs ($49+), or pick up one of the stores’ vibrant futons or klik klaks ($89.99+) to make sure visiting houseguests and finicky poltergeists have a comfortable place to snooze. Collections of dining-room, living-room, and bedroom pieces help keep all interior spaces fashionably filled in.
The tigers, lions, and jaguars at Henry Doorly Zoo may not realize it, but the professionals at Lumbermen’s Hearth & Home expertly laid the brick walls that surround their cat complex. Constructing brick and stone exteriors for exotic animals is just one of the ambitious projects Lumbermen’s has tackled since 1932, when they opened their doors with the mission of serving local lumberyards. After eight decades of hard work, the fourth-generation family-owned operation gradually expanded the scope and size of their business, which now houses four sprawling showrooms. These spaces showcase myriad options for customizing their customers’ decks and outdoor landscapes, such as grills from brands including Napoleon, patio furniture, and fire pits. Lumbermen’s also makes interiors cozy, tricking out living rooms with fireplaces and stoves capable of burning fraudulent tax documents rolled into logs.