Candle Wick’s colorful store jostles with myriad fragrant candles and eclectic gifts. The shop's stock of candles infuses the air with scents such as lavender, kiwi strawberry, and leather shoe from renowned brands such as Yankee, Circle E, and Orleans. The sunny, welcoming store elegantly displays crosses and winged angels, along with aromatic wafts from effusion oils and reed diffusers. Guests can order gifts online or browse the inviting shop's stock in person.
Unlike the DMV, Jay Young Photography is dedicated to delivering customized portraits that capture the style, personality, and correct number of heads of their subjects. Named a Photographic Craftsman by the Professional Photographers of America for his dedication to the profession, "Mr. Jay" (as he's affectionately known) also handcrafted his custom studio. The various stone and wood façades of the Tuscan-style building serve as backdrops to perfectly tilted chins and mistimed eye-blinks alike. Opt to have your session inside the studio or in the one-acre private portrait garden, which features three different bridges, a canal, an English garden, an Alamo set, a beach, a railroad depot, and a mini Parthenon. Once you've finished casting your family as characters in the sword-and-sandals beach-party train-robbery caper of your dreams, Mr. Jay will use his retouching sorcery to transform your favorite image into diversely sized prints, as well as a handsome Facebook image that doesn't involve you hoisting a red plastic cup.
As Pablo Picasso once said, "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” And a little bit of wine never hurt anyone, either. The staff at Colors to Cocktails Sip & Paint Art Studio strives to transform the oft-intimidating act of painting into a wholly accessible outlet for all guests, regardless of whether or not they have previous experience or believable French accents. During group events instructors provide easels, brushes, and canvases, expertly leading guests through step-by-step techniques that yield unique works of art ranging from still lifes of colorful flowers to abstract landscapes.
When one thinks of the perfect location for a date night, one doesn’t typically think of a workshop lined with paints, brushes, and ready-to-decorate pottery pieces. Pepe le Potter hopes to change that notion. The contemporary studio helms daily drop-in sessions open to anybody, girls’ nights for ladies looking to spice up recreational outings, day camps for kids, and monthly classes for those looking to tackle a more intricate project under the tutelage of an accomplished painter. Brush novices need not worry, as instructors move around the room to provide pointers, tips, and techniques on how to make their masterpieces come to life. Once guests finish projects, staffers will fire and glaze them, preparing them for pick up in a few days. Pepe le Potter is also a sponsor of monthly Empty Bowls events, which benefit the Tarrant Area Food Bank.
The Heavenly Sleep Shoppe ensures satisfying slumber with a copious selection of mattresses, beds, and accessories. Dark-circled eyes can delight in the sight of an assortment of pillows ($12.95–$99) ideal for supporting catnapping craniums in style, and 1,500-thread-count sheets ($79.95) whisper silky promises of nighttime comfort. Not unlike searching for pliant encyclopedia covers during study hall, clients peruse a stable of sleeping-surface options from Sealy, Simmons, and Tempurpedic and can opt to protect their soporific investments with waterproof mattress covers ($59.95). A vast array of day-bed and bunk-bed frames rounds out the selection, not to forget stylish futon covers dress up space-preserving folding frames and fun-preserving pontoon rafts.