Though an avid moment catcher since his childhood, Tim Swan began his profession photography career in 1985, honing his digital skills through the technical training he received while serving in the military. Today, he and his wife of 19 years, Tabitha, collaborate on a variety of photo-shoot styles, including weddings, senior pictures, and family portraits, to capture each subject's distinct personality and produce images that are both natural and free of scene-stealing sea gulls.
One of the country’s largest independent paint dealers, Spectrum Paint furnishes contractors, Fortune 500 companies, and homeowners with a vast variety of paints, stains, and specialty wall coatings from respected brands. A gallon of pastel PPG Pittsburgh Paints WallHide Ceramic ($24.28) decks nursery walls in stain-resistant hues, and 1-inch FrogTape ($7.97) protects windowsills with the music of hundreds of croaking amphibians. A wistful 2.5-inch AllPro Mako poly/nylon paintbrush ($7.97) dreams of the day it will dip its bristles into the nearby PPG Pittsburgh Paints sample quarts ($6.79). The absorbent AllPro 3/4-inch Gold Pro roller cover ($5.69) ensures the even, universal application of paint to walls, cabinets, or reprints of the Mona Lisa. The shop's staff provides excellent service, aiding customers in product selection and answering questions.
Sage Premium Denim Bar's fashion-forward staff helps visitors to conceal their bareness with a unique collection of trendy, everyday boutique wear from brand-name manufacturers such as Miss Me, Twisted X, and LA Idol. Sage's wide selection of boots presents kicks for both men and women and rotates often––like the Mona Lisa's facial expression. Slip into a pair of Lane Boots ($125–$500) that stylishly fortify feet and support the company's philanthropic mission to benefit schools. Boots by Corral pride themselves on their durability ($175–$250), and boots by Ariat are designed for competitive horseback riders and mechanical-bull wranglers ($145¬–$219 for men's).
Learn To Brew was created by a professional brewer in an effort to provide patrons with a one-stop-shop for supplies, hands-on classes, and how-to videos for crafting beer and wine. In addition to taps and kegerators for homes or businesses, staff members stock ingredients such as hops, malts, and yeasts. In their classes, they cover everything from balancing acids for wine to fermenting honey for mead.
Queen of the Tees handcrafts girlie, glittery T-shirts that celebrate sports teams, school organizations, cheer & pom, and any other source of spirited celebration. Its online yearbook shows off classic designs with sparkling letters that might read Go Big Red or I’m shouting for no reason. Customers can purchase individual or bulk-ordered shirts that display the design of their choosing.
The Arrangement?s 6,000-square-foot space is filled with stylish décor items?accent furniture, silk-flower arrangements, and candles?that can make any house feel more like a home. A warm and inviting staff curates this collection of home accents, and constantly adds new and creative gifts to their ever-changing inventory. They also offer services, bundling bouquets of fresh flowers or crafting permanent botanicals from silk and nourishing them with waterless watering cans. The fragrance of the flowers wafts through the store and weaves with the perfumes of Trapp Candles, which can fill rooms with their fragrance within 15 minutes of being lit.