At Puttin’ on the Paint, brush-wielders peruse more than 300 mugs, plates, and figurines before selecting a piece to paint. Idea books and a rainbow of pigments inspire artists before items are decorated, covered with a coat of glaze, and placed in the kiln. Objets d’art are ready for pickup six days after firing, and can be immediately displayed on coffee tables, in trophy cases, or affixed to a chain hanging around your sweetheart’s wrist. Puttin’ on the Paint welcomes walk-ins and happily hosts parties for birthday boys and girls and pre-brides.
Bright reds, yellows, and blues add vibrant pops of color in Party On’s indoor playground. During birthdays and open-play, kids cascade down slides into inflatable fire engines before swabbing the rubber decks on the S.S. Buccaneer, a large, air-filled pirate ship.
In the party room, birthday kids can nosh on pizza, cake, and ice cream. For an additional $100, the princess party package add-on enhances parties with visits from costumed characters such as Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty.
Stationed out of Centennial Airport, the highly-trained flight instructors at Aspen Flying Club aim to keep pilots in the sky, whether in pursuit of a hobby or profession. They help budding aviators realize their goals through ground lessons taught by an expert team of instructors, and through discovery flights in their fleet of 30 aircraft. When weather conditions prevent them from going aloft, students and pilots alike can make use of the Redbird flight simulator to practice takeoff and landing techniques while making powerful commands into the palms of their hand.
The team at Above & Beyond Sewing & Vacuum can sell you a high-quality sewing machine, but they also know this is just the first part of their job. Upon purchasing a Baby Lock or Serger machine, customers gain complimentary access to the store's sewing classes. They can also shop an extensive array of parts and accessories, including stabilizers, embroidery designs, and rotary cutters. If need be, they can take advantage of repair services, which are often secured with a one-year warranty. Above & Beyond also carries a diverse selection of vacuum cleaners, and is an authorized repair facility for Miele, Simplicity, and Dyson models, but not dogs that eat crumbs off the floor.
EVOO Marketplace, Colorado's original olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting room, offers a unique educational and interactive sampling experience. With a staff of trained mixologists whipping up a variety of taste combinations using more than 50 of the finest olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars. The discovery of their high quality products by local home chefs and food lovers has helped the shop flourish.
The philosophy behind the shop is simple – a store where customers are able to taste and receive expert education about their products prior to purchase. The expert staff of mixologists have a lot to boast about. The selection of fresh 100% extra-virgin olive oils, ranging from mild to robust intensity, are brought in by following the olive crush cycles of the Southern and Northern Hemisphere, ensuring optimal freshness. Flavors include as the smooth Sicilian Cerasuola del Belice extra-virgin olive oil, the flavor-fused blood orange olive oil, and the flavor-infused basil and Persian lime olive oil. Their genuine traditional balsamic vinegar hails from Modena, Italy, where it was aged for 12 to 18 years in a chestnut, oak, mulberry, or ash barrels without additives. In addition, white balsamic vinegars and flavored balsamic vinegars, such as Honey Ginger and Cranberry Pear, are available. The staff of mixologists recommends different uses of their products, ranging from a dressing for salads, a marinade, or a delicious addition to a mixed drink.
At Pot-Luck, it's true that patrons paint their own pottery—but that only skims the surface of what's really going on. Guests pick out and paint their own ceramic plates, mugs, and wizard figurines. The eclectic array of glazes, paints, and idea books complement their vast selection of ceramic pieces, and the flat studio fee covers an entire day of wandering around the studio's well-stocked confines. When visitors are finished, the team fires their handiwork in the on-site kilns, transforming them from raw ceramic into pieces safe for a dishwasher, microwave, oven, or flaming cupboard.