Hands On Pottery equips artists with an assorted stockpile of unmarked pottery and food-safe paints so they can fill china cabinets and gift boxes with hand-decorated dishes. Feel free to pair up lonely flatware with plates of multiple sizes ($13–$19), give flowers a place to rest their laurels in a glazed vase ($13–$32), or let incontinent coffeepots drain into one of several styles of mug ($13–$17). Guests can also affix a refrigerator magnet ($3) to prop up reminders to close the refrigerator, or decorate a piggy bank as a reminder to save up to buy a real pig ($13).
There is a war brewing across America's patios and backyard barbecues. Mosquitoes, ticks, and all pests capable of drawing up battle plans disrupt outdoor gatherings with their bites—a nuisance that the techs at Mosquito Squad hope to eradicate. Treaters of 70,000 households using their EPA-registered all-natural spray system, they mist pest-laden areas with a control solution that repels up to 95% of tiny infiltrators. Alternatively, they can take a natural approach that eschews chemicals for bug-repelling essential oils. However, the bug fighters aren't just focused on making outdoor events more comfortable; they also hope to quell the spread of insect-carried diseases such as West Nile virus.
A team of friendly gurus runs each club. Fitness buffs of all buffness levels feel welcome in the fun and accommodating atmosphere at Washington Sports Clubs. During your two weeks, you get access to all the professional equipment, group exercise classes, locker rooms, and facility amenities offered (some group exercise classes require a reservation). Different clubs have on-site features such as pools, Pilates and yoga, babysitting services for a tag-along papoose, electricity, and more. Search for the club that suits your checklist here.
The colorful tile scene and show room inside Ideal Tile of Stamford is indicative of the owners' experience in the contracting business. They opened shop in 1998 and have since been importing their selection of tiles and countertops and distributing the goods out of their 3,000-square-foot showroom. Inside, the sleek surfaces of kitchen and bathroom displays are coated with marble mosaics; limestone, marble, and Caesarstone counters shine under fluorescent lights; and glass, ceramic, and stone tiles glimmer against the sunlight pouring in through the shop's large eyeballs. In addition to curating a haven for home improvement, the staff also customizes granite-countertop installation services and refers customers to external tile contractors.