PPG Porter Paints' team has dedicated 90 years to sprucing up homes with its revered brand of vivid, low-odor paints, stains, and primers. Multiple lines and sheens of interior paint offer to protect walls from presidential portraits painted in mustard ($25.79+/gal.). Eco-conscious shoppers can snag gallons of Pure Performance color, designed to thwart mold and mildew without angering Mother Nature's overprotective rottweiler ($33.39+/gal.). Peruse exterior paints if looking to prevent al fresco fortifications from cracking and peeling during super-soaker season ($25.79+/gal.). Effective on most surfaces, Porter's acrylic, synthetic, and alkyd Seal Grip primers also help house-wide paint jobs to stay put ($40+/gal.). Amicable staff members roam each locale's voluminous aisles and are eager to provide product recommendations for any home, office, or abandoned grain silo.
The course at Dickson Country Club invites golfers to herd their golf balls over a verdant expanse divvied up into 18 tree-lined holes. Golfers take aim at bentgrass greens from tee boxes, fairways, and rough composed of bermuda grass, so-called for its mysteriously disappearing divots. Players may choose from four sets of tees, rendering the course enjoyable for golfers of all skill levels.
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The coaching staff at D1—which is co-owned by professional athletes such as NFL player Peyton Manning, MLB player Chipper Jones, and NFL player Philip Rivers—refuses to discriminate between professional athletes and everyday exercisers. They scale the strength-and-cardio workouts of their group boot-camp classes and one-on-one intensive courses to individual abilities, bringing out the best in each student regardless of his or her workout history.
The typical D1 gym houses modern indoor turf fields with adjoining weight rooms, giving instructors the space to invent expansive obstacle courses that may require students to lift tires or tug 747s. In the boot-camp program, coaches meet with students one-on-one to discuss progress and find ways to improve. Each facility also houses a sports-therapy clinic, where expert therapists ease muscle injuries through rehabilitation programs and strength-restoring exercises.
Jose Santisteban’s artistic path has been paved with glass. He began working with it as an artistic medium in 1999 and, after earning his master of fine arts in glass sculpture in New York, chased his passion to locales around the country and globe.
Today, Jose shares his love of this ancient art at Franklin Glassblowing Studio. During lessons that focus on the basic skills of glass blowing, he demonstrates how the material can be used for more than just windows and temporary houses. Students then put theory into practice, flexing their creative muscles to create personalized keepsakes from scratch. When not hosting classes, Jose and others at the studio design their own glassy pieces, including lighting and home decor.
The friendly style mavens at Must Boutique stock shelves with a spirited array of feminine looks for those eager to exude individual style statements. Flattering tops ($18–$38) let armoires bask in attention without becoming mystical portals, while pairs of boots and booties ($89) beg for cool-weather winds to debut their seasonal swagger. Satiny rows of cocktail attire (up to $120) clamor for attention while casually chic dresses ($42–$68) woo window shoppers through fashion osmosis. Patrons dangle earrings ($6) alongside newly smiling visages, accent high-fives with a collection of rings (up to $25), and let necklaces ($12–$32) add golden accents to collarbones like a hug from King Midas. Muse Boutique's inventory and Facebook page keep shoppers apprised of new waves of arrivals with assistance from an accommodating staff.
Frame Place's team of skilled craftsmen ensconces precious artworks in cut-to-length frames and UV-resistant glass. With more than 1,500 different styles of moulding to choose from, the shop can create frames to complement almost any heirloom or piece of art, from photographs and paintings to slices of toast singed to resemble the county clerk. After professional designers help customers choose an appropriate moulding and an acid-free mat, they craft a form-fitted frame to showcase and protect the piece. Custom framing prices vary with the size and style of the frame, but a simple 8"x10" frame with double matting and conservation glass costs $100. This Groupon is also valid for regular in-stock items, including their wide selection of premade frames, mirrors, and oil paintings.