Studio Seven Arts, voted Best Art Gallery of 2011 by Diablo magazine's readers, is bedecked in one-of-a-kind fine art, handcrafted jewelry, and eclectic crafts, fostering an inspiring backdrop to their custom-framing services. The staff members curate a collection of American art pieces, including locally made creations, displaying handcrafted fine jewelry and skillfully made crafts that can be both functional and decorative—much like a scarecrow in a sundress. The gallery’s in-house framing artisans draw upon 25 years of experience to build custom frames for such treasures as paintings, photos, diplomas, and mirrors of any shape or size. Frames can be outfitted with wood to match any room’s décor, and with a variety of glass options that can block the bleaching effects of sunlight and scribblings of pets who feel they ought to be in all the family photos.
At Bloomies on Main, a two-woman team strives toward a single goal: to create classically beautiful floral arrangements as unique as the events they celebrate. Designer Sorayah Azadan’s floral and interior-design degrees give her aesthetic expertise that she uses in her work alongside manager and head designer Sarah. Together, the two work hard to avoid the cookie-cutter bouquet look, and instead create fresh and tasteful arrangements for any occasion. Their best sellers include the Fashionista Blooms—a bouquet of yellow and pink roses and pink daisies. Another popular choice is the Fruit and Blooms basket—a handful of purple blooms atop a pile of bananas, apples, and oranges. They can also assemble flowers for anniversaries, new babies, birthdays, and the anniversary of a new baby, also known as a birthday.
Sears Portrait Studio's original photographers committed their first family photos to film more than 60 years ago, and the studio's digital photographers continue the tradition of taking high-quality portraits at more than 1,000 U.S. locations open today. Each professional photographer completes a rigorous training program before they begin composing and shooting digital photographs, adopting styles ranging from formal portraits to passport photos. Their all-digital system lets customers access their photographs online, where they can add graphics before ordering prints for collages, greeting cards, mugs, and broken-mug collages.
The shelves at Color Me Mine’s studios teem with whimsical bisque-pottery pieces—pony and princess figurines, piggy banks, and kitty-cat mugs—each stark white and waiting for the brush strokes of a budding artist. That artist might be a birthday boy at a party or a grown-up unwinding at a girls' night out. No previous experience is required, as the studio staff dispenses plenty of painting tips, stencils, and artistic inspiration. Afterwards, the staff will fire the resulting pieces, which can then be used as décor or dinnerware thanks to Color Me Mine's lead-free, food-safe, paints.
Water sings against vehicle bodies at AutoCouture Motor Car Company, slipping off in curlicues of foam. The crews there wield concentrated shampoo, swirl-free synthetic polish, tire dressing, and the same leather conditioner used by cowboys to make their hats taste so good. Steam pours into carpets during detailing sessions in the lot, which is also full of vehicles for sale.
Omni Fitness specializes in Boot Camps and personal training for men and women of all ages. No matter what your fitness level is, or your fitness goals are, Omni will create a program that works for you. Each class packs a 650 calorie burning workout into a 1 hour time slot.