Bar Virgin is one of the few universities where students study cocktails and are encouraged to check their phones a lot. Their phones?or desktops, or tablets?are where they keep their course materials. The bartending university's courses take place exclusively online, through a mix of user-friendly lessons, quizzes, and video tutorials. With these learning aids, students master more than 60 drink recipes, as well as skills such as closing down the bar without throwing out every bottle of half-finished liquor. By program's end, pupils are certified bartenders with lifetime access to take a refresher course whenever they would like at no additional cost.
Brimming with colorful bolts of fabric, carefully looped skeins of yarn, and rows of sewing provisions, Save A Thon Stores have been supplying New Yorkers with quality crafting necessities since 1973. With fabrics ranging from basic denim to upscale jacquard upholstery cloth from around the world, the shop showcases a range of patterned designs that can be crafted into cozy quilts or a signal to a passing ship that it would have looked better in plaid. Coils of lace ribbons and tubs of colorful beads add a decorative finishing touch to projects, which can be undertaken at home or under the tutelage of the shop's expert crafters during regular sewing classes, while upholstery classes teach students upholstery basics. The teachers are also experts in the Wilton method of cake decorating and can help students artfully embellish cakes and cupcakes with fondant, tiny decorations, and tiny brides and grooms on a dessert destination wedding.
Oh Baby! offers a bevy of pint-sized gifts to brighten the lives of Planet Earth's newest residents as well as their already-weary new parents. A full stock of options for daily baby-holding provides a cure for arm-fatigue, including the Juicy Couture stroller from Maclaren ($450) and the Boon Flair Pedestal highchair ($229). Though a newborn may not catch regularly scheduled Zs, a cozy embroidered sleep set ($25) maximizes adorableness at any hour. A diaper bag can contain a full parental arsenal, so grab a sleek JJ Cole tactic bag ($29) for the new progenitor in your life. A baby's bib makes an important statement about his or her future career as a giraffe-wrangler (JJ Cole bib, $4.95) or beloved DJ (Bambini Carini reversible music box bib, $16).