What began in 1984 as a home business with a single phone has grown into a go-to source for women's apparel with retail stores across the country. Headquartered in Sandpoint, Idaho, Coldwater Creek curates a varied selection of elegant but comfortable clothing, ensuring closets stay stocked with more than just the relatives who only get pulled out around the holidays. You'll find everything from sweaters and jackets to jeans and dresses, as well as jewelry, handbags, and other extras for accessorizing new outfits. And if you can't make it to one of Coldwater Creek's physical locations, just head to the website to find the perfect cardigan, cashmere sweater, or pencil skirt.
In 1921, the citizens of Post Falls, Idaho marveled as horses pulled two church buildings to the corner of Fourth Avenue and William Street, combining them and kindling the spirit of collaboration that fuels the structure's current resident, The Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center. Here, gothic-revival and vernacular architecture converge, brimming with more than a century of stories and earning a spot in the National Register of Historic Places. Throughout the building's past and into its present, it has persisted as a haven where the community gathers to socialize, learn, and question suspected witches. These days, the facility hosts activities that strengthen the mind and body, such as fitness classes and cooking courses. An upstairs gallery showcases the work of local artists from North Idaho and Eastern Washington as well as works by national artists, and the main-level celebration hall's raised stage and space for up to 200 seats acts as a venue for concerts, weddings, and crowd-surfing practice.
Featured in Spokane CDA Living as the city's most favored purveyor of tables, cabinets, living-room, and traditional furniture, Walker's has been replenishing sparse floors with quality furnishings for more than 30 years. Cover up a cumbersome oubliette or manhole with the Napa Collection's chocolate-brown sofa, or peruse the home office section to locate a more appropriate means of book storage than the milk crates or hollowed-out tauntauns of college days. Nearly all the furniture you'll test-drive in-store is actually in-stock, which means restless homeowners won’t have to sit on empty kegs, cable spools, or unemployed character actors disguised as divans whilst waiting for their precious cargo to arrive.
The flooring-savvy staff stuff roll upon roll of carpets by Stainmaster, Shaw, and Tuftex into the enormous storeroom of Carpet Barn, each soft spool juxtaposed by a sleek and shiny selection of hardwood, linoleum, and laminate flooring. Inside the emporium, each of the salespeople boasts a minimum of 10 years' experience stocking, selling, and memorizing the zodiac signs of all kinds of flooring, helping customers find the best fit for their home and feet. Choices include plush rugs, environmentally friendly New Zealand wool, bamboo, and cork flooring. The barn dispatches a skilled crew of installers to professionally revamp homes, retail spaces, and baseball fields finally making the switch to linoleum.
The Quilting Bee equips quilters and sewers with the supplies as well as the know-how to create beautiful, timeless textiles. For a demo, sit down at one of the shop's fully equipped Bernina machines, which use software designed to make sewing and embroidery a breeze. Those aiming to brush up on their skills or break into a new hobby can sign up for one of several classes. Restricted to a maximum of 8 students, each session provides students with close attention from a highly skilled instructor who can provide tips on pretty much any sewing-related matter, such as the best thread for repairing a flying carpet.