Frame Central, where the upbeat, fun-loving staff works alongside customers preserving their artwork and keepsakes. Frame Central prides itself on its expedient one-day framing. Staffers have devoted years to learning how to craft custom frames fast without sacrificing quality. For one thing, they keep all their materials on hand, saving on time spent sending off for special orders. For another, customers can design and make the frames themselves or meet staffers halfway by allowing them to professionally cut the materials for easy home assembly.
At locations in more than a dozen states, U-Swirl delivers more than 40 flavors of frozen yogurt packed with live and active cultures and designed in low-fat, non-fat, and sugar-free varieties. Self-serve machines line the shop?s lime green walls, ready for customers to dispense heaping swirls of old favorites, such as cookies n' cream and fruit sorbet, or seasonal innovations, including eggnog in the winter and fireworks in the summer. Next, patrons head to the toppings bar and crown their frozen treats with as much fresh fruit, cereal, and candy as they can handle before weighing cups and paying by the ounce.
Even though Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has locations throughout the world, it still maintains the small-town candy-store feel envisioned by its creator and CEO, Frank Crail. Crail founded the original location in his adopted hometown of Durango, Colorado, filling the sweet-smelling space with homey accents, such as candy-making demonstrations and games of Pin the Tail on the Chocolatier. Behind the counter, staffers roll fresh granny smith apples in dense caramel and mold lumps of rich fudge on old-style marble slabs. Other fresh confections include mint bark, chocolate-dipped pretzels, and boxed chocolates.
Sidling up to the 14-foot, vintage timber tasting bar, one of Capri Cellars' wine stewards already has a bottle in hand. Encompassing tastes from a wide variety of wines, themed flights encourage visitors to get familiar with pinots, Washington reds, and vintages from around the globe. Guests follow sips with a host of paired snacks, such as marcona almonds, carefully curated cheese plates, and smoked salmon. The staff invites visitors to hang out at the bar or take a seat in one of the chic leather chairs to play spin the bottle on the floor.
Before hitting the slopes or the field, savvy sportspeople hit Superior Seconds Gear Exchange. With a rainbow of shiny snowboards crowding the walls and helmets stacked nearly to the ceiling, it looks like the store receives regular shipments from sports gear factories. But Superior Seconds specializes in equipment that's gently used and consigned, inviting customers to buy, sell, or even trade their equipment so they can fatten their sports good collections without fattening their wallets. The shop has a huge selection of items for a wide variety of sports?from summer activities like fishing to winter activities like skiing, to autumn and spring sports like football, bicycling, and throwing pumpkins at dart boards. There are even technicians on-staff who maintain and repair gear.
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Opened in Kirkland on Valentine's Day 2011, Palettes and Pairings celebrates the romantic interplay between art and wine. At each evening class, instructors offer tips on brushing life into a 16?x20? canvas while painters sip wine, beer, or nonalcoholic beverages.