You have a choice of two classes: Beginning Hand Building for 5- to 12-year-olds on Wednesday afternoon (February 2–16) from 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. and Beginning Hand Building for adults on Wednesday night (February 2–16) from 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., or Clay Exploration for 5- to 12-year-olds on Wednesday afternoon (March 2–16) from 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
In 1965, Popular Mechanics ran a small classified ad for Brookstone, a new catalog company that packed its pages with functional products and detail-oriented descriptions. Brookstone quickly expanded to meet the high demand for its collection of “hard-to-find tools,” and opened the door to its first retail location in 1973. Today, Brookstone’s more than 300 nationwide retail locations allow customers to test-drive its ever-growing lineup of interesting products, which range from Bluetooth-enabled massage chairs to power adapters designed for international travelers and their electronic passports. Staying true to its roots as a catalog company, Brookstone houses an even larger selection of products, each waiting patiently to be shipped, on its website.
Clients entrust their valuables to Baker Fairview Self Storage, and the facility pulls out all the stops in order to keep those belongings safe. A computer-controlled gate greets each entrant, and a closed-circuit television system keeps constant watch over the grounds. At the storage unit—which come in a variety of sizes—the door is alarmed individually, discouraging intruders from tampering with your stuff even if they manage to get past the gate. Owners, meanwhile, can opt for cool basement units and take advantage of the packing and moving supplies available for purchase.
Signature service: Personal and wardrobe stylist
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
Products Used: No-Slip Space Saving Hangers
Pro Tip: Experience as a Personal Stylist for Nordstrom, one of the most customer service centric company.
Happy Cooking Co. owners and head chefs James and Jael Tanti help students and customers build a bridge between diet and wellness, aiming to prevent dangerous inflammation and maladies through healthy food preparation. The cooks' holistic techniques and toxin-free surgical-steel utensils turn fresh ingredients into medicine, family meals into daily health regimens, and cooking into an extended metaphor for disease prevention and maintaining long-term well-being. Cooking demonstrations and hands-on classes teach students to create delicious recipes such as seven-herb chicken, homemade almond milk, or potato-leek soup, preventing harmful chemical contamination and overuse of oils with Saladmaster cookware.
Ace hardware's knowledgeable staff wrangles a massive herd of home-improvement and gardening supplies and provides a variety of services for remodelers and handymen. Pick up a six-piece screwdriver set ($11) and an Ace rip hammer ($14.49) and tap into a cornucopia of fasteners as laden with screws, anchors, and bolts (prices vary) as the pockets of a lottery-winning robot. Patrons illuminate newfound décor with a two-pack of Dynatrap ultraviolet light bulbs ($11.99), the better to see by while using a five-piece paint-roller tray kit ($9). The store's staff also cuts keys and offers a paint-matching service free of charge to allow clients to fulfill the wishes of finicky peacock tenants.