Experienced photo gurus Doug Box and Randy Kerr impart practical photo skills to curious shutterbugs during engaging seminars that have appeared across the States and in eight countries abroad. Doug Box, author of myriad photography-technique books, is one of 13 Kodak mentors and is the Executive Director of the Texas Professional Photographers Association. His co-teacher, Randy Kerr, heads World Photographic, which uses photography as a vehicle for illuminating humanitarian and environmental topics. Both men have been teaching photography classes for years and help amateurs take photos that capture piercing looks, toothy smiles, and elusive dodo sightings.
Sisters and owners Becky McCraney and Kathy Harrison built this floor-to-ceiling dazzling assortment of holiday goods in honor of their grandmother, Martha Cayce Bauman, and her ability to make Christmas a magical time. The aproned staff of holiday helpers enjoys finding homes for decorations such as vintage-style Santa figurines ($17.99) and reindeer table centerpieces ($74.99). Those lost in the forest of tree trimmings can safely find their decorating destiny in such themes as Winter Whimsy and Mink. Garland, an exceptionally selfless decoration, offers to drape the front door, the mantle, or a sleeping roommate, while wreaths coil up to voice their opinion that the holiday season should never end. Throughout the large store, ribbons, massive ornamental balls, and giant elves sparkle from every direction in hopes of catching a decorator’s eye. See what your home would look like through the eyes of the Show Me Decorating iPhone app.
Pink Feather Fashions stocks contemporary women's apparel available in a spectrum of styles and price ranges. Shoppers can get stylishly swaddled in whimsical pieces from labels such as Katydid and Joyous & Free while flaunting their fashionableness with a variety of varicolored silk blouses and vibrant patterned tops ($20–$200) or hand-sewn shirts ($70–$110). A helpful staff assists in wrangling gams into flattering denim ($60–$80) and basic tees ($15.99+) protect torsos from exploding ketchup packets. Weekly garb shipments keep the shop's stock trendy and fresh, while gift givers can rest their two left hands and opt for complimentary gift-wrapping instead of wedging an entire sweater into a lavishly ornate Pez dispenser.