FastFrame outlines photographs and wall-worthy art with more than 1,000 frames in styles ranging from baroque gold trims to funky, contemporary schemes. Dedicated to craftsmanship and creativity, professional framers help select matting hues to complement a diploma or the original Bill of Rights banning knuckle cracking. All projects are completed onsite, ensuring that no materials get dented or lost by clumsy carrier pigeons, and with the 30-day design guarantee, clients can return any custom designs for complete retooling within 30 days if they don't match homes' décor. FastFrame also offers a lifetime craftmanship guarantee.
Published quarterly, The Beer Connoisseur covers brew culture in a sophisticated, in-depth manner on par with wine or fine-dining periodicals. Glossy articles cover brewery news and prominent personalities, making the magazine ideal for expanding hoppy horizons or granting the ability to turn up one's nose in a drink debate and balance erudition on it. Past page-turners have profiled advances in green brewing techniques and delved into the rise of craft brewing. Shower unsuspecting taste buds with reviews of recently bottled domestic and international craft brews, or learn the latest tips on brewing, storage, and transforming pairs of bottles into fashionable earrings. Each subscription also includes access to The Beer Connoisseur online, giving perusers access to a comprehensive beer-learning center and the ability to unlock arcane knowledge on cooking with beer and achieving the most harmonious food-and-brew marriages. The Beer Connoisseur also keeps readers informed with a calendar of tastings, dinners, festivals, and grain and barley speed-dating sessions hosted by the magazine around the country.
All Fired Up!'s homey studio invites artists of all ages to participate in kiln-fired activities. Whether perusing the shelves laden with blank pottery or cutting and arranging colored glass to design their own plate, visitors get the chance to create personalized mementos and dishware. Classes let students try their hands at a pottery wheel, and kids' parties keep birthday guests distracted with painting while their parents wrap last-minute gifts.
Socially conscious crafters can take home a hand-stitched measuring-tape cat (Vietnam, $8) from Mai Vietnamese Handicrafts, while frugal fashionistas can sport dancing-girl earrings made from recycled soda cans by KICK Trading Ltd. (Kenya, $12) or a marbled bead choker from TARA Projects (India, $16). Decorate the great outdoors with Manos Amigas' ceramic bird wind-chime (Peru, $44), or beautify the indoors with the world children wall hanging (Haiti, $84) from Comité Artisanal Haitien. Fair-trade staples, such as Equal Exchange coffee, tea, and chocolates, make tasty gifts for Father's Day, Secretary's Day, or Father's Secretary's Day.
Swan Coach House serves tasty American-style cuisine. If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat well at Swan Coach House, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices. Order a bottle for the table if you like — Swan Coach House has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more. Parents appreciate Swan Coach House's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults. Swan Coach House can easily accommodate large groups or parties.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Swan Coach House offers catering.
Guests can leave their vehicles in the nearby lot — valet service is also available — or circle the block for a spot on the street.
Your wallet will be happy with a visit to Swan Coach House, too, where prices are generally under $15. Stop by for three square meals a day — Swan Coach House serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.