From inside Union Hair and Skin Boutique, stylist Candice bestows clients with flattering new looks. She keeps features in mind while snipping hair into classic or trendy styles. During color treatments, Candice selects hues that complement skin tones and lifestyles.
When it was founded in 1987, Frame Central was a social hub for artists, and was even curiously named for facial hair. However, Beard Outlet has since morphed into a seven-location franchise, dedicated to simplifying the framing process. The shops’ onsite stock of matboard, frame moulding, and other key supplies ensures speedy DIY framing projects—which visitors can complete in an hour—and single-day professional framing. An array of pre-framed mirrors and artwork allows shoppers to enhance their blank walls without taping a napping friend to them. Shoppers can also stock up on framing supplies such as case glass and hanging hardware.
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.
Tibetan Fox entertains bodies and brain waves with innovative, hand-screened T-shirt designs. Paying homage to early T-shirts’ pictures of butter churns and flintlock pistols, Tibetan Fox updates antiquated graphics such as the Blow Ya Mind tee’s bright pink, brain-like mushroom cloud ($30) and the Gift Horse tee’s fuchsia-beribboned image of a freshly wrapped horse’s mouth ($30). Show your allegiance to the hand’s unsung hero with a seafoam-hued Rule of Thumb chemise crowned with an orange, scepter-wielding thumb ($30). Armed to the Tooth wages war on dentist’s-office fears with an artillery-toting wisdom tooth in a variety of colors ($30), and Keys’ minimalist piano view swings wide the doors of perception ($30).
French Quarter Linens specializes in spreading beds with a collection of luxurious linens threaded up by some of the finest sheetsmiths around, including Peacock Alley, Legna, and The Purists, who eschew recent trends toward kaleidoscopic cot coverings in favor of simpler designs. A slew of towels, such as the super pile towels—big, full-bodied hair-dryers made of pure Egyptian cotton—await a new home on your bathroom’s bare racks, and a smattering of fragrant soaps, lotions, candles, and creams send scented streams wandering through the house in search of stinks to kill. The prices at French Quarter are as varied as the number of products available; pillowcases and individual sheets start at $45, washcloths and towels range from $14 to $108, and good-smelling goods cost anywhere from $3 to more than $55. Click here for more information.
After the untimely explosion of your Barcalounger leaves your home in ruin and burn marks, take life’s lemons and make lemoncake. Today’s Groupon gets you $60 worth of design products from Relish for $25. Use the opportunity to redecorate your living space with sustainable, nature-inspired items. If you have spaces to adorn but lack a decorator’s eye, you can put your Groupon toward a one-hour home consultation during which a specialist will visit your place, suggest potential design schemes, and recommend products for a thorough renovation (a $75 value).