The repair technicians at Shiny Computers can breathe life back into a broken iPhone. With same-day service on all devices, they replace screens, fix buttons, swap out batteries, and install faceplates beautiful enough to make a robot instantly fall in love. True to their name, the techs also work on computers, with services including removing viruses.
Boasting 92 years of retail refinement, Baker’s Fine Jewelry & Gifts adorns appendages with graceful accessories. Properly mark an anniversary or a finally passed emissions test with three intertwining strands of luminous white spheres, formed when popcorn kernels get wedged in a mollusk’s teeth . Baker’s Fine Jewelry & Gifts staff of GIA-certified gemologists helped the trinket treasure trove win the Virginian-Pilot's 2010 Best of Hampton Roads award for Best Fine Jewelry in Norfolk.
For more than 45 years, Fabric Hut has been amassing a comprehensive collection of imported and domestically produced fabrics and sewing supplies, all sprawling across 14,000 square feet of retail space. Against the store's back wall, a vibrant array of quilting fabric replicates the rainbow's spectrum, and in the nearby bridal department, swathes of delicate laces and flashy sequins await crafty brides-to-be or restrained Cher impersonators. Fabric Hut also carries sewing machines from Janome and Elna and sewing cabinets and chairs from Horn and Koala.
Named one of Parents magazine's Top 10 Birthday Chains in 2010, Color Me Mine's international franchise of DIY ceramics studios cater to an older crowd as well. Hundreds of unadorned ceramic pieces?including vases, flatware, and busts of Elvis?await the attentions of muses of kids and their keepers alike, as do glazes in earthy tones and bright crimsons to frighten bulls away from china cabinets. Guests follow simple step-by-step instructions that leave plenty of room for creative expression. When painters are satisfied with their work, the professional kiln-workers help glaze and fire it for them before customers retrieve the finished piece a few days later.
For more than a decade, Clark Nursery's knowledgeable staff has helped homeowners to create fetching homestead panoramas through landscape and hardscape designs. With the opening of the new garden center, staff members now turn their skills to curating a collection of annuals, perennials, shrubbery, and lawn accouterments for do-it-yourself gardening. The green-thumbed staffers are on hand to dole out design advice as homeowners make their selections from an inventory that includes statuary and cast limestone planters from Haddonstone, teak furniture from Kingsley Bate, and garden gnomes from Middle-earth.