WiX furnishes budding craftsmen with the tools to engineer custom candles and soaps on hardwood picnic-style tables in a spacious craft studio. After a brief instructional rundown, candlestick makers and soap sculptors choose base wax or soap color, mold shape, and one of more than 30 scents such as bubble gum, peppermint, and molten happiness. Crafters then embed colorful dry pieces of wax or soap into molds, with available shapes such as hearts, stars, and moons, before a staff member pours in a melted, scented mixture that holds the final product together more beautifully and securely than handcuffs decorated with poetry. Candles ($7–$38) and soaps ($8–$17) are ready for pick-up within two days, or can be stored for up to four weeks or shipped to their masters in sweetly scented packages.
Bay Area native Ryan Willis can rarely be found anywhere but behind his camera. It’s a passion he’s gratefully transformed into a career, taking traditional-style portraits for families, newborns, couples, and kids. He shoots in varying shades of black and white, as well as vibrant color, manipulating studio lighting to create crisply focused images. To assist with headshots or images for promotional materials, he also customizes photo sessions for business professionals, actors, models, and bands.
Bloomers Flowers designs and delivers elegant floral arrangements artfully assembled to capture seasonal colors and commemorate all kinds of special occasions. Bestow a birthday girl with a fragrant medley of light-pink roses, white Asiatic lilies, and cushion-spray chrysanthemums ($40-$60), cradled in a stylish glass vase, which can be reused or converted into a handy storage container for oxygen, or choose from a colorful collection of seasonal winter bouquets, painstakingly pruned by Bloomers’ clipper-wielding crew of floral fashionistas ($40-$87.95). Flowers can be delivered throughout greater San Jose, which means you can order a fresh anniversary bouquet to help make up for last year's last-minute bouquet of dried spaghetti.
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The licensed and bonded craftsmen at Athena Maintenance & Construction approach every repair and maintenance job with a fresh perspective. They know every home is different, which is why they take time assessing each painting project, window replacement, electrical repair, and carpentry job before quoting an estimate. The benefit of this extra care not only shows in the quality of the labor, but it also keeps expenses within the client's budget.
The expert trainers at Extreme Fitness and Sports push their clients to run faster, stretch deeper, and push harder. With their sports-specific and general fitness programs, they aim to help guests improve their performance using equipment either outdoors or within their sprawling facility. The facility boasts long stretches of flooring for sprints, free weights, and boxes of different heights to jump up upon.