Beneath the high ceilings of Cast Away & Folk's modern craft shop, towering shelves overflow with bundles of color-coordinated yarn and fabric. Cobblers' tool shelves, iron baby bathtubs, and even a dingy retired from its maritime duties catch the runoff, creating a homey space peppered with vibrant colors for a distinctly bohemian feel.
At the center of this eclectic and cleanly designed space, customers can recline and survey how-to books or familiarize themselves with the supplies for one of Cast Away & Folk's staff-taught classes. Though the calendar implies a steady buzz of activity, the shop's proprietor doesn't stop there.
In its four-decade history, Bananas at Large has provided production equipment and instruments to musical acts including the Grateful Dead, Carlos Santana, and Poison. At both the business' locations, soon-to-be superstars can stock up on their own equipment from well known and specialty brand names. Musicians just learning to tickle guitars till they cry melodies meet with dedicated teachers, many of whom studied music in school or have played professionally for years. In classes, the teachers draw upon their backgrounds in genres from funk to classical to lead 30- to 45-minute classes on instruments including the guitar, keyboard, and drums.
Legendary Beads’s craft connoisseurs illuminate the art of jewelry making with classes and curate an inspiring collection of baubles and beads. The Getting Started Stringing class will be temporarily apprenticed to one of Legendary Beads’s skilled crafters to learn basic jewelry-birthing techniques. Class attendees create two bracelets using provided materials, which they can to take home or donate to a park statue's drab, unadorned wrist. Classes are usually held multiple times a month for two hours, but check the online schedule for more details and current offerings.
Almost everyone dreams of flying. In those dreams, landscapes unravel below like patchwork quilts, and high, soft breezes brush past your face while mountains and hills jut out of the earth to form peaks and valleys. They're gentle dreams, and ones that Calistoga Balloon Co can make real with high-soaring balloon rides.
During sunrise launches, their rainbow-hued balloons flit above the north end of Napa Valley, gliding passengers along scenic grapevine corridors and mountain vistas unique to the region. The area is also home to landmarks the likes of Mount Saint Helena, the Palisades Cliffs, and the Napa Valley Castle—all sights to be savored from the basket of a hot air balloon. To celebrate collecting such lifelong memories, passengers can enjoy a champagne breakfast after touchdown followed by activities such as leisurely picnics or bike tours through the wine country.
Scribbles and Giggles started in founder Lisa Russell's garage in 1986 as a way to teach local children how to create art. Over time the business grew, and it now hosts classes in a three-building campus with a garden and play area. Classes help kids create 3D sculptures, illustrations, and paintings.
Dolce Mia Designs is a family-run business specializing in high-end gifts, decorative accessories, and luxurious, premium soaps. We offer a wide range of products and styles. We are known for our fun, vintage designs and the quality of our product. We can personalize any product, making us perfect for showers and parties!