The Artful Adventures studio bustles with the flick of paintbrushes and the clink of mosaic tiles. The sunny yellow studio offers guests a dizzying array of potential projects: they can choose from more than 200 bisque pottery pieces, which glisten with 66 shades of nontoxic glaze and an array of stencils and stamps. Nearby, the glint of glass tiles entices mosaic-makers, who can decorate clocks or jazz up mirrors that would otherwise be smelted down into a disco ball. Jewelry kits enable even novices to create sophisticated-looking fused-glass pendants, and anyone who wants to gussy up an apron, coaster, or baby bib with a unique design can create pressable art from a selection of 20 paint colors. In addition to dropping by during open-studio hours—for which there is never a sitting fee—crafters can partake in themed events, such as date nights and movie nights, or host parties, which include all project materials and pair youthful celebrants with a balloon for flying home.
Independent Records & Video stocks a superb selection of new and used CDs and LPs, DVDs, and games. Invite the eccentric musical stylings of Erykah Badu's New Amerykah Part Two ($9.95) into your eardrums, pick up Jimi Hendrix's recently released posthumous studio album, Valleys Of Neptune ($6.97 used), or pan for gold in stacks of classic and contemporary blues, jazz, electronic, and pop music. To rest eyes weary from searching old copies of National Geographic for photos of giant pinecones, take a look at Independent's stock of movies, which are available on DVD and Blu-ray and span every genre and time period. Classic comedies such as Caddyshack ($9.99) line shelves alongside newer releases that dive deep into unexplored depths of Earth and man (Oceans costs $28.99, season seven of Curb Your Enthusiasm costs $32.99.) Though stock varies in each store, Independent is committed to customer satisfaction and will place a special order at no extra charge.
What's In Store specializes in home furnishings and decorative goods bursting with warmth and personality. Sidle up to their inviting storefront and peruse an array of striking wares from vendors such as Lampe Berger, Uttermost, The Ashton Company, Surya, and more. Dimly lit tree houses can be amply illuminated with lamps starting at $40, outfits pizzazzed with fashion jewelry starting at $10, and candles saddled in a wide variety of candle holders (prices range from $5–$200). Lampe Berger fragrances and air-freshener lamps ($20–$100) are handy for masking the scents of Thanksgiving leftovers lodged in between couch cushions, while lit flowers from The Light Garden ($39–$75) are a practical alternative to roaring living-room bonfires. A helpful staff assists shoppers in picking out the perfect items to accentuate homes with fetching furnishings as opposed to a collection of hissing polecats.
Color Me Mine puts paintbrushes and pottery in the mitts of customers old and young. Budding Toyozo Arakawas will follow six easy steps to craft beautifully painted ceramics, first choosing a ceramic piece (most cost between $10 and $70) from Color Me Mine's selection of hundreds of seasonally changing items. After charting out the desired design from imaginative imagination, painters will select an underglaze from Color Me Mine's cast of more than 50 colors, then apply paint with the focus of a peregrine falcon occupied by a Rockwellian spirit. Color Me Mine handles all kiln-firing work, allowing clients to take home their final products within three to five days. A studio fee of $6 for children (12 and under) and $10 for adults covers all paints, supplies, glazing, and firing.
Barcelona's certified laser specialists use the LightShear laser system to permanently remove unwanted hair. To set off on a journey of stubble-free sleekness, choose between the traditional bikini area or underarm region and set up an initial consultation and treatment to blast away filaments in their follicular homes. Follow-up treatments take place a few weeks apart, permanently disabling hair follicles dormant in the initial session.
A psychic can accurately connect you with forgotten memories, current setbacks, and future decisions regarding wallpaper trends. Today's deal to Celebration Conscious Living offers up a reading with your choice between tarot expert Gaetan Michel Belleview and Jana Alexander, an intuitive reader and Reiki Master.