The friendly staff at Sew What’s New has helped supply, service and evolve thread-baring enthusiasts for more than 14 years. Stock up on a wide variety of supplies ranging from threads and fabrics to machines and sergers, or bone up on the embroidered arts in one of the many expert-instructed classes. Offerings include the introductory Sewing 101 ($15) for needling novices or crash courses in coffee cup cozies ($15) for more advanced embellishers. As the only authorized Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff program dealer in the Southern New Mexico and El Paso area, Sew What's New carries a bevy of suitable sewing hardware and software. Free lessons are available for each machine sold, comforting customers who have not yet mastered errant bobbins and tricky thimbles.
When workaday stressors leave their bodies feeling like lifeless lumps of clay, clients often retreat to The Kneading Oasis. There, tucked away from the bustle of the faraway streets, licensed massage therapists stand ready to reshape minds and bodies with the restorative, detoxifying power of their four massage modalities. Stress-busting Swedish and deep-pressure massage help boost circulation and break down scar tissue in overworked muscles for more relaxed, comfortable backs, and sports and orthopedic massages address chronic pain or ease the soreness and tight ligaments associated with athletic activity. Regular massage can speed recovery from injury, strengthen torsos against future strain, and encourage wings to uncoil from behind the shoulder blades.
At more than 1,000 Mattress Firm locations around the country, shoppers sink into plush mattresses, recline on firm beds, and belly-flop onto pillow tops. Knowledgeable staffers can help customers create an ideal bedtime environment by dispensing advice based on sleep preferences and illuminating the difference between the many kinds of mattresses. And to the delight of their customers, much of Mattress Firm's bedding wears the label of a premium brand, such as Sealy, Serta, Simmons Beautyrest, or Stearns & Foster.
For more than 60 years, Kwal Paint's team has designed colors to complement almost any décor, continually refreshing the palette of more than 1,600 shades to reflect trends and advancements in interior decorating. To wit: EnviroKote paints are made from eco-friendly, raw materials and contain no VOC. Additionally, online virtual color-visualizing applications help homeowners realize the abode of their dreams. As ever, the knowledgeable staff is on hand to guide customers through common issues such as blistering or how to revamp garden gnomes stuck in last season's styles.
Creative Balloons & Invitations populates weddings, quinceañeras, anniversaries, and birthday parties with a wide range of invitations and celebratory packs of motley balloons. The DIY invitations provide a huge range of customizable invitation formats, none of which rely on yelling invites to a fête through a parking-cone megaphone. A $10 setup fee applies for in-store printing, and single invitation prices range from $1.20 for a 4"x6" card to $1.85 for a 6"x9" card. Ready-made invitations for birthday parties, anniversaries, and other momentous occasions also stand ready to entice recipients with heartfelt emotions and cavalier carousing. Form a helium-filled force field around a birthday bash or C-SPAN2 viewing party with a balloon arch ($6/foot; $10 travel charge for parties 6–25 miles from the store), or buy balloons one at a time ($.99 each) as an expression of inflatable individuality.
Gym Magic Sports Center & Preschool fosters healthy childhood growth with fun-focused fitness activities performed in a safe, noncompetitive environment. Teach future Phelpses how to thrive in the deep blue with a session of swim classes in the Lily Pad Swim School, a member of the US Swim School Association. In a shallow, indoor, kid-friendly pool filled with warm water to encourage comfort, instructors help novices grasp the basics and teach more experienced swimmers advanced techniques, such as the backward doggy-paddle and the walrus wade. Parent/child swim classes are offered to students from 6 months to 3 years old, and kiddies older than 3 learn to paddle sans guardian guidance. Classes run for roughly 30 minutes and maintain a maximum ratio of one teacher to five students to ensure optimal results and safety. Those already skilled in the trades of the sea can exercise their land legs in gymnastics classes for tumblers 12 months and older, with parent/child classes available for kids younger than 3. With skilled guidance, pint-sized acrobats will strengthen their bodies, minds, agility, balance, and likelihood of being the next Evel Knievel in an Olympic-size, foam-padded practice space.