Paws and Claws prides itself as a comprehensive stop for all furry friends. At each location, owners can bring along their creatures to find ample supplies to feed and entertain them, such as a large selection of toys and treats. Their knowledgeable staff includes professional groomers and retail specialists trained in the ways of pet nutrition and hygiene, as well as a consulting veterinarian who keeps the business up-to-date on animal-health trends. This commitment to enhancing the quality and longevity of pet lifespans is also apparent in Paws and Claws' donations to animal charities and adoption efforts.
Davison Orchards is a family owned and operated farm consisting of 50 acres of fruit and vegetables, picked fresh daily! With a kid's play area, petty zoo, orchard tours, gift shop, bakery, ice cream, and cafe, there is something for everyone! It's about family, it's about food, it's about fun!
At Argyll School of Performing Arts, instructors guide students of all ages through an extensive progression of ballet, tap, Pilates, and yoga classes. Founded in July 2009, they regularly lead teams of toe-tapping students in local group competitions.
At the family-owned "U-brew" emporium Rosie's Grape Stop, a helpful staff provides customers with the equipment, ingredients, and work space required for crafting wines, ciders, coolers, and beers. After helping customers find a desired drink kit, the specialists assist with the production of a first batch, which can be picked up or delivered by a stork four to eight weeks later. Wine kits include a pinot grigio Italian riserva, which blooms with fresh citrus notes and lively spiciness, as well as a merlot global cuvée, which exudes a slight grassy scent and subtle fruit flavours. Sparkling cider kits enable guests to concoct refreshing cranberry, pear, or nectarine beverages, and their beer kits feature lagers, ales, and stouts that free grains and yeast from their usual suspension in bread prisons.
At Cottage Quilting, shelves groan under the weight of more than 3,500 bolts of fabric awaiting adoption by nimble hands. Friendly staffers help customers navigate reams of brightly hued designer cottons, sweet floral prints from Amy Butler, and vivid batik patterns in their quest for the perfect cloth. They can also point crafters toward hand-dyed threads, pattern books, and tools such as rotary cutters and mats, as well as new sewing and embroidery machines from Bernina and Brother. Their classes dole out guidance and inspiration for students of varying skill levels, focusing on anything from binding basics and hand embroidery to crafting reversible aprons that enable a single chef to play both good cop and bad cop with fallen soufflés.
First opened in Vancouver, Bang-On T-Shirts' shops have spread over the past decade to dot the globe. No matter which continent they call home, the custom-printing stores emphasize a retro style, filling their binders with hundreds of images inspired by fashion, pop culture, and music. Patrons flip through the binder of in-store designs, selecting ones to customize or print as is. Creative types bring their own photos or illustrations of the monster living under their house in for pressing. Once customers lay out their T-shirts and tank-top patterns, staffers emblazon the cotton tops right in front of them.