Since 1984, the framers at Creative Framing have worked with clients to encase treasured photographs, paintings, and keepsakes on premises. Drawing inspiration from the colour pairings in the shop's attached gallery, they match artworks with wood and metal frames as well as shadowboxes. The framers also shield works from sun rays and the withering eye contact of art critics with UV-blocking and glare-resistant glass. Gallery liners come in linen or custom-painted Medite; mats in hundreds of colours complement pictures and make diplomas look smarter. The Creative Framing team will also reuse or resize an existing frame on request, counselling it for adjustment to life after cosmetic surgery.
With a multitude of frame and moulding samples ranging from oversized casings to delicate shadow boxes, Kingston Frameworks indulges all masterpiece visions with traditional framing and custom-made compositions. Consumers, art collectors, and interior designers can channel their artistic inspiration with a host of frame options in contemporary and traditional designs to spruce up a drab powder room or add flair to a flat office space ($80 for a 14.75"x12.25" with matting, $58.64 without). The staff of border buffs can also accommodate individual requests to churn out plaque-mounted diplomas and laminated exit strategies to adorn barren walls. In addition to memorializing baby booties and ticket stubs, Kingston Frameworks upgrades pressed-flower security with conservation framing, swaddling prized pieces in antireflective museum glass to preserve the quality of delicate keepsakes and family heirlooms.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Fitness classes
Recommended Age Group: Adults
The Seniors Association Kingston Region is a conglomeration of professionals and more than 750 volunteers that manage The Seniors Centre. They provide more than 100 programs, classes, and social functions geared toward people ages 50 and older, though there's no age requirement to join in the fun. "Our youngest member is 23," confesses one staffer. They host sporting events such as badminton tournaments, group fitness classes, and even art classes that range in topic from repurposing old jewelry to casting objects in cement. They also run an onsite restaurant, Hatter's Cove, where chefs dish up daily specials such as meatloaf, poached salmon, and chicken kiev.
Since equipping the world with its first wood-slat recliner in 1928, La-Z-Boy has branded itself as a well-known producer of high-quality furniture, including their signature recliner, loveseats, ottomans, upholstered sofas, accent tables, and much more. The Urbana oval end table ($249 and up) is genetically engineered to keep junk mail off the ground and blocks the couch's attempts to stretch out into the hall. A host of recliners, sofas, sectionals, the demi stationary chair and sleepers are also waiting to invade homes with their tasteful presence.
Willow Soul ravishes body and home with a collection of clothing, accessories, housewares, and art fashioned mostly from Canadian materials or by local artisans. Canadian-crafted Rocky Mountain beauty products season skin with bath salts ($5) or luxurious body butter ($15), and Love+Toast hand lotions teach fingers the ancient art of black-belt softness ($11+). Necks flex fashion muscles under Frug necklaces ($26+) or airy summer scarves that protect against bumblebee-filled breezes ($19), and Hue jeggings eschew traditional denim conventions ($38+). In addition to house highlighters such as quilts, art napkins, and throw pillows, Willow Soul beckons bottoms to grow attached to furniture, such as reclaimed-wood benches made by Kingston artists.
Winexpert aims to make the ancient traditions of winemaking accessible to both wine enthusiasts and newcomers. With over 100 varietals to choose from, their award-winning winemaking kits give home vintners the chance to put their own stamp on personal batches of ambrosials such as chardonnay, pinot grigio, and merlot, rather than printing out images of their face and pasting them onto bottles at the store. Winexpert also works with dedicated retailers around the world, who help buyers choose the right vino and learn the secrets of the wine-making lifestyle.