The fashionable staff members at Daswani Clothiers keep clients dapper from head to toe with a collection of designer-brand apparel and accessories. Assortments of handy Wurkin Stiffs collar stays ($40) reinforce neck covers at stylish 45-degree angles, and colorful arrays of eco-friendly Tie-Ups belts ($95) affix pants in the trendy on position. The impressive spread of designer brand-name clothing spruces up clients in finely made threads, such as imported Marcoliani hosiery ($30), which sheathes shoe fillings with the comfortable luxury of Italian craftsmanship. In addition to wrapping debonair gents in well-made shirts, suits, and accessories, the clothing emporium prepares customers for the harsh bite of winter and the extremes of wind-tunnel runway shows with warm winter hats ($85) and scarves ($120).
Utilizing acupuncture therapy and Chinese herbal medicine, licensed acupuncturist Marc Gerstein has been practicing holistic treatments since 1984, working to prevent, identify, and treat a variety of conditions. Precisely placed hair-like needles attempt to realign the body’s energy flow and front-wheel drive, while a custom blend of Chinese herbs enhances the treatment's restorative effects. Acupuncture Associates of Hartford also provides a series of adjunct therapies such as acupressure, reflexology, and cupping. Performed by clinic-assistant Leslie Franks—a licensed massage therapist, expert wielder of essential oils, and martial arts master with 30 years of experience under her belt—the adjunct treatments complement acupuncture sessions and banish stubborn sicknesses with underlying brawn.
Blue Back Dental's pair of presiding dentists, Drs. Edward Molyneaux and Theodore Wu, lead their team of teeth technicians in keeping mouths pristine with a wide range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental services. Treatment options range from simple routine cleanings to restorations of cracked teeth with an onsite ceramic tooth fabricator, and dental aligners, such as Invisalign or Six Month Smiles, can straighten teeth. The dentists keep patients well informed and in control of their own health, ensuring that each patient understands that the fate of their dental well-being may hang on more than a single thread of waxed floss.:m]]
For almost 40 years, Center Framing and Art has readied treasured keepsakes for indefinite stays on house walls. Owners Glenn Lazinsk and Lori Chozick preserve pieces with each customer's unique aesthetic in mind, maintaining an attention to detail that earned Center Framing & Art the title of Best Picture Framing Shop in 2008, 2009, and 2010, from Hartford magazine. Staffers complete all services onsite, surrounding prints, portraits, and diplomas with acid-free materials that guard against the damage of time. They also accept challenging assignments such as shadowboxes or 2-D aquariums for lazy goldfish.
Glenn and Lori advocate for the dissemination of fine art, displaying upward of 90 original paintings from both local and international artists inside the store. Their Saturday artist events permit up-and-coming painters, glassblowers, and sculptors to speak about and demonstrate their craft.
Center Framing & Art also emanates caring, neighborly vibes by amassing countless donations of sundries from guests, which Lori distributes to charitable organizations and those in need. Her dedication to the community merited the title of Greatest Person of the Day from the Huffington Post and a feature in the West Hartford Patch.
The Claypen is a place where memories are made. Making gifts for a loved one, capturing a newborn’s footprints, birthday parties, scout troops, good times are a regular occurrence here. Where else can grandparents, teenagers, and young children sit together and share the enjoyment of creating.