True Blue Picture Framing’s doors were swung open in 2010 by the steady hands of owner John Pearson, who operates under the mantra, “Great framing does not have to cost you an arm and a leg.” Backed by 14 years of framing experience, John completes all of True Blue’s work on-site, allowing him to control the quality of every piece that enters and leaves the store. From standard keepsakes, such as photos and certificates, to more unique mementos, such as canvases and a child’s first snow angel, True Blue’s arsenal of readymade and custom frames is capable of protecting a wide range of treasures in a stylish manner. The shop also provides canvas stretching to ensure paintings, cloths, and fabrics fit perfectly and don’t cramp up while getting framed.
4Cats Art Studio founder Joey Simon and her son Jet developed their fun and educational art program in 2005 while transposing the techniques they learned in a library's collection of art history books onto blank canvases. Since then, their process of teaching students about an artist's method and then allowing them to practice it on their own has expanded throughout North America. The studio draws its name from Els Quatre Gats, or The Four Cats, a café in Barcelona where Pablo Picasso often showcased his work and shared intellectual musings with cats.
Much like the legendary brush wielder, students between the ages of 2–15 expand their creative abilities at 4Cats Art Studio, first discussing famous artists and then using their techniques to create original pieces. Each 60-minute class begins with a history lesson on a famous artist such as Frida Kahlo or Paul Klee, followed by a creative project using the featured artist's techniques. After learning about Frida's life and love of animals, students create their own colourful self-portraits. Likewise, classes on Klee integrate music and colour-mixing techniques to teach students how to truly capture the emotions of a trumpet.
Intellibed Sleep & Spa outfits shoppers with locally crafted detergents and a host of relaxation-inducing goods including mattresses, pillows, and spa gear. Forged by local sudssmiths in Kelowna, Samson Soaps’ collection of cleansing potions (starting at $5) includes a laundry detergent and softener duo that render clothing as fluffy and spotless as a marshmallow dressed as Mr. Clean. Kitchen and bathroom cleaners ensure the effortless eviction of domestic smudges, while the Big Red degreaser purifies garages and boat hulls.
Stroll the aisles of Home Hardware long enough and you'll encounter more than 100,000 items, from hand and power tools to paint, plumbing, and electrical supplies. You'll also find something else: ideas. After all, it's hard not to start picturing new ways to improve a home when you're wandering past Home Expressions decor items, garden decorations, plumbing and lighting fixtures, and more than 3500 paint colours. Fortunately, kitchen, colour, and garden experts are on hand to turn customers' nascent ideas into full-blown design plans, much as magicians turn frogs into doves or birthday parties into more boring birthday parties.
United is Kelowna's leading Irrigation and Landscaping Company that provides design, construction, installation and maintenance services to homeowners, developers & commercial property owners.
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In an effort to keep their environmental footprint small, the team at Eco-Clean has abandoned the potentially harmful chemicals used in some traditional dry cleaning in favour of using biodegradable solvents. Even the bags they use to package up cleaned shirts, suits, and adult-size footie pajamas are made of biodegradable plastic, creating less waste in landfills and a more gentle impact on Mother Earth. With four locations, including a new outpost in downtown Kelowna, Eco-Clean’s owners hope to spread their message of responsible business practices and environmental stewardship to their customers and community.
The experts at Minnella Cleaners specialize in restoring brides' beaded wedding gowns to their original pristine state after carefree revelry or having to wade into a bouquet-toss brawl and break some noses. With more than 20 years of experience, the professionals tackle these ambitious challenges alongside simpler projects such as evicting grime from everyday garments, including suits, skirts, and overcoats. With an ecologically conscious dry-wet cleaning process at hand, they employ a nontoxic aqua-based solution to return clothing to an immaculate state.