Signature service: Paint and Sip
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Brands Used: great wines, craft beer
Pro Tip: no artistic skills necessary
Q&A with Charlotte Lindsey Gaskins, Owner
Describe a time your services really changed a client's life for the better.
When people tell me how therapeutic their experiences with us are.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I've always been inspired by art and always loved good wine alongside [it].
What aspect of your job, or the services you offer, most often surprises people?
New concept; anyone can do it—everyone has fun, even if they come in a little apprehensive.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
This is a unique and fun collaboration we're doing with 7th Street Public Market this summer. Limited seating and events available.
When you need office supplies on the fly, the staff at Connecting Elements in Columbia has you covered.
Dog-owners can bring their pups with them to this canine-friendly establishment.
New bathroom furniture can be a great household update. Come see the selection at Connecting Elements.
Ready for a change? Outfit your new office with trendy and affordable furniture from this store.
When backyard festivities are on the brain, patio furniture is your next stop. Browse the selection available to find the set that's right for you.
Bring some extra life to your bedroom with a new furniture set from here, such as bedroom furniture.
When it's time to get rid of your furniture, find a great replacements here, such as living room furniture.
It's time to make your living space even more livable with rugs, throw pillows, and vases.
If your walls are looking a little bare, spruce them up with items like curtains and mirrors.
What kind of artwork catches your eye? Swing by this store for a look at some of the finest pieces in town.
At Connecting Elements, you can find easy in-and-out parking for you to take advantage of during your shopping spree.
If it's time to have some fun with your office accessories, shop the lively selection at Connecting Elements.
Reap the benefits of great nail service at Esthetics International's terrific salon in Columbia.
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With a quality skin care treatment, such as microdermabrasion, you can say goodbye to oily and dry skin.
From trendy designs to relaxing nail treatments, this salon is a great place to kick back and enjoy some "me" time.
Even your skin tone with some tanning at Esthetics International's tanning salon, offering services like tanning beds.
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For beauty services, such as eyelash extensions and make up application, look no further than Esthetics International.
For medical treatments such as body scanning, this medical facility is exactly what you need.
You won't be able to stop admiring your nails after a manicure at Esthetics International. Your fingers will magically look more elongated and elegant.
Discover World Cuisine promotes local agriculture through a series of community programs that highlight locally sourced ingredients as well as the restaurants and cafeteria food fights that use them. The consortium of chefs, sommeliers, and foodies hosts cooking classes and dinners throughout the summer months that spotlight dishes from Europe, South America, and the Caribbean. Organic food and wine festivals also feature international nibbles as well as live music and giveaways.
Proceeds from the events support Discover World Cuisine’s community outreach program, which partners with area schools to introduce kids to new foods and help them develop healthy eating habits. Classroom sessions balance hands-on instruction with activity sheets to teach students to select and prepare low-cost, nutritious meals.
Art Smart Academy After-School & Community Arts Center provides walk-in pottery painting with over 750 designs of bisque and over 100 colors to choose from. Staffers help children of all ages, including those with fully formed mustaches, exercise their creativity. They guide visitors through open pottery-painting sessions, themed painting parties, and adults-only painting workshops between the studio's bright lavender and sunburst yellow walls—often educating visitors in new artistic styles and terminology. The creative staffers also travel outside the studio as part of a mobile art-education program, and bring ample art supplies to outdoor painting parties. They also have a new Full-Time After-School Program with pick up from all local schools.
Within a sleek studio accented with a wide floor-to-ceiling mirror, Fuel Fitness and Dance's students levitate. They're suspended from the ceiling by purple aerial silks, flowing through yoga asanas, or relying on their core muscles to maneuver mid-air feats.
With this same eye for the artistry of exercise, the studio's instructors harness their diverse backgrounds in choreography, theater, belly dancing, and ballet to lead students on fitness forays. Students can learn to stretch and bend like a Cirque du Soleil acrobat in aerial classes and increase strength and flexibility in pole-fitness. They burn calories and learn new dance steps during cardio jazz, or increase their likelihood of getting picked first by Gumby for dodge-ball tournaments in flexibility-enhancing yoga sessions.