Stores offer classes on drinks, crafts, skin care
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

Stores offer classes on drinks, crafts, skin care

Sur La Table

Cooks, foodies and aspiring chefs can look forward to expanded offerings in the cooking store Sur La Table. The SouthPark mall store plans to relocate to a 6,000-square-foot space, employing more than 20 full- and part-time employees, on May 7.

Sur La Table currently has 115 stores nationwide and offers essentials to hard-to-find specialty tools and cookware. The new location will include a culinary program and will be in the Dillard’s wing.

• 4400 Sharon Road, No. 175



Savory Spice Shop

Tired of the monotonous martini or Manhattan?

Learn to concoct drink basics, including simple syrups, infusions and creative rimmers, in the Mocktail Madness class 6:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 13.

Spice Merchants also will teach three mocktail recipes, including red Thai bloody mary, orange rose water fizz and chocolate raspberry martini. Recipes, nonalcoholic tastings and a complimentary bottle of rose water will be provided. Cost: $15 per person.

• 2000 South Blvd., Suite 150



Woodcraft of Charlotte

Amateurs to experts can build confidence and know-how with myriad classes offered at the Matthews-based Woodcraft store.

Sign up for Feb. 13 and carve a stylized duck class, or Feb. 15 for working with veneer or lumber preparation. The Feb. 16 offering is turn an acorn box, and the Feb. 22 class will teach table-saw use – beyond the basics. Classes range from beginner to advanced; call for costs, times and to register.

• 1725 Windsor Square Drive



Jeffre Scott Apothecary

Treat yourself Feb. 14: Makeup application is $35 for the day (normal price $50). Or bring questions and coffee for a chat with Charlton of Jeffre Scott and take in tips on the best application for a flawless winter complexion.

The free event runs 10:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 21 and is free.

• 607 Providence Road




Learn to make leather wraps at Beadlush from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 13. Cost is $55 and includes two bracelets.

Stop in from 3-6 p.m. Feb. 14 to try your hand at creating a wire heart ring. First ring is free; additional rings are $2 each.

Beginning beaders/jewelry makers can try the brush-up on the basics class Feb. 22, focusing on earrings. Learn to make professionally wrapped loops for just $10.

• 1212 The Plaza



Paper Twist

South Park’s posh paper store wrapped up 2013 with big plans for 2014, including a move to swanky Selwyn Avenue, which is booming with boutiques. Offering all things paper – from bows to wrapping paper, invitations, gift items and more – Paper Twist is a one-stop shop for prettying up a present or selecting a one-of-a-kind gift.

• 2902 Selwyn Ave., Suite A



The Posh Closet Sale

Clean out a kid’s closet or make room for more. The twice-yearly event is ideal for those seeking gently used smocked, boutique, home-show and name-brand clothing in excellent condition. Find fine children’s clothes or sell stuff and get cash back. See website for brands to expect; sizes start at newborn. Public sale in the South Charlotte Banquet Center from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 7; discount on select items is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 8.

• South Charlotte Banquet Center

9009 Bryant Farms Road



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