Craft Centric has been voted the Best Beer Bar in North Carolina for the second year in a row! They are celebrating this designation with Customer Appreciation Day today. Congratulations to Matt and all the rest of the great folks there.
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Prepare to crave both chocolate and fruit when you walk into Edible Arrangements in Asheville. National Employee Appreciation day is March 1st. Diana and her staff will happily help you celebrate your employees with a box of chocolate-dipped strawberries and pineapple. It's a great way to show you appreciate the hard work and dedication of your staff. Get some boxws now at half price, only $9.99. Call 828-252-1550 to order.
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Brew Horizons Beer Festival is Saturday from 2:00 - 6:00. It's the inaugural event, and supports Green Built Alliance. Over 20 local and regional craft breweries and cideries, plus food and live music. It's a great chance to taste the offerings of many of Asheville's finest, all in one location. See you there.
Patrons of the Performing Arts in Asheville can look forward to two new performance spaces opening in the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts. Joining the 500-seat Diana Wortham Theater will be the 80-100 seat Tina McGuire Theatre, and the Henry LaBrun Studio, a multiuse space for classes and events, to be used as a classroom by day and a performance venue, seating 60-80 people, by night. Read more.
Hey Asheville! There's a very fun, tongue-in-cheek tribute to action movies of the 1980s coming to the stage of the Magnetic Theatre in the River Arts District. Opening March 8, Action Movie: The Play promises to keep you laughing while you're on the edge of your seat. Intrigue, heros and villians, fights, stunts, and the obligatory car chase will leave you asking yourself, "How did they do that?" Get your tickets now. This award-winning, over-the-top show will sell out.
Are you a senior whose retirement years aren’t what you had envisioned? Are you approaching your retirement years with worry and uncertainty? Are you a younger, working American who wants more control over your own financial destiny? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time to call Ron McLean, the Dream Roper.
In an age of too much gloom and doom, the Dream Roper helps to shine a light on a brighter path ahead. “I am all about restoring hope and vision, providing a roadmap to shed the limits of your circumstances and move boldly towards your God-given dreams,” Ron said. “You may agree with me that yes, without a doubt, you were created not just to exist, but to experience a fruitful life, a higher mission.”
Ron said he draws inspiration and direction from Jeremiah 29:11. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
This mission for the Dream Roper is to help mature Americans get back on track to their dreams of a healthy and prosperous lifestyle, and to help younger families take control of their finances and their lives. “There are seniors who have discovered that their dream retirement has become a nightmare,” Ron said. “It doesn’t have to be that way. Having been fired from my corporate job at the age of 65, I am now living a better lifestyle than ever before. I’m positioned to help others take advantage of their independence and freedom. What my clients need most is a willingness to open their minds to innovative solutions and a real desire to improve their lifestyles.”
Among these solutions are some simple yet powerful steps to put money back into the pockets of working families. “We’re helping families add $200 to $800 back into their monthly paychecks with just a few tweaks to their W-4s and by dramatically improving their credit scores without the need to hire expensive credit repair agencies,” Ron said.
Danielle K., one of the Dream Roper’s clients, called working with Ron an amazing opportunity. “My credit score went up 100+ points within the first month, and I was able to income shift and generate more take-home cash flow by correcting my husband’s W-4. Now we’re bringing home an additional $180 each pay period,” she said.
Ron breaks down his services in these ways:
Ron’s own story set him up to become the Dream Roper. “I was fired at 65 without the finances or desire for early retirement,” he said. “Since then, I have earned greater income and lived a superior lifestyle, while positioning myself for greater health. I feel energized in sharing what I’ve learned with others who find themselves in the same boat. I have learned how American families can quickly improve their financial situation, rather than being dragged down into debt. Not sharing these methods would be selfish on my part.”
Ron believes circumstances do not define you. “I feel that so many people have been beaten up by their circumstances that they have given up on their dreams. Don’t let circumstances govern your life. I am here to bring hope and a way out of the darkness, empowering you to be the victor, and not the victim. You were created for greatness and you can rise above your circumstances. Take action today for a better tomorrow.”
So if you want to take charge of your life today for a better tomorrow, call the Dream Roper today to explore your many possibilities. It’s an open road – the choice is yours!
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Are you struggling with one of life’s difficult challenges? Asheville area counselor Mark Neville, MDiv, specializes in helping you heal and make your way to a better place. His methods of counseling focus on YOU – a whole person – not just your symptoms.
Mark specializes in grief counseling, marriage counseling, divorce recovery, caregiver support, help with depression and anxiety, finding yourself and your life’s purpose, career counseling, and spiritual counseling.
Craft Centric takes fine brew and customer service to heart with a Taproom and Bottle Shop founded on the principle of providing guests with the best craft beer experience available. Owners Matt and Shannon Vaughan, along with manager Josh Austin, are super-passionate about beer. “We’re a team of beer-crazies, constantly sifting through the ever-growing array of craft breweries to bring you the very best,” Matt said. “Our slogan is Where Beer Matters, and we strive to help folks pick out the perfect beer to enjoy for themselves or for that special gift for a friend.”
On a visit to Asheville in 2006, the craft beer bug bit Matt hard, and he’s been a dedicated emissary ever since. “It was after a Brews Cruise tour that took us to French Broad Brewing, Highland Brewing, Asheville Pizza & Brewing and Bruisin’ Ales that I was hooked,” Matt said. “I was so impressed with the quality and variety of good beer in Asheville. I loved learning about the process and the people who made it! I really became engrossed in the beer culture and it's been my mission to travel and seek out the best breweries and boutique bottle shops to bring back the best beers from all regions of the country.”
Since diving headfirst into the craft beer arena, Matt has been working on credentials to up his game. “I've been educated by Cliff Mori, Asheville's first Certified Cicerone and have earned my Level 1 Certification in the Cicerone beer program,” Matt said. The word Cicerone (sis-uh-rohn) denotes professionals with proven experience in selecting, acquiring and serving today's wide range of beers. To claim the designation, one must earn the trademarked title of Certified Cicerone®.
Craft Centric partners with other small local businesses to plan events. “We’ve worked with Luella’s on a Wing and Beer pairing, we’ve had a Baked Pie & Beer pairing, and most recently we paired 4 Vortex donuts with 4 tasty beers,” Matt said.
In addition to the impressive selection of beers from near and far, Craft Centric brews its own one-of-a-kind brews through its other venture, Fermented Nonsense Brewing. “That’s a separate project started by Josh Austin and I. We are the smallest brewery in Asheville, brewing on a one-sixth barrel electric brew system one keg at a time,” Matt said. “Josh has owned a home brew supply shop in Brunswick, GA and has over six years of experience brewing a variety of styles. We want to focus on Hazy New England Style IPAs, Fruited Sour Beers, and Pastry Stouts. We want to stay relevant and brew fun and interesting small batch recipes with big flavor! We always want to be experimenting and pushing the boundaries of good beer!”
Craft Cetric’s “ideal customers” are everyone who loves great beer. “This can be someone new to craft beer and wants to learn,” Matt said. “Or someone who appreciates a local, original one-of-a-kind concept that is not a cookie-cutter franchise. We offer over 400 different varieties of beer. We stock a great selection of local brews from WNC Breweries such as Burial, Green Man, Highland, Hi-Wire & Bhramari, as well as some of the best beers from around the world. My furthest reaching and most unique brew is from Põhjala Brewery in Tallinn, Estonia.”
Sampling all those great beers can work up an appetite. Craft Centric serves up bar snacks to cure the munchies. “We have Roots Hummus and pretzels, a warm toasted pub pretzel stick filled with cheese, and pints of Chex-Mix,” Matt said. “Our next door neighbors just opened up Asheville’s first Poke Sushi restaurant, and soon there will be a Marcos Pizza franchise in our complex that can deliver right to our door.”
A visit to Craft Centric is more than just fantastic, exotic beer – it’s fun, too. “My lead bartender Dale and her boyfriend Lane host Trivia every Tuesday night at 7. We pick a pop culture topic such as Parks & Rec from NBC. Prizes include Craft Centric Gift cards, and breweries sponsor giveaways such as T-shirts, pint glasses and Koozies (wrap-around can coolers)!
Craft Centric has been getting it’s share of accolades lately. “Craftbeer.com voted us the #1 Craft Beer Bar for 2018,” Matt said with pride. “And Forbes.com voted us the Best Beer Bar as well for North Carolina. Also, Hop Culture Magazine voted us among the Top 5 New Bottle Shops for 2017.”
At times, Craft Centric has featured live music, and they intend to bring in more.
“We have had live music from a local percussive guitarist Scott Kendrick, who can really jam on the guitar,” Matt said, “and I’m working with Lenny Pettinelli from Empire Strikes Brass on booking some more gigs for Saturday nights.”
Do you want to take some great beer home for an intimate gathering? “We fill growlers of any size with draft beer to go,” Matt said. “We also have a Crowler Can Seamer which means we can fill a 32oz Crowler can of draft Beer for to-go sales. It’s recyclable, and you never have to worry that you forgot your Growler at home. We can also chill any can or Bottle in our shop in about 5 min with our custom chiller.”
So if you’re looking for a place to hang out with friends, Craft Centric is the place to be. “It’s an artfully designed bar and bottle shop with one of the best selections of hard-to-find beers from local breweries and the best from around the world,” Matt said. “We have one of the best-curated draft lists in Asheville, with 26 Taps and we focus on customer service, making everyone feel welcome and appreciated.”
Come into Craft Centric and bask in the Beer Wall’s awesomeness! Matt, Shannon, and Josh can’t wait to meet you!
Craft Centric Taproom & Bottle Shop
100 Julian Shoals Drive, Unit 40, Arden , NC 28704
(In the new shopping center on Long Shoals Road next to Bojangles)
Phone: 828) 676-0075
Sun - Mon: 12 noon to 8 pm
Tue - Thu: 12 noon to 10 pm
Fri - Sat: 12 noon to 11:30 pm
On the web: www.craftcentricbeer.com
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/craftcentrictaproom
On Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/craftcentrictaproom
On Incredible Towns: https://asheville.incredibletowns.com/all-listings/craft-centric-taproom-and-bottle-shop
The world of vitamins and nutritional supplements can be a jungle. So many choices and conflicting claims can leave you confused. That’s why we all need a trusted source of great advice. Look no further than New Sun Products in Hendersonville. It’s your one-stop shop for vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and proprietary herbal blends formulated by a Master Herbalist and Naturopathic Doctor.
Owner Cecelia (Ceil) Salvadori loves to set customers on their road to natural health. “At New Sun we believe that the body can heal itself when given the proper environment,” Ceil said. “An environment free from chemicals, toxins, provided with pure water, enriched through education and physical exercise and uplifted by strong spiritual beliefs. The holistic philosophy at New Sun is: body, mind and spirit that work together for the benefit of the whole. “
Established in 1987, New Sun has been helping customers find natural health solutions for 31 years. Co-founder, Jim Salvadori, was a Master Herbalist and N.D. who wanted to help people to better health with exceptional natural supplements. He had experienced major health issues and the holistic path was his ticket to better health. “Our products are natural, they are certified to be free of harmful pesticides and fungicides,” Ceil said. “We strive to offer products that are as close to nature as possible.”
Ceil is more than just the storeowner – she’s a customer. Asked about her favorite product, she said it’s difficult to choose. “That’s hard, since we have well over 100 products” Ceil said. “I take a number of them every day and have for years. I guess if I had to choose one it would be Life Source. It is our number one selling product – the ultimate green drink. It also comes in capsule form. It is formulated to help alkalize the body, it aids with boosting the immune system, it’s a high source of protein derived from spirulina, and it is also a rich source of calcium, again plant based. For me personally, I feel a difference in my energy levels and just have a feeling of balance when I make it part of my daily protocol.”
In addition to great products, New Sun gives personalized guidance on customers’ supplement needs. “New Sun is one of 15 natural products providers that has an FDA approved tool (Zyto Compass) that can provide a personalized report on your body's supplement needs,” Ceil said. “We also offer classes from time to time that are directed toward educating people about ways to improve their health and well-being through natural means. That includes diet.”
Making their way up the ranks of all-time customer favorites are the new Hemp (CBD) products. “They have soared to the number 20 spot in our bestselling product list,” Ceil said. “Again, New Sun believes that our products have to be as close to how they were created in nature as possible. Our CBD Oil is 100% organic hemp, US grown, no flavor additives, no other oils used to cut the efficiency of the hemp.“
New Sun caters to a clientele that wants the best for their health. “Our customers are those who are aware that not all supplements are created equal,” Ceil said. “They understand that in order to experience better health, in many cases, it is necessary for a life style change. Most of our customers want to be the stewards of their own bodies and continue to learn about all that is available in the holistic realm. The staff at New Sun loves working with all of our customers, those who have been with us since 1986 and those who come to us for the first time. Their improved health is our mission.”
Spending as much time as Ceil has in the shop and working daily with customers, she has seen some remarkable things. Ceil describes a few. “One that happened recently, a customer came into the shop and was experiencing an anxiety attack. With the use of an essential oil she was able to regain calm and walked out recovered. “
“Another was years ago but stays in my mind always,” Ceil said. “A well known urologist came into our shop, wanting to know about one of our prostate products. This came as a surprise to us since in many cases mainstream medicine doesn't place much value on supplements. He then explained that several of his patients were taking our products, he noticed real improvement, and he then asked if he could sell the product at his office! That product was sold from his office for over 15 years until he retired. Last but not least, is that our customers become like our family, and they can feel that when they enter our doors.”
If you haven’t experienced New Sun yet, you owe it to your health to stop on in or visit their website. Ceil and her staff are dedicated to your health and well-being. “We are here to help you achieve optimal health in any way we can,” Ceil said. “Our mission is to help people to a better way of life through natural means, using high quality ingredients in our products, giving personalized attention to each customer, and pricing our products so that all can afford them.”
New Sun Products, Inc.
Address: 215 Linda Vista Drive, Hendersonville
(Next to the "red roof building,” Judy Stroud Insurance)
Phone: Toll Free at 1-800-544-0777, or local at 828-697-4343
Incredible Towns: https://asheville.incredibletowns.com/all-listings/new-sun-products-supplements-vitamins-essential-oils
Do you need your carpets, area rugs, or upholstery cleaned safely and effectively? Call CitruSolution of Asheville, serving Western North Carolina in Buncombe, Henderson, and Madison County.
What sets CitruSolution apart from steam cleaning or rug shampooing services? Owner Bryant Smith says it’s the whole process. “We use a natural, citrus-derived cleaning product and a low moisture process that cleans better, dries faster, stays cleaner longer, and smells great!”
The reason it smells so good is that...
Asheville Area Skin Care by Retro Co – Treat your skin to the very best!
Do you find yourself yearning for simpler times? When it comes to taking care of your skin, look no further than Retro Co. Their motto is: “Skin care doesn’t have to be complicated. So we’re throwing it back to a time when it wasn’t.”
Don’t be deceived by the return to a simpler era. Retro Co combines the pure simplicity of bygone days with new, amazing tech tools, such as their Fast Facial Mask, which harnesses the power of Red Light Therapy in the comfort of your own home or office.
“At Retro Co we offer exclusive award winning FDA-cleared, tech tools that are noninvasive and work,” says Retro Co CIO Sue Harris. “Red Light Therapy is not new, but being able to do it at home is a Retro Co advantage. Our Fast Facial Mask won awards at The Global Beauty Awards in Dubai.”
What are some of the advantages of Red Light Therapy? As we age, our bodies produce less collagen and elastin. Utilizing the power of red and infrared light emitting diodes, 15 minutes a day with the Fast Facial Mask can reduce the appearance of wrinkles – even deep ones. It’s UV-free, painless, non-invasive, and could not be simpler to improve the appearance of your forehead, smile lines, mouth, lips, nasal folds, and more. “Retro Co is the only direct sales company to offer FDA-cleared Red Light Therapy,” Sue says.
Red Light Therapy is just part of the Retro Co skin care program. “We also offer an organic and vegan natural skin care line that is formulated to work for everyone, from teenagers to adults. Our Eco-Cert Verified skincare line works and continues working without harmful chemicals. Women, men and teens are all reporting great results,” Sue says.
A business mentor introduced Sue to the Retro Co product line, and she has been a satisfied customer since day one. “I love our Fast Facial Mask. I saw a huge difference in about two weeks,” she says. “The first products I tried were the cleanser and sonic cleaner. I have very sensitive skin. No irritation at all, and I love how my skin feels. Firmness has returned and wrinkles are gone.”
Customers love Retro Co products so much that they keep coming back for more. “Everyone that has tried it keeps on buying,” Sue says. “A close friend's teenager had some acne, and it cleared it up. She told me the cleanser is the best she has ever used. My customers say that their skin has never looked better.”
Retro Co products are manufactured at their own facility in Fort Myers, Florida. “Everything is made right there. That is how we are able to keep our prices affordable,” Sue says.
Retro Co offers more than just great skin. It’s also a great business opportunity. Sue’s team is growing daily, and she’s on the lookout for motivated folks who want to earn extra income helping others to feel good about themselves. “Talk about a ground floor opportunity! We are not even a year old yet,” Sue says.
What kind of results can Retro Co skin care products bring to you? Find out for yourself at no risk. “We have a 60 day Love Guarantee. Love it or we will refund your money,” Sue says.
Do you want to try Retro Co products? There’s an impressive assortment of products from tech tools to serums to rejuvenators and more! Or would you like to explore how you can earn extra income as a Chief Inspiration Officer? It’s as easy as contacting Sue Harris to learn more.
Sue Penland Harris
CIO and Executive Pacesetter
The Retro Company(828) 674-5648
On the web: https://simplysue62.yourtrc.com
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retrocowithsueharris/
On Incredible Towns: https://asheville.incredibletowns.com/all-listings/retro-co-with-sue-harris
Chiropractors are plentiful in the Asheville area, but they are not all created equal. For the very best in whole family chiropractic care, no one beats Dr. Derek Kasten at One Love Chiropractic.
Specializing and certified in Pediatric and Prenatal Chiropractic Care, Dr. Derek is passionate about family wellness and enjoys working with families seeking something more than the mainstream healthcare model.
After seeing his first child experience traumatic birth and subsequent health issues, Dr. Derek became concerned with the health and well-being of children. “My concern is that there are too many kids suffering from preventable chronic dis-ease, and to me, that is NOT acceptable,” Dr. Derek said. “Furthermore, too many of these children are given medication to cover up their symptoms.“
Treating symptoms is not a focus of chiropractic care. Dr. Derek believes in getting to the core of each person’s health and vitality, rather than focusing on disease or imbalance. “I am looking for the cause and prevention of dis-ease and have no intention on labeling a condition or treating symptoms,” he said.
“At One Love Chiropractic our goal is to set every family on the path toward wellness,” Dr. Derek said. By focusing on some of the challenging issues families need to tackle, he can help families keep the bigger picture in mind – wellness for life. “We specialize in childhood neurodevelopmental disorders, and have years of experience helping children and families find hope and healing.”
Dr. Derek is certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association (ICPA). He specializes in caring for children and families struggling to cope with serious challenges, such as:
“If a child suffers from one of these conditions, their neurology is in a state of protection and imbalance,” Dr. Derek said. “Chiropractors are essentially functional neurologists. I can help your child’s central nervous system to find balance, and can help to restore it to a normal state so they can start healing again.”
Helping his first child overcome health challenges kindled Dr. Derek’s passion for helping children attain and sustain health and balance. “I am a parent of three young children,” he said. “My first suffered from colic and constipation after a very traumatic birth. She was also diagnosed with Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) when she was less than a year old. Because I was challenged with my daughter and now have two more children, I want the very best for them.”
Dr. Derek’s mission to make children healthy doesn’t stop with his own. “I am still learning and I will not stop trying to be a better parent and husband. I also see so many children who had to suffer like my daughter, and I will do everything in my power to prevent her scenario from happening to others, and to care for every child that needs my help, just like they are my own. I care too damn much.“
Wellness always begins from the child’s point of view. “At One Love Chiropractic, our primary goal is to put ourselves in the shoes of each child with a chronic issue, and help them compassionately,” Dr. Derek said.
In addition to children’s care, Dr. Derek specializes in Pre-Natal Chiropractic Care. Chiropractic care for pregnant women has so many advantages. “There’s no better time than right now to begin caring for yourself and your family,” he said.
Dr. Derek is certified by the ICPA in the Webster Technique for adjusting pregnant women. Chiropractic care during pregnancy is proven to help prevent:
Well-adjusted Moms report feeling better, staying healthy, and experiencing easier and even shorter labors. “And we know it can help with the baby being in the correct position in the uterus at delivery time.”
You don’t need to be a child or an expecting mother to benefit from Dr. Derek’’s services. He also specializes in treatment of athletes with sports injuries. As a former professional and college soccer player, Dr. Derek understands the drive and passion that goes into the love of the game. “Unfortunately, sports injuries are a part of the game, and if you are anything like me, a speedy recovery is a must,” Dr. Derek said.
“The most common areas of injury are the ankles, knees, shoulders, elbows and the spine. “With an injury, the alignment and biomechanics of the spine and body can easily be altered, which results in weakness, instability and an inability to heal quickly and correctly.”
At One Love Chiropractic the goal is to bring your body back into balance. “We make sure everything is in proper alignment and moving optimally so that healing, strength and full recovery can take place as easily and as quickly as possible.”
Sometimes just the stress of daily life can put you out of balance and on the road to dis-ease. Don’t wait until you are injured. Find out today how chiropractic can help you. Contact One Love Chiropractic today.
One Love Chiropractic
959 Merrimon Ave, #201
Asheville, NC 28804
On the web: https://www.onelovechiropractic.com
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onelovechiropractic/
On Incredible Towns: https://asheville.incredibletowns.com/all-listings/one-love-chiropractic
From the moment you walk in the door, you realize this is no ordinary vape shop. The product selection is unsurpassed, with everything from the latest and greatest to the tried and true. Looking for E-Juice? Sylva Vapor carries over 100 made-in-the-USA flavors, hand selected for customers’ enjoyment. No other shop in the area even comes close to this assortment.
Sylva Vapor was created when its owner wanted to quit smoking. He began looking at vaping and he thought electronic cigarettes would be useful to help him quit. He said he didn’t think he would quit, but vaping made it possible. After visiting many vape shops as a customer, he found that prices were through the roof, and he realized he knew more than the employees did, having done his research. After several years experience in the vape business, and seeing a need for high quality and selection in the area, Sylva Vapor was born.
Whatever you’re looking for, Sylva Vapor has it all. Vape juices, supplies, devices, e-Juices, starter kits, mods, tanks, coils, wire, cotton, chargers, build kits, pod systems, batteries, replacement glass, drip tips – you name it. If you need it to vape, they have it! From innovative hi-tech chargers to batteries, coils, wire and cotton, it’s in stock.
The only thing you won’t find at Sylva Vapor is cheap junk. Sure, you can find a cheaper vaping starter kit somewhere, but you will get what you pay for. Sylva Vapor stocks quality, fair priced kits that will ensure a pleasant vaping experience, not regrets and disappointment.
Sylva Vapor’s commitment to quality brings you great products across all price ranges. They sell quality, complete budget vape systems like the Ego All In One, that offer an affordable way to get started vaping for the beginner.
You’ll also find top of the line at Sylva Vapor, like the Asmodus Minikin 2 Kodama. Made from stabilized wood, it is a work of art and a conversation piece, lightweight and beautiful. If you want to stand out in the crowd, this one is for you.
A great many vape shop customers come in because they’re looking for a way to quit smoking cigarettes. With motivation and the right tools, people can accomplish whatever they set their minds to do.
By law, vape shops can’t claim that vaping will help you get off of cigarettes, but many people report in their personal stories that vaping can do just that. For someone who wants to transition from smoking to vaping, wanting to quit is the biggest hurdle. The shop can provide the tools you need to try it for yourself.
What’s the best part of the business? Customers! At Sylva Vapor many customers have become friends, a lot even like family! The staff is on on a first name basis with so many of the regular customers, and they say it really makes their day when customers drop in. Some people even bring in their pets and hang out for a while.
The Sylva Vapor staff keeps a hands-on approach to their business. They know that people have choices in where they buy their vaping products, and that’s why they stay several steps ahead of anybody else in the area. They keep the largest selection and stock sufficient quantities so customers get what they want, when they want it. That’s why they have so many repeat customers that trust them. At Sylva Vapor it’s all about customer service.
Sylva Vapor is located at 1336A East Main Street in Sylva, North Carolina, right next door to the Wal-Mart Shopping Center, by Dominos Pizza and Frosty Bites Frozen Yogurt, only minutes from Western Carolina University.
So for the best selection of vaping products and the best customer service in the Western North Carolina area, stop in to Sylva Vapor. The staff is always happy to meet new friends and customers.
On the web at www.sylvavapor.com
You can almost hear the language of the drums and read the poetry of smoke rising into the sky. It’s a very special place.
All Nations Trading specializes all things Native American, such as authentic jewelry, dream catchers, medicine wheels, fetish carvings, bows and arrows, pipes, tomahawks, talking sticks, prayer feathers, labyrinths, music, arts and crafts, and more. You can also find gems from around the world.
Everything in the store is magic to the eyes, but perhaps the most remarkable display is the display case of inlay jewelry. Each stunning piece is meticulously handcrafted by Master Navajo and Zuni silver designers.
All Nations Trading owner Anita Earnest describes the exquisite nature of inlay jewelry. “Contemporary inlay jewelry is one of the most popular methods of jewelry making today,” Anita said. “Zuni artists of Western New Mexico were the first to perfect it. The Navajo people have always been very talented and creative in jewelry making and have now become one of the most popular groups in our country, both with inlay work and sterling silver with traditional nugget settings.”
Inlay jewelry is a lengthy, meticulous process. Each tiny bit is a small stone cut down to millimeter proportions and carefully inlaid into the piece. One design can have 50 or more inlaid pieces. It can take weeks.
“When you look at one little piece, lets say a little door in pueblo scene, a millimeter size stone, you know it takes a talented inlayer to create cuts like this,” Anita said. “Also, when you see a star in the Starry Night design it takes the artist 12 cuts just to make one star. Stones like turquoise, lapis lazuli, black jade, spiny oyster, picture jasper, tiger eye and opal are often used. Very complicated and very detailed scenes are composed in gorgeous wearable art pieces.”
Inlay jewelry is made by creating a masterpiece, like a form, with channels that are meant to have gemstones inlayed into them. Very small pieces of rocks and/or shells are hand cut and then inlaid in different angles. The gemstones are attached with a high strength epoxy and cured. After inlay is done, they go through a grinding, sanding and buffing procedure until everything is smooth. The final stage is when the sealer gets applied (usually in three layers) and then polished. Once the piece is finished you can’t feel any of the cuts.
“We carry the highest quality inlay work done by artists here in the US,” Anita said. “A large portion of inlay now comes as imported southwest style and done in factories overseas. This is totally different work and you can both feel and see it, but for the uneducated consumer it can be harder. Make sure you know what you are buying.”
Fine jewelry is just part of what you’ll find at All Nations Trading. Check out authentic Native American Dream Catchers, handmade by Native people, Navajo made ones come complete with authenticity tags and the legend.
There’s also a large assortment of Medicine Wheels. The sacred hoop of the Medicine Wheel symbolizes life as a continuous cycle and the four aspects of our nature – physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Most of all, the Medicine Wheel is said to be the bringer of beauty and balance, peace and harmony, and gratitude for all things.
Then there’s beadwork. All Nations Trading brings you the finest in fair trade Mayan beadwork from Guatemala. Purchase of Mayan beadwork helps this indigenous culture to remain the last native people on Earth not fully assimilated into the western world.
Don’t miss the impressive display of native artifacts. These artifacts are essential components of indigenous heritage. Look for Cherokee and Navajo ceremonial rattles, bows and arrows, and pipes. The pipes are fully functional, but they are not Peace Pipes, which are considered sacred and not offered for sale.
Are you a fan of Native American pottery? All Nations Trading carries works by known artists. This includes Navajo horsehair pottery, Pueblo, traditional hand coiled pottery, Creek pottery and Navajo etched pottery. You can also find local utilitarian mugs, bowls, and plates pottery.
There’s even more, but we don’t want to give it all away! You need to visit All Nations Trading to see what else is in the store. Owners Jim and Anita Earnest are always happy to meet you and answer your questions about Native American arts and crafts.
All Nations Trading is located at 514 North Main Street, right in the heart of downtown Hendersonville, North Carolina.
Phone: (828) 698-4888
On the web at SpiritFeather.com (Browse our Online Store!)
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