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LOVE my job - Dulles
Sunday, February 14, 2016

An Artist with the coolest job

Pinot's Palette artist from team DULLES shares her LOVE for what she does!

I have the coolest job, Guys...

I get to help folks unlock the door to their creativity- the kind that most of them haven't seen since grade school (and in some cases, have NEVER seen- even better!)... except they're handed a glass of wine upon entry, because they are not in 'grade school' anymore!  We've upgraded from juice boxes, y'all.

And it's a grand ol' time. My crew for the evening is always forewarned: I require one culmination of golden tasks from them...

Paint. Drink. Have Fun.  It is literally our slogan (Of course for non-drinkers 2 out 3 will suffice).  It's printed on the back of my Pinot's Palette t-shirt for a nice reminder to glance at while watching me do the stippling and shimmy, demonstrating THE most fun way (we've done the research :) to paint tree leaves.

And OF COURSE, I'm shimmying because a). dance moves and sound effects have been "scientifically" (by artists) proven to ensure the finest work of art to spring from your fingertips; and b). I WILL dance and sing for my crew.  I can't help myself.  You're welcome guys!

Admit it- you would too, if this was your job! And the best part? The gushy- mushy awesome part?  I have a deep love- I'm talkin' the kind that comes from eating cupcakes love- for seeing people amaze themselves... and be super proud of their masterpiece!

Some folks get super into their paintings!  It's great to see them focus on paint, canvas and creativity.  Of course our team of artists is willing and able to answer any questions, offer suggestions, or encouragement to make sure you all walk out the door, satisfied.  I would go so far as to say that a few people have caught the painting party "bug" and have come back repeatedly to visit us and paint new pieces (for what I can only imagine to be an amazing growing Pinot's Palette private art collection!). We've dubbed these fabulous folks "VIPs", and have issued custom nicknames with which we greet them.  Who can blame them?  Who wouldn't want to enjoy an evening of great music, awesome art, fun, refreshments and playing with paint over and over again?  It's easy for Pinot's Palette-Dulles to became your #Happyplace!

Even if you are more on the...shy or hesitant side of things, try painting with us once.  That is all it will take.  We promote a very supportive environment and kindly remind you that there are no mistakes in art. NONE!  Don't you remember Bob Ross and his 'happy accidents?' It's a real thing!  I've personally witnessed many folks sit down at their blank canvas, a tad nervous, only to make a said 'happy accident' that turns out to be BRILLIANT... and they walk out at the end of the party feeling proud of their masterpiece and looking forward to the next time!

Take it from me, Jade- you will be surprised at what you can do with a paint brush, a little music, wine, and friendly instruction!  

Reserve your canvas today!

Friday, February 12, 2016

So what makes Pinot's Palette the premier paint and sip experience?  What distinguishes us from others and makes us truly stand out? 

I can point to quite a few things that make a Pinot's Palette experience feel upscale, fun, and truly special.  These are things that make you feel like you made a good choice, had a good time, "got your money's worth," or however else you want to put it.  These are things you can count on finding at EVERY Pinot's Palette you visit, because they are part of the Pinot's Palette culture and brand.

  • Real wine glasses to drink from
  • Ice to chill your drinks
  • Plenty of counter space to spread out your snacks and food
  • Corkscrews and bottle openers at the ready
  • Free bottled water
  • Napkins, plates and utensils so you don't have to bring them
  • A clean, neat and organized studio
  • A place to store your valuables away from the paint
  • Comfortable seating
  • Bright, adequate, non-fluorescent lighting so you can see what you're painting
  • An instructor who is not only a qualified artist, but friendly, fun and entertaining, too!
  • Plenty of room to move around, socialize, or even dance if the mood strikes you
  • An audio/sound system that controls the volume of the music and the artist's microphone so everyone can hear the music and the instructions when they are supposed to

We believe these are all wonderful things that set us apart.  But there is one thing that we work very hard at that truly makes Pinot's Palette a special place to visit.  It's our extraordinary customer service!  That's something we strive for each and every time you visit us. 

We take our tag line very seriously and we are always working to make sure that you will PAINT. DRINK. HAVE FUN.

Have you signed up for our mailing list?  We are so looking forward to our Grand Opening! Click HERE so we can add you to our mailing list.  We want to make sure you get all the news on our progress toward opening the newest Houston area location of Pinot's Palette in Kingwood. 

Date Night at Pinot's - Broken Arrow
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Date Night Tree Painting

Pinot’s Palette is a great place for date night!!  Whether you’re married or just starting to get to know one another, we have so much to offer you. 

If you’re just starting out, our studio creates a fantastic environment for conversation and getting to know one another.  Learning to paint together is a great bonding experience, and a great way to keep the conversation going.  You both end up with a keepsake from your evening, plus the memories of making something together.  Love is always in the air at Pinot’s, just last month we even had a proposal.  Congrats to the happy couple, we wish you many happy years together!

Pinot’s is also a great outing for married couples.  You and your spouse get a night out on the town with all the great restaurants nearby, as well as a fun activity to try.  You get to sit and talk, and you can even come to one of our “Date Night” events where you two will make two paintings that fit together.  What’s more romantic than having art hanging up that you both helped make? 

Saturday, February 06, 2016
We are very excited that our external signs are up and glowing. They look amazing (in our opinion) and we hope to everyone else as well. We are moving right along with approval for construction and hope to begin build-out within the next week. 
Saturday, February 06, 2016
We are now members of our local Chamber of Commerce. They have provided us with a wealth of information, contacts, and support. We truly have a wonderful support system in our community - what a great place to live. 
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