‘Happy place’ at Painting With a Twist

The new owner of Painting With a Twist has found her “happy place” and is excited to share it with the rest of the community.

“I already liked art and had been to the studio before, so when I found out it was available we dropped everything and jumped at the chance to buy it,” said Farragut resident and artist Juliana Hammett, who bought the already-established Painting With a Twist from Patty Walden earlier this year.

Initially, the mother of five was “just looking for something to do — for something of my own,” when the opportunity arose, but it has become much more than that.

Juliana’s art background certainly figured into the decision as well, with Heath Hammett praising his wife’s “creativity.”

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Belamour Bride places its focus on plus-sized brides

As a master seamstress and award-winning designer, Mimi Wolfe saw a need to give plus-sized brides a special experience in choosing their wedding gowns.

So, she launched Belamour Bride at 10670 Parkside Drive, Suite 103, across from Grayson BMW near Farragut.

Wolfe said she is open now, but has scheduled a grand opening starting at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9.

And, with bridal sales generally occurring in the fall and winter, she noted, “I’m definitely getting open at the right time.

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business briefs

• Tanika Harper, founder/president of Shora Foundation and The Women Foundation, recently was chosen as recipient of Knoxville Association of Women Executives’s 13th Annual Lucy Gibson Notable Woman Award during a KAWE luncheon meeting.

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