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Every year, celebrating Valentine’s Day leads to all kinds of cliche date nights and gift ideas that don’t adequately convey how much we care, or demonstrate how well we know our partner for that matter, but it doesn’t have to be this way! Explore love languages for couples and how these can relate to your Zodiac signs. What Are Love Languages? Dr. Gary Chapman popularized the subject of love languages in his 1992 release, "The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Las ... Read More

The holidays are supposed to be the happiest time of year, but that’s certainly not always the case. Between the holiday shopping rush, scheduling time to visit all of your loved ones, and all of that extra traffic from seasonal travelers, you might not be feeling as much holiday cheer as you’d like, don’t let it wear you down! Check out these tips to help you slow down and boost your mental health through the holiday season.     1. Schedule “Me Time” ... Read More

Thanksgiving Sangria is here to make us feel warm, cozy, and grateful this holiday season. It’s deliciously enchanting, and the barrage of fruit packed into a glass pitcher makes for a gorgeous tabletop addition. Anyone can make this simple recipe that pairs perfectly with a warm helping of apple pie or homemade stuffing. Everyone makes Thanksgiving Sangria a little differently. Our favorite is a twist on the classic recipe: add some seasonal cranberries and pinch of Allspice for a bountif ... Read More

Whether you’re a modern-day Picasso or it’s your first time touching a brush, painter’s block can happen to anyone. Getting started can be exceptionally difficult when your mind is as blank as the canvas you’re staring at. There are painting tips and tricks all over the web, but few address the first, and most daunting, step: how to start painting on a blank canvas. While a blank canvas can be both literal and figurative, overcoming the fear of trying something new is po ... Read More

Have you been meaning to liven up that blank wall in your house for a while, but you can’t seem to find the motivation? Decorating a blank wall doesn’t have to be difficult. Get ready to be inspired! Knowing how to choose wall art for your home can be intimidating. What kind of blank wall ideas look best? Where can you find pretty blank wall decor? Start by figuring out what colors work together in the room, and then decide what kind of artwork matches your style. You’ll want ... Read More

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We Peep Some Pumpkins

Fall is an amazing time of year, and nothing is more iconic to fall than the pumpkin! The name pumpkin originated from the Greek word, “pepon,” meaning “large melon,” but the pumpkin itself is believed to have originated in North America thousands of years ago.   While a huge food staple, pumpkins also became an element of décor with the introduction of the Jack-o-Lantern. Based on an Irish myth about Stingy Jack and the Devil, Irish immigrants opted to ... Read More

Art Spotlights

Pay Homage to Your Pet

The best way to pay homage to your pet? Try your hand at painting a portrait of your prized companion! Use your candid photographs to inspire a permanent work of art. Just sign up for a Paint Your Pet session at Twist South Side, email us a picture your pet that our talented artists will hand-sketch onto the product of your selection, then join us to complete your masterpiece. Click here to sign up for August's class.  

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Paint POUR with a Twist

  Are you looking for a new art style to really amp up your decor game? Or maybe you’re searching for something to pour yourself into or simply a reason to pour yourself a drink. Whatever the goal, Twist South Side's Paint Pour events are just what you need!   Each pour painting is truly one of a kind. Even the same artist will not be able to recreate the same work of art twice. From how you combine paints to how the canvas is tilted, many factors affect the outcom ... Read More


Read Between the Wine

  Painting with a Twist has partnered with global book publisher Simon & Schuster for a Summer Book Club Series promotion. Simon & Schuster will provide a free e-book to every guest that attends an event in the months of July & August (does not include Twist at Home). After attending an event, guests will receive an email with a link, and they will use their email address to redeem their free e-book. E-books are limited to one per email address, so guests attending multiple e ... Read More

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Sip Back & Summer

  Summertime is one of the most highly anticipated seasons of the year. From going to the pool or beach to spending time with friends, there are so many things that we look forward to doing when school is out and the days are long. Twist South Side wants to help you find the perfect way to spend time with your friends and family this summer. So join us, relax, laugh and have something to show for it at the end of your painting class! Fort Lauderdale Breeze Beach Umbrellas A Pascha ... Read More

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