Barreling Down the Highway
Slow down for the bright-red building in Touchet where the Douglas Gisi Wine Barrel Furniture Company showcases Gisi’s creations — crafted entirely of wine barrels.
Utilizing components of Bordeaux, puncheon, chateau and Burgundy barrels, Gisi reveals the beauty of the oak — some still wine-stained — and celebrates the structural possibilities of the barrel hoops. The result is heirloom furniture and accessories that feature innovative design and durable construction.
Gisi sees the 5,600-square-foot showroom in Touchet as the ideal venue to display his wide-ranging creations. The showroom showcases his wine barrel furniture, including his varied and innovative bistro tables, barstools, tables, chairs, art panels and one-of-a-kind pieces.
If you’re looking for a hand-crafted gift, the shop offers stylish cheese and bread boards, wine racks, weather instruments and much more — all made from barrels.
For the garden, Gisi’s wine barrel hoop orbs and Adirondack chairs are perfect accents. And then there are his sculptures.
Gisi — a Renaissance man — is also an accomplished blacksmith, machinist and welder (his steel sculptures, railings and signs can be found at homes and businesses throughout the Valley). His intricate steel sculptures, trellises and installations at the Touchet gallery showcase his metalworking flair.
Gisi ships his creations and is happy to take special orders, in keeping with his mantra of “pushing the limit of what was previously thought possible with a barrel.”
Put on a Happy (and Healthy) Face
Is W²’s ever-changing climate beginning to show up in those little lines in your face? Are you looking for hypoallergenic skin care products? This elegant downtown boutique features pharmaceutical-grade skin-care products for women and men, cosmetics and much more.
Well Face and Body partner and manager Jennifer Allen, an aesthetician and licensed skin-care therapist, carries a number of skin-care lines in the shop in a range of prices, including PCA Skin Care Products, SkinCeuticals and VMV Hypoallergenics.
The stylish boutique also offers several lines of mineral-based cosmetics, acne care and shea butter-based products. A wide variety of beauty travel kits, SPF hats and fashion accessories round out the offerings.
Allen encourages browsing, but is also available for advice if you need assistance.
Well Face and Body is the first skin and body care boutique associated with Dr. Robert Hopp’s Center for Excellence in Dermatology in Kennewick. Hopp, a board-certified dermatologist, will also be available several times a month for Botox® and Juvéderm® treatments at the Main Street shop’s private treatment rooms.