Situated within the commercial corridors of the Paradise Valley Mall, the carousel breaks up staid shopping trips and mundane municipal building inspections with a dash of whirling whimsy. Riders grab the reins of phantasmagorical steeds—including sea horses, dragons, and Cinderella's pumpkin carriage—during each 2.5-minute ride, stretching fantasy-inspired imaginations of the young and old alike, aided by the melodious soundtrack of the carousel's musical interludes. Each punch card may be redeemed for 10 rides, and can be used multiple times during each session, allowing enthusiasts to take solitary turns or to schedule reveling revolutions with up to nine carousel comrades.
With the dry Southwest climate in mind, the employee-owned Dunn-Edwards has been manufacturing paints and mixing up myriad kaleidoscopic colors for more than 85 years. Paint dabblers visit Dunn-Edwards for free expert color consultations with its resident interior designers, who help find the appropriate color combination for each individual's abode. Upon request, customers can also receive two free 8-ounce paint samples to try out on their walls.
Baker’s Nursery has been a Phoenix landmark for more than 40 years, and Phoenicians love this cheerful nursery so much that they come here simply to hang out in the centerpiece tree house and to enjoy the gorgeous acres of gardens. There are plants, trees, shrubs and flowers, of course, ranging from cacti to Chinese evergreen. There are also décor items such as pottery, statues, planters, outdoor furniture and an entire section dedicated to houseplants. The staff clearly enjoys their work, and is happy to offer guidance on what plants are best for any situation, how to cure that black thumb, when to schedule fertilizers and explain what every crazy-looking garden tool is designed to do. Home delivery is available and couples can sign up for a wedding gift registry.
Within the family-run MudPie Studios, blank canvases welcome the creativity of their future visitors and their families. With a wide variety of paintable figurines and food-safe ceramic forms to choose from, artists can get their hands on bowls, hearts, animals, and other ceramic pieces to paint with provided glazes. Pupils looking for something different can enroll in painting classes, where they create and finish a colorful masterpiece with help from the experienced artists on staff.
Homeowners shouldn't have to think about their garage doors—they should just work when and as needed. Since 1997, Precision Overhead Door Service has worked to keep their clients' minds off their garage doors and gates so that they can focus on more important things such as choosing their front doorbell jingle. To this end, their team of certified repair technicians fixes spring lifts and installs new door systems. During service calls, the team arrives on trucks loaded with parts and equipment from a slew of notable brands including LiftMaster, Marantec, and Genie.