Sole Survivor sports a strut-worthy selection of outdoor, comfort, and fashion-forward sole-shields for men, women, and kids. Peruse brand-name kicks such as Chaco and Merrell to outfit terrain trodders for upcoming adventures, or try on Naot sandals and Sebago loafers for a chic and comfortable crab-walk about town. Beachy sandals by FitFlop ($60) tone gams into pillars of muscle capable of supporting bodies without the help of feet, leaving toes free to patter off quietly in a pair of soft-soled Minnetonka Kilty moccasins ($42). Tiny toddler tootsies can scamper freely in soft Acorn Easy booties ($18) or a selection of velcro-strap trainers from Wee Squeak ($32). More rugged than a pair of long johns woven from beef jerky, women's Kamik Comforter 2 boots ($62) valiantly protect feet from bad weather, and men's Harness 8R Vintage motorcycle boots by Frye ($210) provide a perfect way to safely shield tough-as-nails tootsies from the fiery exhaust pipes of Hell's Angels.
With a staff composed of current professional recruiters and human-resource veterans, Maximized Career Services offers a wealth of job-seeking expertise. Their range of writing and coaching services includes everything from résumé critiques and cover-letter drafting to interview prep and career navigation. Maximized Career Services is so sure of its quality, they guarantee all of their tailored résumés will receive bites from hiring pros within two months.
Since 1992, Advance Security has supplied everyone from homeowners to the CIA with discreet surveillance equipment. Customers can guard property with security-camera systems, watch over youngsters with child-security gear, and keep their families safe with alarm systems. Commonplace objects such as pens and cellphones capture conversations with hidden voice recorders, while wireless cameras spy on unsuspecting subjects from inside teddy bears or behind fake mustaches. Advance Security's expert personnel man a toll-free support line to help customers by solving equipment problems or recommending products.
After the local camera shop went out of business, customers contacted Ron Henges, the building's manager, about picking up their finished prints and repaired cameras. In the process of helping fill these last orders, customers recommended Ron open his own camera store to fill the need in the community. More than 30 years later, Creve Coeur Camera continues to serve and educate its customers through nine area locations, including a 12,000-square-foot flagship store. The shops supply and repair top-of-the-line cameras and photographic equipment and timely print services and teach how to craft charismatic images through a broad curriculum of classes.
JoVonda Winters, owner of JoMonique Photography, works to capture and immortalize special moments and connections during photo shoots. She snaps shots of events such as weddings and engagements. She also takes portraits of babies, kids, families, and expectant mothers. Following the photo shoots, she offers personalized photos and DVDs of the images.
Award-winning FotoBridge offers a convenient way to preserve aging photographs in a permanent digital format with a simple three-step process. Print packages are available for 250 to 10,000 photos ($44.95–$989.95), enabling shutterbugs to convert cherished memories and artsy appliance portraits to a digital format (a $44.95 value). After photos are mailed to FotoBridge’s studios, skilled image wizards will carefully scan prints into a secure JPEG format with Intelligent Digital Finishing, which enhances color, sharpens contrast, and removes red-eye caused by camera flashes and acute hot-sauce ingestion. Once snapshots have been scanned and edited, they'll be stored on a DVD and on reduced-size, web-ready files. All packages include free return shipping within the United States.
Launched 5 years ago, Mattress Source has grown from a plucky family-run enterprise to a regional institution, soothing aching backs and brightening up dream times with masterfully engineered mattresses of all makes and types. Models from brands such as Simmons, Corsicana, Restonic, and Spring Air enrich the third of your life spent asleep and the eighth of your life spent practicing trust falls with thick, long-lasting constructions designed to support and relax the body. The inventory promotes deep sleep and good health through a range of mattress types, from the strong, nonsagging innerspring design to the pillowy comfort of sheets of memory foam and latex.