The technicians at Lone Star Automotive and Diesel Service keep cars and trucks running smoothly. The team's services—which range from simple tire rotations to modern computer diagnostics—keep vehicles covered from bumper to bumper, giving owners a go-to resource when automotive troubles arise.
Cartwheels -The Bead Shop's savvy staff strings Texas bead fans together with an array of beads and beading supplies. Every surface of the shop’s showroom drips with decorative orbs, arranged by color, type, and level of self-awareness. Create ornaments for extremities with a selection of seed beads, such as a bright pink drop bead ($5.20) or a perky yellow twist bugle bead ($4.80). A panoply of strand beads trigger impromptu Mardi Gras celebrations, while the resident bead-whisperers’ own designs drape the walls in a kaleidoscopic curtain of necklaces, bracelets, and pendants ($5–$15).
Dietz-McLean Optical stocks an ogle-worthy array of popular designer brands, including styles from Michael Kors, Nike, Calvin Klein, Adidas, Coach, Fendi, Oakley, Giorgio Armani, Disney, and Flexon. So you can see how cool you look, pair your fancy new pair of frames with top-of-the-line lenses. Dietz-McLean carries lightweight, impact-resistant lens technology from Phoenix, a variety of progressive lenses for smaller fashion frames, and super-high-vision lenses to help you see better over tall people sitting in front of you in the movie theater. All glasses from Dietz-McLean Optical come with a two-year unconditional warranty.
Prestige Carpet Cleaning and Floor Care rids floor surfaces of pesky filth, flushing out grout and restoring tiles to their just-placed look. Before tackling floors' trenches, specialists converse with clients during a complimentary consultation, in which they inspect surfaces for staining, damage, and repellency. Wielding a highly pressurized hot-water wand, masterful floor magicians then upend dirt in two rooms—or as much as 200 square feet (a $2.14 per sq. ft. value)—while nearby faucets watch in wonder and shame. Prestige's technicians command control over the high-pressure technology, ridding bathrooms of clingy mineral deposits and lingering self-doubt. Cleaning concludes with a professionally applied impregnating sealer, which leaves walkable jigsaw puzzles easier to render squeakily clean.
The team behind Shutter-Happy snaps memorable portraits against unique backdrops scattered within and around a vintage 1920s farmhouse. Before two-dimensional images take shape, Studio manager Emily Christian guides clients through the portrait process, assisting with clothing coordination and scheduling. During the portrait session, photographer Amy Anderson draws on seven years of experience as she artfully lights and poses children and families amid fairyland mushrooms, a rustic barn, and piles of old-fashioned shoulder pads. Guests are welcome to enjoy complimentary soda, water, and cookies between poses. Rather than keeping a set schedule, Shutter-Happy's staffers work seven days a week to accommodate clients. They also participate in local events such as the Outdoor Family Fair and support community organizations including the Boerne Education Foundation—efforts for which Lindsey Toth, the team's third member and marketing director, is responsible.
Staffed by two certified master florists, An Empty Vase delivers artfully arranged blooms that stay fresh for days. Floral fanatics can order bunches of buds to match any occasion; the cheerful Basket of Sunshine brandishes bright yellow cremones and carnations, perfect for decorating a springtime soiree ($39.99), and the Beer Mug of Blooms features mini white carnations disguised as an overflowing stein of beer, ideal for adorning masquerade-ball sport-watching parties ($29.99). Romantics can use this Groupon toward larger floral investments, such as a classic bundle of one dozen red roses ($59.99) or an extravagant four dozen long-stem red roses ($209.99), which allow buyers to profess true love for their special someone or admit to a growing obsession with the color red.