Bows adorn diminutive yorkshire terriers as they await their owners, and the curious dark eyes of golden retrievers wander with happy curiosity across The Pet Pawlor. There, groomers trim, shape, and fluff fur of all types. Equipped with toothbrushes, oatmeal baths, and nail files, they can leave pups as clean and sweet-smelling as the family in the last scene of a detergent commercial. A combined two decades of experience helps the crew maintain a stress-free environment for the animals.
When people seek a home away from home, it’s usually in a place that offers convenience, creature comforts, and peace. The staff at Canine Design Salon & Country Club strives to provide the same safe, relaxed environment for its canine and feline visitors, whether they come for grooming, daycare, or boarding. Both dog and cat owners can take advantage of a spa day for their pet—which combines several grooming procedures into one package—or choose from a list of à la carte cleanup services. Daycare is available Monday–Friday and gives dogs plenty of exercise and the chance to socialize and gossip with other dogs about who owns which bones. When it comes to boarding, the team gives dogs the luxury treatment in three levels of private suites that come in various sizes and degrees of plush bedding. Cats stay overnight in kitty condos that come with scratching places and comfortable sleeping areas.
Briarhurst Manor Restaurant has overlooked Garden of the Gods Park in the shadow of Pikes Peak since 1876, when Manitou Springs town founder Dr. William Bell constructed the pink sandstone Tudor-style manor. The English country architecture showcases elegant flourishes such as a tiled fireplace, dark-wood boiserie, and a garden room where sunlight streams through towering windows. Not surprisingly, Briarhurst Manor has been hailed as one of the 100 most romantic restaurants in the country according to OpenTable's 2012 Diners' Choice awards.
The cuisine matches the interior’s opulence: Chef Neal Moreno glazes duck-shank confit in a gooseberry cassis, and augments the flavor of Colorado lamb chops with chestnut fig jus. Cabernet sauvignons and chardonnays from Napa Valley punctuate the restaurant's extensive wine list and give beer a reason to feel as insecure as a styrofoam rabbit marooned amid a pack of real wolves.
Definitions Design Wear's stock rotates weekly with new selections in formal gowns, jeans, and swimwear available in sizes ranging from zero to 24. Intentionally buying stock in small quantities and staying away from wholesale distributors, the boutique strives to keep its customers garbed in fashions as unique as a snowflake's fingerprint. Keep cool with a tank top in classic white ($7.99–$24.99) or slip on an orange tank adorned with a festive ruffle for a walk along the beach with flip-flops in tow ($9.99). Trendsetters can dive into designer swimwear from brands including Polo, Burberry, and Gucci ($39.99–$79.99), or flaunt their bipedalism with stretchy leggings, pants, or trendy jeans ($11.99–$39.99). An array of 2,500 special-order formal-gown designs in a variety of hues and fits ($120+) helps gals gussy up for school dances and traffic court appearances. Customers can accessorize new ensembles with belts, bracelets, and necklaces ($9.99–$29.99), or store scoops of gelato in a luxurious Italian leather handbag ($149.99+).
Relying on a BA in fine art and more than 11 years of experience, Reed Fair left his Chicago home to open 45 Degree Custom Picture Framing with Colorado Springs' mountains as his backdrop. His framery preserves treasured images with more than 1,500 styles of mouldings, more than 1,000 mat options, and eight varieties of glass. Fair holds eco-friendly art-preservation techniques at the top of his priority list, offering visitors 150 mouldings made from wood that is recycled, is sustainable, or has sworn it led a past life as a dining room chair. Guests navigate the roiling ocean of framing options that span modern, antique, and weathered moulds to select the right border for their photo, certificate, or piece of memorabilia. For added convenience, 45 Degree's crew will deliver the finished product free of charge.:m]]
EMbrace your memories photography’s professional shutterbug captures a diverse array of images and offers them up in digital format. Emily Campe can stay in her studio or venture out on-location to capture pets, artwork, maternity moments, holidays, childhood events, weddings, and senior landmarks. She also occasionally creates packages for events such as graduations, bundling photo shoots with wallet-size shots, larger prints, and copyrighted images.