In the 20 years since her graduation from the Midwest School of Pet Grooming, Tracy of Lovin Care Pet Grooming has continuously applied her skills to canine clients. In addition to a long career with a national pet-care company, the Louisiana transplant has received certifications from the National Dog Groomers Association of America. As a bonded, licensed, and insured groomer and caretaker, Tracy offers grooming sessions and in-house pet-sitting.
A Storage Inn gives personal effects a home away from home in a secure and convenient self-storage sanctuary. The facilities boast lockers in sizes to suit any client's needs, from a small space fit for storing spare armadillo suits or areas as large as a warehouse for harboring a runaway T. rex. Whether hibernating belongings take cover in a 5'x5' ($45+/month) or 10'x10' ($75+/month) space, they'll sleep safely under the attentive aegis of a facility manager who lives on the premises. Thermostats in climate-controlled units meticulously maintain precise temperature and humidity levels, sparing delicate clothes, furniture, and electronics the humiliation of frizzy hair and structural atrophy.
In 1910, Harry Offner opened his first hardware shop on South Rampart Street in downtown New Orleans, setting the foundation for a local network of three retail stores with more than 27,000 items in stock and 90,000 more available through catalogs or the Ace Hardware website. Like a treasured heirloom or the gene for double-jointed elbows, the business has passed through three generations as Harry's grandkids currently mind the store to help homeowners and handy folks find cleaning and painting supplies, lawn-care implements, housewares, and tools from well-known brands. The knowledgeable staff also assists shoppers with a variety of services, from cutting keys and threading pipes to minor household repair jobs performed by licensed and insured handymen.
Jeff's Haberdashery swathes gentlemen in stylish, comfortable attire fit for any occasion or social situation, including casual wear by Joe's Jeans, Tommy Bahama, and Citizen, and formalwear by Coppley and Canali. Keep feet fashionable with a pair of Ova Da Fut socks ($40), or add flare to closets with a Robert Graham buttondown, replete with colorful patterns and long sleeves to cover up ill-advised elbow tattoos ($148). For occasions that require a refined look, such as weddings or inaugural post-office visits, drape torsos in a lightweight Coppley sport coat ($795), a Talia sport coat (up to $500), or a Canali suit imported from Italy ($1,695). Jeff's provides free tailoring for any purchased items, ensuring sport coats and dress pants fit like a masterfully modified glove.
Every abandoned or homeless pet at the LA/SPCA must be vaccinated and spayed or neutered before adoption. However, the organization cares for more than 11,000 abandoned, homeless, and unwanted pets each year, and requires additional funding to prepare all of its animals for adoption.
Kyle Dairgreport, the owner of Framed by Kyle, has been building frames for more than 30 years. He draws on those decades of experience to deftly display and protect paintings, photographs, or important documents behind glass. To extend pieces' longevity, he can suit them up in acid-free matting, which prevents discoloration, and UV-deflecting glass, which guards photographed faces from suffering a sunburn. Kyle helps customers place custom orders without leaving their homes. He makes house calls with a book of frame and mat samples in tow, and then delivers the client-designed frames when they're finished.