Dryve Cleaners spruces up delicate duds with laundering and dry-cleaning services, and frees up overbooked schedules with complimentary porch-side pickup. Peripatetic washer-persons collect soiled vestments from residential verandas, returning them, like a thief with a fundamentally flawed concept of burgling, the next day. Unsoil sartorial sidekicks, including shirts ($2.95), pants ($3.55), dresses ($5.75), and two-piece suits ($6.95) with the dry-cleaning service, or throw old-fashioned laundering into the mix for less finicky frocks ($1.70 for a shirt, $3.95 for pants).
If you ask a professional cheerleader how she got her toned physique, agile limbs, and powerful muscles, she might point you to Jay and Lin Johnson. The husband-and-wife duo are the brains behind Jay Johnson's Boot Camp Fitness—an exercise program designed to slim waistlines and pump up muscles of students of all abilities, from fitness newbies to professionals and prestigious clients such as the Dallas Desperados Dancers. They have also introduced the program to national audiences through numerous television appearances, including Dr. Phil's Ultimate Weight Loss Challenge and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
Drawing from their extensive training in the US Army and years of fitness experience, the pair and a staff of elite trainers—including professional football players and mixed martial artists—lead boot-camp programs in the Dallas area. Within parks, fields, and parking lots, they conduct high-intensity workouts, keeping patrons engaged with constantly varied regimens, along with games, obstacle courses, and scavenger hunts. They focus on functional training throughout the sessions, challenging students to heave barbells, flip tractor tires, and lug fire hoses.
The trainers also offer a specialized cheerleading boot camp ideal for high-school teams training for upcoming seasons or assistant grocery managers seeking ways to motivate their teams of disillusioned bag boys.
It’s a Party purveys upscale gifts for all occasions within its cozy boutique. Rarefied finds such as jalapeño-pepper jelly ($8.95) delight gift-seekers with a taste for sweet and fire flavor, and Mini Love Crosses ($11.95) reiterate the power of love with graffiti messages scrawled over a small white cross. For an aromatic touch in the home, office, or Cold War bunker, scented candles ($18.95) give olfactory kisses to enclosed spaces while casting a romantic ambient glow. Relax Petite Treat Handcreme ($7 mini, $24 large) pampers person paws with a moisturizing cocktail of lavender, bee-blossom honey, Indian amber and Tahitian vanilla. Spread across the store, themed gifts commemorate a variety of important events from graduations to baby showers, and cards and stationery stand ready to be launched into mailboxes and tethered to carrier pigeons.
An affordable and monumental selection of sofas, beds, desks, and sarcophagi mingle good-naturedly in Ashley Furniture’s wondrous warehouse. A Conrad backless barstool ($48) commands shoppers’ attention with its sleek, contemporary design, and Kira furnishings provide stylish sites for storage, studying, or snoozing. A Bulkman pub table with four chairs ($399), sofas, and barstools anticipate increasing the comfort of various human inactivities.
Within bustling retail centers, Studio One to One Photography's shutterbugs cultivate an oasis of professional calm as they draw out individual personalities through poses, props, and backgrounds. These elements of style combine artfully to create sophisticated family portraits, gleeful snapshots of childish charm, and eye-catching glamour shots. Whether they immortalize moms-to-be showing off baby bumps or seniors chewing diplomas, print packages fill wallets with creative snapshots or decorate mantelpieces with images more elegant than a gazelle in a top hat.