A toy store for adults, Speed Dreams equips wannabe racers anywhere in Texas with a host of luxury and exotic vehicles to spin through the streets. The sleek fleet includes such models as a black Maserati GranTurismo S, a Ferrari California convertible, and a Bentley convertible GTC. Speed Dreams hosts guided tours through downtown Dallas four days per week, putting drivers behind these luxurious wheels as they cruise around historic Oak Cliff, take pictures at Winspear Opera House, and fend off the advances of valet parking attendants at the Omni Dallas Hotel.
Although pups may be more comfortable when bathed by their human companions rather than strangers, in-home grooming can be unpleasant for owners, who often walk away from tubs with bruised kneecaps and drenched clothes. Dirty Dawgz blends the best of both worlds with self-serve dog-washing stations that allow apron-clad owners to stand upright while refreshing fur. Waist-high stainless-steel tubs come equipped with spray hoses that make bath time more convenient than the bucket-and-faucet or pop-the-waterbed methods used at home. The tubs comfortably fit both large and small dogs as owners make use of the facility's shampoos and conditioners, towels, and brushes. For more in-depth sessions, grooming expert Jessica Bannister shows off her award-winning skills through stylish cuts and glossy coats.
More than 65 years of experience and a worldwide network of creative rug weavers ensure that Stark Home's showroom caches represent both the traditional and the innovative in home style. Handmade from the fabric of Old World weavers, Darius antique rugs imbue any room with elegance, whereas friskier animal-print carpeting adorns lounges or underdressed leopards with playful style. Beyond floor coatings, the outlets also boast a multitradition menagerie of fabric, wall coverings, and furniture. Most showrooms supply both do-it-yourself designers and professional decorators with specially priced merchandise supplemented by store-exclusive sets.
In the waiting room, lights glimmer overhead like dollops of butter, casting a glow on a white leather couch and vibrant burgundy walls. On another tea-green wall sits the Lash Rx sign––a reminder that the lash doctor is in. Once inside the studio, licensed and certified technicians hold consultations to determine the client’s needs and discuss any other concerns before getting started. Over the course of roughly two hours, semipermanent lash extensions are individually adhered to clients' natural lashes for a voluminous look without messy mascara. The studio can also sculpt eyebrows or remove milk mustaches during specialty waxing sessions.