Since 1988, Pet Supplies Plus has welcomed millions of furry critters of every stripe—from llamas and monkeys to potbellied pigs—into their animal-friendly stores. The shop is designed so that both pets and their owners can easily navigate the inventory of more than 10,000 items. Wide aisles give leashed pups enough room to roam, colorful signage keeps shoppers moving in the right direction, and low shelves allow dogs to sniff out their preferred brand of rawhide chew. A self-serve dog wash enables guests to scrub their canine companions' coats to a youthful, puppy-like shine, whereas grooming services enlist professionals to tackle tougher jobs, such as brushing out matted fur or convincing dalmatians to stop mixing white and black after Labor Day.
Lorena Anticoli couldn't quite find her own niche. Everyone else in her family had special talents and passions, but Lorena had a hard time finding one of her own. That all changed the moment Lorena stepped behind a camera. There, Lorena has found not only something she's good at, but something she loves to do. She turned this long-lost calling into Mia G Photography, where she captures special moments as they happen instead of leaving them to languish alone as memories. Family portraits and weddings are Lorena's bread and butter, although she's also adept at uncovering beauty in architectural, maternity, and senior shoots.
Owner and operator Robert Reynolds brings detailed knowledge and Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration certification to each and every home-cleaning assignment. He handles each job personally, coercing carpets to surrender their stains, first with a strongly worded letter, and then with a truck-mounted wash system that eradicates stubborn contaminates such as pet dander and dirt. His excellent fabric-identification skills allow him to formulate the ideal response to soiled upholstery, and a sanding-free cleaning process helps restore laminate, bamboo, and pre-finished floors to their original shine. Robert also helps to maintain the health of humans and pets by using eco-friendly products that are free of harsh chemicals and won't leave behind sticky residues or cause the carpet to adopt human emotions.
Nabbing a 2011 Talk of the Town award for customer satisfaction, the garment de-gunkers at Champion Cleaners and Tuxedo Rentals continue their 61-year tradition of stellar service. Experts gently purify full suits, dresses, and coats ($11 each) and return delicate sweaters ($3.75) to mint Cosby condition. Individual suit pieces ($5.50 each)—such as pants, shirts, and jackets—compare notes with the vestigial garment colloquially known as the vest ($4.25). Dry cleaners revive threads Monday–Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Though additional services are not included in this deal, Champion also offers alterations, tuxedo rentals, wedding-gown preservation, and zipper repairs.
Photographer Kayla Lay was propelled into photography by a desire to capture images of her newborn daughters. Now, Kayla works with families, graduating seniors, and engaged couples to find a meaningful photo-shoot location, placing an emphasis on natural lighting as she snaps pictures. Kayla also calls on her time as an actor and dancer in LA to craft headshots that are sure to catch the discriminating eye of casting directors and Sir Laurence Olivier's floating ghost head.