Laura De La Cruz, the smiling face behind Laura De La Cruz Photography, believes that life should be celebrated and documented at every turn, which is why she takes great pride in creating beautiful photography that individuals and families can cherish for a lifetime. Rather than asking clients to assume unnatural poses or hold a bouquet of rattlesnakes, Laura likes to let real moments unfold that she can then capture with her lens and artistic eye. She specializes in photography for a variety of occasions including weddings, engagement sessions, children and family portraits, and special events such as quinceañeras and birthday parties.
Power Professional Cleaners scours soiled duds with advanced, efficient dry-cleaning and laundering services. Their friendly wardrobe wizards pick up clothing on location and whisk it away to their magical scouring lair, obliterating grime, soot, and stains from pants ($5.50), jackets ($6.95), dress shirts ($1.95), and dresses ($8.95) with eco-friendly chemicals. Turnaround times are quick—one hour for dry cleaning—after which clothes are delivered neat and pressed to their owners' doorsteps, offices, or hovercraft RVs.
Voted No. 4 in the Top 10 Birthday Chains for Kid Birthday Parties in 2010 by Parents magazine, Pump It Up pulses with inflatable play sets and actually encourages kids to bounce off the walls. Within the indoor playground, a stalwart staff oversees the neighborhood of bounce houses and air-filled playthings, such as a classic bounce castle and slick inflatable slide that cushions children's heartfelt reenactments of Cool Runnings. On weekdays, families can pop in for open play, or tote along their own mini entourage for birthday-party packages complete with private rooms and complimentary invites. Parties come as straightforward packages or as themed events that place the birthday child in structured story adventures where they take on the role of a mighty and clever superhero or pirate captain that drank too much salt water.
With more than 1,000 frames, The Framing Corner's designers create custom frames and shadowboxes to preserve all types of artwork and three-dimensional mementos. The experienced staff can make knowledgeable recommendations to customers searching for the best-matched frame or fashioning the single-occupancy residence that will complement the work and the home or office wall it's destined to marry. With a variety of materials, The Framing Corner can frame everything from mirrors and canvases to poster art and photographs, with shadowboxes for proudly displaying treasured three-dimensional objects, such as a pet wolverine’s first bronzed hairball.
When not catching a basketball game or ballroom dancing, John Warren Morales is out pursuing his primary passion, photography. With a penchant for dramatic shots, he captures clients' emotions as they pose before breathtaking backdrops of natural scenery or eye-catching architecture. He applies this artful eye to portrait sessions, fashion shoots, commercial photography, and weddings. To add a touch of extra excitement to events such as bar mitzvahs and corporate gatherings, he also offers photo-booth rentals.
The experienced instructors at Leslie Thomson Training forge respectful bonds between humans and horses while cultivating basic riding and Western show skills in both parties. Across rollicking fields of grass, teachers demonstrate how to navigate trail patterns and control the steed's stride and speed. Students also learn proper stallion care, as well as how to use tongue clicks to signal sightings of the ice-cream truck.