The shaded grounds of Fieldstone Animal Inn offer a rural respite for dogs and cats. Canines gambol in the outdoor playpen, running up ramps, splashing into pools, and sneaking through tunnels. Cats play in an area separate from the dogs and stay overnight in six-level suites, where they can secretly plot to destroy all laser pointers. Owners can also schedule long walks for exercise. In the spa, the staff cleans and fluffs coats using eco-friendly products, while training sessions work to get dogs behaving as well as they look.
Lee Rose’s love of photography dates back to his youth, but he took a detour through corporate America as a senior executive before committing himself to a photography career. Now, having traded in suits for jeans, Lee works with his partner Cindy Penn to capture life’s moments of beauty with his camera. Skilled at composing and capturing unique shots, Lee snaps portraits and immortalizes important moments such as weddings, graduations, or the first time you saw a double-decker bus. He also captures smoldering glances with boudoir photo shoots, which are customized to match the model’s personality and comfort level.
After a successful career in manufacturing, Will Speace was looking for a change of pace. A long-time car buff, he decided to create Columbia Junction Car Wash to test his business acumen and sharpen his service skills. The flourishing business, carried on today by his wife and two sons, treats car owners to a variety of gentle and high-tech services. Soft-cloth or laser-wash technology wipes away road grime, while a la carte detailing services tackle upholstery, bug removal, bug burial, and rims.
The creative director of Flying Colors Apparel couldn't have known that taking a pair of scissors to an oversized basketball jersey would lead him to rub elbows with celebrities while promoting his apparel at the Sundance Film Festival. But that's exactly what happened. According to a 2010 article on Thrillist.com, the idea for Flying Colors' business began when the designer "cut up a Heat jersey, patched elements of it onto a polo shirt, and was bombarded by fans who wanted one." Growing tired of the same-old, ill-fitting sports attire, and was seeking something more original and stylish, the designer decided to fuse his eye for fashion with his zealous team spirit, and Flying Colors a division of Global Fashion Works, LLC was created.
Flying Colors Apparel creations—which were featured in a shopping blog on NBC 6 in 2010—include a signature "fade out" fashion tee and a "collar scholar" polo, whose collar conceals phrases such as "Terrapins," or "GO NAVY". In addition to Canes-themed threads, the company has expanded to include officially licensed collegiate apparel for more than 50 schools such as Virginia Tech, Florida State, the University of Florida, and Baylor.
Inside the savory-scented digs of Honey Baked Ham & Cafe, spools of hardwood-smoked, spiral-sliced ham entice carnivorous palates. Here, chefs uphold the same traditions that Harry J. Hoenselaar created more than 40 years ago. Back then, he chose individual hams, cured them in his secret marinade, and smoked them over hardwood chips before offsetting the earthy flavor with a crisp, sweet glaze. To this day, the staff still makes the signature bone-in hams one at a time and glazes them in the shop.
The hammery's kitchens also whip up classic side dishes and desserts, such as the sweet-potato soufflé. For less formal feasting, party trays and packed lunch boxes fuel business meetings, backyard grad parties, and lengthy end-zone celebrations.