Based on the concept of balancing bodies with all-natural supplements and organic food, Nature's Pharm opened its first health-centric emporium in Fishers 13 years ago. It has since built up a tiny fiefdom of three stores across central Indiana, where a bounty of pastas, sauces, condiments, and gluten-free snacks keeps pantries wholesomely stocked. Curated shelves of carefully formulated amino acids, omega-3 supplements, and vitamins equip systems with vital nutrients. These herbal capsules, tablets, powders, and liquids infuse bodies with the power of nature without the need for planting a whole garden or licking a tree.
The professional photographers at Target Portrait Studios capture paramount moments in premier lighting with high-tech digital cameras and a choice of vivid background images. After clients discuss pose preferences with their portraitist, subjects take the stage for approximately 10 minutes of flashing bulbs, bright smiles, and focused lenses. Clients are welcome to bring props and shadow puppets from home, and after choosing a background, they can further customize each image with one of the studio's props, if desired.
Aromas of fried chicken and housemade side dishes waft from behind a deli counter as visitors peruse the aisles of groceries and other household necessities. According to a 2011 feature in the Southside Times, Hampton's Market embraces its role in the community by getting to know its customers and lining shelves with locally produced goods, including maple syrup and jams siphoned from nearby trees. The butchers' display cases brim with marbled steaks, custom cuts of beef, and sausages made in-house.
With two locations in Battle Creek, Vision Center At Meijer's eye mavens outfit more than 700 frames with lenses carefully crafted in their own laboratory to specifically suit the eyes and face of each patient. Professionally administered eye exams determine the prescription strength required to correct eyeball anomalies, and the laboratory can upgrade any lens with tints, Transitions, or antireflective coatings that save one from endless staring contests with one's own eyes.
Ninety-seven cuts of premium protein await carnivorous shoppers at The Meat Shop of Indianapolis, where a brigade of butchers carves ready-to-cook portions of beef, chicken, and pork sourced from store-trusted suppliers. Shoppers can procure juicy filet mignon ($10.99/lb.) or order ground elk ($7.29/lb.) or oxtail ($4.19/lb.) to acquire adventurous eats without using themselves as bait in a werewolf trap. The store’s cleaver-wielding wizards slice each selection of sustenance into customizable cuts that cater to their customers’ tastes, fashioning lean and marbled morsels before patrons’ awestruck eyes. Packaged bundles of brawn, such as a pound of deli meats and a half pound of cheese ($39.95), offer plates of protein suitable for serving large groups or unusually small pet whales.
Green B.E.A.N. Delivery helps build a local food system by bustling to bungalows with groceries produced by a network that includes local farmers and artisans. The company's food fetchers drop off weekly or biweekly bins brimming with an assortment of seasonal fruits and vegetables, sidekicked by a selection of more than 350 à la carte grocery items. Buyers of today's Groupon can kick off regular delivery with one of five sizes of produce bins. Suitable for two to three people or up to 14 meerkats, the small fruit-and-vegetable bin ($35) holds seasonal munchables, such as apples, strawberries, mushrooms, and tomatoes. Green B.E.A.N.'s produce selections change routinely, and shoppers can customize each delivery by swapping out staff picks for free agents from a list of around 40 seasonal fruits and vegetables. Customers can garnish their orders with groceries including coffee ($7.50+), all-natural breads ($3.85+), farm-fresh eggs ($3.85/dozen), and organic cheeses and milk ($4.25+ for ½-gallon). Free delivery applies to orders of $35 or more.
As the baby yawns and wiggles his or her fingers, a chorus of coos fills the room. As she peeks in on her child months before his or her birth, the mother-to-be points out similarities between her own nose and the tiny one that's displayed in the 3-D image onscreen. The technician smiles and moves the ultrasound device to reveal a more complete view of the baby's face as family and friends look on.
Precious Peek 4D Ultrasound hosts these seemingly miraculous occurrences five days a week. With scanning technology similar to that of traditional 2-D ultrasounds, the staff can give eager parents a real-time 3-D glimpse of their babies. They preserve records of the session with photographs in a variety of packages, which range in complexity from 2-D pictures that disclose the child's gender to bundles that include CDs, DVDs, and a press-conference reporter to jot down the baby's first statement. Based on the expectant mom's due date, a Peek Calendar determines the optimum time for an appointment, during which up to 12 guests can gather to view the images as they are projected theater-style.