Ladies of all ages and physiques pose for skilled photographers in a private, female-only studio to create artful, sumptuous portraits highlighting femininity and confidence. Upon arriving at the Boudoir Photography by Angie Garfield studio, clients comb through potential outfits with the talented shutterbug and can sip a glass of wine to calm any preshoot jitters. The photographer then leads subjects through a beauty-capturing session composed of a series of poses tailored to the client’s comfort level. Boudoir Photography encourages women to incorporate flirty accessories such as feather boas, long strands of pearls, and velvet leprechaun caps into the session. The retouched prints and digital images immortalize each subject’s unique beauty for a personal keepsake or memorable gift. Groupon holders may also purchase additional prints, products and makeup-application services at 10% off.
High-fashion photographers might view laugh lines, stretch marks, and scars as imperfections, but boudoir photographer Erin Colleen sees them as marks of a life well lived. This aesthetic infuses her sultry boudoir shoots, during which she captures the unique beauty of subjects of all ages and sizes. During sessions, which can be purchased for holiday and anniversary gifts, her models can don outfits ranging from football jerseys and panties to lingerie and thigh-high stockings; alternatively, they can pose nude and conceal themselves using artfully cast shadows, rather than by peeking out from behind a clothed friend. Erin Colleen just as artfully documents women flaunting their curves solo and couples showcasing their chemistry.
Patrick's Hardware has stocked toolbelts and tool boxes with a variety of hardware needs since 1895, drawing from a stock of more than 65,000 items. A variety of handsaws ($6.27–$23.90) cut through wooden planks and frozen turkeys, which can be carved into presidential silhouettes with a Mintcraft chisel with a safety grip ($14.65). Lawn-care and outdoor-living tools make wilderness maintenance easier, and farm supplies keep cows and crops happy. Prepare a room for a new family addition with an emotional heart-to-heart or a panoply of paints, such as Valspar flat wall latex paint ($12.59/qt.). A plethora of nails, screws, and bolts await purchase in the shop's bulk inventory, allowing buyers to select the exact size and quantity they need. Patrick's Hardware also hosts a full-service glass shop, which supplies mirrors, tabletops, insulated glass, and more for residential or commercial remodeling.
The licensed rug resuscitators at Stanley Steemer rid carpets of unwanted stains and blemishes through hot-water extraction. Prior to dirt banishing, the cleaners conduct a pretreatment inspection, noting heavy traffic areas and dingy patches requiring extra attention. Staffers carefully relocate furniture and other items, leaving only items such as pianos, china cabinets, and grandparents frozen in carbonite behind, then begin to pretreat trouble spots.
Fresh Scent Carpet Care's local, family-run operation sanitizes and deodorizes a wide range of household surfaces, from upholstery and carpets to mattresses, grout, and tile. Truck-mounted extraction equipment restores floor fabric to its original factory freshness, and detailed four-step steam-clean treatments remove stains and dirt from sofas and chairs. Technicians banish germs from nearly all parts of the home, applying a powerful Hygienitech vacuum to mattresses, and removing lingering debris, dust mites, and bogeymen with the apparatus's high-frequency pulsations and UV-C light. Rather than glossing over offending odors and pet dander with perfumes, Fresh Scent Carpet Cleaning's thorough methods remove contamination and bacteria from living rooms, car cabins, kitchen floors, and RVs.
The photographers at Retro Vice release each subject's inner temptress with sultry recreations of classic pin-up poses. Bombshells sit down in the stylist’s chair to make tresses shimmer and cheekbones blush for prints that light up the insides of lockers. A plethora of vintage props and wardrobe pieces spice up shoots with skimpy sailor suits and naughty aprons, and photographers coach models, cladding them with a natural confidence. Much like bootleg antiques, 5 or 15 portraits of the client's choice undergo vintage retouching before the images are memorialized in print, digital, or calendar form.
Bowling at Sparetimes is all about fun and convenience. Bumpers in each of the 32 lanes rise and fall with ease so that parents and children can share a lane, and an automatic scoring system keeps track of frames as pins clatter to the floor. The snack bar provides sustenance in the form of pizza and sandwiches, while the arcade offers a chance to stretch out fingers on both hands. Bowlers also take a break between games at the Winners Circle sports bar, where they can continue enjoy a game of pool or electronic darts. On the weekends, the lights go low during glow bowl, when music videos take over the two 10‘x12’ screens hanging above the lanes and black lights give white T-shirts a bluish gleam so that they can be used to direct approaching UFOs to the parking lot.