BodyGuardz's gear equips mobile-device owners with shields to prevent chips and dings and accessories to enhance the gadget-operating experience. ScreenGuardz protects and coddles handhelds with see-through sheaths such as the Apple iPhone 4 ($9.95–$15.95)— which attempts to stop shatters—and four-way privacy coatings that cut glare from light or jealous onlookers. Protective parents can cover cellulars in Clear Skins—an all-over barrier made of the same chip-resistant substance that protects auto exteriors—which come in packs of two for patrons who routinely call themselves on their second phone ($24.95). Clients can makeover digital telephones with fashionable print and artwork skins ($14.95) or soft black, white, and red carbon-fiber blankets ($19.95). An array of Earjax ear buds, such as the Gigs ($19.95), feeds high-def music to eager eardrums in three sizes. With the ease of a one-size-fits-all union suit, BodyGuardz's products can protect a wide variety of brands and models.
Dry Cleaning Superstore offers a standard slate of cleaning services; they launder a wide variety of washable fabrics including men's shirts, women's blouses, and stick-on mustaches. The store also handles more delicate items such as handbags, which they treat with oils and dyes to maintain the bag's color and extend its lifespan. You can also bring in garments for waterproofing or alterations.
Vista Farms’ equestrian experts edify saddled-up students ages 5 years and older on the basics of horse handling. At a private, one-hour lesson (a $35 value), mounties can bring their own horse or ride 1 of up to 10 on-site horses, building a new relationship through relaxed strolls and trading favorite novels. Head trainer Lisa Park focuses on building trust between horse and rider, providing a rundown of natural horsemanship skills and national-level showing techniques, and getting maximum height and distance out of built-in ejector saddles.
Local quilters’ pinwheel and patchwork creations adorn the walls of Floyd and Lizzie’s, their kaleidoscopic colors and patterns enlivening the high-ceilinged space. It’s the most conspicuous sign of the shop's mission to foster a community of quilters within their spacious environs. In addition to proudly displaying patrons’ finished pieces, they offer a diverse class curriculum that equips crafters of all ages and levels to confidently embroider patterns, operate sewing machines, and free hopelessly tangled kittens from balls of yarn. Staff members can also help customers sift through hundreds of fabrics, including a vast selection of intricate batik patterns, and hone in on Husqvarna Viking, Pfaff, and Singer sewing machines.
Joan and Dennis Dalebout have owned Abraxas Pet Resort since 1982, and along with their staff, they pamper pets with meticulous grooming services and daycare or overnight care. Nestled inside a barn-like structure known as the Big Dog House, the resort boasts a groomery that employs quality pet products unavailable in most pet stores. Outdoors, patches of grass and sand as well as an exercise area help pooches to play off excess energy, whereas small playhouses and pools provide ideal spots to lounge or work on a tan.