Hotel guests don't often get free hugs and head-pats from the staff during their stay. That service is unique to Meadowlake Pet Resort. Helmed by a team of experienced animal enthusiasts, the pet hotel cares for dogs and cats with private, climate-controlled suites and a panoply of animal-friendly activities. Canines and felines alike get to spend the night in rooms and condos outfitted with amenities such as high windows for natural light, flat-screen TVs and outdoor patios, and soothing music as each pet dreams about finally chasing down that mail carrier.
The resort's specially trained staff escort dogs outside, where they can play on four acres of green space, walk down nature paths, and dip in an outdoor diving pool. Cats, meanwhile, are set free to frolic or lounge in a screened-in porch with tiered climbing platforms and a selection of fine toys. These staff members also perform healthcare services such as daily five-point wellness checks, and they monitor daily feedings using NutriSource Super Premium food. To keep suites clean, staff scour each room with hospital-grade cleaning systems. To keep pets clean, they lather coats with specialty shampoos at an on-site pet spa.
Shrink Studios provides noninvasive alternatives to surgical liposuction with technological systems that help contour bodies and generally improve the skin's tone and texture. During ultrasonic-cavitation sessions, the technicians bombard stubborn adipose tissue with ultrasound energy, helping sculpt limbs or waistlines while simultaneously lessening signs of cellulite. The RF skin-tightening treatments similarly help create a more youthful look with focused radio-frequency energy that helps stimulate collagen production and smooth away the blemishes such as wrinkles, stretch marks, and ever-growing lifelines on the palms. Infrared saunas deliver heat deep beneath the surface of the skin, reinvigorating clients and increasing cleansing circulation, boosting metabolisms, and even alleviating minor aches and pains. By exclusively using noninvasive methods to sculpt and contour bodies, Shrink Studios helps clients work toward their preferred body image without the recovery time required after surgical procedures.
The event planners of The Perfect Affair find cookie-cutter special events anathema to their mission, which is why they take the time to listen to and work side by side with each client to achieve their vision for a wedding, birthday party, or another special celebration. The team offers four wedding-planning packages that are designed to help ease the minds of brides and grooms at any stage of their wedding planning. The Platinum package, for example, sees planners guiding the happy couple through each step of the process, from the preplanning stages to creating a floor plan and finding vendors to the very last rendition of "Shout" at the reception. Along with remaining completely available to clients at all times, the planners of The Perfect Affair take pride in attending to every detail of the to-do list, including booking venues, keeping track of the budget, and finding a way for "Here Comes the Bride" to be performed by Pink Floyd.
Many dental practices outsource tricky, special cases to other offices, but InStyle Dental Group has a team of specialists onsite and in-house. This includes an expert in periodontology and implants as well as a dentist who devotes much of her time to cosmetic treatments that compensate for habits such as drinking coffee and eating coffee grounds. With four dentists on staff in all, the practice can easily perform almost any dental service, from basic teeth cleaning and fillings to orthodontics and dental veneers.
As the fourth-largest city in the U.S., Houston is dazzlingly diverse—its residents come from all over the country and the globe, bringing their unique sense of personal style with them. In 2007, a group of models and fashion photographers founded Houston Fashion Week to bridge the local, national, and international fashion scenes with events at venues across Houston. Designers from Africa and South America join local talent in presenting collections of women's daywear and eveningwear, menswear, swimwear, jewelry, and accessories. Fashion Week also helps young local models connect with their more established industry peers, and its organizers donate a portion of the proceeds to charities, rather than just using them to sew tons of ball gowns from dollar bills.
The professional party planners at Fleur de Lis Bridal Show match brides-to-be up with local wedding professionals across the state. The traveling bridal show—profiled in industry periodicals such as The Knot Texas magazine and Texas Wedding Guide—drops in on Texas cities throughout the year. Professional planners, caterers, DJs, and florists all have booths and show off their talents for people who might be planning their own weddings or acting as an officiant for their cats’ wedding. Enjoy wedding cake and drink samples as you watch models strut the catwalk showing off wedding gowns from local dressmakers. Ideally, all brides and grooms walk away from the show with the contact information of their favorite vendors, and a lucky few with door prizes and free giveaways.