When one thinks of the perfect location for a date night, one doesn’t typically think of a workshop lined with paints, brushes, and ready-to-decorate pottery pieces. Pepe le Potter hopes to change that notion. The contemporary studio helms daily drop-in sessions open to anybody, girls’ nights for ladies looking to spice up recreational outings, day camps for kids, and monthly classes for those looking to tackle a more intricate project under the tutelage of an accomplished painter. Brush novices need not worry, as instructors move around the room to provide pointers, tips, and techniques on how to make their masterpieces come to life. Once guests finish projects, staffers will fire and glaze them, preparing them for pick up in a few days. Pepe le Potter is also a sponsor of monthly Empty Bowls events, which benefit the Tarrant Area Food Bank.
MEDermis Facials' board-certified medical director captains a team of certified laser specialists and medical aestheticians, who help their clients reach aesthetic goals with the help of advanced technology. Together, the team has safely erased more than 200,000 unwanted tattoos of all shapes, sizes, and colors using Lutronic Spectra lasers. The cutting-edge apparatuses emit q-switched beams of high-energy light, which help disband ink particles and prepare them to be naturally jettisoned from the body via the lymphatic system?technical speak for "laser eraser". The lasers flit over skinscapes, fostering smooth, even skin with minimal risk of scarring, disrupting natural pigments, or attracting bored cats. In addition to getting rid of unwanted ink, the talented staff can also help to correct skin troubles with peels, microdermabrasion, and other skin care services.
A kaleidoscope of colors and patterns bewilders shoppers as they enter either of Quilter’s Stash's two locations. Some confused patrons report having found the end of the rainbow, but they are really seeing more than 15,000 bolts of 100% cotton fabrics by Marcus, Henry Glass, and other top designers. Staff members wait at attention to direct customers to the latest threads and patterns, and a few on-hand wizards can resuscitate a range of sewing machines from different brands. The crafty gurus are also enthusiastic about leading quilting and sewing classes that cater to students of all levels, and the shop's shelves are stocked with how-to books that facilitate at-home learning.
Former US Marine and urban-warfare instructor Kris Maddox has been helping his clients reshape themselves into their ideal selves for years, earning the Body Firm's 2010 Trainer of the Year award. At Absolute Fitness Boot Camp, he puts his two nationally accredited training certifications to good use, partnering up with Selase Botchway—a youth sports coach who holds certifications in personal training, boot-camp conditioning, and CPR—to help clients reach peak physical fitness. These two trainers lead clients of all abilities through a dynamic blend of resistance-training, aerobic, anaerobic, and kickboxing exercises to pump up muscles and kick-start metabolisms. They hold boot-camp classes both indoors and outdoors, regularly changing up workout routines so that quads and biceps don’t get bored and spray-paint curse words on the deltoids. They also offer customized personal training and meal plans to help their clients overhaul unhealthy lifestyle habits.
Across hundreds of stores in the U.S. and Canada, Lumber Liquidators provides homeowners and contractors with more than 340 flooring options. Lumber Liquidators, which has been featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and HGTV’s Dream Home, lays down floors such as solid and engineered Bellawood pre-finished hardwood with a transferable 100-year warranty and eco-friendly bamboo and cork. An array of professional-grade tools, such as table saws and floor nailers, help homeowners easily install their new floors, and the company's Flooring 101 search engine and Ask Bob customer-support team answer any questions that arise on the fly.
Phones rebelling against conformity have a friend in IcaseU. Skilled techs create custom phone cases on the spot using clients’ personal photos or stock images. They can add flair to the vast majority of today’s popular phone models, including the Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, and BlackBerry Curve. The cases––which are made with soft material, hard material, or leather, depending on the phone––are scratch resistant, fade proof, and impervious to bee stings.