Armed with an army of innovative and certified shutterbugs, Olan Mills Portrait Studio provides families with high-quality portraits, continuing a mission that was established more than 75 years ago by founder Olan Mills Sr. Skilled in the art of capturing infants, children, families, and bunny-ears-giving ghost orbs on film, Olan Mills’s experienced smile snappers will take a series of poses amid a variety of backgrounds and lighting options. The studio is equipped with a selection of props—including numbers for birthdays, toys, and boxes—and patrons may bring their own photo-enlivening items from home. The resulting photos find their way to prints in natural color, black and white, or sepia tones; they can also be immortalized in the studio's signature Old Masters style, a canvas brushed with highlights to recreate look of an oil painting. Like the gentlemanly mariners of ages past with their full schedule of sea-battles, the photographers welcome appointments, but do not require them.
At more than 900 learning centers across the world, Sylvan offers kids a leg up through personalized, one-on-one programs prescribed by an in-depth skills assessment. Students build on past lessons to learn progressively, and sessions may hone in on different disciplines, granting kids the confidence to interpret literature and the rhetorical skills needed to negotiate a later bedtime. The positive mindset of personable, invested instructors helps to inspire kids to greater academic feats, as does a prize program that rewards hard work with CDs and gift cards.
As an authorized Boost Mobile agent, Candi Cane Wireless gives iPhone users a slew of phones to choose from and a plethora of ways to trick them out. Accessories include cases such as the kickstand case that protects phones from hapless fumbles and allows for hands-free viewing. The knowledgeable team at Candi Cane Wireless can also assist in picking out the ideal phone and accoutrements.
Inside Ashley Furniture HomeStore’s sprawling warehouses and show rooms, friendly staffers stock plush beds, sturdy end tables, and stylish home accessories. Expert designers craft these dwelling fillers, testing raw materials' durability and basic arithmetic skills before transforming them into classy furniture items that mesh with any decorating style. They build many tables and chairs to meet eco-friendly business standards, using recycled engineered wood to reduce landfill waste and slow down deforestation. Ashley also stocks nonwood items, including a selection of state-of-the-art body-cushioning mattresses from brands such as Sealy and Simmons.
For an additional charge, Ashley Furniture HomeStore transports its furniture using its own fleet of semi trucks and fighter planes, which ensure that comfortable couches and slick dining-room tables are never damaged and always fresh smelling. Each location is locally owned and operated, meaning staffers are friendly residents who know which couches best complement regional design trends and indoor weather patterns.
While expert drop-off service allows patrons to render clothes clean and folded with hospital-corner precision, Laundry Care's amenity-packed, air-conditioned facility makes DIY duds-sudsing a breeze as well. Launderers can pack huge six-load machines for speedy cleaning ($7.50/load), or employ an arsenal of smaller machines to separately scrub brights, whites, and rival-mascot uniforms ($2.50/load). While wool socks and lacy tanks slow dance in the delicate cycle, guests can sip complimentary coffee, surf free WiFi, or glimpse the wider world through three flat-screen TVs. A drop-off service spins laundry on demand, returning apparel fluffy and folded ($1/lb. for clothes or $1.50/lb. for quilts or blankets). With convenient hours seven days a week, Laundry Care ensures that washing fits easily into schedules packed with homework, errands, and My Little Pony support groups.