The dirt-blasting experts at Rio Vista Cleaners and Jerry's Cleaners restore and revitalize fading fabrics with environmentally friendly cleaning solutions. These master menders can rescue a favorite shirt from the trash heap ($2.50), save a suit spoiled at a company party ($10), and lift the peanut butter, jelly, and tapioca stains incurred on Imaginative Sandwich Day from any pair of jeans ($5). Dry cleaning will keep soft sweaters from shrinking to Lollipop Guild size ($5) and ensure that dresses ($10) don't unravel during your dryer's anti-knit cycle.
Using high-quality machinery and detergents, Alamo Cleaners aims to renew garments, making them cleaner, brighter, and stain-free. In addition to wedding gown preservation, leather cleaning, and tailoring, they offer free cleaning for U.S. flags as well as free home pick up and delivery.
Helmed by fitness coach Darren Colletti, Authentic Strength and Performance Institute follows his fitness philosophy: building strength from the core with simple, functional exercises. Their schedule of daily classes includes cardio boxing, Back 2 Basics beginners' fitness, and TRX suspension training.
Offering a head-spinning variety of cups and other party-planning accessories, Party Cup Express sees to it that rambunctious revelers let loose with remarkable receptacles in hand. Tailgate in style with a set of 25 16-ounce black-and-gold souvenir cups emblazoned with the fleur-de-lis ($10), craft memorable baked goods with a crawfish cookie cutter ($3.95), or keep beverages frosty with a set of six Water Meter coozies ($6). Dazzle passing pedestrians and increase the chances of picking up a hitchhiking Drew Brees with a Saints Super Bowl Champions license plate ($5).
"What do you want to create?" That is the question posed to each of New Orleans Paint N Party's visitors. During the studio's energetic parties, local artists teach visitors to put brush on canvas, creating colorful projects such as streetcars and city skylines. The staff keeps it simple. They greet each visitor with a presketched canvas and a trove of supplies, including brushes and paints. New Orleans Paint N Party also invites its customers to bring along food and potable beverages; they'll even supply the wine opener, ice bucket, ice pick, and drinking glasses.
John Gardner, slimming coach and owner of NOLA Nutrition and Weight Loss Solutions, relies on the Ideal Protein system to help his clients eliminate fat without losing muscle. His office is equipped with a high-tech Tanita scale that measures not only pounds and ounces, but also body mass index (BMI), estimated muscle mass, and the total percentage of the body that resembles a scorpion. As clients follow the diet's recommended servings of fats, carbs, and proteins, they can keep track of the improvements in their vital stats and watch as their silhouettes shrink like wool sweaters in the dryer.