The florists at Good Earth Floral Design Studio focus exclusively on weddings and special events, creating custom floral designs based on each client’s style and vision. The eco-friendly flower studio meticulously selects as many local, organic, and Veriflora-certified blooms from growers committed to sustainable practices as possible. Florists happily travel to wedding venues for better insights as to how to customize centerpieces, boutonnieres, and football-shaped bouquets for the postceremony touchdown spikes. They take pride in lending assistance throughout the entire planning process, from the initial consultation to the next-day cleanup.
Over the last 60 years, Tide detergent has become synonymous with freeing even the most delicate fabrics of stains and dirt. Now, Procter & Gamble's iconic household brand has taken its world-renowned stain-busting power on the road. Just as the company re-invented detergent, and successfully lobbied congress to name the ebb and flow of the oceans after it, Tide Dry Cleaners breathes new life into the industry, brainstorming up innovations that have earned the new company a 2012 Edison Award and Hub Magazine's first-ever Ultimate Hub prize.
Tide's practitioners of cleanliness, along with the folks at GreenEarth, hunkered down to design an environmentally friendly dry-cleaning process that harnesses oil-absorbing liquid silicone. The procedure, beyond simply cleaning dirty clothes, refurbishes them, brightening whites and darkening black fabrics. Tide Restore for Colors even smoothes pilling, fuzzy cottons to help faded colors stand out. Each garment—which can be cleaned with an unscented detergent or infused with Tide's light, fresh aroma—gets inspected seven times and spot-cleaned to ensure wardrobes come back spotless, vibrant, and damage-free.
Throwing convenience and speed into the bargain, the shops offer same–day cleaning, 24–hour service pick-up and drop-off service, and double-lane drive–through valet service.
Free State Cleaners keeps clothing looking dapper with dry-cleaning services that tend to the most delicate, high-maintenance clothing. In addition to removing stains, odors, and last night’s burritos from suits, pants, dresses, and coats, the business also cleans and presses wedding gowns with the option to preserve the material. Alteration services ensure better-fitting clothes, and shoe and leather repair ensures cold breezes and wet sidewalks are kept at bay.
In a short time, Alysa Rene Boutique has gained quite a bit of attention from fashionistas, allowing it to open a second location after only two years in business. The shop's ever-changing stock of colorful dresses, playful tops, and chunky metal cuffs presents shoppers with vibrant options that show off their personalities more attractively than a handheld banner listing their pet peeves. Apparel from designers such as BB Dakota, Ark & Co., Line & Dot, and Genetic Denim has even attracted the attention of Shawnee Mission KIA, who used several outfits from the boutique in a recent commercial.
The Learning Tree extends its wisdom-whittled branches in all directions, boasting hands-on learning tools, toys, games, and activities for kids of all ages. From art supplies and science kits to scrub-a-dub-dub bath toys for the tub, there's no shortage of interactive mind-candy worthy of mental mastication. Sharpen a young mind with school supplies such as Faber-Castell's 15 Erasable Crayons ($5.99 for a pack of 15) and the 68-piece Alex Toys Art Studio ($15.99), or let juvenile phalanges forage across a Wigglin' Water Snake ($24.99), Stomp Launcher ($14.99), or the Klutz Incredible Clay Book ($19.95). No matter what goes in the cart, all contents will tickle the minds and giggle-plexes of all their gracious recipients. Both stores are open seven days a week, come rain, shine, or brain storm.
Owner and professional waxing technician Nichole Hines makes every effort to guarantee a quiet, soothing experiences for her clients. Her private, discrete waxing salon is a child-free zone, which ensures that the environment remains peaceful and that wax pots remain free of LEGO pieces. Nicole uses only high-quality, soy-based waxes that uproot unwanted hairs with precision and efficiency, and her Brazilian treatments are famed for taking only 10 minutes to complete.