Hazen Studios has been preserving precious memories with image artistry for 32 years, and produces all prints and products in their in-house lab. Pairs who prefer the comfort of four walls stroll into a spacious studio, and select from a well-populated roster of sets and backdrops to customize their shoot. Alternatively, couples can opt for an on-location outdoor shoot to express their mutual love for hugging trees or dumpster diving. The gallery-wrapped print mounts the evidence of palpable affection on walls, edited to imbue a radiant glow and erase imperfections such as tattoos of an ex's pet iguana.
On a sunny afternoon, kids climb to the top of a giant inflatable slide, kick their feet out, and ride the yellow decline into a ball pit. The merrymakers behind Sumo Party Planners enliven children's parties in just this fashion by renting out inflatable play structures such as bounce houses, obstacle courses, and life-size replicas of The Pentagon. Further amusements range from popcorn machines to face-painting stations. Sumo Party Planners can also combine rentals and services into party packages, with special pricing for schools, churches, charities, and the military.
Minky Couture's soft, fleecy blankets wrap tots and adults in a rainbow of colors that stay bright even after a trip through the washing machine. The teal satin lining of a Daisy Duke blanket ($70 for a 36"x30") warms kids' toes beneath a carpet of pink and yellow flowers, and the leopard-print Kami fitted crib sheet ($50) helps bassinets keep out the cold or camouflage their occupants during day care field trips to the Serengeti. Adults can curl up with a suspenseful section of the tax code under a Sarah Diamond blanket's subtle red damask design ($135 for a 50"x60") or prop up Marla's brown paisley pillow ($25) at the end of the living room divan. Shoppers may also opt to customize their piece with up to 10 characters of embroidery ($15), such as a child's name, a loved one's initials, or a blanket fort's street address.
The clean, secure, box-babysitting storage units at SYS Storage span a variety of sizes for indoor and outdoor possession protection. Objects, containers, and self-constructed science-fair trophies sleep easily while snugly stored in the all-block construction, guarded by 24-hour on-site management and computerized gate access. Groupon holders can choose from 5’x10’, 10’x10’, 10’x15’, 10’x20’, or 10’x25’ sized units, or opt for outdoor storage for natural-tanning opportunities. Object owners enjoy 24-hour access to the facility, helpful for midnight moving, emergency access, or grandfather clocks that require lullabies. Auto-pay options assist out-of-towners in renewing the lease or paying their bills remotely.