Color Me Mine puts paintbrushes and pottery in the mitts of customers old and young. Budding Toyozo Arakawas will follow six easy steps to craft beautifully painted ceramics, first choosing a ceramic piece (most cost between $10 and $75) from Color Me Mine's selection of hundreds of seasonally changing items. After charting out the desired design from individual imagination or Color Me Mine's technique sheets, painters will select an underglaze from Color Me Mine's cast of more than 50 colors, then apply paint with the focus of a peregrine falcon occupied by a Rockwellian spirit. Color Me Mine handles all kiln-firing work, allowing clients to take home their final products within three to five days. A studio fee of $6 for children under 12 and $8+ for adults and children over 12 covers all paints, supplies, glazing, and firing.
Bolstered by 50 years of dry-cleaning excellence, the professional staff at Martinizing Dry Cleaners uses modern, eco-friendly processes to tease grime out of garments. Treat a three-piece suit ($11.75), skirt ($5.52+), or chain-mail bathing suit to one of the dry deterger's many services, all performed on-premise to discourage sweaters ($5.19+) and ties ($3.48) from joining fugitive socks. Martinizing offers complimentary pickup and delivery at home or the office within a limited area. Call ahead for delivery availability.
Shawarma Vegas is a kosher Mediterranean and Israeli restaurant in The Lakes. Inside the small yet cozy restaurant, which caters to the area’s Jewish population as well as anyone with a hankering for falafel and shawarma, customers can chat amiably with the owners while bellying up to the tall bar or grabbing a nearby table. Laffa sandwiches, expansive platters and assorted desserts like baklava and abadi cookies give an air of authenticity, while a checkered counter displays the day’s fresh produce. Guests can also dine outside on Shawarma’s patio while enjoying their freshly-prepared meals, though the relaxing interior has air conditioning, to help beat back the brutal Las Vegas heat.
Owners can please pups with myriad collars and leashes, bandanas, and bedding available from Kiss My Mutt, an upscale, eco-friendly designer line of pet products and apparel. Let sleeping dogs lie about once sleeping on an air mattress thanks to the grey knot garden luxury bed, which is handcrafted in the United States, made with recycled materials and organic fibers, and available in three sizes and colors ($68–$108).
Established in 1980 and nationally accredited by the NECPA, Creative Kids Learning Center fosters the development of children aged 18 months to 12 years while meeting each of the standards set forth by the "10 Signs of a Great Preschool." Inside colorful classrooms or outside on playgrounds, inspiration flows freely as kids participate in a curriculum that features such subjects as initiative, music and movement, and creative representation. The center's hands-on philosophy emphasizes five key components, including professionalism and education, which consistently shine through the words and actions of a staff that is certified in first aid, CPR, and refereeing wrestling matches between imaginary friends. Safety and health are also cornerstones of the business, resulting in toys, equipment, and classrooms being sanitized frequently.
StorageOne secures excess belongings, from seasonal furniture and spare cars to business-related filings, within individual, air-cooled storage units. Spaces range from 5'x5' (a $35 value per month), great for storing a winter wardrobe or personal library, to drive-up 10'x30' units (a $245 value per month), which can house a large vehicle or several man caves.