Plush Beauty Bar's hot-pink walls and zebra-print furniture belies the funky, fashion-forward focus it fosters in each of its services. It bolsters appearances with spray tanning and signature lash extensions that give clients a glamorous look to last for days. Meanwhile, aestheticians cleanse complexions with facials that incorporate steam exfoliation and the chance to throw in add-ons such as paraffin dips, chemical peels, or novelty mustaches.
Tucked inside Bella Sera condominiums lies Morph Training’s studio, where Chris Rhoad sets his trainees up on Vision Fitness cardio machines, Paramount weight machines, and spin bikes for full-body workouts. After their sessions, clients retire to men’s and women’s locker rooms equipped with showers, steam rooms, and saunas.
As the name would suggest, The iGurus specialize in repairs and fixes for Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices. The experienced technicians quickly identify issues stemming from water damage, software malfunctions, or cracked screens in order to repair devices and restore them to like-new status. They also perform color conversions, changing the traditional white and black front or back plates with eye-catching colors and patterns such as red, camouflage, or The Color Formerly Known as Green. Additionally, they offer repairs for most major cell phones, along with services for both Apple and Windows computers.
It may be called iCafe, but its technicians can repair many types of phones, tablets, and music players?not just Apple products. Clients can get everything from a screen replacement for their iPhone or iPad to a water-damage fix for their Android device.
On a fateful day in 1933, at the height of the Great Depression, a hitchhiker arrived at The Howdy Come In––a rest stop owned by Ben and Eva Winter––carrying only his clothes and a suitcase full of cabinet-making tools. The Winters decided to hire him to build a chifforobe for their new baby, Bobby, and were so impressed by his craftsmanship that they decided to go into business with their new friend. Soon the partners were selling new and refurbished furniture out of the Winters’ dairy barn under the name Winter’s Furniture Store, and they eventually moved to a storefront in the city of Emporia, where they could share their high-quality wares with more people and fewer confused cows.
Today, the family business is run by the Winters’ son, Bob, who oversaw its expansion into two showrooms in Topeka and Lawrence and gave it a new moniker––Discovery Furniture. His merchandise buyers select fine furniture from around the world, filling the design floors with trusted name brands such as Broyhill, Aspen, and Flexsteel. As a member of the Furniture First buying group, Winter is able to pass along the savings of buying stock in volume along with a guarantee that he will meet or beat any competitor’s advertised price within 75 miles. Interior designers on staff can help customers determine which pieces, styles, and colors best fit their needs, and most of Discovery’s furniture can be custom ordered in any style, color, or fabric, catering to customers who know what they like and like to match their upholstery to their clothes.
The professional washer-persons at Suds Laundry Service lather, rinse, and deliver garments back to their owners, fluffy and folded, within 24-hours. They also wash each client's duds separately to ensure that no one goes home with the wrong socks and to prevent button-up blazers from getting corrupted by the rebellious neighborhood leather jacket. As washing machines hum their hypnotic rhythms, staffers iron shirts, jeans, and pillows, as well as uniforms for hotels and restaurants. Their services also come with free pickup and delivery.