Pet Nation Lodge helps furry friends trade the rush of daily life for the leisure of luxury lodges, chef-selected meals, and social play areas. Following a two-hour consultation for every new client, rambunctious hounds climb and slide on an indoor faux-grass field, and felines use a separate, soundproof room to catch naps or test out impersonations of their owners. Overnight guests snuggle on raised beds and quilts as webcam surveillance oversees canine naps. After staffers burn doggie calories on five daily walks, chef selections refuel man's best friend with cuts of beef, chicken, liver, and salmon. Skilled groomers also free filthy hounds with a HydroSurge bath, dislodging dirt picked up on backyard romps and Forever stamps collected while chasing the mailman.
Recognized by Cincinnati Family magazine with a Best of Parenting 2011 award, Youthland Academy has been practicing a learning-by-doing philosophy for 30 years. At childcare sessions throughout the year, kids engage in age-appropriate educational programs that help preschoolers turn thought into language and middle schoolers reach their full potential. The full slate of programs are offered at nearly two-dozen locations across the Midwest and South.
The groomers and veterinarians at PetCare Animal Hospital restore both the luster to fuzzy companions' coats and the vigor to their health. During the grooming expert sudsers primp pooches' pelts, removing dirt and oil from their skin while combing mats and tangles from their fur. After a mani-pedi, coat trim, ear cleaning, and tuxedo fitting, man's best friend is ready to be man's best man at man's wedding. To ensure pets' insides feel as good their outsides look, PetCare provides a plethora of veterinary services from simple consultations to advanced laboratory diagnostics. Preventative treatments such as vaccines keep parasitic freeloaders from hitching a ride on cats' cabooses and comprehensive dental care ensures cobras' fangs stay well-flossed.
Jelly Bean Junction specializes in tutoring programs for moldable child brains; however, they also provide daycare services for infants through kindergarteners and summer camps for school-aged children. Infant care ($215 per week) is individualized to each wobbly bairn; infants are fed, changed, and napped on their own schedule, all of which is tracked on a daily report. Toddler care ($190 per week) lets the wee ones explore and grow in a carefully planned environment, which includes mealtime, naps, and sensory-rich games. Preschool care ($160 per week) is designed for ages three to five and incorporates developmentally appropriate experiences and learning materials as well as outdoor play. Kindergarten care ($145 per week) involves nutritious snacks, computer games, and creative materials that focus on art, science, and more.
At its three locations, Martinizing Dry Cleaning gives linens and clothes no excuse to remain unbathed thanks to a mélange of grime-obliterating services. Caked-on dirt and hotdog-shaped mustard stains leap from blouses, skirts, and suits thanks to a waterless solution that leaves garments pristine. Martinizing Dry Cleaning's team of experienced and meticulous cleansers handles each task with care, preparing newly revivified items for pickup, delivery, or teleportation.
Swatches boasts more than 1,500 bolts of fabrics, alongside trims, tassels, and hardware drapery from brands such as Kirsch, The Final Company, and Paris Texas Hardware. Before launching textilian makeovers on pillows, couches, or chairs, solicit advice from Swatches' in-house design team of Karyl and Michelle. They can help define your project and steer you toward the appropriate solid or patterned fabrics ($12.99+ per yard). In addition to selling fibrous coverings, Swatches stocks collections of trim ($2+ per yard) and tassels to tame and accent edges of drapes and blinds with magazine-ready elegance.
Rosanna Jacobson fell in love with photography as she held her newborn baby girl for the first time and wished she could capture the moment forever. Rosanna’s dream became a reality when she and Carla Jacobson, her mother-in-law and a lifelong student of photography, founded Photography by Jacobson. The Jacobsons' lively candid portraits of expectant mothers, families, high school seniors, and cabbage patches teeming with babies combine Rosanna’s artistic New York perspective and Carla’s appreciation for the Midwest’s natural beauty. In their professional studio, they use natural light to produce beautiful, true-to-life portraits.