Solar Control Window Tinting swathes panes in professional films that diffuse sunlight and maintain even-keeled climates in cars, homes, and offices. Residential and commercial windows don sheer or dense privacy films from brands such as 3M and Piper, which block up to 99% of UV rays, trap warmth in the winter, and block heat in the summer, keeping energy consumption in check and environments comfortable. The coatings also protect art and upholstery from sun damage, and can reduce the number of flying shards should storms or soprano houseguests shatter windows.
Solar Control’s techs apply the same surface savvy to car windows, precision-cutting film to fit individual panes or covering vulnerable auto paint with weather-resistant urethane film. While technicians work on rides at the company's headquarters, drivers can settle into plush couches, peruse satellite TV channels, and join a free WiFi network in the waiting room.
Wild Birds Unlimited stocks a wide variety of supplies to please serious hobbyists and ornithological amateurs alike. Based on more than 30 years of research, their cache of supplies is designed to please and attract flocks of all forms, with types of birdseed specially formulated to the season that feature 100% edible seeds. They also carry high-quality feeding equipment, birdbaths, and viewing gear such as binoculars and books on various species and their native regions.
The bakers at Mrs. Fields blend pure vanilla, real butter, and whole eggs to craft cookies made from the same recipe the shop has used for three decades. A 16-inch customized cookie cake teems with chocolate chips and is topped off with a personal message inscribed in frosting to commemorate a birthday, anniversary, or the release party for the Cookie Monster's memoir. Alternatively, gift recipients can pry the lid off a signature holiday tin to reveal a vault stuffed with two dozen chewy cookies and brownies. Patrons sate cravings for saccharine sustenance with a panoply of cookie flavors, including double chocolate, cinnamon sugar, and macadamia nut.
Surrounded by yellow walls, lushly patterned drapery, and large gilded mirrors, the savvy stylists at Le Beaute' Boutique create chic coiffures with cuts, color, and other hair services. Tress wranglers tame wild follicles with a haircut ($42+ for women; $22+ for men) and concoct curls with nothing more than a wink of a third eye during a perm ($75+). Clients can stand out in a crowd of monochromatic manes with a partial foil highlight ($65+) or prepare for a stint in the witness protection program with a full-color change ($47+). Updos ($40+) glam up head hair for special events, such as proms or a driver's license exams.
During the last three decades, Charley’s has shuffled up standard decks of carbs in a fresh, innovative fashion. Though the soul of Charley’s spawns from the beefy abyss of the signature cheesesteak sandwiches ($4.59–$8.99), the entire menu is flavorfully filled to capacity with delicious grilled combinations (prices vary by location). The chicken teriyaki sandwich ($4.89–$9.29) is quaint for a stomach sublet, while the Italian deli deluxe carnivorously conquers with a bed of pepperoni, ham, turkey, provolone, and generous dustings of Italian seasoning ($4.59–$8.99). Diners can load their gastronomic cargo-carriers with a combo meal, complete with Charley's famously crisp fries ($1.79–$1.89 for a regular order), or ascend a mountain of abominably coated fries featuring cheddar, ranch, and bacon