Bensinger's Fine Cleaners handles dry-cleaning emergencies with a wide range of services. The skilled staff of dirt exorcists unsoils, unsullies, and unblemishes items such as men’s shirts ($2.55) and pants ($6.20), women’s slacks and skirts ($6.20 each), blouses ($6.30), and chainmail pantaloons. Fragile silk, linen garments, comforters, bedspreads, tablecloths, and newspaper hats are handled with fragile silk gloves, and shirts are hand-finished and pressed instead of being recklessly tossed under passing steamrollers.
Known for being quick and convenient, The UPS Store is a three-headed office chimera belching forth flame-free shipping, printing, and office necessities. Each locale's packaging experts take the hassle out of delivering gifts to far-off third cousins (twice removed) by using top-notch packaging materials and geometrical know-how. Customers can cast their bundles off in whatever time frame works best using one of a full range of UPS shipping options, including next day air, ground, and international shipping. For those tired of the unwashable ink stains and toxic silver fumes that result from door-to-door printing presses, this Groupon can also be used toward any of The UPS Store's printing services, which include color and black-and-white copying, digital printing, and brochure and business-card production.
While Jaffe's friendly crew didn't invent the camera, that doesn't mean they won't someday brainstorm the notion of a time-freezing cube in a parallel universe wherein cameras have yet to be invented. Jaffe Studio's staff of expert professionals has more than 30 years of experience when it comes to capturing the picturesque unity of a loving family, the innocence of juvenility, and the wonderment of a band of roving goat children. Nurturing directorial skills coax natural smiles out of newborns, soon-to-be mums, high-school seniors, families, and pets. A session can even commemorate the joys of marital engagement or the promise of potential that shines in a post-graduation tooth display.
The Inn at Hunt Phelan is a handsome headrest for out-of-towners and in-towners alike, an antebellum mansion held together with historical architecture and invigorated by interior restorations, period furniture, and lavish décor. With today’s Groupon, visiting relatives, locally based couples, and recreational vagrants can all spend one night dappled in comfort and historical splendor. A variety of rooms are available, from the most basic 290-square-foot room with a queen-sized bed and porcelain soaking tub or whirlpool, to a larger deluxe room with a king-sized, four-poster bed and whirlpool tub. Suites also come in two flavors. The classic is 750 square feet with a separate parlor and guest room, while the private is the ultimate in southern hospitality—1,000 square feet complete with a kitchen, 1.5 baths, a washer and dryer, and more. Guests are treated to complimentary high-speed Internet access for fact-checking prior to a Civil War reenactment, a glass of champagne upon arrival, parking, and a hot or continental breakfast.
Martina Igberaese knew she was going to become a graphic designer—until she fell in love with a photo booth. The fine-arts graduate now serves as the owner, creative director, and graphic designer began Keepsake Photo Booth, a portable photo-booth service that equips a variety of celebrations with the souvenir-dispensing machines. Her comprehensive service includes a professional host, who arrives one hour before any celebration to set up the booth, helps guests with tips on how to fit a human-pyramid into the shot, and then breaks down the equipment at the end of the rental time. In the 5'x5' booths, up to 10 adults see themselves pose on an interior screen as a professional-grade camera snaps their picture. After the session, the booth’s lab-quality printers dispense photo strips of the shoot in black and white, color, or fresco.
At Salsa Memphis, renowned dancer and choreographer Edgar "TunTun" Mendez leads each lesson, deploying skills he attained through years of dancing as a professional, performing onstage with Tito Puente and onscreen for Marc Anthony, as well as in salsa congresses and competitions. Within his airy, yellow-walled studio, Mendez shows students of all ages and ability levels how to perform a range of fast-paced, seductive salsa moves, beginning with basic steps, right and left turns, and cross-body leads. Intermediate and advanced lessons are designed for those ready to move on to more complex combinations, such as how to dip a partner in an airplane aisle. A private lesson bestows fledgling dancers with focused one-on-one time with the salsa professor for quicker learning and personalized tips. Lessons can be taken at the student's convenience, allowing dancers to learn on their own time as opposed to adhering to a weekly schedule.