Glowing monkeys scamper toward a neon waterfall, and a knight bearing a radiant yellow lance rides past a bright orange octopus emerging from the ocean. What appears to be a time-traveling session gone awry is really the evolving environment within Putting Edge’s indoor black-lit mini-golf course, which whisks players to deep seas, Aztec jungles, and medieval times. Since opening its original location in Canada, Putting Edge has now expanded to 17 North American locations, all of which invite guests onto its challenging 18-hole courses to seek victory over opponents and the forces that keep their teeth from not glowing as brightly as they could. Elsewhere, the facility houses private party rooms, concessions, and an arcade filled with gamer favorites such as air hockey.
Since 1988, Pet Supplies Plus has welcomed millions of furry critters of every stripe—from llamas and monkeys to potbellied pigs—into their animal-friendly stores. The shop is designed so that both pets and their owners can easily navigate the inventory of more than 10,000 items. Wide aisles give leashed pups enough room to roam, colorful signage keeps shoppers moving in the right direction, and low shelves allow dogs to sniff out their preferred brand of rawhide chew. A self-serve dog wash enables guests to scrub their canine companions' coats to a youthful, puppy-like shine, whereas grooming services enlist professionals to tackle tougher jobs, such as brushing out matted fur or convincing dalmatians to stop mixing white and black after Labor Day.
Psychic Serenity Tarot Card Readings' clairvoyant helps clients see what tomorrow may hold, guiding people through worries related to love, money, health, or business. By laying out generations-old tarot cards and deciphering their symbols, she uncovers details about the past and potential meetings to come. Her palm-reading techniques can also give clients an understanding of their personal traits: how their head line reveals their aptitude for knowledge and their life line confirms they're not ghosts. Rounding out readings, she can study auras to suss out hidden emotions and balance chakras—the energies bodies take in and expel—thereby nurturing good health.
Jeannie's Let's Celebrate fosters one-of-a-kind fiestas with a panoply of party supplies and custom decorations. The shop specializes in balloon design, transforming helium globes into arches ($15.99) or a daisy pillar with a blossoming pink flower resting atop a lime-green stalk ($19.99). Ground airborne elements with a handmade centerpiece ($19.99+) or a plastic tablecloth ($1) from a spectrum of shades as polychromatic as a rainbow shooting through a paintball course. Jeannie's also shelters every-occasion cards ($0.59 each), invitations, plates, napkins, and décor until they are adopted into party-happy abodes.