Elephant ears, angel?s trumpets, and japanese maples are just a few of the tropical and shade plants Tall Pines Landscaping, LLC procures to enliven lawns. The landscaping outfit plots these exotic varieties next to more traditional trees and shrubs, tending to green spaces with a variety of professional landscaping services that range from routine yard maintenance to more extensive installation and construction work. Whether melding gardens into colonial-themed displays or laying the groundwork for a fishpond that grants wishes, the landscaping team prefaces each task with a thorough consultation to get to know the client and his or her property.
When most people get a new smartphone, they begin by familiarizing themselves with the operating system and downloading new apps. When Dylan McKerchie gets a new smartphone, he immediately begins disassembling it. That's because he's obsessed with knowing how things work; in his career, he has done everything from building dirt bikes to repairing electronics.
And electronics are McKerchie's true specialty—today, he operates Myphoneisbroken, a small chain of repair shops where technicians replace shattered touchscreens, broken back covers, and dead batteries in smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. Aside from repairs, McKerchie's team members also visit both residential and commercial properties to administer device tutorials and develop mobile solutions for businesses.
Organically You's colorful boutique aims to be a one-stop shop for organic products. Shelves and coolers brim with organic foods, such as free-range eggs, local artisan breads, local produce, and fair-trade coffee. Beeswax and soy candles emanate inviting fragrances, and soy shampoo and organic, essential-oil-infused soaps provide environmentally friendly options for the bath. In its garden area, organic plant fertilizers and live herbs are displayed alongside manmade items, such as wooden benches and bamboo birdhouses.
When the grill masters at Augusta Dawgs top one of their Nathan-brand all-beef franks, they don't limit themselves to spicy mustard and relish. Those classic condiments are available, of course, though dogs can also be customized with more inventive fixings, such as A.1. steak sauce and crushed red peppers. With their specialty dogs, however, Augusta Dawgs' culinary team truly flexes its creative muscles. Cinnamon baked beans coat Boston-inspired franks, creamy Kraft noodles cover macaroni and cheese dogs, and chili cheese fries smother the aptly named FryDay. To round out their menu, cooks fry sides of onion rings, serve crunchy kosher pickles, and treat sweet teeth to Sno Balls.
3 Chicks, LLC equips customers with colorful, quirky tchotchkes to adorn homes and bodies, including aprons, market tote bags, blankets, and clothing. Ruffled cuffs and bold, graphic patterns dress up the 100% cotton pajama bottoms for a night on the town or a swanky pillow fight ($19). Get an initial of your choice appliquéd onto a plush blanket, providing a useful hint if you ever forget your name ($20). Or pick up a monogrammed sports towel and avoid having to dry yourself with palm fronds after a game ($12).