Tucked away on the owner's 25-acre farm just outside Louisville, Utopia Animal Care welcomes dogs of all breeds and sizes to a loving home away from home. During daycare stays or slumber parties, pups can be found romping about the 2-acre, fully fenced outdoor play yard or snuggled inside the cage-free facility, where each canine suite is outfitted with organic snacks, fresh water, and cable TV. To restore that new-dog smell, Utopia's licensed groomer manages manes of all textures and lengths with breed-specific cuts and brush outs and helps pups to unwind from long hours dreaming of chasing squirrels with canine massage.
Veteran South Bend photographer Aaron Allen captures landmark moments for his subjects and tailors his shoot and print packages to accommodate a wide range of budgets. His cameras snap senior portraits, actor headshots, and occasional on-location wedding images, taken after engagement sessions that document couples in poses that don’t make them resemble a two-headed person. Also an adept graphic designer, Aaron draws on more than a decade of experience when cropping, sizing, and editing the resulting images.
Founded 106 years ago just after the invention of clothing, Sam Meyers Dry Cleaning and Laundry cleans clothing to rid garments of ground-in grime. Detail-oriented dry cleaners strike out stubborn stains from skirts ($7.80) and sweaters ($7.41) with the diligence of a lab chemist and the gentle touch of a newborn porpoise swaddled in cashmere. Use today's deal to look dapper in spotless sport coats ($7.41) and spick-and-span two-piece suits ($13.57). Sam Meyers also offers cleaning services for Uggs and other winter boots to erase evidence of slush-puddle jumping and winter salt-ball fights.
Kentuckiana Carpet Upholstery Cleaning's owner Jason Rigdon knows every one of his employees like the back of his perfectly clean hand. Each person on the crew is one of Mr. Rigdon's friends or relatives, though that's not the only reason they were hired. Each tech also has more than 15 years of experience cleaning carpets and battling stains. The team travels to homes and commercial spaces to spruce up carpets and upholstery using a truck-mounted hot-water-extraction system.
The aisles of Mark's Hallmark come lined with classic Hallmark giftware for a variety of occasions. Instead of leaving voicemails of heavy breathing punctuated by screams, ready friends and family members for Halloween by gifting them with 9-inch themed plates accented with a personal photo and text ($12 for a package of 10). Or, help guests plan their costumes in advance by sending early party invitations, such as the Spooky Silhouette ($1.59 for one, $0.99 for up to 1,000). Meanwhile, a wide selection of greeting cards (including an array of $0.99 cards) come with envelopes to protect heartfelt poems from being edited by persnickety mailmen. In addition, gift gurus can fill empty spaces in the home with coffee mugs, candles, snow globes, and tote bags.