Phantom Fireworks first burst onto the scene more than three decades ago. Today, the company lights up backyards of America from coast-to-coast with more than 1,200 permanent and temporary locations.
Much like its products, Phantom?s employees frequently take to the skies. They travel around the globe in search of the industry's latest ground and aerial displays before returning home with rockets, missiles, fountains, and aerial repeaters. From there, an extensive in-house testing program takes over, checking each item's safety before it?s sold to the public.
That testing program is just one of Phantom?s pillars of safety. The company also holds memberships with multiple pyrotechnics organizations, and it offers customers additional information about fireworks laws and history through its Fireworks University.
Griffin's Floral Design is a 25-year-old botany business with sophisticated tastes, fresh perspective, and a sweet, lingering perfume that conjures memories of early-summer love followed by late-summer shame from having forgotten the names of every one of your middle-school teachers. A Moms Delightful Daisy ($24.99+) arrangement or a Mother's Saucer of Love ($29.99+) will plant a grin on your favorite lady's face this May 9, or use this Groupon toward an equally dental-friendly Cotton Candy Treat ($39.95+). In addition to creative floral arrangements, Griffin's offers a large selection of gourmet fruit and snack baskets, all-natural brownie boxes, and balloon bouquets.
Armed with 21 years of training in various athletic disciplines and multiple certifications through organizations such as the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Jason Yun helps clients to mow down calories. With his assistant coaches Rick Locke, Stephanie Woodrow, Gabe Flores, and Jevon Sanders, he bolsters the physical prowess and mental focus of students during multi-week boot camps. In addition to the camp, he teaches classes such as Improvement Warrior Yoga and Kettlebell Khaos and the blazingly fast-paced YunFit. In the latter, Yun shouts out a series of cardio and strength-training commands such as ?pushup,? ?squat,? or ?go home and make a wheatgrass smoothie.?
Like a flower girl at a tropical birthday wedding on Christmas Island, Silk Mama's online boutique is prepped with pretty petals for sundry tastes and occasions. Browse through its Intershelves to find a classic large white rose pomander ($70) for a wedding, a fun citrus centerpiece ($80) for a birthday, or a patriotic wreath ($75) for the vice president you're crushing on. Over-achievers, meanwhile, can give their school teacher something sweet to look at while grading that 275-page book report on Finnegans Wake, by customizing an arrangement with the school's colors, like the Silk Mama bouquet made for the Reynoldsburg Tornados ($60). Or, to make your sweetheart feel loved all year long without permanently stitching your lips to theirs, send them a bundle of their birth-month flower to commemorate their annual aging. Silk Mama can also customize a one-of-a-kind gift to match its extensive assortment of pre-conceived bouquets.
Spicing up sex lives since 1992, Cirilla’s stocks an impressive collection of lingerie, accessories, and adult toys that makes it easy to see how it’s ended up on Nuvo's "Best Of Indy" list two years in a row. Catered to both slim and plus-size clients, the shop's sensuous apparel encompasses everything from stockings and teddies to evocative costumes that fog monocles quicker than an illustrated D.H. Lawrence novel. For silken and scented kneads, lotions and oils sprinkle shoulders and backsides, as do sensual strokes and maneuvers gleaned from one of several instructional books. Grab bags for him, her, and couples award patrons with a surprise assemblage of products from the boutique, which can range from lotion samples to life-size chocolate replicas of famous bridges. A welcoming, open-minded staff happily helps guests explore a trove of body-safe adult toys, such as the waterproof and flexible We Vibe 3, which causes vibrations as good as those spawned from listening to the Beach Boys during an earthquake.
Signature service: The Theater People
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Brands Used: Monoprice, Sony, Sonos, Pro-Control, Definitive
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