Fosters Cleaners pairs its more than 50 years of experience with modern technology such as eco-friendly solvents and a network of filtration systems. At five locations, the cleaners reinvigorate dungy garments, bedclothes, and sport coats for houses, readying the sundry textiles the same day if brought in before 9 a.m. on a weekday.
It's easy to say that e-cigs are a bit classier than regular cigarettes. They don't leave behind lingering odors. They don't create bad breath. They don't set off smoke detectors. For many, they're a somewhat healthier alternative, too, being free of the excess tar and carbon monoxide that often leads to hacking coughs.
For those looking to quell the habit of filling ashtrays, and for those seeking new avenues for nicotine, Aqueous Vapor's reservoir of e-cigs and accessories clears a path to flavor country. With kits that contain all the necessities, including the e-cig tank, rechargeable batteries, USB chargers, and stylish satchels for carrying the accouterments, Aqueous Vapor stymies all manners of nicotine fits. The store's sommeliers of all things smokeless steer patrons towards a gallery of assorted e-liquids, featuring imaginative flavors including apple, hard candy, clove, cherry swirl, and Jameson?s Irish Vapor Juice.
Doctor of Naturopathy Inge Wetzel assesses the condition of the human body by studying some of its less conventionally considered aspects. She uses a computerized biofeedback system to monitor impulses emitted by the hand, subsequently drawing conclusions about the body’s balance. Similarly, she reads markings on the iris, the colored part of the eye, to screen for problems that span the body. Kinesiology sessions test for weaknesses in certain muscles to reveal physical or nutritional deficiencies, and biological terrain assessments will show stresses on different organs based on the body's internal environment. Dr. Wetzel also offers personalized weight-loss programs.
When it was founded in 1975, CAPA ran a crisis and information hotline, but quickly expanded to include treatment programs for survivors of child abuse. Today it serves children and families with three levels of programming?education, family support, and counseling services?all designed to prevent and treat child abuse. The programs help strengthen family relationships through problem solving and communication-based activities, and reinforce self-esteem through educational presentations. Art therapy, play therapy, and individual counseling are all available for children who have experienced trauma or been abused, and a women's empowerment group provides enrichment for adult survivors of abuse.
Founded by home-decorating duo Ken and Cindy McClain, BeHereNow offers chic, vintage-inspired furnishings and accessories, including many one-of-a-kind pieces. Beguile your domicile with a winsome Bobo coffee table ($210) or practice forging your own signature on a brown, iron-framed chalkboard from Comptoir de Famille ($45). Couch-rustling cowboys can gallop into a subtly hued sunset on a fern-green saddle stool from Cody Road Workshops ($79).
Philanthropy and fashion coalesce at the second annual Spring into Hope fundraiser, which will donate every cent of its proceeds to the Marian Hope Center for Children's Therapy in support of children with autism and special needs. During both days, guests can peruse vendor booths brimming with upscale clothing, accessories, and home décor from some of Kansas City's finest boutiques, before munching complimentary samplings from local restaurants and enjoying a fashion show that refreshingly lacks the alligator-filled moat that traditionally surrounds runways. They can also partake in frequent raffles, shopping sprees, and giveaways throughout the two-day event, as well as attend a health fair with live demonstrations on Saturday.