The professional renaissance folks at Parker's Services, Inc. keep abodes in working order with a wide-ranging slate of home improvement services that include everything from landscaping and painting to flooring and carpentry. The contractors help homeowners whittle away at household to-do lists and neutralize anxieties about shaggy lawns, peeling paint, or cracked drywall. The team schedules routine visits, perfect for keeping lawns under control all year-round, or one-time engagements typical of major jobs such as repairing plumbing, installing drywall, or sitting in for you at this month's book club.
The Vino Gallery—located in a renovated police substation in the Central West End—houses an impressive selection of small-production and artisan wines, beers, and other libations amid an ever-evolving collection of local art. The staff guides visitors to the tasting bar or the outdoor patio, allowing guests to sample selections and avoid pouring wines they don’t like into a roommate’s humidifier. Rachael Buehrer, wine enthusiast and educator, and coowner Alex Head, promote informed wine consumption with complimentary tastings after 5 p.m., Monday–Friday, and all day on Saturday. One-hour wine classes lend imbibers further wine expertise, and the wine-of-the-month club helps customers branch out from go-to varietals.
With a name that shouts confidence, We Do That!!! dispatches a multifaceted staff to homes and offices to tackle a plethora of personal, business, and household jobs. Bonded and insured handymen and cleaning crews scour surfaces and spruce up abodes, and decorating experts organize closets and contrive interior-design plans. Business professionals can assist with invoices, data entry, and website development, and a specialized squad of errand runners picks up prescriptions and walks dogs to their ballet lessons.
Inside Moris Fashion's airy boutique space, neatly pressed garments enjoy plenty of elbowroom on the racks. Shopkeepers prioritize quality over quantity, and as a result the shop holds a carefully curated inventory of items that earned it the title of Best Men's Clothing from CityVoters in 2010. Well-tailored polos, tees, jeans, and blazers for gentlemen bear the labels of top designers such as Ted Baker, Theory, John Varvatos, and Hugo Boss, all with classic styles that are equally appropriate for job interviews, dates, and renaissance fairs.
Unique home-decor items can be an extension of one’s personality. At Rambles, a mix of new and used housewares and gifts allows decorators to find the final touches for any room. While upholstered couches and area rugs can contribute to a home’s overall look, it is Rambles’ more unusual accessories—bottle-cap magnets, framed comic-book memorabilia, and vintage LIFE magazines—that spark up conversations and cover up your pet squid’s ink splatters.
Newlyweds, pets, toddlers, and schoolchildren have been posing in front of Walmart Portrait Studio's colorful backdrops for decades, making for adorable holiday cards and wallet mementos or stately, striking family portraits. Today, the studio's digital photographers continue the tradition of taking high-quality portraits at dozens of locations across Canada. Each professional photographer completes a rigorous training program before they begin composing and shooting digital photographs, adopting styles ranging from formal portraits to passport photos.