For 28 years, passionate hoofsters Jeffrey and Amy Wilms and their stable of steady fillies have helped spread equine affection to countless people of all ages. Aspiring saddlers can head to the full-service, scenic riding and training facility for the 45-minute lesson. Lessons are tailored to the abilities, learning desires, and horse-whispering potential of each rider, with potential topics including basic horsemanship, dressage, reining, showmanship, western riding, hunter pleasure riding, trail riding, cutting, or raising the next Mr. Ed.
In business for more than 20 years, Tiffany Cleaners yields spotless wardrobes and freshly laundered fabrics with meticulous, same-day services. The staff casts its dry-cleaning wizardry across a wide range of garments, removing unsightly stains and misplaced capes left by alter egos from blouses, vests, skirts, and sports jackets. Expert launderers also perform alterations, expanding and contracting sleeves and waistlines, and an in-house seamstress awaits to refashion rips and loose threads with precision. Tiffany Cleaners provides home and office pickup and delivery services for additional fees.
Within every individual lies a massive reserve of potential for self-growth. At Trance-Formation Hypnotherapy, certified hypnotherapists teach their clients how to access these reserves. During their sessions, they draw on their reserve of empathy to help patrons overcome bad habits and destructive thought patterns. Much like real-time coverage of a Monopoly tournament, hypnotherapy sessions lure clients into a natural, yet altered state of consciousness that exists in between consciousness and sleep. This state allows the therapists to bypass the analytical mind and either make direct suggestions to the deeply rooted subconscious or work through the repressed emotions that can cause specific symptoms. Through the use of guided relaxation, intense concentration, and focused attention, hypnotherapy helps clients achieve a greater sense of self-awareness and confidence.
Pooches of all breeds and sizes scamper into Kosmo's Doghouse and, after spending a short time with the facility's professionals, head home cleaner, neater, and better trained. Inside, dog owners utilize a multitude of services, including grooming sessions conducted by a team that has more than 50 years of experience with more than 160 breeds of dogs and cats. At self-serve washing stations, faucets blast away dirt and give pups the swagger they need to stand tall during street fights with the household vacuum. The shop also stocks a variety of treats and toys, and works closely with no-kill shelters, frequently hosting adoption and fundraising events.
Once they learn how to speak Chinese, individuals possess a valuable career and life skill, easily surmounting a language barrier that could otherwise separate them from a billion people. Adam, the founder of Global Minds Mandarin Preschool & Language Academy, knows this better than anyone, having spent almost seven years teaching English in Asia and Africa. At his preschool and academy, he and his instructors teach Mandarin Chinese to preschoolers and K–12 kids using role play, hand gestures, and body language. For older kids, instruction also includes writing in Chinese characters.
Kid to Kid is an upscale children's and maternity resale store that buys clothing, toys, furnishings, and baby gear before selling it back at affordable prices. Before making the cut, all clothes and shoes must be deemed certifiably elite in stylishness, cleanliness, and newishness. Items are hand-selected by discerning staffers who put them through an intense screening process in which the gems make the rack and damaged duds are sent back. Parents can decorate the hair off young ones with fashionable bows ($2.99+) or cloak growing kids in discount clothing ($5.50), such as coats, gloves, hats, socks, and a varied array of shoes. Shoppers can find brands such as Gap and Gymboree, and moms-to-be can find fashions for themselves and their baking buns. Kid to Kid also styles nurseries with rockers, crib linens, and dressers. Each piece of equipment and each toy is squeaky-clean and well-mannered, always poised for an invite to the most exclusive teddy-bear picnics.