When Jennifer's two Shih Tzus kept getting sick from store-bought treats, she decided to start making her own. Her 20 years as a veterinary technician taught her the importance of feeding pets a proper diet. When she successfully cured her pups' tummy aches, Jennifer felt inspired to finally open the pet store she always wanted. The culmination of hard work and years of research manifested in Barx Boutique for Pets.
Specializing in grooming and photography, Jennifer's team also keep their shelves stocked with trendy collars, luxury dog carriers, and clothes for dogs of all sizes. And they still whip up the healthy dog treats that started it all—pupcakes, cannolis, and cookies painted to resemble the mailman. Many of their tidbits come in wheat-, corn-, and soy-free varieties. On your canine's birthday, bakers can create cakes in six different flavors and three sizes.
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.
Olan Mills Inc. provides families with high-quality portraits, continuing a mission that was established more than 75 years ago by founder Olan Mills Sr. Skilled in the art of capturing infants, children, families, and bunny-ears-giving ghost orbs on film, Olan Mills’s experienced smile snappers will take a series of poses amid a variety of backgrounds and lighting options. The studio is equipped with a selection of props—including numbers for birthdays, toys, and boxes—and patrons may bring their own photo-enlivening items from home. The resulting photos find their way to prints in natural color, black and white, or sepia tones; they can also be immortalized in the studio's signature Old Masters style, a canvas brushed with highlights to re-create the look of an oil painting. Like the gentlemanly mariners of ages past with their full schedule of sea battles, the photographers welcome appointments, but do not require them.
At each Lover's Lane location, a team of romance specialists busies itself with increasing the chemistry between partners. The process requires a few key ingredients—a non-intimidating atmosphere, a broad knowledge of the shop's erotic wares, and most importantly, a playful and creative approach to intimacy. This fun approach is what keeps the store stocked with such a wide variety of items, from enticing lingerie sets available in petite and full-figure sizes to Kama Sutra massage oils.
In order to ensure customers feel completely comfortable, the lingerie and costumes are separated from the adult toys. The apparel side of the store turns into a holiday hotspot filled with romantic seasonal styles. The other side features such items as luxury massagers from Lelo and California Exotic Novelties and Lover's Kits, which package several products into a single purchase. The Perfect Seduction kit, for example, includes a silk blindfold, rose petals, and a singing gondolier.
Not everything is as it appears at Backyard Boyz Battlegroundz. The Valken Village marketplace, for instance, is really a front for a faux military stronghold, from which paintball players fend off opponents sneaking among the village's dirt roads and buildings. On the prohibition-themed Bootleg field, teams playing the role of federal agents must see through a backwoods building's ordinary veneer in order to locate batches of "White Lighting" hidden inside.
Of course, not all of the fields at Backyard Boyz Battlegroundz require such flights of imagination. On the regulation speedball field, players duck behind gray inflatable obstacles and into bunkers, firing rainbow-hued rounds during daytime or nighttime bouts. A digital scoreboard tracks each team's progress for spectators, who watch from bleachers or a shaded seating area closer to the field.
Just as clothes help people differentiate a lawyer from a judge or a garbage man from a man dressed in garbage calling himself The Garbage Man, a good cell phone case can set your smart phone apart. With Cellular Necessities’ on-site print machine, customers can convert their favorite images into a customized soft shell case within minutes. Besides customized cases, the store supplies plenty of stock and hybrid cases, a cross between silicone’s soft texture and a hard case’s protective surface.
For phones in need of triage after injuries such as broken screens or malfunctioning charge ports, Cellular Necessities’ team of level three-certified technicians are on the case. Working entirely on-site since 2000, their repertoire of fixable technology includes the latest Samsung and Apple products, including the Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5.