Open seven days a week, Drop A Load Laundry makes clothing care fast, easy, and virtually hassle-free. Customers opting for fluff-and-fold service simply gather their dirty duds and bring them to the drop-off counter, where a friendly staff member weighs and prices them ($1/lb., 10 lb. minimum), casting a stain-lifting spell as they rub each garment with a magic wand. Socks, T-shirts, and undies go for a dip in the washing machine and a spin in the dryer before they're steamed, folded, and wrapped in plastic. Dresses, pants, and button-down shirts get steam-pressed and placed on hangers after their cleansing adventure, returning to their owners as wrinkle-free as a freshly moisturized rhinoceros. The steam team also tackles cumbersome items, from rumpled comforters to rugs to smelly sleeping bags ($1.75/lb.), preventing customers from dragging them to the nearest suds-filled lake.
AmazonDrops is a collection of skin products made with Amazon oils, fruits and seeds. The concept behind it is that nothing is added: no chemicals, no alcohol, no fillers whatsover, not even water. It's basically the botanical pressed cold and put in a jar. The product is made in our own plant inside the Amazon rainforest.
A clogged gutter can cause major problems to a house’s foundation, and is often hard to spot. Luckily, Clarity Window Cleaning is on the lookout. Owner Garrett Helstrom dispatches his team of skilled cleaners to perform a gutter inspection and cleaning with every service, just before or after the team evicts grime from windows and screens. Although window cleaning is its specialty, the team also blasts away dirt with pressure-washing and removes the graffiti that accumulated after you ran out of scratch paper.
The paper professionals at Paperterie distribute stylish, practical, made-in-house pulped products in a contemporary boutique setting. Declare housecat engagements with colorful save-the-date requests ($31.25+). Keep loved ones informed of successful human-cloning efforts by mailing an announcement that displays a joyful baby's brief life story, including his or her photo, birthday, weight, and spirit animal ($40 for set of 20). Digital and letterpress printed invitations, place cards, and menus personalize special events, most of which require elegant thank-you cards ($25+ for set of 25).
A Southwest-based company for more than a century, Frazee Paint and its team of manufacturers are well acquainted with the unique climactic conditions of the region. Always pulling from the latest technology, their technicians design each of their paint and coating products to withstand dry heat, sparse rainfall, and showers of chewing tobacco from passing cowboys. Their quality paints, wall-coverings, wood-care products, and painter's tools stock the shelves of more than 125 retail locations throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada, as well as international dealers in Mexico, China, and Guam.
At KidzPix USA’s photography studio, founder Margaret Saffold captures youngsters at their cutest, outfitting them with a massive selection of props and themed costumes ranging from basketball players to fairy princesses. With the help of her husband Andre Saffold, Margaret builds a fun atmosphere for kids and parents, who can relax and enjoy refreshments during the shoot. After the shoot, customers can make an appointment at the studio to see their photos, which they can choose to preserve as canvas prints, enlarged prints, or key rings.
The photographers at Attraction Studio doll up subjects before subjects make their debut in front of the flashing lights. Both the West Covina and Arcadia locations employ professional makeup and hair artists for family, boudoir, or maternity shoots that shuffle backdrops and allow two to three wardrobe changes. Personal items, such as a basketball, guitar, or piece of lint—brought along as props—add a touch of personality to the 25–50 photos snapped at the shoot. After the session, a computerized slideshow parades the fresh snapshots so that customers can nominate their favorites for prints and retouching. Pictures gain an aesthetic lift from Magic Touch, which enables photographers to remove wrinkles, blemishes, and third eyes.