A Mother's Touch, LLC bundles newborns and youngsters up to age six in vibrant costumes and darling outfits from designer brands. As parents cobble together wardrobes from items such as a pink Posh tutu dress ($42.95) or a woolen knit cap ($24.95), tots can frolic, check their play-phone voicemail, or pen the foreword to their memoir in a kid's play area. Suit up juvenile gentlemen in a flannel button-up shirt ($48) and Wonderboy pants ($54), before topping the ensemble off with a DMO baby tie ($19). With youth-friendly art, décor, and accessories, guardians can also deck out little ones' bedrooms or spaces. A Steve Joseph-Backpack ($24.95) bears schoolbooks, pencils, and Rolodexes stocked with cards from important business contacts.
Jubilee Zoo corrals a herd of furry and fluffy animals in its spacious conservatorium, allowing visitors to pet, feed, and behold a variety of creatures. Fistfuls of feed in the hands of visitors can win over the hearts of sheep and donkeys in the petting zoo, while alpacas, miniature cows, and Zoe the zebra smile at guests from the fields. Kids can ride a pony, and animal lovers of all ages are welcome to sit perfectly still on the hayride while pretending to be needles. The zoo also contains fun play spaces, including a playground, a mountain of sand, and a swath of inflatable slides and obstacle courses.
The iDoctors’ helpful customer service staff and Apple-certified technicians repair injured iPods, iPads, iPhones, and Macs, and gussy up naked gadgets with a stock of device-enhancing accessories. Each member of the repair shop’s gadget-tenders goes through Apple’s rigorous training curriculum of diagnosing symptoms, properly opening and replacing equipment, and crafting emergency hard drives from recycled OS disks or disused childhood memories. The technicians’ skills go beyond diagnosing computing machines, and staff members root out computer problems on dead systems as well. Online customer service reps answer curious customers’ questions.
Lifetouch Inc. became the world’s largest employee-owned photography company one portrait at a time.
Today, Lifetouch and its subsidiaries serve the photographic needs of people of all ages. Lifetouch truly is “memories for a lifetime.”
Singer-songwriter Pat Green takes his winning mesh of rocking country music back on the road, fortifying his army of fans while spreading Texas pride across the land on his current tour. From massive hits such as “Wave on Wave” through his surplus of honky-tonk heartbreakers and keg-juggling anthems, Pat rides a brakeless gravy train fueled by a strange talent called “talent” and the storytelling skills of a straight-shooting Aesop. The Rally on the Ravine concert celebrates a football rivalry between the Ouachita Baptist Tigers and the Henderson State Reddies, who will be clashing on the gridiron across Highway 67 before the show (football tickets are not included with this Groupon).
The Ellis family traces its history of working with plants to the late 1800s, when they operated a pottery-manufacturing company in Texas. Current-generation family members build from their familial expertise at all five of their store locations, spread between Louisiana and Texas. Twice a year, the Ellises travel overseas to identify upcoming horticulture trends decided by UN meetings in The Hague. This has expanded their decorative focus to include all aspects of home décor to complement greenhouses filled with tropical blooms and locally grown shrubbery. Clocks, lamps, and vases score homeowners extra credit in interior-design classes, and fountains and outdoor furniture make gardens hospitable for warm weather. For those who want to get ahead on holiday decorating, they offer an extensive selection of seasonal decor and accents year round. The Ellises encourage creativity with hands-on classes in subjects such as making centerpieces, weaving wreaths, and tying ribbon into perfect bows.