Along with running daycare and boarding services, the staff at Nirvana Pet Resort treats dogs and cats to professional grooming using tearless, hypoallergenic shampoos and conditioners with UV protection. Before getting to that, though, they ensure a safe, fun atmosphere by requesting all new dogs take a temperament test during a meet-and-greet session. Training sessions then use motivation, praise, and correction techniques to teach dogs how to stay calm when they see a celebrity with no makeup on.
For more than 40 years, art curators and expert framers at Dales Gallery have attuned their aesthetic eye to pair clients' artwork and keepsakes with more than 1,000 frame varieties by Larson-Juhl, Hsin, and more. Framing costs vary depending on the size of the piece and material used. Customers can proudly corral a diploma in a 14"x12" case ($146.72 on average), or protect a family portrait from heat, humidity, and Sharpie moustaches in a 12"x16" frame ($64.96 on average). Before honing in on a choice frame, clients can bask in sunbeams that bounce off burnished hardwood floors while admiring the artwork that graces the gallery's rustic brick walls.
Crafting handmade bracelets and rings at the Adore Jewellery storefront, owner Alexander Carey fuses his grandfather's signature Cape Cod designs with innovative metalworking techniques to create striking, custom-fit baubles. Patrons can glean an eyeful of the artisan's technique while perusing the gallery's boutique adornments, which sparkle with intricate “screwball” designs and the metallic wood grain of pieces crafted with the mokume-gane technique. Coax cats from high trees with a silver Cape Cod Dennis bracelet ($98), or show off some nautical flare with the fish-pendant necklace ($118). To ensure an immaculate fit for every wrist, finger, and 11th toe, Adore's adroit artistes take precise measurements before crafting each piece of body bling.
CellFix’s crew of dexterous phone whisperers restores life to pummelled cell phones via meticulous and expeditious repair services. Champions of upholding their reputation for top-notch workmanship while helping customers avoid steep phone-replacement fees, fixer-uppers toil ceaselessly performing services to revive ailing talk boxes of all brands, including Apple, LG, and BlackBerry. Staffers bustle about the repair facility as they tackle any phone malady, from remedying the audio issues of staticky speakers to reversing liquid damage imparted after biking through a car wash.
Escents Aromatherapy crafts more than 300 all-natural products to nurture the body and home, derived from 100% pure essential oils and scented with more than 120 fragrances. Handmade, geometrically calibrated bar soaps such as the lime and eucalyptus renewal bar ($4.95/5 oz.) prepare skin for a comforting embrace of calm hand and body lotion ($16.95/8 oz.), which blends pleasing sniffs of frankincense and orange with moisturizing avocado oil, shea butter, and aloe vera. An extensive selection 100% pure essential oils refill aromatherapy diffusers, ranging from Australian tea tree essential oil ($8.95/0.17 oz.) to signature blends such as wild gardenia($10.95/0.17 oz.) swirling ylang ylang and jasmine. For domiciles demanding refreshment, the osmanthus soy jar candle ($15.95/7 oz.) ushers in the outdoorsy scents of cedar leaf and lemon without the hassle of buying fresh lemons or planting a tree in the ottoman.
With a focus on crafting sustainable, environmentally responsible wares, Salts Organic Clothing swathes women and men in Canadian-made apparel forged from eco-friendly materials including hemp, organic cotton, and soy. Clavicles find protective solace in the Softly turtleneck’s ($48) organic-cotton jersey embrace, and cozy pockets in the Lanas Day Off skirt ($68) ensure convenient side storage of handfuls of liquid soap. Sashay through quotidian errands in the casual sea dress ($76.34) whose two-toned A-line design and Bamboo fabric attracts the attention of passersby and hungry pandas alike. A pair of wide-legged Today Yoga capris ($54) keep sun saluting legs stylishly ventilated, and men’s T-shaped torsos slip effortlessly into an Anarchy Print T-shirt ($48) emblazoned with PVC-free inks.