In order to build her award-winning restaurant, executive chef and Kelties founder Keltie Domina not only crafted a menu brimming with creative recipes and gourmet ingredients, but sought to become a friendly and essential part of the surrounding community. To this end, her wait staff strives to acquaint themselves with every guest, greeting familiar customers by name, asking about their family, and guessing their blood type before leading them to tables swathed in white tablecloths. Steaming platters parade through the dining room, wafting aromas of beef wellington, new york strip steak, and herb-crusted tilapia through the olive and brick-studded space. Though the establishment focuses on the unhurried luxury of fine dining, work lunches find both savory and speedy completion with a selection of menu items able to be prepared in 15 minutes or less. On Sundays, the dining room hosts a smorgasbord of brunch favorites, where diners can feast on unlimited portions of eggs benedict, country sausage, and cinnamon rolls over counseling sessions with their alarm clocks. The eatery fills the air with live jazz on Thursdays and weekend nights, which can be heard as far as the sidewalk tables lined up outside.
It's hard to stand inside a Godby Home Furnishings showroom. Comfy couches, chairs, and beds wait around every turn inside the store. Each visit showcases furnishings for several areas of the home, including living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms. A look at the item tags in any of these sections reads like a who's who of the home furnishing world?names like Flexsteel , La-Z-Boy, Serta, and Tempurpedic among many more. The Carmel location is open despite the closure of US 31.
The Godby family has curated these fine furnishings since 1974, when Jim Godby founded the first location. After coming aboard in 1992, Jim's son Jeff oversaw the company's expansion into a modern day furniture empire that rivals the ionic column emporiums of Rome. At the center of it all lies the Godby Home Furnishings 75,000 sq. ft. warehouse, which stocks all the furniture on display in each showroom. In total, about eight million dollars of inventory fills the warehouse?but sometimes that's not even enough. In those cases, Godby's team happily places a custom order for their customers.
When Mike's Carwash first opened in 1948, it was one of only 18 carwash businesses in the United States. Today, the family-owned establishment keeps the 65-year-old tradition of gussying up automobiles alive at 42 locations throughout the Midwest. At each location, accommodating staffers stand by to assist customers during the cleaning process. Decked out in cartoon neckties, the cheerful team ushers cars into computer-controlled washers that eschew traditional gear-operated brushes and baseball bats in favor of controlled sprays and soft cloths. After the mixture of eight signature soaps de-grimes surfaces, 200-miles-per-hour gusts of hot air dry vehicles instantly. Mike's also offers specialty coats to give car exteriors and tires additional shine.
Hunters Pointe Farm takes advantage of its 20 acres of picturesque farmland, using it as the backdrop for teaching proper horse riding. The farm is helmed by Robin Lawrence, a trainer with 35 years of experience who?s in the process of receiving an official United States Equestrian Federation judge?s card. Here, equestrians of all experiences and backgrounds can learn more about the sport on multiple trails, two jumping field, or inside an indoor arena. Lessons range from introductory sessions that go over the equine basics to more advanced elements of horsemanship, such how to neigh a top 40 single. If you?re interested in jumping into the world of horse ownership, the farm has a number of animals available for sale at any given time.
Founded in 1977, Westfield Lighting illuminates residential and commercial spaces with a diverse collection of lighting products. The company's trained staff acts as a bridge between clients and stylistic visions, helping hunt down the perfect chandelier, floor lamp, or outdoor sconce from within Westfield's spacious showroom. Beyond lighting, the store's showroom facilitates further decor updates with furniture, home accessories, and an art gallery featuring the works of emerging local artists.
Together, Dalton Budd and Kellie Wendling have won more than 35 national championships—an impressive showing that translates into insightful lessons for the new generations of riders at Select Show Horses. And though Dalton and Kellie’s instructorship has resulted in victories for riders and horses at all levels, they still know how to start small, guiding beginners as they confidently command their newfound, hoofed companions. During the stable’s 60-minute lessons, the duo focuses on the disciplines of saddle seat, hunt seat, and western riding, alotting 10 minutes at the beginning and end of each lesson for horse care and the traditional swap of pen-pal addresses between the horse and rider.