At Home adorns humans and their domiciles with an elegant spread of beach-inspired accents. Mounted wall art and snapshot-hungry picture frames cling to the boutique’s creamy walls ($18–$80), bracketing caches of artisanal gifts ($10+) and reclaimed-wood furnishings. Delicate hand-painted sea creatures frolic across glazed platters and stemware ($30–$100), and clusters of Archipelago bodycare products coddle and moisturize sun-kissed land-dwellers ($20+). Fragrant rainbows of Trapp candles peer out of a-framed boxes, mustering their forces for up to fifty hours of ambrosial incineration ($25). Crown a favorite hostess or visiting auditor with wreathes of eclectic jewelry ($20–$200) or rifle through treasure troves of baby apparel for giggle-inducing gifts. After a rousing browse, shoppers can throw on sartorial cover-ups ($30) and strut six blocks to the sandy catwalk.
Beach Cleaners' pick-up and delivery service couldn't possibly be simpler and more convenient, unless Benjamin Franklin invented a simpler and more convenient way of doing laundry using a horse, 28 tallytoos of whipping yarn, and two bushels of barley sugar. Schedule laundry or dry-cleaning pick-up by phone or online. Then toss grubby garments in one of Beach Cleaners' supplied bags (call to have bag dropped off at your house prior to first service) and leave the bag on your welcome stoop. Pick-ups generally happen on Monday, and clean laundry re-appears on Wednesday, but Beach Cleaners can accommodate your schedule if you make a special request.
One Ocean Resort's trendy Azurea Lounge impresses hotel guests and locals alike with seasonal lunch and dinner dishes, signature drinks, and an atmosphere of swanky beachfront elegance. Executive Chef Ted Peters takes guests on a culinary journey, making stops at appetizer landmarks such as the jumbo blue crab cakes with apple-cider braised collard greens ($16) and Colorado lamb meatball sampler served with a mint and stone-fruit chutney and roasted garlic ($12).
For the past eight years, the techs at C&C Carpet Care have scoured carpets in homes and offices with hot-steam extraction. They pull pet odors out of fibers with deodorizing products and shield them against future stains with Scotchgard. When they aren't cleaning rugs, they oust grime from upholstery and tile. Techs use their certification from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration to rescue floors and possessions from flood waters caused by rain or broken pipes. They're also certified in trauma and crime-scene cleanup—a useful skill because most crimes are committed out of an irrational hatred of carpets.
Since 1977, American Well & Irrigation has deployed licensed well and sprinkler specialists to both commercial and residential properties. Their expertise includes well repair, sprinkler-system repair, and sprinkler-system installations. Those interested in the latter can select from brands such as Rain Bird, Hunter, Myers, and Sta-Rite, of which American Well & Irrigation is an authorized dealer.
Superior Carpet Care & Restoration unleashes high-pressured fury on floors with its mobile cleaning services. Using a sophisticated truck-mounted engine that heats water to 212 degrees, fully insured technicians can scour floors made from materials such as tile and grout, carpeting, and beef jerky. The company's experts can also spruce up air ducts or remediate water damage.