Milt Chortkoff takes dry cleaning seriously. For more than seven decades, he's had his hand in dry-cleaning and laundry businesses in the area. The culmination of that experience is Milt and Edie's Drycleaners and Tailoring Center, which provides 24 hour service 7 days a week, 365 days a year, with 12 tailors on hand, as well as mobile tailoring to create a well-rounded laundry service. Because they don't skimp on what they wash, from clothes and drapes to superhero capes, and they even do shoe repair, the washhouse's services hit every aspect of the home. Clients can chow down on complimentary popcorn and refreshments while they wait. Milt & Edie's lives by a 10-point policy, which involves replacing missing buttons, sewing seams, and always keeping pant cuffs opened, brushed, and retacked. Going one step further, the cleaner offers free pickup and delivery within five miles.
Photographer Charles Fretzin began his love affair with the camera more than 30 years ago, when he studied at Chicago's Institute of Design. Now, Charles trains his eye to formal and candid portraiture to capture stills of families, couples, and newlyweds against a studio or scenic backdrop. Subjects receive their digital images via email before selecting the choicest shots, which can later be made into prints, custom photo albums, or toasters that burn their faces into each slice of bread.
The process of auditing your own closet can be painful—that's why the image consultants from The Closet Fashionista volunteer to do it for you. Stylists forage for salvageable items in your own closet, at the same time discovering your individual fashion sense. And they help decide which unflattering or off-trend items need to go. As a follow-up to the wardrobe analysis, The Closet Fashionista also offers personal-shopping sessions, during which consultants help fill the gaps left in closets by assisting clients as they shop.
Signature service: Home Movie Archiving and Restoration
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Brands Used: Kodak, Apple, Final Cut
Pro Tip: Think about a project goal for your home movies. It's cool to edit footage to create a legacy story
Photographer Gloria Koss shoots eye-catching headshots for actors, dancers, models, and anyone looking to make a name for him- or herself within the entertainment industry. Additionally, Ms. Koss can capture creative images of families, wedding parties, and engaged couples. After shoots, she retouches images to ensure photographic memories look their best.