Midas Auto Service Experts unleash more than 50 years of experience and a host of vehicle-maintenance services to keep buggies in optimum health. Technicians tune up autos with preventative-maintenance measures such as replacing outdated fluids with up to 5 quarts of conventional or synthetic oil, restoring alignment to wobbly wheels, and putting a stop to runaway rides with NAPA-brand brake installations. Mechanics also perform exhaust services to ensure environmental compliance, shape up suspensions, and keep mannequin passengers made of ice from melting with climate-control repairs.
A savvy charity clothing resale shop, Revente’s Last Call carries fashionable, name-brand garments for style seekers while donating all net profits to The Women’s Shelter. The clothing and accessory supply at Revente's Last Call brims with a bounty of upscale name-brand men's and women's attire, accessories, books, and potion ingredients. Recently acquired merchandise includes Moschino shoes ($35, retails for $395), a Talbots blazer ($15, retails for $100), and a Francesca Biasia handbag, which also doubles as a priceless Francesca Biasia hat ($30, retails for $278).
Nora Elkin noticed that those around her were settling for stress—shrugging it off as normal. So in becoming a licensed massage therapist, she made it her mission to show clients how truly relaxing stasis can be with a dynamic menu of healing massages. In her cozy McCrory building studio, Nora and her fellow therapist, David Williams, pair flowing Swedish strokes with luxurious add-ons such as hot stones and aromatherapy to improve circulation and alleviate long-held tension.
When clients partake of mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy (mHBOT) at Simply Oxygen, they are flooding their lungs with air that is close to 100% oxygen. This concentrated quaff is thought to speed healing and promote detoxification, in addition to boosting energy levels and easing chronic aches. Clients breathe in the air's healing powers from within a soft, tube-like chamber that comes fully appointed with blankets and pillows to help them relax or pretend they're at space camp.
"We use the best soaps, solvents and equipment available to the industry. We do not take short cuts," Tripp Penninger told Columbia Metropolitan in 2011, one year after the magazine's readers voted Tripp's Fine Cleaners as the best dry cleaners in Columbia. Grandson of the couple that founded the business in 1987, Tripp and his staff of nearly 100 employees have earned their prestige; as Sanitone-certified master dry cleaners, they've carefully cleaned thousands of garments and have been trusted with preserving the wedding gowns of brides in South Carolina and beyond.
They clean regular laundry with low-temperature water, ensuring that nothing shrinks or becomes misshapen, and they use special procedures for high-end garments, making sure to wine and dine Chanel suits before removing wine or dinner stains. Tripp’s seamstresses are on hand to remedy ill-fitting garments, usually returning alterations in about three days. The staff picks up and drops off items free of charge in specified areas and offers complimentary seasonal storage with the purchase of cleaning.
Close your eyes and pretend you're enjoying a fine olive oil, and the first flavor notes to come to mind probably won't be blood orange and chipotle. Likewise, ask for something to put on top of your ice cream, and you probably won't expect someone to hand you a bottle of balsamic vinegar. But at The Crescent Olive, neither ingredient follows the rules. ?People don?t really know what to expect until they come in the store,? owner Mike Easler told told The State newspaper. ?The fun part about our store is you get to come in and taste everything we have.?
Mike and his wife, Charlotte, oversee a seasonal roster of gourmet oils and aged balsamic vinegars imported from around the globe, including Spain, Portugal, and Italy. Visitors stop by and test the goods with breads and, yes, even ice cream, before selecting their favorites from the stainless-steel containers that populate the shop. Once that happens, Mike fills up bottles of up to 750 milliliters for customers to take home or to toss to an ex-flame who's leaning out of a moving train.