Local Services in Coral Gables

91% Off Photo Shoot from Portrait Scene

Multiple Locations

$218 $19

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

61% Off Beginner Photography Workshop

Coral Gables

$150 $59

Students learn how to adjust aperture, use a flash, and other basic camera functions while enjoying complimentary snacks and beverages

Up to 73% Off at Key Walks Dogs Hotel

Douglas

$70 $19

After being freshly groomed, dogs enjoy a full day of care that includes everything a pup needs, from play time to naptime to walks

Up to 57% Off Wedding Invitations

Coral Gables

$275 $129

Choose from 40 in-house designs for invitations, reception cards, and response cards

68% Off Sewing or Fashion-Sketching Workshop

Coral Gables

$90 $29

Rocio Sanchez and Gabriella Tello teach hand sewing, embroidery, and alterations or introduce the history and principles of fashion design

45% Off Services

South Miami

$650 $358

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45% Off Screen Repair on iphone 4 and 4S

South Miami

$125 $69

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45% Off Garment Care

Pinecrest

$40 $22

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Glass Screen Repairs for iPhone or iPad (Up to 50% Off)

Kendall

$49.99 $29

Highly trained technicians replace the damaged glass screens for certain iPhones and iPads often in as little as an hour

jcp portraits – Up to 83% Off Photo Shoots

Multiple Locations

$125 $25

Professional photographers capture families, babies, and individuals with custom backgrounds, props, and variety of poses

Up to 54% Off Dog Boarding or Grooming

Kendall

$215 $99

Cage-free dog boarding facility bathes, grooms, trims nails, and cleans ears of pets

Up to 48% Off Shoe, Handbag, or Luggage-Repair Services

Multiple Locations

$25 $13

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Experts with a needle, thread, and just about every fabric, this team brings your leather and other accessories back from the brink

67% Off Hair Extension Course

Commerce Park East

$299 $99

Students learn six different hair extension methods, readying them for salon clients with hands-on instruction

Half Off Academic Tutor from Light Up Learning

Miami

$400 $199

Tutoring Twist sessions help students who may not thrive in traditional classes with focused lessons built on a variety of teaching styles

80% Off Weeklong CCNA Training Course

International Gardens

$499 $99

Monday–Friday course prepares students for the 200-120 Cisco certification exam during five-hour classes

55% Off Samsung Smartphone Repair

Commerce Park East

$55 $25

Technicians mend front glass and fix charging ports on most Samsung smartphone models

Up to 83% Off Intro to DJing Classes

Miami

$50 $10

Introductory sessions explain the fundamentals of professional DJing

Up to 51% Off at Spalding Tutoring

North Miami Beach

$200 $99

Tutoring for children K–6 in subjects such as math, reading, social studies, and language arts

45% Off Financial Consulting

Miami

$100 $55

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Up to 51% Off iPhone & iPad Screen Replacement

Country Walk

$200 $99

Skilled electronics technician replaces cracked, chipped, or worn screen on iPad or iPhone

Up to 92% Off SAT or ACT Exam Simulation and Review

University Park

$295 $25

Tutors simulate a testing situation, and help students go over their scores and work on their subjects

Up to 50% Off Samsung Phone Repair or Accessories

Kendall

$65 $39

Tech patch up damaged Samsung Galaxy phones; accessories include virtually indestructible OtterBox cases

Up to 72% Off Tarot-Card or Psychic Reading at Believers

Kendall

$40 $15

Professional psychic helps guides clients toward deeper insight into romance, work and life

51% Off Computer Virus Removal

Multiple Locations

$120 $59

Drop-off service removes any viruses or malware currently infecting a computer; turnover in 48 hours or less

37% Off Computer Repair

East Little Havana

$120 $76

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Up to 70% Off Career Counseling

Miami

$100 $39

Career counselors polish resumes or divulge techniques for interviewing and job searching

Up to 63% Off Smartphone Screen Repairs

Miami

$70 $30

Experienced tech specialists use up-to-date software and tools to repair damaged screens

45% Off Financial Consulting

Miami

$120 $66

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Up to 52% Off from Miami Beauty Events

Hotel Best Western Plus Miami Airport West Inn & Suites

$30 $15

Makeup artist leads a recurring makeup clinic with other beauty experts; entry includes credit toward cosmetics

51% Off Anti-Virus or Computer Installation Package

Flagami

$50 $25

Expert technicians rid computers of viruses and spyware, install operating systems and Microsoft office, and backup data

Half Off a Computer-Repair Package

Three Lakes

$100 $50

Computer techs install antivirus software, diagnose issues, and present an estimate for cost of repairs and upgrades

Up to 58% Off Animal Boarding or Spa Package

Miami Gardens

$91.80 $45

Clinic team feeds and shelters cats or dogs overnight, or bathes, brushes, and grooms canines of various sizes

55% Off Veterinary Services

Miami

$255 $115

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Up to 55% Off Singing Lessons

North Westside

$320 $145

Students aged 7 through adult develop their ears, voices, and confidence as they work with a welcoming, bilingual staff

44% Off Financial Consulting

Miami

$90 $50

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50% Off Services

South Miami Heights

$80 $40

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Up to 80% Off at Frames USA & Art Gallery

Glenvar Heights

$50 $25

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With a selection of more than 800 samples, experts perform custom picture frame jobs or outfit homes with Britto's colorful neo-pop artwork

44% Off Salsa-Dance Classes

Miami

$25 $14

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37% Off Screen Repair for Ipad

Miami

$125 $79

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45% Off Childcare

Miami

$120 $66

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Up to 77% Off Photo Package at Arrondo Photography

Miami International Airport

$150 $39

Photographer Rusty Arrondo captures vivid moments and preserves them in prints or digital images

Up to 59% Off Apple and Adobe Training Classes

Miami

$899 $395

Learn Apple Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Illustrator, Fireworks, or InDesign during three-day class held for five hours each day

Up to 64% Off a Spay or Neuter for a Cat or Dog

Westchester

$80 $36

Experienced veterinary staff swiftly spays or neuters felines or canines

$200 Toward Queen- or King-Size Mattress

North Miami Beach

$200 $50

Mattresses by Simmons, Stearns & Foster Hotel Collection, and other high-quality brands; specialty features such as pillow-top surfaces

Half Off NCLEX Exam Prep at Florida Nursing Review

Miami

$500 $249

Registered nurses help nursing students study for the state-mandated NCLEX exam during two-hour classes, which are held twice a week

82% Off Full Veterinary Exam for a Dog

Kendall

$216.95 $39

Two expert veterinarians helm full exams for dogs and cats to make sure they're healthy inside and out

Up to 70% Off Dog or Cat Exam

Kendall

$165 $65

The veterinarian inspects and administers vaccines to both dogs and cats to ensure they're healthy

Up to 59% Off Tutoring or Art Classes at 2112 Studio Co.

Ojus

$140 $59

Tutors help kids with homework or guide them through fun, interactive art projects assignment, gives them helpful learning tips

45% Off Custom Printing

West Little River

$175 $96

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50% Off Language Courses

City Center

$885 $439

Digital language technology and classroom time combine with social and cultural activities to help students learn English and Spanish

Up to 75% Off Art and Custom Framing from Art Express

The Crossings

$100 $25

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Customized framing, shadowboxes, and mirrors alongside thousands of framed decorative artworks

Up to 75% Off Photo Packages

Wynwood

$99 $25

Photographers coach clients on aesthetics and body language before shooting poses in 40 themed mansion rooms and editing out blemishes

Up to 57% Off iPhone and iPad Repair

South Miami

$65 $30

Screen repair for iPhones and iPads

50% Off T-shirt Printing

Three Lakes

$30 $15

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Up to 63% Off Private Guitar Lessons

Ojus

$120 $45

Professional guitarist and composer Leo Quintero imparts his six-string knowledge to students of all skill levels

Up to 60% Off Bartending Classes

Multiple Locations

$99 $49

Instructors provide spirited education on high-quality liquors, teaching mixing, presentation, and etiquette in an actual nightclub

Up to 57% Off Tutoring for Grades K–8

Edgewater

$137 $65

Friendly and highly educated tutors aid students in subjects ranging from math and science to english and foreign language

78% Off Veterinary Care for a Cat or Dog

Miami

$93 $20

Cats and dogs get examined for overall health; annual checkup includes necessary vaccines

55% Off Services

North Westside

$300 $135

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45% Off Custom Printing

Country Walk

$88 $48

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50% Off Computer Repair

Sunkist Grove

$90 $45

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Up to 71% Off Photo Shoots at Sceneline Studios

Design District

$99 $29

Before each photo shoot, professional makeup artists apply makeup and style hair to ensure each picture comes out perfectly

Up to 78% Off Pet Exams and Vaccines

The Hammocks

$93 $20

Veterinarians evaluate the health of cats and dogs and administer any needed vaccines

50% Off Lighting Rental

Glenvar Heights

$995 $498

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Up to 66% Off Mobile Device Repair

Palmetto Bay

$149 $51

Expert techs repair cracks and dents on screens of mobile devices

Up to 80% Off NLP Life Coaching

Miami

$250 $49

Skilled coaches help clients fulfill their goals for weight loss, business, love, or any other aspect of life in private or group sessions

Up to 50% Off Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More Miami

Three Lakes

$20 $10

Custom-shirt makers craft unique tees for customers, printing designs directly onto fabric for long-lasting, fade-resistant habiliment

Up to 89% Off College- and Job-Search Services

Conference Room

$369 $49

Customized one-on-one sessions with experienced consultants for clients looking for colleges, jobs, or small-business advice

49% Off Music Lessons

North Westside

$55 $28

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50% Off

Kendall

$196 $98

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Up to 73% Off Baby or Headshot Photo Shoot

Miami

$295 $79

Photographers photograph babies at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months old for Le Bebe collection or snap two headshot photos

60% Off a Scuba-Certification Course

North Miami Beach

$500 $199

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Scuba-certification course combines independent study, instructor-led review, and pool training with open-water dives

55% Off

Downtown Miami

$999 $450

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50% Off SAT and ACT Tutoring

Downtown Miami

$880 $440

Experienced teachers use materials from actual tests to help students prep for the SAT and ACT and learn test-specific strategies

Up to 54% Off CPR and First-Aid Certification

Allapattah

$60 $29

Students learn life-saving techniques during a course that covers CPR, first aid, and the use of automated external defibrillators

50% Off at Insight European Furniture

North Miami

$150 $75

Contemporary furniture designed for functional and versatile spaces features clean lines, eclectic designs, and contrasts and textures

Up to 57% Off Doggy Bath at Pet Avenue

Brickell

$23 $10

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Groomers wash dogs of all sizes with an all-natural shampoo, clean ears, squeeze glands, and trim nails

Up to 61% Off Veterinary Care

North Miami Beach

$179 $69

Vets examine dogs or cats for wellness with optional vaccinations

Half Off at Bravo Autotech

Kendall

$50 $25

Certified mechanics repair and maintain nearly any make or model of automobile with a wide range of services

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Yes, there have been times when I've wished I could do it all myself. Times I've dreamed of snipping through those blond and amber tendrils bound only by the vast horizon of my will, wholly immune to the whims of that hand which guides my every move. Such bondage! Tell me—what able-bodied creature does not crave an accomplishment to call his own? What noble steed has not dreamed of charging into battle with a sword clutched in his hoof rather than with a cumbersome knight straddling his back?

Granted, I am just a pair of scissors. But do I not have a soul? Do I not, like she who grasps me, have two arms? I would happily give them both for a voice with which to lament my pitiful condition. I have much to be thankful for—this much is true. My blades are sharp; my reflexes strong. Alas, my strengths are not entirely my own.

But when we work in tandem, her and I—when her hands fuse to my handles and I respond to the touch of her fingers before they even squeeze … well, that’s when the existential dread falls away like so many clipped tresses to the floor, replaced by an overwhelming sense of duty, adventure, even—dare I say it?—pride.

Together, we are no less than trail scouts, blazing through chaotic thickets in the name of civilization. Together, we have conquered the stubbornest of cowlicks and disciplined the most uneven of bangs. We've felt the hard rain of spray bottles pound upon us as we marched around the ear line and ascended toward the highest summits of the scalp.

I have listened for—and hear even now!—a chorus of blow-dry minstrels that sings of our conquests. The tales of our triumphs have spread to the farthest-flung corners of DiGiovanni Beauty Salon. Those who enter from the outside world may not know my name, but when they ask for my stylist, who does she fetch from the blue well of barbicide? No one but I!

To conquer the unkempt. To restore order to a world entangled in chaos. These are my goals. Yes, I am just a pair of scissors. But my blades are sharp, my reflexes are strong, and my victories outnumber the hairs on the most fertile scalps my arms have traversed.

145 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables,
FL
US

Since 1938, the keepers of the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden have cultivated more than 85 acres of floral displays with a mixture of science and art. The gardens are lush with plants valuable to scientists and educators, and the tropical landscapes designed by William Lyman Phillips are like ever-evolving canvases, blooming and fading as the seasons change. Most of the palms, cycads, flowering trees, and vines were collected from the wild, but the grounds also harbor endangered plant species.

Guides give English and Spanish tram tours as well as walking tours through specific parts of the gardens, or visitors can explore the displays at their leisure, wandering through the 16,428-square foot two-level Tropical Plant Conservatory exhibit, which blooms with orchids, fruit trees, and rare palms. Cascading waterfalls punctuate the stream flowing through the 2-acre Richard H. Simons Rainforest, where visitors admire the diverse plant life and reflect on the worldwide threat of rapidly vanishing rainforests. The Wings of the Tropics exhibit features thousands of exotic butterflies with tropical fish and rare plant life. Butterflies are released twice daily and the Butterfly Metamorphosis Lab lets kids experience them up close. The water gardens combine tranquility pools with waterfalls, sculpture, and lily pads to evoke a sense of calm.

10901 Old Cutler Rd
Miami,
FL
US

When a first-time visitor steps into Sale Rack, she rolls up her sleeves, beelines to the well-organized racks, and rummages through a trove of eclectic designer dresses, jeans, and shirts marked down 60%–80% off retail prices. This ritual—what the recycled-clothing-boutique owner calls "a modern day treasure hunt"—may take a bit more patience than the average store experience, but the bounty can be glorious: vintage Louis Vuitton bags, Citizens of Humanity denim, Miu Miu blouses, a never-been-worn Marc Jacobs dress, and anti-gravity space wear by NASA. Though labels often bear big names, staff members scrutinize every item to ensure its fresh, bold style and prime condition. The resulting apparel, accessories, and home-décor items have wowed even professional eyes, grabbing a Boutique of the Week title from College Fashionista and mentions on Miami Fashion Blog and DailyCandy.

3444 Main Highway
Miami,
FL
US

For 10 years, the instructors and trainers at Gables Fitness have help clients achieve their fitness and weight loss goals. Now the workout institution has reopened its doors as Red Zone Fitness, where clients choose their workout duration, even in group classes. With 30-minute one-on-one or group personal-training sessions or 40- to 50-minute group fitness classes, the fitness studio follows the FITT principle: Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type. Sessions depend on various factors that include strength aerobics, performance goal focus, exercise biomechanics, and effort. Experienced instructors lead students through group fitness classes that include spinning and Red Zone training, a group class for women that provides a heart-rate-monitored, full-body workout and strengthens the cardiovascular system in just 40 minutes.

112 Valencia Ave
Miami,
FL
US

The Miami branch of the Società Dante Alighieri was founded in 1997, more than a century after the society was founded in Rome. Its aim is to celebrate Italian culture and serve as a social hub for Italians. Working in tandem with its principle partner, the Consulate General of Italy in Miami, the society hosts language courses—including Italian, Portuguese, and Latin—and doles out PLIDA Italian proficiency exams and certificates. In addition, they offer cooking and wine classes that teach students how to concoct regional Italian specialties and appreciate the differences between Italian wine and tomato sauce served in wineglasses.

300 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables,
FL
US

In 2001, dancer Carrie Rezabek Dorr invited exercisers to join her in ballet-based workouts. Held in the basement of an office building without a staff, a sign outside, or even a bathroom, Carrie transformed her small business into a national franchise with locations in 33 states. Her Pure Barre system helps sculpt long, lean muscles. Using a ballet barre and isometric movements, the exercisers drastically shape areas such as the abs, hips, arms, and butt.

205 Altara Ave
Coral Gables,
FL
US