The staff at Zoots Dry Cleaning extracts stains and stress by pairing eco-friendly dry-cleaning services with the convenience of extended evening and Sunday hours, 24-hour drop-off and pickup services (available at most locations), and an automated drive-thru system. Team members clean clothes, draperies, bedding, and rugs with a biodegradable solvent as opposed to harsh PERC chemicals, and some staff are trained to expertly excise stains from the delicate lace and beadwork of bridal-gown bodices. Most stores also have a tailor on location who is able to alter ensembles in a snap. Customers get e-mail notifications when orders are ready or they can download a smartphone app to keep a close eye on the status of their dirty laundry.
One of the largest conservation organizations in New England, Mass Audubon cares for 34,000 acres of natural land in a network of more than 50 wildlife sanctuaries across the state. Its members receive free admission to these pacific preserves, where, alongside more than 150 endangered or threatened native species, they can breathe in Mother Nature’s perfume or have a good cry on her mossy bosom. During bird-migration season, alert gazes can capture some 300 species of sky surfer at Allens Pond on the South Coast, and visitors to Lincoln’s Drumlin Farm can re-enact Charlotte's Web with a motley band of sheep, cows, goats, and pigs.
Steam's ready-and-waiting imported icons let you trade your standard ride––be it subway, bus, or rickshaw––for a day of supertorqued acceleration. With today’s deal, auto enthusiasts and homesick Italian noblemen can enjoy a total of 60 minutes at the tillers of two supercars, with a Steam employee at their side. The Ferrari Modena 360 is a sporty two-seater with a light all-aluminum space-frame chassis, its 3.6-liter V8 engine and 400 bhp of power, taking it from 0 to 62 mph in under 4.7 seconds to give humans the rare thrill of taunting pokey cheetahs. The Lamborghini Gallardo, Lamborghini’s most produced model to date, has a conventional six-speed manual transmission as well as a six-speed, electro-hydraulically controlled, semi-automatic, robotized manual––and runs on nothing but lightning and adrenaline. These supercars afford drivers the best the automotive world has to offer: powerful takeoffs, flawless handling, ice-smooth rides, and the admiration of spectators and passengers alike. Drivers have the option of cruising in automatic or manual mode with a touch of the paddle shifters. Check the FAQ for more information about rental conditions and possible additional fees.
Drawing on its years of upscale event catering, Kelli Petri's team of chef instructors share savory wisdom with each culinarily curious student during on-site classes. Trim overweight plates and speed up your dinner prep with Healthy 30 Minute Meals, or master the most important part of eating, praying, and loving with Taste of Tuscany's rustic Italian delicacies. And just in time for the holiday season, you'll learn how to dazzle friends and relatives with cookies, chutney, and flavored butters—which make more welcome gifts than yet another edible sweater. Holiday Hors D'oeuvres will show you how to liven up your seasonal shindig with a variety of small, festive finger foods that also double as full meals during your next Christmas elf speed-dating event.
B&S Fitness Program is composed of four different fitness-related branches, all of which are overseen by cofounders Brandi and Steven Dion. At North Shore Boot Camp Company, Brandi and Steven, along with their staff, lead indoor and outdoor boot-camp classes at locations across Massachusetts. On the track, they coordinate marathons and triathlons throughout the year for B&S Event Management, and hit the races themselves as part of a running team called SpiderOne Racing. Since every team needs a home base, the duo also operates B&S Sport Science, a 10,700-square-foot facility devoted to research- and technology-based services such as ACL rehab and personal training.
When preschool-age kids beg to go to the mall, it's a good bet it's not because they're anxious to shop for new socks and underwear. It likely has more to do with Mall Tots at Play, a sprawling 20,000 square foot indoor playground dedicated solely to kids age 6 and under. Tucked away inside Liberty Tree Mall, the all-weather fun zone invites tykes to scramble through crawl tunnels, descend down colorful slides, leap into the air inside bounce houses, and experience all the fun of a pretend traffic jam while riding in mini cars and trucks. Best of all, once admission is paid, families can come and go from the facility as many times as they want through the day, allowing them to take a break from the fun to go shopping or take a nap.