CleanTeam dispatches cleaners to begrimed abodes to apply eco-friendly cleaning products over the course of a three-hour scouring session. The trained filth fighters don shoe covers upon request and face off against grunge with potent cleansers and powerful vacuums, slurping up dirt and discarded peanut shells scattered throughout residences. A 35-step cleaning process leaves no nook unscrubbed, starting with the sanitization of bathtubs, toilets, and underfoot tiles and then swapping out sponges to take on cluttered kitchen counters and gunk ingrained in microwaves.
Though the aestheticians at Icon Salon Spa can do anything from a depilating wax to a soothing massage, they are best known for one thing: their color work. That's because owner and stylist Chadda Rhu is a master of corrective color work. She passes on the skills she's learned as a Redken Performing Artist so that her staff can expertly apply color and highlights or fix any hair emergency that comes through the door. For their color work, they rely on both traditional colors and glazes, which they use to target roots or weave through strands in precisely placed foil highlights. They then can trim off damaged ends with a cut that is both stylish and flattering, unlike a face tattoo of bacon.
For the past 15 years, Dr. Scott McDoniel has been helping people lose weight by using more than just dieting. As a bariatric specialist, he also focuses on his patients' metabolic profiles and lifestyles to help them shed unwanted pounds. His full repertoire is put on display at South Denver Wellness, where he and his staff orchestrate personalized weight-loss programs. In addition to those services, the staff conducts testing to see which foods patients are allergic to, which foods they're intolerant to, and which foods are their spirit foods.
Refreshing summer cocktails, a long list of local and global brews, and sake by the glass and bottle lay the foundation for Asian-infused feasts. Couple a glass of lychee love (Bombay Sapphire gin, lime, lychee liquor, and St. Germain elderflower liqueur) with a fresh green-papaya salad ($6), or share a plate of bigeye tuna salad with mizuna, mango, avocado, and pistachio-lime vinaigrette ($16). Hearty helpings from the kitchen include wagyu beef carpaccio with smoked char roe and Michigan scallion pancakes ($16). Or happify hungry herbivores with the organic buckwheat soba noodles tossed with Asian eggplant, tofu, cucumbers, and ginger-scallion vinaigrette ($12). Flying fresh and fast from the sushi bar are poppable pieces ranging from classic rolls like spicy tuna ($8) and unagi ($9) to specialty makimono such as mango monsoon (smoked madai, spicy tuna, salmon, mango, lychee, and yuzu foam; $13).
Owned and operated by Sharon Bienkowski and family, Sweet Simplicity’s recipe rolodex stretches back through three generations of bakers specializing in old-fashioned, made-from-scratch treats. Sweet Simplicity’s ovens turn out a steady stream of cookies (3 for $2), jumbo cupcakes in gourmet guises ($3, $30/doz.), and warm apple pies, all with fresh fruit, fine flour, and real butter folded into their batters and crammed into their crusts ($10.99). Secure the dessert course and impress dinner guests' tongues with one of Sweet Simplicity’s handcrafted cakes, such as a 9” Neapolitan cheesecake with an Oreo cookie crust ($29.99) or an eight-inch triple raspberry tort—moist dark-chocolate cake obfuscating a center of raspberry mousse, enfolded with rich chocolate ganache, and topped with Belgian chocolate shavings, fresh raspberries, and several pending liability claims for flavor-induced overdoses ($32.99).
Clean My House's thoroughly trained cleaners champion consistency and attention to details, standards they harness while scrubbing items off homeowners' to-do lists with Green Seal–certified products. Backed by guarantees for quality and timely service, cleaning duos teleport to front steps to begin a spic-and-span serenade that leaves bathrooms purified, kitchen appliance exteriors sparkling, and baseboards grime-free. Clean My House's diligent dirt pummelers also dust blinds and wipe down windowsills, and then they buff windows until they're clearer than the sky during the clouds' annual strike. After three hours elapse, twosomes sweep the porch on their way out, leaving domiciles spotless and homeowners flush with newfound free time.