With spring spreading like a bag of spilled gravy, now is the ideal time to throw open the windows and get home and lawncare projects underway. Reclaim the yard from winter's occupation with Adams Adirondack stacking chairs ($14.99 each) and an Ace Flexogen 50-foot garden hose ($19.99). Illuminate outdoor living spaces with a 6-pack of Solar Walk Lights ($12.99) or the welcoming blaze inside a Living Accents portable firepit ($29.99). Ace also covers indoor bases with products and services for tree-free areas of the home. If you need to match paint to a favorite coverlet or choose a hue that complements a pleather recliner, each store offers a paint-matching service free of charge.
The scrub-a-dubbers at Paradise Cleaners gently whip besmirched threads into states of squeaky cleanness with the help of high-quality equipment and products. Fabric-fetchers first retrieve garments from domicile doorsteps, then whisk them away to Paradise’s central plant where purified solvents and delicate soaps destroy dirt, odor, and evidence that you ate the last pudding cup. Each piece of laundry is treated like a beloved family member and receives special attention, including hand-finishing services. Slip into a pair of recently bathed pants ($8.85+), or slap on a pristine shirt ($8.05+) to prepare for a video-chat date with the inventor of HD video-chatting. Paradise Cleaners also helps suits sparkle ($16.50+), dresses shed their spots ($14.90+), and comforters return to their beds sans sheep dander ($40+).
ArtAbility Studios helps creative inklings evolve into full-fledged paintings by providing studio space, materials, and the helpful advice of on-hand instructors. Palettes glisten with a variety of acrylic and watercolor paint provided by the studio, as attendees study the basics of color mixing, such as how orange and red are color-wheel neighbors and how purple and green are no longer on speaking terms. Bristles coated with custom pigments then bend and sway across canvases in various brush techniques outlined by teachers. Amateur artists can tackle a totally blank canvas, or select a rainbow of colors with which to fill in the lines of a predefined drawing. Various on-site books and mixed media enhance paintings, inspiring soulful portraits or a colorful landscape. Painters can choose to spend the two hours improving their craft or creating the perfect piece to round out a room or conceal a house's ill-considered tattoo.
Designed to eliminate trips to the liquor store for midparty beverage replenishment, Alcohome.com allows partiers to order any quantity of beer, wine, or liquor online. The inventory includes everything typically found between the top and bottom shelves, from kegs of Heineken to bottles of Woodford Reserve’s small-batch bourbon. With 24 hours of advance notice, customers can also schedule deliveries down to the quarter hour. Alcohome.com’s team can also plan at-home beer- or wine-tasting events, in which they arrive at your abode, arrange a varied lineup of libations, and explain how once your glass is half empty, wine just becomes grape tears.
Colorado Ballet's production of Peter Pan jolts J.M. Barrie's beloved tale to life with a dazzling celebration of childhood imagination. During each performance, members of the Colorado Children's Chorale unify their voices with the show's original orchestral score, accompanying Peter, Tinker Bell, and the rest of the cherished gang as they perform spellbinding aerial feats and complete their tax returns while dangling from wires. Elegant costumes and elaborate backdrops work with the story's imaginative choreography to further captivate theatergoers, who absorb the on-stage rebellion against gravity, as well as an air of grandeur inside the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, which was reopened in 2005 after extensive remodeling. At 2.5 hours in length, Peter Pan productions will also feature two 20-minute intermissions apiece, and can be enjoyed by any child capable of appreciating full-length films or prolonged jury deliberations.