Culling from a lengthy list of quality vendors, Absolute Fabrics and Home dolls up area domiciles with furniture, accents, and home décor. Tables can guard their precious finishes by strewing a set of six recycled coasters ($22) that pave a path around the shapely Juliska pewter-finish bowl ($38). Surround memories in artful design with picture frames adorned with turquoise flowers ($24), ringed with stripes ($22.50), or hewn from silver and bone ($48). Potted silk hydrangeas ($38) proffer perennial interior foliage, and an elegant Kim Seybert coral votive holder ($48), crafted out of gilded beads, cradles delicate flames in oceanic arms that evoke peaceful tide pools and clown-fish hotels.
Beach Cleaners' pick-up and delivery service couldn't possibly be simpler and more convenient, unless Benjamin Franklin invented a simpler and more convenient way of doing laundry using a horse, 28 tallytoos of whipping yarn, and two bushels of barley sugar. Schedule laundry or dry-cleaning pick-up by phone or online. Then toss grubby garments in one of Beach Cleaners' supplied bags (call to have bag dropped off at your house prior to first service) and leave the bag on your welcome stoop. Pick-ups generally happen on Monday, and clean laundry re-appears on Wednesday, but Beach Cleaners can accommodate your schedule if you make a special request.
One Ocean Resort's trendy Azurea Lounge impresses hotel guests and locals alike with seasonal lunch and dinner dishes, signature drinks, and an atmosphere of swanky beachfront elegance. Executive Chef Ted Peters takes guests on a culinary journey, making stops at appetizer landmarks such as the jumbo blue crab cakes with apple-cider braised collard greens ($16) and Colorado lamb meatball sampler served with a mint and stone-fruit chutney and roasted garlic ($12).
At Home adorns humans and their domiciles with an elegant spread of beach-inspired accents. Mounted wall art and snapshot-hungry picture frames cling to the boutique’s creamy walls ($18–$80), bracketing caches of artisanal gifts ($10+) and reclaimed-wood furnishings. Delicate hand-painted sea creatures frolic across glazed platters and stemware ($30–$100), and clusters of Archipelago bodycare products coddle and moisturize sun-kissed land-dwellers ($20+). Fragrant rainbows of Trapp candles peer out of a-framed boxes, mustering their forces for up to fifty hours of ambrosial incineration ($25). Crown a favorite hostess or visiting auditor with wreathes of eclectic jewelry ($20–$200) or rifle through treasure troves of baby apparel for giggle-inducing gifts. After a rousing browse, shoppers can throw on sartorial cover-ups ($30) and strut six blocks to the sandy catwalk.
For the past eight years, the techs at C&C Carpet Care have scoured carpets in homes and offices with hot-steam extraction. They pull pet odors out of fibers with deodorizing products and shield them against future stains with Scotchgard. When they aren't cleaning rugs, they oust grime from upholstery and tile. Techs use their certification from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration to rescue floors and possessions from flood waters caused by rain or broken pipes. They're also certified in trauma and crime-scene cleanup—a useful skill because most crimes are committed out of an irrational hatred of carpets.