The technicians behind First Impression Mobile Wash & Detail bring more than 15 years of collective experience—along with their own electricity, tools, water, and products—to each sullied chariot they polish. During their mobile detailing services, they wash vessels of land and sea by hand. Then, once exteriors are shiny and clean, they use clay bars to remove contaminants and protect autos from UV rays and oxidation. While waxing, technicians pitch tents to shield paint jobs from sunbeams and to see if someone might give them merit badges. When they aren't purifying greasy engines, removing scratches, and restoring foggy headlights, they’re steam-cleaning home carpets and power washing buildings with mechanical sprayers that remove grime, mold, and posters of despotic rulers.
Technicians from First Coast Home Pros value customers' time. That's why they keep arrival windows small, offer evening and weekend appointments, and back all their services with a 100% guarantee. With this focus on customer satisfaction, highly trained teams cleanse homes from the inside out with a slew of services. They wield pressure washers to remove debris from driveways, decks, and pool areas, and gently clean chandeliers by hand until they are free of dust and stranded party guests.
In his former role as a C-130 crew chief in the air force, Bryan Ruiz fostered a keen eye for details. Now, Ruiz and his team of licensed and insured handymen draw on his hard-earned focus and discipline as they apply the "one customer at a time" approach to residential and commercial work.
Technicians at 1st Coast Painting & More can also perform a range of home-maintenance services. The company's pressure cleanings purge homes, driveways, and sidewalks; drywall services add finishing touches to rooms; and crown-molding installation can help dens feel less inferior to master bedrooms.
First Class Carpet Cleaning uses a deep steam-extraction system with a strong but gentle pull. The cleaning solutions they use are biodegradable and leave no sticky residue. Put together, these steam-cleaning carpet-cleaning treatments remove deeply embedded grime, stains, and oils, but don’t sacrifice the integrity of the carpet or the home.
Known locally as MOCA, the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville boasts a collection of almost 800 works of art in media ranging from paintings and prints to sculpture and photography, spanning the decades from 1960 to the present. Members of MOCA enjoy free admission to the museum as well as previews of temporary exhibitions and special promotions from interest groups, and more than 200 North American museums reciprocate benefits, offering members free admission and teaching them their unique secret handshakes. The curators of the museum harness their artistic expertise to help educate kids on the pros and cons of finger-painting on dogs, and infuse local classrooms with art-education programs with the help of a long list of volunteers and docents.
Lina M.'s natural, handmade soaps, soaks, salts, scrubs, and creams are whipped up weekly in small batches to ensure that skin-parched patrons receive the freshest products possible. Products tickle the nose's tongue's taste buds with light aromatics such as Oasis, a clean, summery fragrance, or signature scent Lina, a feminine bouquet of wisteria and lilac. The healthful bath brigade includes a 4-ounce honey and crème bath and facial bar made with goat's milk, oatmeal, natural raw honey, shea butter, and olive and aloe vera oil ($7) to moisturize a whole soul-sack from top to toe, whereas 1-ounce Shea to Go travel tins provide easy access to concentrated dollops of creamy African shea butter for scratchy, dry patches. Like a spork, the mineral bubble bath salt ($7) combines the form and function of two essential wares—the skin-softening salt soak and the frothy, prophetic nature of a cauldron's worth of bubble bath. With all items at $7.98 or less, Lina M.'s brand of wholesome luxury is as affordable as it is indulgent.