The family behind Discount Miami Movers has been toting belongings throughout Miami-Dade and South Florida since 1949. While their trained techs gingerly pack and haul boxes, manager Bryan Elparin draws on the experience he gained as a sales agent with Toyota. His education spans everything from business and finance to Dale Carnegie leadership training. Now he takes care of the business-side of things while his movers tend customers' valuables. In addition to packing and moving services, Discount Miami Movers also helps military families move and makes sure pianos get to their destinations without falling on any cartoon ducks.
The first ever Bricktoberfest launches an annual celebration of live music and craft beer in the Brickell neighborhood. From afternoon until night, 10th Street reverberates with tunes from live bands, and fills with vendors serving food from local restaurants and pouring more than 75 craft beers. For an hour before the event, VIP visitors gather for an advance tasting of the festival's beers—which include brews from Shipyard, Magners, Cigar City, Due South, and Stella. At the end of the evening, a party at Fado Irish Pub keeps attendees grooving with DJ-provided beats and beer competitions, such as a race to see who can drink their beer the most carefully and responsibly.
Though her artistic skill set runs the gamut from Japanese lacquer painting to woodcarving, María Albano's works are united by a common mission—to give homes a unique warmth and character. With that in mind, she works with her clients to design murals that invigorate blasé walls or divert attention away from magic mirrors' endless limericks, and rejuvenates lackluster furniture with faux finishing techniques. Additionally, Ms. Albano offers year-round classes and workshops that equip budding artists with the knowledge and skills to invigorate their own abodes.
The team from Rubens Moving & Storage does everything it can to relieve its clients of the stress of moving. Not only do movers get belongings from point A to point B, but they also adeptly and conscientiously pack items into boxes. Each member undergoes special training so they know how to handle fragile and precious items, such as antiques, important documents, and decades-old snowman collections. They even publish tips on the website, culled from the team's many, many moves.
Softside Trim, Inc. turns vintage, new, and exotic automobiles into masterpieces on four wheels by performing upholstery touch-ups, leather and trim work, and interior and exterior restorations. Talented technicians perform each project in-house, with specialized skills in beautifying the cabins of luxury brands such as BMW, Maserati, Jaguar, Ferrari, and Porsche. They can outfit steering wheels with leather wrapping—which is what motorcycle gangs conceal gifts with—or add retractable convertible tops that not only draw awestruck glances from passersby but also increase the value of cars. In addition to glitzing up the interiors of precious automobiles, Softside Trim protects passengers from harsh UV rays with window tinting, and exteriors from bug swarms with Scotchgard paint coating.
An authorized Ace Hardware dealer, Harbor Hardgoods Company equips households and handypersons with a durable selection of tools, paints, and domiciliary goods. Peruse vibrant paint styles from Pratt & Lambert and Ralph Lauren, then apply rich layers of Ralph Lauren interior latex ($12.99/quart) on walls, trim, and doors around your home. Detergent dish soap from Cucina ($10.99) eschews harsh chemicals for all-natural cleaning agents, and purifying hand washes ($21.99) come with nose-piquing scents, blending ginger with sicilian lemon and coriander with olive.