Like many children, Tim McCann learned how to clean clothes from his grandmother?his education was just much more involved than most. His grandparents founded the original Best Cleaners in 1957, and it was after them that Tim and his wife Catherine named their company and modeled their business. With a lifetime of dry-cleaning education embedded in their fibers like so much starch, the McCanns boast impeccable cleaning services driven by eco-friendly technology. Each of its locations are inspected, tested, and certified by America's Best Cleaners, a third-party organization that vets the garment-care industry. Best Cleaners Dry Cleaning offers free delivery for clients in the area, as well as extra services such as bridal-gown care, tailoring, and rug cleaning. For their efforts, Best Cleaners Dry Cleaning is a perennial presence among the top 30 cleaners nationwide.
It takes plenty of dedication just to stay in the 105-degree studio for 90 minutes at a time, which is what many of Pure Yoga Austin's students do multiple times a week. Mardy Chen followed her own devotion to the practice to open Pure Yoga Austin with help from her husband and co-director, Jeff Chen. Their team of certified Bikram Yoga instructors share the sweaty yoga style that has been known to help students of all fitness levels achieve leaner physiques, improved athletic performance, and greater mental clarity. The signature Bikram sequence of 26 postures help students develop strength, improve flexibility, and attain the heat endurance necessary to succeed at spelling bees held in saunas.
Wielding GreenEarth technology, the friendly clothing cleansers at Martinizing Dry Cleaning scrub the enrobements of Texans in an eco-friendly manner. The noble employees confidently confront stains with strong words and dirt-scattering ammo, returning garments to clients soft, clean, and smelling like pastoral Latvian pancake houses. Sweat-soaked blouses ($5.69), mud-caked slacks ($5.69), butter-drenched two-piece suits ($10.99), and beloved sea-water-doused sweaters ($5.99) can be cleaned and folded into neat origami ostriches. For tips on clothing care from Martinizing Dry Cleaning, click here.
Helmed by a husband-and-wife team of seasoned shutterbugs, CherryBones Photography captures memorable moments with a stylistic, vintage flair. A three-hour CherryBones photo-booth rental lets party planners reap a windfall of fun, formal photos at weddings or effortlessly steal dozens of souls dressed in business-casual at office parties. One of CherryBones’s estimable imagists accompanies the booth, zooming in for close-up shots of lovey-dovey duos, expertly cropping pin-ups of photogenic foursomes, and manipulating space-time to capture festive wide shots of the entire House of Representatives. CherryBones can deliver the photo booth to any location in the greater Austin area, and a copy of all two-dimensional memory bytes will be made available to customers on a DVD as well as in an online gallery that will be posted after the event.
The clothes-cleaning team at Morgan Family Dry Cleaners spruces up garments with all-star washing talent, an eco-conscious attitude, and a complimentary pickup-and-delivery service for select areas. After customers drop off chocolate-smeared dress shirts ($3.99), dirty blouses ($4.79), tear-stained tuxedos ($12), and grimy sweaters ($5.50), duds undergo a multi-point inspection that sniffs out any fugitive stains and a perc-free cleaning process that scrubs away even the most stubborn polka dots. Morgan Family Dry Cleaners recycles hangers and stores patrons' preferences—such as starch or no starch and Pepsi or Coke—on a computer system worthy of the 21st century.
Run by the same family since 1915, Home Steam Laundry & Cleaners fortifies fibers with professional cleansing and pressing treatments. For drive-thru service, customers escort dresses ($8.19), sweaters ($5.19), vests, and ties ($3.69) to the cleaning specialists without having to leave the comfort of their cars' air conditioning or bacon-scented air fresheners. Perchloroethylene-free hydrocarbon solvents work to purify hydrophobic suits ($8.19) and blouses ($4.59), and extracting dryers leave finished garments free of excess chemicals. Flatwork orders ($2.05/pound) such as tablecloths and linens become smooth under the heat of a specialized flatwork-ironing machine. For an additional 25 percent, customers can invoke the Rocket service, which readies garments in three hours, that are dropped off before noon, by launching them into the cleansing atmosphere of the ozone layer.