At Art & Dana Maids, fully licensed and insured cleaners scour each room of clients' homes or businesses, tackling the job with the elbow grease needed to make spaces shine with sheer cleanliness. Professional technicians can take out bags of garbage, remove fingerprints from frames and walls, dust windowsills, wipe down baseboards, and place tiny eviction notices on each and every cobweb until spiders pack up and leave town. Each team of custodial artisans hauls along its own equipment for each spring cleaning, move-in prep, and office tidying. To keep homes kid- and pet-safe, the team can use eco-friendly products on request.
As sunlight pours through floor to ceiling windows, Laurel Fitness's trainers motivate their charges through one more rep in the free-weight room, or one more mile on the treadmills. Though guests can opt to forge their own fitness paths, group classes such as total body toning, high-intensity step aerobics, and core conditioning corral the power of peer motivation to push patrons through workout plateaus. Nutrition assistance supplements physical training and helps members to negotiate the sometimes confusing world of dietetics, with its distinctions between refined and unrefined sugar, and its debates about whether a tomato is a fruit, vegetable, or adverb.The trainers aren't limited to helping adults: youth-fitness conditioning pairs kids with a personal trainer, either one-on-one or with another little buddy, to help them to learn to enjoy exercise and pick up healthy eating habits. Trainer and mom Emily Brown also leads Pur Fit Kids classes, which gets little ones exercising with fun physical games while teaching values such as perseverance, honesty, and when to go all in a high-stakes game of Texas hold'em.
Merissa Pratt honed her eye for composition and color from behind the lens of a camera, but it didn't take her long to apply her talents to painting as well. To help others discover their penchant for the brush, she began Painting Parties by Merissa, leading groups in recreating her personal paintings. She travels to the location of the party host’s choice, transforming a room in a client's home or office into a temporary studio as she covers precious floors with drop cloths and fills the space with easels, paints, and brushes. She invites guests to supply snacks and, most importantly, their favorite libations to help draw out creative impulses. At the end of the session, she and her crew handle the cleanup while the newly initiated painters admire their frame-ready works of art and master gallery-friendly phrases such as, “This really speaks to me,” and “No, seriously—I think this painting is talking.”
Over the course of Lace'em Up's three private lessons, an experienced instructor will cover the basics of skating, including the different parts of the blades, weight placement in the boots, and how to tell the left skate from the right skate. Beginner-level ice-carvers will then master the techniques of skating forward and backward, crossovers, transitional turns, speedy maneuvers, and stopping without the aid of walls or gravity. Each lesson's one-on-one attention ensures that skaters will stockpile skills at the fastest possible rate until they're capable of rocketing across the ice like a well-oiled dolphin on a Slip-n-Slide.
Precious art and memorabilia find security in Mission Trace Framing's selection of more than 3,500 frames, as well as owners Sharon Saville and Karen Irving's 30 combined years of archival experience. The owners’ commitment to matching every piece with an aesthetically pleasing home is backed up by a personal guarantee on their services, which include conservation framing and memorabilia displays. They craft elegant shadow boxes from photos, insignia, and artifacts that showcase the virtues of an accomplished relative or seasoned coat rack, and augment their services with contemporary artwork available for purchase.
The friendly beauty professionals of Tanglz are like a family. In that vein, each client they’ve welcomed into the full-service salon in the past decade has also become another member of their clan—luxuriating in their customized hair, skin, nail, and body treatments. To enhance haircuts, hair color, and keratin hair-smoothing treatments, Tanglz stylists rely on Redken, California Smooth, Aquage, and Matrix haircare products, and the salon's nail techs reach for OPI and Young Nails products. Nail techs are also trained in CND nail treatments and specialize in french manicures, from the traditional pink and white to the new trend of capping each finger and toe with a tiny graduation cap. Tanglz also offers facials, full-body waxing, and massages for all-around relaxation and aesthetic options.