The techs at C&S Power Washing scour structures with low-pressure hoses and professional cleaning products to avoid damage while expunging mildew and dirt. They also wash windows and clean and seal concrete to prevent rust stains and tree sap from marring surfaces with mysterious messages. When techs aren't washing abodes, they restore decks and fences damaged by the elements and stampeding wildebeests, and detail heavy equipment and cars. In addition to domiciles, they tidy up businesses by cleansing storefronts and scrubbing graffiti away.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote healthy weight management, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle toning. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Formerly known as Casa Rinnovi Salon Spa, Spatini maintains the same elegant atmosphere at a new location, as skilled stylists cut and color hair with products by Matrix and Bosley. The salon and spa also pampers with long-lasting mani-pedis, facial waxing, and indulgent Dermalogica facials to restore the complexion. Clients may even retreat to a private room for a relaxing hot-stone massage, which can improve range of motion in struggling limbs and range of emotion in struggling actors.
Tabby Cleaning Services deploys teams of housekeepers to spruce up apartments, homes, and offices with a versatile array of skills and equipment. Their services include shifts deep cleaning kitchens, during which clients can ask crews to clean the inside of refrigerators, ovens, and cabinets. They also perform basic household tasks, such as loading and folding laundry, or more complex tasks, such as cleaning carpets or replacing all the carpets while a police detective is distracted by the butler.
Onesto is Italian for "honest," so it's no surprise the owners of Onesto Pizza & Trattoria strive for transparency when it comes to their food. They proudly showcase the list of more than 10 local farms from which they gather their menu's organic and seasonal fruit and antibiotic- and hormone-free meat. They even reveal the secrets behind their wild-mushroom- and Gulf-shrimp-topped pizzas by letting diners watch as each pie is hand-tossed. Pasta, from the housemade fettuccine to the macaroni and cheese served with lobster in a cast-iron skillet, joins elaborate seasonal entrees such as pan-seared wild striped bass, accompanied by a pumpernickel-crusted saffron risotto cake and sautéed spinach and apples in a lemongrass-butter broth. In addition to sourcing its ingredients locally, Onesto strives to reduce its carbon footprint by recycling, serving to-go orders in compostable containers, and asking diners to take off their carbon shoes at the door so as not to leave a footprint.
The gourmet ingredients and eco-friendly attitude seem to overshadow the restaurant's decor, which the Riverfront Times describes as "unassuming … with no obvious flash or flair." But subdued is sometimes best, as the paper named Onesto's "simple" patio as Best Outdoor Dining of 2010, hailing it as "an escape from the hustle and bustle of other St. Louis restaurant patios."