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.
A former life coach, motivational speaker, and host of You Are the Light!, a cable TV show that aired in New York and Los Angeles for 15 years, Edwin Bergman knows a little bit about bending in multiple directions. Indeed, it wasn't a lack of flexibility that led Edwin to yoga, but instead, it was yoga's capacity to heal, strengthen, and revitalize that's had him practicing since 1989.
Today, Edwin shares what he's learned over the last two decades at his very own studio in Miami Beach. When describing his classes, Edwin uses words such as "strong," "focused," and "nurturing," making sure not to leave out that he keeps things "fun," too. In 2003, he traveled to India to deepen his understanding of yoga—just another stop on the extensive journey that is his training. Now, at his studio, Edwin blends all of that training into classic teachings that emphasize balance, precise instruction, and fluid movement.
When the staff members of Mess Busters, Inc. travel to their clients' homes and offices, they can dust furniture, clean appliances, wash carpets, and even serve as a driver, grocery shopper, or personal chef. The licensed, bonded, and insured staffers work from custom checklists submitted by the client prior to a cleaning session or special event. Based on the customer's specifications, they focus on specific areas of the home, cleaning surfaces with special methods or products, applying gentle scrubbings to antiques, or using GPS to track down individual dust bunnies.
Window Genie’s scum-busters arrive to each job in a clearly marked chariot armed with the necessary equipment to tackle exterior household dust and decay. Pane pamperers kick off a window cleaning for homes up to two stories by scraping off tree sap, bird droppings, and other hard-to-clean debris with a specially designed blade that moonlights as a shiv stunt double in prison movies. Then, they’ll suds up sills to wipe away dust and accumulated grime, and they'll scrub soiled screens for an extra fee ($1 each). An exterior-only clean endows fixed-plate windows ($2.75 each), double-hung windows ($4.50 each), and triple-track storm windows ($12 each) with enough sparkle to make diamond-encrusted neighbors jealous. Or, homeowners can opt for an interior-exterior cleaning, and careful cleaners will shed shoes before entering abodes to avoid leaving footprints on carpet ($5–$18/window).
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.
Though Eli Rouimi represents his family’s third generation in the garment-care industry, his current operation of One Stop Cleaners involves much more than traditional dry cleaning. Beyond dry or wet laundering of clothing and household items—which can be acquired through free pickup and delivery services—Eli and his team also come onsite to homes or climb aboard yachts and private jets to sanitize carpet, tile, mattresses, upholstery, and disheveled stowaways. Back at the store, the staff tinkers over shoe repairs and the preservation of both bridal gowns and bouquets, the latter of which can be freeze-dried and encased in specialty framing.