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.
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.
The ASE-certified master technicians at Premier Collision have been resuscitating rides in South Florida for more than two decades. Inside the 20,000-square-foot facility, the team relies on the industry's latest equipment to breathe new life into both foreign and domestic cars. Limited lifetime warranties back up their work, too, whether your car needs a new side mirror, got scratched up in a fender bender, or suffered major damage after falling out of a hammock.
Lifestyle Luxury Rentals' exotic fleet of Lamborghinis, Bentleys, Maseratis, and Ferraris blow busted jalopies off the road with precision engineering and sleek European designs. Drivers grab the wheel of one of from four upscale cars for their 90-minute joyride, whisking from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds in the cockpit of the Maserati Gran Turismo or replacing imprecise garage-band drummers with the rumbling beats of the Bentley GT’s 12-cylinder, 6-liter twin turbocharged engine. Customers can cut through quotidian traffic at the helm of a Ferrari F430, or kiss corners within a head-turning Lamborghini Gallardo. After the joy ride, drivers receive a free T-shirt as they beat back adrenaline-fueled hunger and resumes from aspiring pit crews during an Italian lunch buffet at Grazie.
Amidst aisles chock-full of tools, paint, and hardware supplies, the knowledgeable staff at Ace Hardware aids shoppers in their search for DIY supplies needed for home- and garden-improvement projects. Lengthy indoor extension cords ($3.79–$43.99) guide grid-bound electricity to nooks and crannies around the house, and cordless drills($21.99–$349.99) do away with wires altogether for mobile screw-tightening convenience. A large selection of premade home and garden accessories keeps abodes and timeshare palaces well-appointed, including bird feeders ($2.99–$123.96) and window shades ($7.99–$29.99). A selection of small kitchen appliances includes microwaves perfect for warming up meals or storing precious family heirlooms ($64.99+), and snow-and-ice melters ($9.99+) keep driveways and sidewalks slip-free.
The chromatic champions at Color Wheel Paint dispense distinctive pigmentations in more than 1,600 colors, along with providing the necessary tools to complete any painting project. Coat abashedly naked walls with a gallon of flat Hi-Hide interior paint ($19.86/gallon) or Optima Satin Supreme ($31.73/gallon), which can colorize anything from bedroom walls to the picket fence marking the boundary of your office's cubicles. Drab exteriors receive a tinting treatment with a gallon of Tropicoat 100% Acrylic Latex Paint ($30.65/gallon), primed with a coating of Quick Cure Acrylic Conditioner ($25.16/gallon), ideal for previously painted surfaces. Home tidiers can also aid the spreading process with Master Choice tools, such as the Klondike 3-inch angle sash brush ($14.72), with a soft bristle for ticklish walls, and the 12'x15' canvas drop cloth ($20.43).