Lasers used to be the stuff of science fiction. Today, they're much more practical. Laser Med Florida's staff members use Candela Gentle Max Pro medical-grade lasers to remove hair, clear spider veins, tighten skin, and reduce wrinkles. More than that, staff members can wield powerful pulses of light to cure nail fungus. The full-service medical spa rounds out its services with nonlaser procedures. Its many offerings include microdermabrasion treatments, derma fillers like Botox and platelet rich plasma injections, and calorie-burning body wraps.
The periwinkle hues and quiet music at Caribbean Blue Spa mimic the color and soft sighing sounds of a placid sea. Sprays of flowers or flickering candles may stand on the corner tables, furthering that connection to nature during full-body massages, facials, and mani-pedis. High-tech equipment mounted on rolling stations helps complete those treatments or finally impress the bored teenage time traveller who has been following you around all day.
For more than 60 years, the mounting maestros at Rex Art Framing have accented and protected cherished family photos, heirlooms, and treasured works of art. In the show room, master framers with more than 30 years of experience can embellish individual pieces with eye-pleasing frames from a selection of hundreds of mouldings. Custom framing starts at about $50 for a basic 8"x10" frame, but prices will vary based on size, style of frame, and the artwork's degree of pricelessness.
Catalonia Cleaners offers a menu of services to oust gunk from treasured threads. Expert textile technicians can expunge dirt from dresses ($12+), un-sully skirts ($6), defilthify men's business shirts ($3), or rejuvenate suits ($12) after under-the-table negotiations in exceptionally dusty boardrooms. Meanwhile, wedding-dress preservation services help retain your nuptial gown's opulent shimmer without the hassle of cryogenic garment-freezing procedures. With today’s deal, residents of Coral Gables and South Miami can arrange to have their garments picked up and returned liberated of grime at no extra charge.
Established in 1928, Shell Lumber & Hardware is where the serious DIYers and pros go to get everything they need for their next pursuit. The lumber is stacked floor to ceiling throughout the store and out into its two-acre distribution center. With more than 36,000 stocked items – it has everything from fasteners to paints, stains, sealers, lighting, pool supplies, power tools and equipment. An eager, knowledgeable staff is ready to answer any question, as most of the old-timers have seen everything at least once in their 30-plus years on the job. Shell is willing to cut wood to length, allows you to test stains (to ensure you get the finish you need) and does extensive paint color matching. Best of all, it continues its long-standing tradition of offering free popcorn while you shop.