Priceline’s Name Your Own Price service is best known for letting thrifty globetrotters make low-priced bids on high-end services at every phase of their voyages. Today’s deal lets travelers vocalize vacation dreams into Priceline’s Internet ears by bidding on a hotel at a star level and neighborhood. Eager explorers simply name the price they're willing to pay, then set their minimum hotel rating at three- to five-stars. Fine-tune your destination decision by choosing an exact neighborhood and perusing a laundry list of guaranteed amenities for the star level you chose. The hotel, like an insolvent superhero, remains anonymous until a deal is struck, at which point its identity is revealed and the trip is set. The Priceline process lets you book an opulent overnight or a wondrous walkabout, at a rate of your choosing, anywhere in the United Federation of the Planet.
Energy worker Beth Leas redirects energy using reiki and jin shin jyutsu techniques. She brings a sense of compassion and lightheartedness to her tarot-card readings, which she hopes will offer people spiritual guidance. She lays all the cards on the table during private readings or parties, and she even teaches others how to interpret the cards during workshops.
While a person might wear clothes ranging from basic tees and pants to slinky cocktail dresses, they can't lump everything together when it comes time to do laundry. That’s why the technicians at Fabricare Cleaners offer laundering services in addition to their three styles of dry cleaning: one for basic items, one for fragile items needing special care, and one using biodegradable, eco-friendly detergents. They have a reciprocal relationship with the Fashion Institute of Technology, in which they teach the school how to service garments and the school teaches them how to understand construction. This training enables them to immediately recognize stains and fabric type, allowing them to accurately protect and clean clothes by using fabric-friendly chemicals and buttons previously worn by secret-service agents.
After more than 30 years in the business, the owners recently upgraded the facilities to incorporate green technology and use less energy during their processes. In their upgraded facility, the staff can efficiently clean clothes, furs, house decor, and shoes, which can be dropped off in one of the 24-hour kiosks and are returned with the shop’s free delivery service. They also provide reusable garment bags, helping cut down on plastic waste and large cat nests found in the closet corner.
In 1990, home-care expert Eric Gray opened From Top 2 Bottom in the hope of creating a truly one-call outfit for almost all kinds of home-service needs. He gathered a team of excellent tradespeople, including licensed electricians and plumbers, painters, paperhangers, carpenters, remodelers, and lion tamers. Together, they help homeowners tackle time-consuming home projects, from simple interior paint jobs to deck installation, kitchen remodeling, and putting new flooring down in a dollhouse.