USA Air Conditioning Services has cleaned air ducts and dryer vents, installed air conditioners, and repaired units for more than 200,000 customers in the south Florida area. Customers say that the technicians are "polite and knowledgeable," and work quickly and quietly.
The Miami Wine & Food Festival shares a litany of libations and local eats with curious sommeliers and gourmands. The chic, outdoor Taste & Toast event introduces gustatory glands to wines from around the world. As taste buds hobnob with fruit and oak notes, guests intermingle with one another while snacking on gourmet treats from local restaurants and listening to the bluesy sound of the Jay Blues Band. Winesplorers can stick around after the tasting for a Glenfiddich “Music to Drink Whiskey By” after-party at 9 p.m., where a DJ and whiskey-tamer rest on hand to answer questions and dispel myths about using whiskey as cologne.
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.
A fund-raising event for The United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education, Rocks for Education aims to draw audiences with a family-friendly mix of music, comedy, and more. Emmy winner and Local 10 News anchor Laurie Jennings will serve as the event's emcee, and stars David Henrie of Wizards of Waverly Place and Drake Bell of Drake & Josh will engage spectators with songs, comedy, and other unmimed entertainments. Performances by local dance teams and American Idol contestant Symphony Music Howlett will add to the rhythmic stew, making the event more melodic than a Broadway musical about Mozart and the pianos who loved him. The evening's beneficiary, The United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education, bolsters learning for little ones with advocacy, parent/teacher training, and resources such as a demonstration school.
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.