The licensed and insured specialists at Alpine Window Cleaning Inc. beautify windows for commercial and residential buildings with scrubbing and hot pressure-washing treatments. During roughly two hours, the staff rids glassy interiors of smudges and dust or clears exteriors of graffiti and voyeuristic spiders. For second-story tasks, cleaners mount a 24-foot ladder to combat evasive windowpane blemishes. De-gunk the most stubborn of windows with a hot pressure wash, which punishes dirt with pressurized water, a chemical solution, and demoralizing personal insults.
Taco John's swiftly serves an assortment of tangy Mexican fare and bold-flavored innovative snacks. The edible oeuvre includes the eatery's signature super potato olés: black olives, beef, beans, tomatoes, guacamole, sour cream, and melted cheese smothering a helping of golden-brown tater nuggets ($4.89). Those who create Venn diagrams to decide between soft or crunchy tortillas can choose the middle ground and get both with the taco bravo ($1.89). Taste another victory for American and Mexican relations with the taco burger, featuring tacos' usual contents nestled between two fresh buns ($1.59). The fajita chicken quesadilla melt ($2.89) awakens groggy taste buds with fire roasted bell peppers and onions.
Licensed aesthetician Judy Despiris, founder of Aesthetic Images, specializes in corrective skin care, using Image Skincare products with pharmaceutical grade ingredients. Along with her deep cleansing facials, Despiris performs an array of clinical treatments such as microdermabrasion, LED light therapy, and vitamin-C hydrating lifts.
Naturally Well is about a “love of being both healthy and beautiful in the most natural way possible,” says Estell Myers, the business’s owner. She's not exaggerating: Estell makes her own salves for waxing and sells raw honey harvested by her own husband, a beekeeper who also provides the wax from which Estell crafts candles and lip balms. Her weight-loss regimen rests on the principles of homeopathy, and her detox foot spa sessions rely on charged particles to manipulate the way the body stores energy.
Originally a cosmetologist, Estell felt compelled to explore the close connection between internal and external wellbeing, so she earned her certification as a nutrition consultant. For the same reason, she also took up reflexology, a practice that eases stress and pain by applying pressure to the hands, feet, and flippers.
Licensed massage therapist Sarah Gregg approaches each of her bodywork sessions with a calm demeanor that helps put her clients at ease. If that’s not enough, they can find comfort in the fact that she completes up to 12 hours of continuing-education credits each year. Her willingness to learn and innovate shines through in her repertoire of modalities, which includes an intuitive blend of Swedish and deep-tissue massage designed to improve posture and increase mobility. Sarah tailors her massages to individual clients, incorporating techniques such as lymphatic drainage, ayurvedic massage, and acupressure to break up adhesions and rebalance the body’s energies. Aromatic essential oils often aid her in her treatments, as do heated basalt rocks that diffuse tension as effectively as a company that hires a clown to lay off its employees.