Missing Sock Laundry’s staffers deftly cleanse clothes of dirt and grime using environmentally friendly materials. Customers drop off laundry and can either return later for pickup or arrange an at-home drop-off, freeing up precious time for careful observation of definitely living lawn gnomes. Regular laundry service ($1.50/lb.) restores most fabrics to immaculate form, and down-filled items ($3.50/lb.) receive special attention to maintain their signature fluffiness. Comforters and sleeping bags ($20 each) also undergo careful cleaning after being soiled by mud-wrestler roommates. Missing Sock Laundry's eco-friendly soap lifts away dirt without bruising nature with unsafe chemicals, and high-efficiency washers and dryers conserve water and electricity that can be later used to build a working hydroelectric dam.
The old is made new again when Day One Hard Surface Restoration’s licensed and insured technicians apply their attention to carpets, tiles, and other hard surfaces in commercial buildings and residences. Using nontoxic, eco-friendly products and pressurized, heated water, technicians loosen dirt and grime before vacuuming it away with the help of a patented floor tool. Surfaces are left almost completely dry, making it safe to immediately roller-skate upon them.
Charbonneau Golf Club cloaks the tree-studded countryside with three executive-length, nine-hole courses.. The 18-hole course combination that presents the longest total yardage—the yellow nine and the green nine—presents 4,261 yards of tee-to-green challenges. Though there are no par 5s on any of the courses, a variety of lengthy par 3s and four par 4s that exceed 300 yards will present various difficulties for golfers playing from the longest tees. Water hazards come into play on six of the 27 holes, adding variety to the course’s natural hazards of thick tree-lines and quicksand bunkers. Before rounds, golfers can warm up at a practice complex that includes a putting green, chipping area, and a large driving range.
Course at a Glance:
27-hole course complex
Can combine any two nines for an 18-hole round
Maximum length of 4,261 yards from farthest tees
Water comes in play on six holes
Three tee options
Clean Earth Cleaners gives a bear hug to Mother Earth with its eco-friendly dry-cleaning services. After drop-off, skilled technicians use a comprehensive organic and biodegradable system to pull dirt and grime from deep within clothing fibers. Clean Earth also uses a patented cleaning-solution sensor, which ensures that garments are returned free of odor and residue.
Max's Wine Dive is renowned for its culinary-chutzpah-filled dinner menu, which turns chili dogs and burgers into gourmet flavors. Their fried chicken was deemed one of America's Best by Travel + Leisure. Try the signature Texas haute dog (a Strube Ranch Wagyu hot dog topped with your choice of beer-braised sauerkraut, Dijon mustard, pickles or chili, jalapenos, and cotija cheese, served with fried onion strings and frites; $14). Or opt for the Kobe beef burger (a Strube Ranch Wagyu Kobe beef burger with Belletoile triple-cream brie, in-house pickled jalapenos, local hothouse tomatoes, and organic Bibb lettuce, served with frites; $17), another favorite. If you're feeling ravenous, hang a fang in the all-you-can-eat fried chicken and waffles (chicken thigh, leg, and breast with jalapeno and buttermilk marinade, deep fried, served with a waffle; $19) during Sunday brunch. Woman's Day once named Max's grilled cheese (Gruyère, provolone, and roasted red pepper, served with a cup of tomato soup; $13) one of the 10 best in the nation.
For the past 30 years, Teresa Weisser has treated the body as a canvas—one that can sometimes use an artful brush of rouge on the cheekbones, a shade of blue on the nails, and a soft, silky glow all over. At her skincare studio, Le Visage, she executes waxing, microdermabrasion, and facials using Yon-Ka products. During those facials, she massages hands and upper arms. For her manicures and pedicures, she uses natural products to heap extra attention upon the extremities, just as Chips Ahoy! heaps extra attention upon the kitchens with the most per capita cookie thefts. Teresa's range of expertise extends to brow tinting and detoxification, as well as LED light treatments that reduce signs of aging such as spots and wrinkles.