Mixology Bartending Academy prepares its pupils to work behind a bar top, teaching them drink recipes and serving etiquette, as well as informing them about alcohol safety and liabilities. Students learn from instructors with as much as 17 years of professional experience in a real bar setting that features glassware, working equipment, and buzzing neon signs.
Far from merely imparting basic bartender knowledge, Mixology aims to boost students' customer-service skills, netting more tips and tears of joy from satisfied customers, and an entire division of the company is focused on helping recent grads find jobs. Plus, after students hone their skills through the one- or two-week courses, they are encouraged to return to the school at any time to practice their craft under the watchful eye of an expert, free of charge.
At Get Centered Clay Studio, instructors teach fledgling clay artisans the basics of slinging, spinning, and molding ceramic works in a fully equipped facility. During each two-hour private instructional class, participants will learn a brief history of clay making, as well as the foundational skills necessary to hand form clay, spin symmetrical pieces on the potter's wheel, or sculpt lifelike busts with their minds. Budding artists can then hone their craft on amorphous clay blobs, becoming familiar with the materials and the wheel. Although students will not create a fully finished piece, they will leave equipped with the know-how to make ceramic water jugs and full-scale concept cars in the future.
Manhattan Elite Prep's staff of teachers and consultants carries firsthand experience navigating the complicated labyrinth of school admissions. Some were students whose high test scores and poignant essays got them into top PhD and Ivy League MBA programs. Some consultants served on admissions committees of coveted schools and know what experience, qualities, and acrobatic feats make student applications stand out. Now, this team of insiders at a firm with more than 10 years of experience pools its knowledge to help students who are serious about acing tests and placing in their top schools. They emphasize efficiency, packing as much information as they can into the time allotted, and exceeding beyond minimum requirements. Courses covering entrance tests teach students to work smarter, ruling out wrong answers and budgeting their time wisely, and essay consultants pare down applications to deliver rich content in a limited word count. Customers may complete classes online or interact in-person with their instructors as well as fellow students.
Located near San Diego State University, The Washboard's newly remodeled facility welcomes DIY launderers with a host of new coin-operated washing machines and accepts sullied clothing by the pound as part of its drop-off service. Washer pricing varies by capacity, water temperature, and speed, consuming fewer quarters for a quick two-load cleansing ($1.50) than a hot, 6.5-load cycle of soiled ramen noodles ($6). Three-load dryers ($0.25 for 12 minutes) tumble garments into toasty, arid submission, and a wall-mounted flat-screen TV and free WiFi entertain patrons in the interim. Helpful attendants wash and dry shirts, pants, linens, and towels ($0.95/lb.) and fold them into origami tributes to Michelangelo's David.
Mr. Jingles Christmas Trees spreads holiday merriment with noble, douglas, and grand firs individually selected from forests in Oregon. On the lot, trees stand in water and receive additional watering from the staff each day to keep needles healthy and green. Trees vary in size from 2 feet up to 16 feet, ensuring customers can a perfect specimen no matter how high their ceilings or how modest their budget. Complimentary hot chocolate keeps patrons warm as they peruse the lot, and once customers have found their perfect tree, the crew will gladly grab a rope and secure it to a car or riding mower at no additional charge.
Baby Trader's resale collection overflows with gently loved clothing, toys, books, accessories, and furniture that help new parents pamper their budding brood. The selection of threads spans from infant to toddler sizes, and all secondhand clothing must be laundered before the staff even considers reselling it. Parents can prepare homes for new arrivals with Baby Trader's selection of car seats, strollers, cribs, and highchairs so newborns can maintain eye contact during dinner conversations.