Manned by a jovial team of fabric spiffer-uppers, Betty Brite Cleaners can render most garments and cloth goods fresh and squeaky clean, with all work completed on the premises. Preen blouses ($5.50) and dresses ($11.50+) for the upcoming summer months, or polish a suit ($11.50) to ensure a dapper presence at lemonade-stand merger conferences. If dress shirts are dropped off early, the shop will spruce them up in time for same-evening engagements ($1.65). Bed spreads ($18.46) and queen-sized comforters ($37.73) and duvet covers ($24.75) emerge crisp and more enthused about mattress envelopment, and curtains ($10–$25) and couch covers ($18.16) return to draping duties with added vibrancy. Betty Brite’s staff can restore accessories such as hats ($6.50), ubiquitous fabrics ranging from silk and cotton to acrylics, as well as specially treated materials.
The staff members at Natural Cat and Dog and its partners aim to enhance all aspects of pets’ lives with a focus on nutrition, grooming, and training. In addition to running specialized seminars for both dogs and owners, they provide additional services such as pet sitting and underground-fence installation.
The team of aqueous experts at Oasis Pool Service LLC ushers in swimming season with pool openings and maintenance services. After clearing away all winterization plugs, covers, and loitering snowmen, the team adds chemical catalysts to sterilize water fresh out of hibernation and replaces all pool fixtures.
As a nationally certified and licensed massage therapist with a master's degree in special education, Jolie Schiering knows the power that touch can have to reduce anxiety and show support. Drawing on this experience and more than 1,000 hours of bodywork instruction, Jolie tempers troubled sinews with a variety of massage techniques. Lounging in a private room, clients prepare for Swedish, shiatsu, or hot-stone bodywork as the scented tendrils of aromatherapy oils uncurl through the air. When not calming muscles as a therapist, Jolie uses knowledge gained while acquiring a personal-training license to compete in races such as the San Diego Marathon, and obtained CPR certification from Red Cross.
Each day, Healthlys’s chefs prepare three healthy meals and two snacks using low-fat, kosher ingredients. Instead of being handed to a server and whisked out to a table, the gourmet food is placed in an insulated bag and delivered to customers’ homes no later than 5 a.m. When customers open the bag in the morning, they may see a spinach-and-egg wrap for breakfast, a large garden salad for lunch, and grilled salmon with cauliflower soufflé for dinner.
By using nutritious ingredients and high-tech delivery spaceships, Healthlys hopes to popularize more modest portions of food that lack potentially unhealthy ingredients such as white flour, sugar, MSG, and unnatural additives.