By WaterLess Touch’s estimate, the average car wash wastes up to 120 gallons of water. In an effort to remedy this unfortunate statistic, the company uses a fully biodegradable solution that only requires one cup of water per wash. They also look out for the environment with 100% recyclable bottles and sprayers that contain their nontoxic, phosphate-free cleanser, which is made with all organic materials capable of lifting even heavy dirt from vehicle exteriors. The staff of attentive detailers then uses microfiber towels to wipe off grime and leave cars polished and protected from UV rays in less than 30 minutes.
WaterLess Touch’s Clean Teams can arrive at your home or workplace ready to administer any number of auto-detailing services, including exterior hand cleanings, full interior vacuuming, and preserving car finishes with organic sprays. Additional services include an interior shampoo, a hand carnauba wax, and a motorcycle wash that can also be applied to two unicycles in love.
Aesthetician Sharon Elizabeth Herbert began her career as an understudy of celebrity facialist Susan Ciminelli, whose clientele includes Jennifer Lopez and Naomi Campbell. By observing Ciminelli and enrolling in advanced aesthetics courses, Sharon learned that each person's skin responds differently to conditions such as weather, travel, and apple bobbing. With this knowledge in mind, she begins each appointment by asking clients to evaluate the sensitivity and texture of their skin. Then, Sharon concocts a personalized skincare treatment that restores balance and radiance. She also travels to Sonoma for on-location wedding and special-event makeup services.
The floral aficionados at Kaplan Flowers bundle together beautiful blossoms and fashion custom arrangements for display. An expansive catalog of flowers, ranging from warm alstromerias ($48) to colorful tulips ($51), lets you personalize a bunch to complement color schemes at home or in recreational ball pits. A get-well bouquet ($50) boosts the spirits of paint-flecked windowsills, and the mixed bouquet ($48) ties together seasonal blooms. Plants such as peace lilies ($45 each) and striped dracaenas ($45 each) bury their roots languidly in woven wicker pots. As wedding virtuosos, Kaplan Flowers greets brides and grooms with elegant botany fusions, celebrating matrimony without a 21-gun salute.
With a proud fleet of schooners, performance catamarans, vintage and contemporary luxury yachts, and tall ships, SF Bay Adventures has vessels to suit any occasion. The friendly, USCG-certified crews have experience helming ships for special events, marine filming, corporate team-building events, and educational programs. They also embark on adventure excursions such as eco tours, floating wine tastings, and special cruises for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Blackbeard’s mother’s birthday. After rigging the sails, they lead tours of the Golden Gate Bridge, sunset cruises, and pirate-themed parties aboard their various sailing ships.
Just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, experience an introduction to coastal cousins—northern elephant seals, california sea lions, and harbor seals, at the Marine Mammal Center. Open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, the center's docents and experts teach visitors about these aquatic creatures, and the pollution that endangers them and their ocean ecosystems. Visitors can see the marine mammal patients from the observation deck and watch volunteers and veterinarians in action. Through donations and programs like Adopt-A-Seal, any animal-lover can buy fresh fish and medicine for a rescued seal or sea lion.
The customer-service-focused staff at Goodman Building Supply, founded in 1955, arms to-do listers with hardware from an inventory of more than 60,000 items. Collect scraps from an upstart paper airline in a trash bin ($12.99+) or replace a bathroom elephant with a gleaming showerhead ($9.99+). The Certified Green Hardware store bathes Marin County in metaphorically verdant hues with its selection of more than 2,500 green products, including water-saving toilets and smart faucets.