More than 20 years ago, owner Myriam founded D&J Cleaning Service and christened it with the first initials of her two children, Daniel and Johanna. Though she started out with only a small cadre of loyal customers, her clientele quickly grew to more than 1,200 people. Today, Myriam personally trains her staff and supervises them on a daily basis as they cleanse and organize homes and offices. Aside from vacuuming carpets and scrubbing bathrooms, the team's services range from organizing closets so they'll hold more shoes to cleaning out refrigerators so they'll hold fewer shoes.
At Copper Chimney, chefs design a menu of chicken, lamb, and vegetarian entrees infused with traditional Indian spices and flavors. The upstairs bar and lounge area can accommodate up to 65 guests or one thirsty swim team, while the bartenders sling Indian beers alongside signature cocktails, which were exclusively designed by mixologist Jerry Banks. On the first floor, a dining room spreads its row of booth- and chair-lined tables across the gleaming wood floors as an assortment of sculptures, Indian artwork, and curious teddy bears keeps watch from alcoves in the earth-toned walls.
Metropolitan Window Fashions’ expert staffers beautify windows and reinvent rooms with a wide selection of custom drapery, bedding, and reupholstered furniture that has been featured in the New York Times. Patrons can browse a long list of festive and functional Hunter Douglas window treatments, including chalet wood blinds ($103.48, including materials and installation) and designer roller or screen shades ($106.11, including materials and installation). Creative customers can collaborate on custom drapery, which generally cost between $300 and $700. Prices are based on materials, lining, and pleat styles, and do not include installation costs, which run $15 to $21 per linear foot. Metropolitan’s textile wizards will also materialize custom bedspreads out of thin air (starting at $200, not including fabric), perfect for swaddling a sleeping place or making your own ghost costume. Today's deal is also good for reupholstery service, which can revitalize elderly couches ($1,040 before fabric), chairs ($450 before fabric), and dining-room seats ($84 before fabric). Fabric for custom projects can cost between $30 and $100 per yard, depending on the type of fabric, its pattern, and whether or not it can talk.