Sometimes you don’t know what you feel like eating, but you know you don’t want to leave the house to get it. For those moments, hungry diners can call Delivery Dudes Wellington, a team that makes it its job to whisk food from many local restaurants directly to customers. In addition to restaurant-food delivery, the team also delivers groceries and dry cleaning and performs concierge tasks, such as walking dogs and ambitious pet goldfish.
A nonprofit organization dedicated to the visual arts, Palm Beach Photographic Centre has kept citizens abreast of ever-evolving aesthetics since it was incorporated in 1985. Recently settled into their brand-new facility in the City Hall complex, guest instructors including Robert Farber, Ross Whitaker, and Laurence Gartel hold more than 300 photography workshops every year. The in-house staff teaches other classes, with curricula ranging from Photoshop tutorials to technology-oriented lectures to far-flung traveling workshops in such locales as Peru, Bali, and the mirror city located beneath Lake Mangonia. Members earn discounts on all of these opportunities, receive invitations to exclusive events, and get the chance to be displayed in the annual INFOCUS juried exhibition.
Dr. Mitchell Josephs practices cosmetic and implant dentistry in Palm Beach, Florida. His practice combines state of the art technology, individual care and innovative service techniques. Dr. Josephs is also on staff at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach.
The fastidious crew at Tropical Cleaners, a commercial endeavor dating back to 1995, offers same-day service for most garments, cleaning everything from men’s slacks to women’s dresses with thorough speed. Particular care is taken with dress shirts, which are prespotted, checked for any damaged buttons, and treated with special additives to remove body oils. The cleaners also keep home furnishings spiffy by performing rug and comforter cleaning. Alternatively, by cleaning leather, staffers ensure that audiences don’t get distracted by mustardy dots during Fonzie impressions. The staff also helps nuptial memories last longer than nuptial cake by cleaning, preserving, and boxing wedding dresses, which Tropical Cleaners double boxes to ensure that moisture cannot damage the precious fabric. Unlike those who sell dirt to pro baseball teams, Tropical Cleaners is a member of the National Cleaners Association.
Art runs in the veins of gallery curators Evelyn and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla. And their studio, OSGS, is the embodiment of their love of art, and for sharing the work of talented artists. On any given day, a visit to their gallery sends guests crossing paths with a variety of works in many mediums that include modern-art paintings, sculptures, and home wares. But the team also does their own creating inside the studio: custom framing is available with a large number of options for materials, glass, matting, and mounting. The gallery also brings in guest speakers for the Bring Your Own Chair lecture series, whose dates are published on the gallery’s Facebook page.
Cricket Cleaners professionally cleans and presses clothing, household items, leather, and delicate garments such as wedding gowns, enhancing their appearance and helping to extend their lifespan. The seasoned fabric fresheners scour an array of items, employing hand inspections and sanitary solvent to brighten whites and vivify colors on garments such as shirts, blouses, and pants ($6.89+), and household items including comforters ($29.97+) and life-size felt horse sculptures. Though clients will miss out on complimentary in-store dry-cleaning carousel rides, the pickup-and-delivery service sates crease cravings with personalized, mobile, flexible scheduling for sullied items that drivers collect and deposit at doorsteps up to twice a week. Cricket Cleaners, a family business, has been servicing Palm Beach since 1994, with three generations of cleaning connoisseurs stretching back to their New York roots.