Bad Ass Margaritas livens up events with easy-to-use machines that dispense frosty, refreshing margaritas. Party hosts can choose to serve traditional margaritas or opt for flavors such as grape or cherry and other drinks such as rum runners and hurricanes, adding alcohol to make the drink as potent as they wish. The machines are also popular at children's events, where they can be used to make nonalcoholic drinks in flavors such as orange dreamsicle or pink lemonade.
Because contractors often specialize in specific services, homeowners are left to flip-flop between businesses for large-scale projects. To help alleviate this frustration, At Your Door offers four distinct refurbishment divisions: yard care, housecleaning, handyman work, and taffy pulling. If time remains after removing leafy debris from the yard, clients can solicit a technician for more complicated projects such as gutter cleanings, house painting, or hardwood floor installation.
Situated at the Vintners Inn beside 92 acres of vineyard, John Ash & Co. takes pride in its ability to marry a meal's delicate flavors with the most complementary wine varietals. The upscale eatery, a 2010 Open Table Diner's Choice winner, features homegrown fruits, vegetables, and herbs from on-site gardens, as well as a long list of locally sourced ingredients that, much like the four cardinal directions, change from season to season. The dinner menu offers delectable main courses, such as kabocha pumpkin ravioli spiked with pickled mushrooms and parmesan ($16) or pan-seared sturgeon served with roasted red beets ($34), and lunchers can snack on pizza margherita ($13) or fill their emptiest stomach with nine ounces of New York steak ($21).
The technicians at Carl's Chem-Dry use nontoxic, eco-friendly products to clean dirt, expunge stains, and eliminate lingering odors. Crews coat soiled floors with "The Natural," a core cleaning solution that uses a combination of carbonation and microscopic dust brooms. The specialized product fizzes and creates bubbles, which travel deep into carpets on missions to vanquish set-in stains. Unlike steam cleaning, Carl's low-water approach avoids soggy carpets and typically leaves fibers dry within one to two hours.
Pump It Up specializes in indoor, inflatable arenas for children. During three fun-filled, pop-in visits children can leap around gargantuan air-filled bounce houses, skip down air-filled slides, and slide like butter-slathered otters through an air-filled obstacle course. Pump It Up’s giant indoor air arenas are climate-controlled and maintained according to rigorous guidelines enforced by a well-trained staff and local police. Parents bounce for free during pop-in, so childless adults who want to play will need to borrow a neighbor’s kid or win one from a claw machine.
Ellington Hall instructors David and Cirkl lead would-be jitterbuggers through the simple steps necessary for an evening of on-tempo fun. The rug-cuttery begins with a class aimed at beginners and more advanced dancers alike, who can arrive partnered or fly solo to join the crowd of two-steppers. Students arrive dressed in whatever makes them feel comfortable; after the one-hour seminar in fancy footwork, the evening's dance begins. Swing students spin, jump, and twirl on the expansive hardwood dance floor, pausing for breaths and Great Gatsby impersonations on the garden terrace. An all-brick fireplace dominates the dance space, adding a note of elegance and an easy place to store extra left feet.
Featured in numerous publications and on numerous programs including Redbook and TLC's Hoarding: Buried Alive, disorder destroyer Grace Brooke brings creativity and compassion to her ongoing quest to bring structure and simplicity into her clients' homes. The Control the Paper Chaos class teaches each harried homemaker to establish a Life Management Center for managing the minutiae of the homestead, creating a central nexus for incoming mail, everyday schedules, and outgoing piles of Andrew Lloyd Webber fan mail. Grace's management center creates a tidy place for processing bills, handling correspondence, and managing calendars, helping to reduce stress and improve communication within the home.