Di Olivas' founders travel throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East to sample the region's gourmet oils and vinegars, then bring the best ones back to the store's two Saint Louis–area locations, where patrons can draw up to 25 ounces of their favorite straight from the fusti. Each shop also stocks balsamic vinegars that have been aged for a minimum of 12 years, or a single viewing of Beverly Hills Chihuahua’s ambitious director’s cut. Di Olivas also carries more than 15 varieties of traditional and flavored gourmet coffees and keeps two dozen flavors of De Cio and Rossi Pasta on hand, including tomato sanoran spice, artichoke, and chocolate cabernet.
With a name that shouts confidence, We Do That!!! dispatches a multifaceted staff to homes and offices to tackle a plethora of personal, business, and household jobs. Bonded and insured handymen and cleaning crews scour surfaces and spruce up abodes, and decorating experts organize closets and contrive interior-design plans. Business professionals can assist with invoices, data entry, and website development, and a specialized squad of errand runners picks up prescriptions and walks dogs to their ballet lessons.
Owned and operated by a mother-daughter duo, the licensed and bonded All About Cleaning has deployed professional cleaners on crusades against household grime since 1975. In three-hour sessions, house-cleaning experts tackle approximately eight to nine rooms, or one to two in-home arboretums, gussying up glass, dusting furniture, and vacuuming carpets. In bathrooms, the professional cleaners disinfect fixtures and vacate trashcans; in kitchens, they scour appliances and mop floors. Upon request, cleaners extend their sanitary scepters beyond standard services to include in-depth refrigerator-interior cleaning, upholstery vacuuming, and clearing out closets left filthy by boogeyman raves.
A will coupled with power of attorney allows you to retain control of your estate and wealth even after you've died or decided to take a 30-year nap. Together, you and Redler will forge a legally binding document that specifies who inherits what and how your life accomplishments should be preserved, paid, or parceled out. Power of attorney, meanwhile, authorizes a designated party to speak on your behalf and to act as an advocate for your interests even when you're playing ping-pong with death in a persistent vegetative state. It's the most logical way to plan for the future and the only way to ensure that your priceless collection of vice-presidential action figures won't be carelessly sold off by an unappreciative family.
Your one-hour cruise will commence at the levee below the Gateway Arch aboard one of two 19th-century replica steamboats, either the Tom Sawyer or the Becky Thatcher. Like a real-life third person, the captain of your craft will omnisciently narrate your adventure along the St. Louis riverfront with historical factoids, geographical trivia, and wistful recollections of the way your childhood crush's hair used to sparkle in the springtime sunlight. Customers looking for even greater detail may choose to rent one of Gateway's iPods for an additional fee. This audio cruise companion whispers stories of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers' confluence into your ears, set to the sweet beats of this year's hottest jock jams. Since exercising one's vision and hearing can make one's other senses hungry, boxed lunches may be ordered in advance ($8 for a box lunch, $4 for a hot-dog lunch). You can also sniff, fondle, and purchase concessions while aboard—or enjoy a bite to eat at Gateway's Arch View Café before or after your tour.