Archive | November, 2015

27 November 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Gravy stains.

Rich, thick gravy is the foundation for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. It’s also a stain hazard from dripping gravy ladles, over-sauced potatoes, or oozing from a hot turkey sandwich. Stains happen. We’re experts at removing gravy from table linens, neckties, blouse fronts and favorite sweaters. Our spotters know how to combat the protein-grease-starch-cream mix known […]

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25 November 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Giving thanks.

We all have so much, and tomorrow the luckiest of us will be with family and friends, enjoying the bounties of love, of sharing and a memorable meal. We’re reminded of the Estonian proverb, “Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.” No matter your Thanksgiving traditions, from holding hands during grace to gobbling […]

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23 November 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Fur or not.

Whether you choose real or faux fur, fur stoles were a strong favorite on the runways this fall. Michael Kors matched fur stoles with knit sweater and skirt sets for a classic look. Other designers used dark caramel, deep red or tiger striped teal and black. We’re fur cleaning experts, from vintage mink to today’s […]

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19 November 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Uggs.

Keeping classic Ugg’s soft suede clean can be a challenge. A suede brush can remove surface grime; use a damp cloth to finish. If your Uggs smell a little ugly, be sure they’re always dry after wear – crumple newspapers to absorb the damp and add baking soda to neutralize any odors. For near-miraculous cleaning and restoration, […]

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15 November 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Coco’s wisdom.

“You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life.” While not as famous as Ms. Chanel, like her we’re in the business of making sure you look your best, at any age. As we all become more irresistible day by day, isn’t it reassuring to know we’re in […]

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13 November 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Unbutton the buttons.

Whether your laundry or ours, unbuttoning before washing saves time when ironing, and eliminates stress on the thread holding the button in place. Zippers, on the other hand, should always be zipped to prevent damage from their exposed teeth. We always check for loose or damaged buttons – and we replace missing or broken shirt […]

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06 November 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Clean machine.

The products you use in your washing machine can build up over time, compounded by lint, mildew and good old-fashioned gunk. Cleaning is easier than you might think. Fill the machine with the hottest water, highest load size and longest wash. As it fills, add a quart of white vinegar, then add a cup of […]

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04 November 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Blazing success.

The blazer is a classic must-have for every occasion from casual to dressy. Shop for a blazer with thin lapels, lining that doesn’t show, shoulder seams that hit the tip of your shoulder bones, sleeves ending one inch below wristbone and the torso should button with pulling. Choose fabric that’s mostly wool or camel hair […]

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