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BATH DESIGN

Editors’ Choice: Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply, Beverly No matter how many ideas are gleaned from magazines, there is no substitute for an expert’s advice, and that’s what is found at Designer Bath & Salem Plumbing Supply. A showroom of inspiration greets the eye like a dream. Talk with a design specialist and that gallery of ideas turns into a wonderfully balanced luxury bathroom featuring everything from top-line toilets, body spray showers, and accessories to full-size Jacuzzis and radiant floor-warming systems. 97 River St., Salem, 978-921-1200

Readers’ Choice: Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply, Beverly


BESPOKE HOME DESIGN

Editors’ Choice: Sue Adams Interiors, Andover Understanding the essence of successful design is in “interior intelligence,” Sue Adams searches for that quality by listening carefully to her clients. Since 1990, Adams has created thoughtful New England interiors. Residential and commercial renovations, additions, and new designs are all part of her repertoire. The HGTV contributor orchestrates the finest materials to deliver the very homes clients envision for themselves. 89 N. Main St. #1, Andover, 978-475-3567

Readers’ Choice:  Siemasko + Verbridge, Beverly 126 Dodge St., Beverly, 978-927-3745


CATERING

Editors’ Choice: Vinwood Caterers, Ipswich The quality of food and service provided by a catering company can make or break the enjoyment of a special occasion, but with Vinwood Caterers, every event is a guaranteed success. Whether you are planning a wedding reception, business meeting, graduation party, or clambake, Vinwood will leave guests satiated and singing their praises. 3 Union St., Ipswich, 978-356-3273

Readers’ Choice: Timothy S. Hopkins Catering Essex – 8 Scot’s Way, Essex, 978-768-9990


DRY CLEANERS

Editors’ Choice: Shaban’s, Andover To clean fine fabrics well, it is imperative to know them well, and Shaban’s does. Specializing in delicates, silks, wool, and beads, they provide complete fabric care using the latest equipment, trained spotting professionals, and quality control inspectors. Minor repairs to hanging hems, split seams, and missing buttons are part of the service that makes Shaban’s a cut above the rest. 28 Chestnut St., Andover, 978-475-5996

Readers’ Choice: Anton’s Cleaners, North Andover117 Main St., North Andover, 978-682-8060; 49 Jackson St., Methuen, 978-682-1875


EVENT PLANNER

Editors’ Choice: Janie Haas Events, N. Andover Janie Haas has earned a solid reputation for producing some of the North Shore’s most notable corporate and social events. Haas’s clients trust her to realize their visions and find the right vendors. Clients can choose “à la carte” services or have an affair arranged from beginning to end. Whatever the case, a Janie Haas event is bound to be a smashing success. 125 Coachmans Ln., North Andover, 978-725-5956

Readers’ Choice: Amy McLaughlin Lifestyle Design, Newburyport 254 High St., Newburyport, 978-255-2623


FLORIST

Editors’ Choice: The Leonhards’, Beverly Innovation meets beauty at The Leonhards’ flower shop in Beverly. From weddings to funerals to anytime blooms, trust this boutique florist to offer the most elegant and original creations to not only meet but exceed your expectations. These budding beauties will leave your friends, family, and guests in awe. 87 Corning St., Beverly, 978-922-4295

Readers’ Choice: Bloomings Florist, Beverly 1 Hathway Ave., Beverly, 978-922-0003


FRAME SHOP

Editors’ Choice: Oliver Brothers Custom Framing, Beverly Stepping through the door of Oliver Brothers Custom Framing shop is akin to time travel. An extension of the oldest fine art restoration company in the nation, they have cared for pieces by the likes of Degas, Cezanne, Andy Warhol, and Andrew Wyeth. Framing services, a selection of historically accurate period and contemporary frames, and pick-up and delivery of large works are available. 117 Elliot St., Beverly, 978-388-5670

Readers’ Choice: Oliver Brothers Custom Framing, Beverly


HOME CLEANERS

Editors’ Choice: Green Clean, Salem For Green Clean, cleaning your space takes top priority, but doing so with an eye toward their clients’ wellbeing is the method of choice. Using natural, eco-friendly products, Green Clean strives to make customers’ homes cleaner on every level, at a price to fit their budgets. Put up your feet and let Green Clean do the rest! Salem, 978-744-8698

Readers’ Choice: Green Clean, Salem


KITCHEN APPLIANCES

Editors’ Choice: Beach Sales, Revere Redesigning your kitchen and choosing the right appliances to accommodate your style and lifestyle can feel difficult, but with the experienced staff and vast selection at Beach Sales, you will find the perfect appliances to complete your dream kitchen. The family-owned store is stocked with brands such as Maytag, GE, Bosch, and Whirlpool, among others. With over 50 years of experience, the caring staff will help you create the culinary space that you need. 80 VFW Pkwy, Revere, 781-284-0130

Readers’ Choice: Tri-City Sales, Salem 262 Highland Ave., Salem, 978-744-6100


KITCHEN DESIGN

Editors’ Choice: TRK Design Company, Marblehead Holding multiple certifications from the National Kitchen and Bath Association, as well as a long list of awards from authoritative trade publications, TRK Design is a respected industry leader. As trendsetters, TRK customizes “green” kitchens and employs stainless steel, brushed aluminum, stained and painted cabinet doors, and choice countertops in never-before-seen combinations. TRK designs are for discerning tastes. 183 Tedesco St., Marblehead, 781-631-9200

Readers’ Choice: Siemasko + Verbridge, Beverly 126 Dodge St., Beverly, 978-927-3745


LANDSCAPE DESIGN

Editors’ Choice: Corliss Brothers Landscape & Irrigation, Ipswich Corliss Brothers landscapes are some of the North Shore’s most spectacular. Using grade-A plant and construction materials, talented professionals design, install, and maintain high-end landscapes. With a comprehensive understanding of both hard- and softscapes, Corliss Brothers offers masonry, irrigation, lawn, lighting, and planting services. Solid construction and fine gardening details make Corliss landscapes sophisticated outdoor living areas. 31 Essex Rd., Ipswich, 978-356-4224

Readers’ Choice: ND Landscape, Inc., Georgetown 2 Martel Way, Georgetown, 978-352-5400


LIVERY/LIMO

Editors’ Choice: Black Tie Limousine, Haverhill Be it a ride to the airport for a business trip or a set of wheels for a stylish wedding, Black Tie Limousine has all of the special occasion bases covered. The Haverhill company offers Lincoln Executive Sedans, Cadillac Escalades, six-, eight-, and 10-passenger limousines, comfortable coaches, and even a fleet of gorgeous Rolls Royce sedans. Pristine vehicles and polished drivers will have you thoroughly enjoying the ride to your final destination. 25 Bond St., Haverhill, 978-373-9625

Readers’ Choice: Black Tie Limousine, Haverhill


MOVERS

Editors’ Choice: T.E. Andresen Moving & Storage, Salem Trustworthy and efficient are the words that you like to hear when it comes to a moving company, and Salem’s T.E. Andresen Moving & Storage, family owned since 1928, is both. For moves across town or across the country, or even carting precious works of art, this company delivers it all. 36-38 Jefferson Ave., Salem, 800-643-2468

Readers’ Choice: T.E. Andresen Moving & Storage, Salem


PET GROOMING

Editors’ Choice: The Dog Spa, Beverly Staffers here think of everything to make a pet feel good (and safe). Their grooming tables include anti-fatigue mats, the Hydro Surge spa baths minimize stress, the tubs have ramps to avoid jumping, and a soundproof room offers aromatherapy treatment to soothe unsettled pets. This is a spa in the true sense of the word. Animals are encouraged to relax and come out refreshed. 45 Enon St., Beverly, 978-922-9227

Readers’ Choice: The Dog Spa, Beverly


PHOTOGRAPHER

Editors’ Choice: Elise Donoghue, Beverly What makes Elise Donoghue tower above her colleagues is her eclectic sensibility. With an eye for the timeless, the aesthetic, and the frame worthy, Donoghue captures what we ache to remember. Weddings and portraits, landscapes and fine art—she tends to the minutia and the grand with equal savvy. Beverly, 978-360-1334

Readers’ Choice: Keri Jeanne Photography, Essex Essex, 978-884-3807


SHOE REPAIR

Editors’ Choice: David’s Shoe Repair, Andover Shoe repair shops are increasingly on the wane, but David’s keeps a solid footing in the long-standing industry of shoe, handbag, leather, and zipper repairs. Orthopedic work is an additional and highly valued service that makes this modest little shop tucked behind Andover’s post office a much-visited locale. 7 Bartlet St., Andover, 978-474-9320

Readers’ Choice: David’s Shoe Repair, Andover


TAILOR

Editors’ Choice: Shaban’s, Andover The perfect piece of clothing is only made perfect with the right fit and alterations. At this timeless family-run business, many years of experience have given the tailors a professional understanding of what it takes to have you walking out the door donning the ideal cut and style. 28 Chestnut St., Andover, 978-475-5996

Readers’ Choice: Mr. Joseph’s Tailor Shop, Danvers 10 Elm St., Danvers, 978-777-8995


WEDDING PLANNER

Editors’ Choice: Marrero Events, Danvers Her ability to see, convey, and celebrate what is unique about each couple she works with is what earned Paula Marrero her reputation as the region’s hands-down best wedding planner. Providing unlimited consultations and meetings, candid advice, vendor referrals, and genuine support, Marrero and her team lead the way to their clients’ happily ever after. 978-304-0773

Readers’ Choice: Amy McLaughlin Lifestyle Design, Newburyport 254 High St., Newburyport, 978-255-2623

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