This florist did the arrangements for my sister's wedding. The flowers were beautiful and the price wasn't bad. We got exactly what we wanted. The florists were very knowledgeable about the different varieties of flowers and were easy to work with.
We used this company to move 3 years ago. Decent service--our stuff got to the new place and nothing was broken. However, they charged us 500 dollars more than we were quoted. For truly "starving" students, this wasn't a pleasant surprise!!
PMV is a nice complex. Don't let the outside appearance fool you. Though the exteriors of the buildings are a bit outdated (flat roofs, some of the patios need to be painted) the insides of the apartments are clean and spacious. The grounds are well kept and the pool area is nice. There are tennis and basketball courts as well, and daycare (for children 2+ years). The few complaints I have are: coin-op laundry in the basement (though the machines work well); loud dumpster-collection trucks that come at 4 am; thin walls (but this'll happen anywhere). Utilities are included in rent and discounts are given for UM students, as well as teachers and police officers!
We live in one of the Southern Management communities (Powder Mill Village) and my husband used to live in a different SM community. We have had a great experience with them. Their service is fast and the people are very friendly. Our apartment was in top condition when we moved in, in fact, the carpets were still damp from being steam-cleaned. Any maintenence issues are taken care of the day you call. We have no problems with pests. Our complex is safe and relatively quiet (a bit louder on weekends but still very tolerable). Biggest bonus--discounts on rent for teachers, UM students, and police officers! Also, some communities have utilities included in the rent!
I received a massage from New Day as a gift from my (now) husband. The service was excellent! My masseuse did a wonderful job. They play relaxing music and use dim lights, etc., to make it very relaxing. They offer a wide range of other services as well, so make a day of it!
Silk limousine provided the limo service for my wedding last summer. The limo they sent was very nice, clean, and was the size we requested. It featured soda, juice, and champagne in the bar. The driver was very friendly and accomodating. The only issue I had was that the AC didn't work. However, he told us to contact them for a partial refund because of this. Because it wasn't a very hot day, we were fine with the windows down. There were no problems with reservations, and the driver was there on time.
As a student at UMB I am required to use UM family medicine for my primary care as part of my benefits package. The only reason I stick with them is because I don't have to pay a copay there. Other than that it is pretty lackluster. Their front desk personnel are, in general, not personable and some are downright rude. It can be difficult to get an appointment because now you may only call one day ahead to schedule--if your doctor is full for the next day, you are out of luck or must use a different doctor. Many doctors only have hours one or two days a week. However, both doctors I have had there have been very knowledgeable and I trust their care. They also handle a very wide range of cases and have walk in care available.
Beauregards made the wedding cakes for both myself and my sister's weddings. Both cakes were absolutely stunning! They are extremely skilled and can create just about anything from a picture. I had a cacade of sugarpaste roses on my cake that looked like real flowers. My sister's cake featured fondant that looked exactly like the lace on her dress--people thought the cake was fake, it was so beautiful! Their prices are good and they only make the cake for the number of people who have RSVPed--thus not forcing us to pay for wasted cake. They were a pleasure to work with and I would recommend them to anyone!
PROS: Beautiful artistic cakes at a good price
I use Beltsville Veterinary Hospital for the care of my pet cat. She goes there for all of her routine care and was also spayed by them. I can say that I feel that they provide excellent service. I have seen 3 different vets there and all were personable and knowledgeable. Their front desk staff is very nice and helpful. Prices are quite reasonable. They are open 7 days a week and evenings, making them convenient.