Linger at one of The New Ristorante Forli's tables long enough, and owners Gabriele Davanzante or Russ Belleci might sidle up to the table to tell a joke or spontaneously burst into an Old Italian song. Flourishes like these imbue The New Ristorante Forli with the aura of a traditional Italian trattoria. In addition to a pair of jovial Italian hosts, The New Ristorante Forli cements its status as a cultural bastion by plating classic dishes such as osso bucco and braised lamb shank. Tuscan chianti and California pinot grigio punctuate the restaurant’s extensive wine list. Additionally, dining companions can cast aside games of napkin peek-a-boo and dance to live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
Since 1993, Sweet Celebrations has helped hosts maximize festivities by carrying decorations and accouterments for any variety of shindig. In-house printing services run off custom invitations, banners, and candy-bar wrappers for birthdays, weddings, and baby's first dentist appointment. Sweet Celebrations' delivery service can bring balloon bouquets or arches directly to a local party venue, eliminating the risk of a party host popping balloons or floating to the moon instead of making it home.
Divine Interior provides all of your interior design needs with a full team of decorating, Interior design, and renovation experts. Our full service interior design firm offers first-class customized services for any residential or commercial property of any shapes or sizes.
While most 21-year-olds are content to just sit in a bar and drink beer, Mike Johannsen was a bit more active about his newly legal status. As soon as he came of age, he started brewing in his dorm room at CalPoly San Luis Obispo. Over the years, he has explored almost every angle of the business, from equipment maintenance to cellaring, packaging, and quality assurance. In 2013, he founded Schubros Brewery alongside Ian Schuster, a London Business School grad and craft beer aficionado.
In the short time that Schubros has been operational, they have already done a lot to distinguish themselves from other breweries. For starters, all their brews are organic: varietals include Diablo Sunrise, a chocolate-orange imperial stout, and 680 IPA, a mahogany ale with notes of caramel and toffee. Schubros also gives 1% of their profits to various local organizations. Customers can go online to vote on where the money should go each quarter; options include environmental groups, school districts, and fire departments.
When licensed stylist Tracy Fontanot beautifies hair, she draws knowledge from not one but two styling schools: Elite and Vidal Sassoon. This diverse training has given her a broad understanding of how hair should harmonize with facial shape and which colors complement skin tones and compound eyes. Yet, she doesn't try to sell her personal tastes to clients. For her, it's all about meeting their desires, and she demonstrates this value through her consultations that precede each haircut, color, and head-banging service.
Tracy makes her hairstyling home at Aqua Salon & Spa. This means she's not only surrounded by a team of talented peers and aestheticians, but that she has full access to Aqua Salon's professional products, such as Bumble and Bumble, Aveda, and Moroccanoil.
Fariba Sasson isn't just a painter. She's also a floral designer, a jewelry maker, and a clay sculptor. For the multidisciplinary artist and owner of Clay Bundles, mixing media is what it's all about. This approach helps her and other artists discover designs they might not otherwise have created, such as clay art adhered to an acrylic painting or a 3D bust of one's landlord springing from a glass window. She and her instructors teach this approach during hands-on classes that include mosaics, canvas paintings, and clay projects inside picture frames. They also host parties and family art nights where participants can unearth their artistic skills in a supportive environment.