Jay Z, Jennifer Hudson, and Cyndi Lauper are but a few of the celebrities who have had their makeup treatments done by the staff at Blushbaby. This boutique studio was founded by celebrity makeup artists Khadija DeShong and Michelle Beckles, who in their forty-plus years have beautified recognizable faces in screen, magazines, and fashion, and for photo shoots. Michelle is a certified MAC Cosmetics Makeup Artist for over 15 years and served as resident artist for Clinique Cosmetics. Celebrity makeup artist Khadija attracts more stars than a bowling alley that uses Oscars as pins, and is a makeup artist for brands such as Laura Mercier, YSL Cosmetics, and Nars Cosmetics.
Their artistic eyes and steady hands have attracted celebrities and national press such as ABC News to their lavish studio, where clients are beautified in a regal setting accompanied by crystal chandeliers and posh makeup stations. Michelle and Khadija offer makeup applications in their studio and onsite, using their versatility to provide a proper look for a wedding, girls night out, or photo shoot. They also offer makeup lessons and eyelash-extension treatments.
Palas offers a range of both local designers and classic established collections, including the unconventional deerskin and fringe of Daily Candy favorite Shondra Leigh and the fantastical organic metalwork of Robyn Rhodes. Palas also has its own in-house custom design studio, an exclusive line of fine, ornamental minerals and gems, and even its own brand of table salt.
The Wafflery’s menu revolves around a maelstrom of whimsical, pastry-platformed treats crafted from centuries-old recipes. Black Forest belgian waffles cram craws with a delicious blend of strawberries and chocolate sauce under a whitewashing of decadent whipped cream ($4.89), and the Banana Foster employs a confluence of bananas, pecans, and chocolate sauce under light whipped cream ($4.89). Like a magnanimous culinary mediator, The Wafflery accommodates taste buds of varying predilections, including both savory and sweet crepes on its menu. Snap up a Crêpe Alaska filled with smoked salmon and spinach and slathered in béchamel sauce ($7.99), or sample a sweet Crêpe Lite, which delivers fork loads of pecans, almonds, and either strawberries or blueberries ($5.29). When soft dough and decadence overwhelms, wrap a mitt around a warm cup of gourmet café frappe cinnamon ($4.19).
An eclectic array of fashionable finds and designer delights line every shelf of Psycho Sisters' vibrant boutiques. Vogue vestments, both new and gently used, cater to studious style seekers, including a wealth of designer brands such as Marc Jacobs, Express, and Lacoste. Foot festoonery ranges from revealing sandals to boots covering enough calf to satisfy time-traveling Victorian podiatrists ($13–$32), and a variety of hats ($7–$38), wigs (around $25), and eye-catching jewelry ($3–$10) offer an easy way to dress up for costume parties or dress down for a mundane life as a human drink coaster. New items are constantly added, allowing each subsequent shopping experience to be as new and surprising as the ever-changing forces of gravity.
Seasoned boat captains and crustacean prospectors Sig Hansen, Johnathan Hillstrand, and Andy Hillstrand gather to share with audience members their tales of struggle and survival during crab season on the high seas, as partly documented by the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch. Fishing the Bering Sea in the middle of winter demands strong wills—which can come together in times of treacherous weather and 100-foot waves or come to blows about who performs better in the three-legged crabwalk race. Selected audience members will also have the chance to don the survival suits from the Time Bandit. Following the story-swapping and previously unreleased video footage, greenhorns and avid fans will have the opportunity to launch questions at the captains, wave giant foam claws, and learn how to communicate in claw-snap Morse code.