While the beauty professionals at Nu Aura Medical Spa concede that they cannot stop aging altogether, they perform aesthetic services that counter and abate its effects. A squad of doctors, physician's assistants, and licensed aestheticians wields ultramodern technology wands as it neutralizes spider veins, ousts unwanted hair, and smoothes the face. The specialists customize each treatment to the client, and bilingual staff members can consult with them in both English and Spanish.
Since 1995, Best in Class Education Center's instructors have aided students of all ages—from pre-K tots to high school seniors—in their academic journeys. They calibrate small-group and private math and English lessons that push each student at an individualized pace, helping struggling students catch up to speed or edifying advanced pupils seeking more of a challenge. The tutors give homework assignments for the kids to work on throughout the week, as well as administer weekly tests to assess their progress.
In addition to boosting success in current classes, the staff helps older students ready themselves for post-secondary schooling with SAT prep classes and college admission workshops, which help applicants decide on the right place, craft an impressive personal statement, and shimmy into their dream school's mascot costume before campus visits.
Lacey Yantis and Aaron Blank’s Hawaii wedding was more than a personal milestone for them—it was the beginning of a shared career in wedding photography. The duo now helm Visions of Romance, named Top Wedding Photographer by Real Simple and awarded a spot in The Knot’s Best of Weddings list in 2011. The studio’s shoots unobtrusively chronicle nuptials, from the bridal party’s primping to the reception, in a style that marries photojournalism with a touch of traditional wedding portraiture. Afterward, couples view and proof images in private online galleries, collecting physical photos in optional keepsake wedding albums from designers such as Graphistudio and La-vie Album. The photographers also capture couples’ connections in engagement shoots, or outdoor shoots in which brides "trash” their dress post-wedding by wearing it into the ocean or to a food fight.
Elevated Sportz combines the gravity-defying fun of a trampoline center with the enchantment an indoor playground in one all-encompassing entertainment arena. Inside the two-sectioned play center, bouncers can hurtle into the air and play games of dodgeball and basketball on wall-to-wall trampolines equipped with protective pads. On the other side of the building, a multi-tiered jungle gym with hiding spaces, twisting slides, and ball pits entices younger visitors to expunge pent-up energy or practice stealth maneuvers for upcoming cookie-jar raids. Visitors watching their family and friends defy gravity can relax in the cafe with a sandwich and a smoothie while surfing free WiFi.
With 18,000 square feet of boarding facilities and 10 park-like spaces for pups to romp in, the Academy of Canine Behavior is a true pet-care destination. Dogs bunk down with the staff of trainers and behaviorists for the signature five-week Board and Train program, during which they learn proper manners, such as how to share toys, greet guests, and do their own taxes. Both boarding and daycare guests frolic in indoor or outdoor dog runs during the day, and cats can daydream about enemy birds in their own exclusive area. Owners can also schedule sessions with the on-site groomer, who has experience with hard-to-handle animals, especially those who insist on doing their own makeup.
Jason Kvame of Elysium Photography captures memorable moments in sharp detail and vibrant color during portrait sessions for families, newborns, individuals, and moms-to-be. He also covers weddings, including engagement and postceremony sessions. Product photography is among his services, as well.