Exposed brick cuts away to views of seaside murals in the dining room at Giovanni's Ristorante, setting the mood for rustic Italian recipes that draw heavily from ocean waters. In the kitchen, chefs roll housemade gnocchi dumplings and top housemade linguine with frutti di mare, a mélange of shrimp, scallops, and clams sautéed in madeira wine. Wines from around the world complement other classic entrees, such as veal scaloppine and chicken marsala. Patrons can imagine sea breezes in the Mediterranean-inspired dining room, dine alfresco to the sounds of a bubbling koi pond on a seasonal terrace, or call meetings in a private room with WiFi, a projector, and audio piped in through tubes of rigatoni.
Steve Chesler and his team of shutterbugs blend traditional and photojournalistic shots to capture the spontaneity of each client's wedding day. A winner of a Photographer of the Year award from the Professional Photographers of America in 2007, 2008, and 2010, Steve also zips to destination weddings from Key West to Mexico City. Creative trash-the-dress sessions let decked-out brides jump in swimming pools or caper about on horses for a down-and-dirty photo shoot after the big day. Chesler Photography also offers traditional in-studio portrait and maternity sessions.
Traveling to private abodes and commercial businesses alike, the expert technicians of On The Spot Cleaners work to liberate carpets, upholstery, tiling, and air ducts of the debris left by everyday life. With careful attention to detail, staffers expunge dirt inch-by-inch, working to remove grime, pet odors, and paint drips from ill-advised attempts at recreating Sistine Chapel ceiling murals.
For more than 90 years, Sterling Optical’s physicians and eyeglass specialists have paired peepers with stylish brand-name frames. Men, women, children, and seeing-impaired mannequins can browse frames by Coach, Michael Kors, Tom Ford, and Kenneth Cole (designer frames are $229+), among others such as Peachtree Eyewear ($119). Eyewear technicians forge lenses in about one hour before bestowing customers with two pairs of custom frames—one for daily wear and one for incognito trips to the grocery store. If within 30 days of their purchase patrons tire of frames with x-ray vision, Sterling Optical will gladly replace said specs with another pair of equal or lesser value.
Dr. V. Brian Gagliardi, who completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic—one of the nation’s top hospitals for 2011-12 according to U.S. News & World Report—maintains and beautifies chompers alongside his expert staff. As patients watch movies on in-room TVs, Dr. Gagliardi fixes their fangs using progressive technology such as intraoral cameras and digital x-rays, which have less radiation than traditional x-rays and are less likely to cause extra eyes to sprout. In addition to regular checkups, Dr. Gagliardi fosters straighter smiles in as little as six months with Rapid Braces and disguises bridges and fillings with tooth-colored dental work. He will also use sedation dentistry to make dental procedures as peaceful as a nap on a giant ball of yarn.