Staten Island Golf Practice Center's recently renovated digs provide orb smackers with 40 practicing stations, including some that are heated, 20 that are covered, and one acre dedicated to real-turf hitting. A 1,500-square-foot short-game area hosts a sand-trap practice bunker, and rotating artificial-grass mats tenderly cradle balls before they fly into the air to mingle with pigs. Use up three jumbo buckets of balls in one extended trip to cultivate a swing so sharp that it can break through a glass house, or spread the spheres across multiple visits to more gradually transform lazy biceps into 5-iron-shaped muscles.
The Halloween Warehouse's immense collection of Halloween costumes and accessories covers a full range of identity-altering raiments. Adult costumes for men and women take forms both classically scary and unconventionally creative. Pay homage to your hippie forefathers with a patchwork shirt and pair of bell-bottoms ($16.99 each), or go incognito with a Where’s Waldo women’s disguise ($33.99). Fiendishly adorable kids' costumes can have your munchkins masquerading as tiny pumpkins ($19.99) or charmingly elegant witches ($24.99). To avoid embarrassing incidents involving ill-fitting broomsticks, costume fanatics are allowed to try on their selections in the store.
Hairdressing runs in his blood. As a third-generation stylist, Jeff—the owner and director of Gemmette Hair Studios—not only loved hair from a young age but acted on his passion and began working in the industry at the age of 15. He then went on to attend the Vidal Sassoon school in London before garnering enough skills to become a color specialist and educator for Paul Mitchell. Now Jeff shares his endless love for hair not only with his clients but with his team of stylists at both Gemmette Hair Studio locations. Under Jeff's tutelage, each stylist much complete the salon's training program before working their way through the ranks of junior, senior, and designer stylist. And, even after all that training, the group still shows offs their hunger to learn by mastering the latest hair trends and techniques through continuing-education courses.
Along with precision cuts for adults and kids, Japanese hair-straightening treatments, and corrective coloring, Gemmette's crew is skilled in eyelash extensions and makeup applications. Hair can also be restored with the salon's reviving blow-dry treatments, which help brighten locks, protect against breakage with argan- and olive-oil-infused products, and boost volume.
Though the focus in each Gemmette Hair Studio is the client, the owner did not skimp on decor. Both locations offer elegance—one with baroque decor and the other inspired by zen—as well as fully stocked color bars boasting every shade of the rainbow, including pot of gold.
Juicy tidbits of chocolate-dunked fruit arrive on the doorsteps of family and friends, done up in colorful bouquets and candy boxes by the skilled fruit arrangers at Edible Arrangements' more than 1,100 franchises worldwide. The company's in-house chocolatiers drizzle albion strawberries, daisy pineapples, and tomatoes getting in touch with their fruit roots in a trio of chocolate flavors. Once properly chocolated, the workers organize the preservative-free sweets into lush arrangements that resemble flowers in bloom. Customers can choose to plop their bouquets in a variety of vessels, including vases, mugs, and sports- or holiday-themed containers that add a personal touch to the edible gifts. Alternatively, customers can opt to adorn gifts with the cheery, red lids of candy boxes, nestling 12 chocolate-dipped morsels inside to build anticipation and determine if loved ones have x-ray vision as they guess whether fruit will come dusted in shredded coconut or drizzled in white chocolate.:
Woodbridge Pools and Ski specializes in the recreational enjoyment of water in two of its fundamental states: chlorinated and powdery. During the summer months, it keeps pools cool and inviting with installations, filters, chemicals, and accessories. When the weather turns colder and locals trade in their Speedos for the slopes, the company unveils its inventory of employee-tested winter-sports equipment by brands such as Burton, Arbor, Flow, and DC, as well as rentals of Völkl skis and snowboards and professional tune-ups.