Lauded by WCPO for their expansive culinary wingspan, Pera Mediterranean's chefs whip up dishes culled from cultures varying from southern France to eastern Turkey. Hanging light fixtures illuminate the warm-toned dining room accented by tangerine-colored walls, as trays piled with gyro kebabs and cabbage stuffed with lamb, rice, and dill sashay to tables. A full bar soothes parched tongues, stocked with spirits to accompany savory flavors and rinse tzatziki stains from laps.
Kim Rice's love of photography stretches all the way back to high school. From there, she went on to get a photography degree, and in 1988 she founded Keepsake Photography Studio. Her passion for the art stays strong to this day, as she continues to capture snapshots of families, high-school seniors, pets, and loving couples within her studio's homey confines. Ms. Rice isn't the only friendly face visitors find at Keepsake Photography Studio, however. Pet sidekicks Oscar the parrot and Houdini the cat also greet clients, and they both know the secrets to striking a compelling pose.
Although the aestheticians at Tima’s Salon can confidently whip up stylish french nails and lush lashes, their real specialty is enhancing the skin. The staff mixes and matches medically derived treatment sessions such as microdermabrasion, acne treatments, and glycolic peels with purifying facials. These tailored skin regimens work to correct each individual’s skin issues, leaving smooth, spot-free complexions that don’t require donning gobs of concealer or Cousin It wigs.:m]]
Formed in 2000 by a group of Holocaust survivors and their families, the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education strives to ensure an enduring future for humanity by educating young and old people alike about the horrors of the past. Inspired by a quotation from the Jewish New American Society in 1965, the group hopes to maintain a memorial “that will make sure our dear ones have not died in vain.” To carry out that mission, the center hosts regular events and educational programs and opens the doors to its permanent exhibit “Mapping Our Tears”, a recreation of an attic in 1930s Europe set in a multimedia theater. Somber and educational, the exhibit conveys the history of the Holocaust through artifacts donated by local families and video of eyewitness testimonials about the tragedy itself.
Not surprisingly, finger- and toenails are the main focus at Debrah Englert. They are trimmed, filed, and buffed into tiny reflective mirrors. Then, a nail technician covers them in regular or chip-resistant Shellac polish in a kaleidoscope of hues.