After once attending photography school for three years in New York to perfect his studio photography and lighting techniques, Brad Washburn now channels his 15 years of experience into Washburn Photography, focusing primarily on weddings and family photo shoots. Brad's specialty lies in studio head shot photography, where he holds sessions in a relaxed upscale studio with sharp focus and colors that pop. Engagement sessions, maternity, newborn, acting, modeling, executive head shots, and event photography are also within his skill set.
The garment groomers at Corner Cleaners lift stubborn stains from an array of clothing and bedspreads, returning them to their owners in speedy fashion. Staff members restore shirts ($3.95) to a state of crispness, banish mustard stains from pants ($3.95), and gussy up jackets ($5) for dinner parties, work events, and semiformal prison breaks. Alternatively, dingy comforters receive new life after undergoing a thorough washing or crisp and clean dry cleaning. Corner Cleaners typically launders garments and comforters within three days, although clothes dropped off before 11 a.m. can receive same-day turnaround (not valid for comforters) and a postwash Brazilian blowout.
Ana Maria Montoya Kishihara first landed on American soil in the early 1980s, bringing along her two young children, the traditional Peruvian recipes of her mother and grandmother, and a dream to start her own restaurant. She opened up Inka Grill in 1996, stocking its kitchen with fresh ingredients and setting up a wood-fired rotisserie to roast juicy Peruvian chicken dishes. Today, Ana’s daughter has taken over the family business, whipping up the authentic the Criolla recipes passed down from the three generations of women before her.
Amid the smoky rotisserie and bubbling pots of stew in the Inka Grill kitchen, chefs whip up fresh fish ceviches, savory steak stir-fry saltados, and flavorful seafood paellas. They pair heaping scoops of rice and beans with their rotisserie chicken, a poultry that reporters from Orange County Weekly lauded as “so juicy from tail to sternum you can barely tell the dark from the white.” Servers tote sizzling platters to the dining room, where vivid paintings of Peruvian children adorn the walls and a soft flute plays traditional Peruvian songs, i.e., Wham! covers. The staff pours glasses of the traditional chicha morada corn drink and presents cans of imported Inca Kola to quench the spice of their ultra-spicy green aji sauce, which the chefs have lightheartedly dubbed “Gringo Killer”.
Belle Amie Studios’ travelling trio of shutterbugs, led by owner and photographer Melissa Olsen, journeys to beaches, piers, homes, and parks to snap shots of families and couples. The team believes that natural light and natural smiles make great pictures, and keeps sessions fun and relaxed to bring out the easy grins it seeks. In addition to outdoor portraiture, the photographers offer their skills to brides-to-be for engagement-party shoots, wedding days, wedding showers, and practice pretend weddings.
Orange County Mattress ferries dreamers to restful repose with an ample selection of top bedding brands. Weary heads bodies can bask atop a queen-size Simmons Beautyrest Kentish pillow-top set with coil springs for extra support ($749). Allergen- and dust-mite resistant Tempur-Pedic ClassicBed sets ($2,599/california king) mold to the body's exact shape and absorb disturbances produced by bedfellows' dreams of break-dancing fame. Commune with Orange County Mattress's knowledgeable sleep consultants to find the perfect slumber pallet, which, although this Groupon cannot be used toward delivery costs, can be delivered in time for an extra-long bedtime story the same day.
At The Training Zone, Sean Canova and Trevor Duncan have combined two decades of experience in the health and fitness industry to create functional exercise programs that even NFL cheerleaders find challenging. Canova has a background in mixed martial arts and previously ran his own personal training business, and Duncan—who holds a degree in sports training and certifications through CrossFit and the American College of Sports Medicine—spent 13 years as a personal trainer and post-physical-therapy conditioning trainer, helping patients heal at an outpatient physical-therapy clinic.
They keep class sizes small to give students maximum attention and motivation. During Fixed Gear stationary cycling classes, which are held in a modernist space with corrugated metal paneling, nightclub-like music plays as instructors lead spinners through high-energy workouts. Fast-paced Train 60 classes incorporate body-weight exercises such as pull-ups and squats, as well as boxing and kicking maneuvers. The training center's bright green walls provide a cheerful backdrop as overhead fans steal away rising body heat and reveal which guests are using inflatable dumbbells.
It's not everyday that you catch a huge wave, and it's even less likely that a photographer is on-hand to capture the moment. But that's precisely what the network of shutterbugs at Caught You Ripping aims to do. Photographers take to the streets and the sand to catch athletes at their best, whether they’re riding a surfboard, skateboard, or Roomba that's gone rogue. Onsite photo shoots yield dozens of action shots, perfect for sticking on the fridge or sharing with friends.