Talin Lyman's delicate brushstrokes cover the walls of a former U.S. vice president's winter home, frescoes within InterContinental hotels in Tuscany and Rome, and furniture that adorns Martha Stewart's own abode. From canvases to murals to throws of pillows designed for people and pets, the virtuosic painter daubs blank spaces with flora and fauna inspired by her childhood spent traveling to far-flung countries with her missionary father. Lyman also throws open the doors of her studio for an array of classes geared toward adults—such as Painting to the Oldies—and children, where she intersperses hands-on activities with lessons about great moments in art history, such as the day Georges Seurat invented the polka dot.
As the Delray Beach Garlic Fest proves, garlic is more than just the cornerstone to a great meal. It can also be a melee weapon. In the festival's Garlic Chef Stadium, seasoned chefs have one hour to prepare a unique three-course gourmet feast using garlic and a mystery ingredient in each course. They might also use the cloves to cleave any salivating fan who tries to sneak up and snatch a bite. Luckily, those fans can nurse their hunger at Gourmet Alley, which features samples of more than two dozen garlic-seasoned items, such as blackened mahi mahi, gator, and marinated vegetable paninis. Similarly spicing the air are live sets from Collective Soul, Amber Leigh, Andy Childs, and tributes to U2 and Bruce Springsteen.
A group of locals founded the Garlic Fest to help raise money for local organizations dedicated to promoting youth arts and education. Through the nonprofit organization Delray Beach Arts, Inc., the festival has raised more than $390,000 in charitable donations.
First as a makeup artist and then as a personal trainer, Debbie Glickstein realized that her clients were looking for more than physical change. Many of them sought direction, balance, or encouragement. To respond to this need, Debbie became a certified life coach and now inspires clients to achieve calm and confidence through positive thinking. Her consultations help individuals identify goals and means of reaching them, as well as avoid negative influences on relationships and careers.
At Southgate Design, personalization is key. Customer-service-oriented staff help customers choose from a wide range of marketing and printing services, including logo design and outdoor banner printing. Every product in its inventory—which includes water bottles, hats, tote bags, and key chains—is fully customizable with logos or slogans, printed in full color. Other printing services include business cards, flyers, banners, T-shirts, and postcards.
Mrs. David employs psychic techniques such as Tarot-card and face readings to help clients find their way. During sessions, she looks to the cards to answer relationship- and business-related questions, or studies clients' faces to reveal their personality traits. Mrs. David also releases the floodgates on positive energy by performing chakra balancing and aura cleansing.