Though the word amateur now connotes a lack of experience, it is derived from a Latin term that meant "lover of." Despite Sean Bolt's ascent to professional shutterbug status, he still attributes his love of photography to the time he spent watching his father—an amateur photographer himself—pursue his own passion.
Sean eschews rigid poses by telling stories through candid moments and photojournalistic portraits. Rather than sequestering himself in a studio under artificial conditions, he takes his art on the road by traveling throughout the metro Atlanta area to meet his clients. His work can run the gamut from sophisticated black-and-white images to crisp, colorful, and wacky poses. When he isn't taking family portraits, capturing baby pictures, and chronicling weddings, he snaps photos for merchants who want to capture the essence of their businesses before they grow up and move away to become a college.
DMITRY Ties gives a voice and personality to men's fashion with a range of ties inspired by the owner's travels abroad. Dmitry found himself particularly enamored with the elegance and sophistication of his native land, Italy, so much so that he decided to build his company around a line of 100% silk, Italian-crafted ties.
Ties at DMITRY feature a variety of bright colors and patterns, each produced in limited quantities to give them distinctive looks and feels. Excellent craftsmanship is the top goal for the men's neckwear company—great care is taken in all aspects of the design, from selecting quality fabrics to sewing on tiny pockets for any heads-up pennies you find.
Since 1959, the slope specialists at Emilio's Ski Shop have closely followed every innovation in downhill riding. They joined the snowboard revolution with Burton in 1979, and remain proud members of the Ski Merchandising Corp., the premier buying group of specialty ski and snowboard shops in the US. Today, second-generation family members lead the shop’s resident skiers and riders, who outfit customers with quality equipment, proper clothing, rentals, and winter sport information. They also organize day trips every Wednesday through Sunday to locations including Okemo, Hunter Mountain, and Mt. Snow, helping skiers get uphill without having to raise their own pack mules.
CitySolve Urban Race lets citizens explore their metropolis through a one-day odyssey that tests speed, stamina, and smarts. Teams scamper through their burb as they solve clues ranging from anagrams and pop-culture trivia to deciphering graffiti written in pig Latin. Interspersed throughout the race are mettle-testing physical challenges, molding iron wills to such tasks as dodgeball, improv comedy games, or identifying ice-cream flavors. Each day's race also awards winners for best costumes and best tweet. Each urban iditarod takes between two to three hours, and jet packs are strictly prohibited.
Beneath the tall ceilings of Kosher Corner Dairy Cafe, the blue tablecloths catch light from the overhanging chandeliers, but the glass display case filled with kosher desserts is the real eye catcher. Under the rabbinical supervision of Vaad Harabonim of Queens, the kitchen keeps to strict kosher standards with a menu of more than 140 American-, French-, Italian-, and Mediterranean-style items, from frittatas to blintzes and falafel. The restaurant space is also available for hosting parties as well as takeout and catering services for special events for hermits attending special events remotely.
The third annual Fashion's Night Out lands shoppers amid celebrities, performers, and famous designers as they mingle in one of the world's largest department stores. Over the course of the event, fashionistas can hearken to the soulful sounds of a live performance by critically acclaimed songstress Joss Stone, behold Bobbi Brown as she presents a line of cosmetics, and watch as fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger mystifies all present with his blitz chess prowess. Witness the launch of new fragrance lines and participate in exclusive activities such as trivia and giveaways, all while a radio personality and DJ emcee the event. The after-hours shopping gala takes place in historic Herald Square and sends New York Fashion Week hurtling toward its catwalk-propelled finale in style.