Many people dream of winning an award at the Emmys, but Veronica Brayman has actually done it. Four times, in fact, for her outstanding achievements while working on As The World Turns. In addition to styling soap stars, Veronica also primped daytime talk-show hosts throughout her 17-year career. Today, she puts that authoritative expertise into running ESSA Salon & Spa, where she and her staff of stylists work with hair products including Redken, Cutler, and Kérastase to turn standard salon services, such as haircuts and color work, into opportunities for red-carpet treatment.
Veronica isn’t the only one with plenty of styling experience; many of the other staff members have been plying their trades for more than a decade, too. From senior colorist Rich Delloff’s quarter-century body of work built in New York City, Long Island, and even Las Vegas to designer Arsen Aronov’s background in New York City salons such as John Frieda, the team’s collective résumé is strong. It even includes a massage therapist, Maria Luciana, who has almost 20 years of experience. Drawing on the salon's arsenal of products, including Veronica's ESSA line of hair and makeup products and Yon-Ka Paris skincare concoctions, the stylists design detailed and flattering bridal packages, which make bridesmaids sparkle like champagne, groomsmen shine like new coins, and fire eaters look hot enough to melt Pluto.
The Messina family started creating fine pastries and baked goods at Dortoni Bakery in Levittown in 1976. Over the years, their business expanded to include a pair of upscale pastry shops (La Bonne Boulangerie), a pizzeria (Red Tomato Pizza), and Messina Market. At the marketplace, visitors choose from a sumptuous selection of cold and toasted sandwiches, fresh fruits, and veggies, watching in awe as chefs prepare omelets, paninis, and burgers without harming a single spatula. A 20-foot display case shows off an impressive spread of housemade quiche, pot pies, and vegetarian dishes, the dinners taunting grumbling stomachs from their safe perches behind the glass. Gift Baskets—such as the candy-stuffed junk-food package or Italian gourmet basket—reward loved ones with parcels of sweets, fruits, jams, and jellies. Also available are catering services that supply weddings, holiday dinners, and luncheons with everything from country-style barbecue to Russian caviar.
Flour drifts down through the air, the motes catching briefly in the light from the wood-fired oven. Inside, fontina, smoked mozzarella, and ricotta melt across the handcrafted crusts, forming warm tributaries of cheese. Nearby, chefs sprinkle fistfuls of broccoli rabe, prosciutto, cherry tomatoes, and eggplant onto fresh dough or stew san marzano tomatoes to craft a thick sauce the deep crimson color of a sports car that just discovered it left a hair curler in. The cooks look to traditional Neapolitan recipes and forge crusts from a simple combination of flour, yeast, water, and salt. In an effort to protect the environment, the staff at Red Tomato Pizza?from the same owners as Dortoni Bakery in Levittown and Messina Market in East Norwich?also serves hormone-free meat in the glow of gentle LED lights and uses recycled glassware.
Bagel Boss Cafe's doughy delights are sure to put a smile on anyone's face — visit this bagel spot for a taste of the best.
Health-crazed eaters may have to stick with water, though, as Bagel Boss Cafe offers delicious grub that s far as can be from low-fat fare.
That's right! Bagel Boss Cafe will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
Prices are rock bottom at Bagel Boss Cafe, so load up on snacks and treats.
Bagel Boss Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
When it comes to fixing teeth, no fete is too large for Dr. Grace Hsu. She whitens, extracts, and implants chompers as needed, and even takes special care of children’s teeth. The Invisalign-certified dentist straightens crooked teeth, and she uses a special computerized smile-preview program that digitally edits photos to show patients how their teeth can look after cosmetic services or if they finally got that incisor tattoo they've always wanted.
With a stay at Hilton Garden Inn® Norwalk in Norwalk, you'll be within the vicinity of Lockwood-Mathews Mansion and Levitt Pavilion. This hotel is within the vicinity of Westport Country Playhouse and Historic South Norwalk.
Make yourself at home in one of the 170 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while video-game consoles and satellite programming provide entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as direct-dial phones with free local calls and voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities including an indoor pool and a fitness facility. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and a fireplace in the lobby.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast and dinner. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café, and room service (during limited hours) is provided. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms and small meeting rooms. Free parking is available onsite.