Mobilizing more than 25 years of catering experience, Rachel Hurn— owner of Seasons Bistro, Wine Bar & Catering—blends a Cajun-influenced eatery with a door-to-door catering service that earned a Bride's Choice Award from WeddingWire in 2010. Within the bistro, paninis and salads incorporate flashes of Louisianan flair, such as spiced shrimp, remoulade sauces, and improvised jazz steps. As diners nab forkfuls of Cajun shrimp buerre blanc, occasional live music wends its way through the dining room, complementing the complex notes of an extensive range of hand-selected wines. Alternatively, multicourse catered meals add a splash of elegance to both corporate and private events with formal place settings and French- and Italian-themed menus.
A temperature of 2,000 degrees is hard to comprehend. Its the heat at which some lava flows, as well as the RealFeel temp inside a minivan that's been sitting in Death Valley all afternoon. But for David and Kristi MacDonald, 2,000 is the degree at which they melt borosilicate glass with a specialized torch. The husband-and-wife team share a love of glasswork that has extended to creating a glass studio in their own home. Here, they sell their glass artwork and share their knowledge through lessons, during which they teach students of all levels how to safely craft their own glass creations.
At Visual Effects Salon & Spa, stylist Melinda Langston revamps lackluster hair with styling and coloring services. During each appointment, she calls upon her Paul Mitchell training and advanced color and cutting experience with Redken and Pureology to reinvent styles for each of her clients. She ribbons hair with partial highlights, and adds a dash of bounce with perms, spiral curls, and Mexican jumping beans. Aside from cutting and coloring strands, Melinda can also wax away unwanted fuzz and tint brows.
Stylist Kasey Hight revamps lackluster hair with styling and coloring services. Armed with 30 hours of training from powerhouse hair academy Toni&Guy, Kasey doles out in-depth consultations before building a unique look for each client. She shapes locks into fashionable coiffures and wields 20 hours of Big Sexy Hair training to amplify volume. The color specialist also brandishes Redken color products to brighten manes with partial or full highlights, eschewing the need for Christmas-light weaves.
Nestled within Visual Effects Salon & Spa, Idaho Skin Care’s staff lavishes visages with facial services and saves clients precious minutes during morning routines with permanent cosmetics. Skilled aesthetician Tina Slippy employs GlyMed products to minimize the appearance of blemishes or wrinkles that neither regular moisturizer nor a trip to the dry cleaner could smooth away. Whether tending to skin or applying permanent makeup to brows and eyelids, Tina strives to set her clients at ease.
"Anyone can take a picture," say B&B Photography's artists, "but at B&B, taking a picture is just the first step toward creating a work of art." Not content to merely capture a subject's likeness, the photographers coax personalities into print. That's why they help high-school seniors design their own shoots, and why the babies they take pictures of are allowed to take those pesky hair bows off and blow as many raspberries as they'd like. B&B's family and senior portraits are taken on-location or at B&B's studio, which offers indoor and outdoor options. Favorite proofs go through a round of retouching before they hit frames.