British Traditions manufactures authentic European country furniture, relying on modern production techniques and more than 20 finishes to create antique replicas for dining rooms, bedrooms, and living areas. High-quality, new home furnishings are created with a strong emphasis on design and meticulous craftsmanship, such as dovetail drawers and mortise-and-tenon construction. Customers can flaunt their studiousness with the richly appointed Castletown desk with shelf ($1,530+) or show off fine china and silly straws with a classic hutch ($1,230+). The Marleybone entertainment center ($1,605+) swathes the customer's plasma television in style, and the 60-inch English farmhouse table ($1,080+) allows levitating plates a brief moment of respite. British Traditions’ 20 unique finishes, ranging from hand-applied English wax to distressed alternatives, allows patrons to customize individual pieces to their personal taste and décor.
Now in its 51st year, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church's festival once more celebrates the rich history and culture of Greece with live dance, traditional food, and Hellenistic arts and crafts. Visitors can watch displays of traditional dancing as troupes of costumed performers whirl and leap to folk tunes. Open-mouthed onlookers can snack on souvlaki, gyros, and baked pastitsio or shout out traditional Greek exclamations such as "Opa!", "Yassou!", and "Don't drop that Olympic torch!"
Church tours introduce festivalgoers to the stunning gilded iconography of Annunciation's sanctuary, and also give them a brief lesson on the symbolism, teaching, and history of the Greek Orthodox Church. Outside, kids get their faces painted, play games, and bounce inside a moonwalk, while adults stroll through the gift shop area, which attempts to tempt them with colorful wares imported from Greece, including fisherman's hats, gold jewelry, and worry beads.
Michelle Childs Beedle practically grew up performing—she began at the ripe young age of 3. Since then, she's taught competitive singers, snagged roles in various movies, and even won two Emmy awards. With Antonia Studios, she shares her talents not only through voice and piano lessons, but also by painting faces and hosting princess parties.
Tim Griffin has come a long way from washing dishes. That first job gave set him on a path into the restaurant industry, which led to stints in almost every position including bartender, server, manager, and dish taster for visiting monarchs. He first used his experience to launch a catering company, and then kept evolving and founded his own restaurant, J.Bean's Gathering Place. Today, Tim—along with his wife Ibby and head chef Blair Johnson—welcome guests with a creative menu of dishes ranging from crab-rangoon dip to fish tacos. The two-level dining room evokes a warm, welcoming atmosphere with an abundance of hardwood furnishings and trim anchored by a stone fireplace. The establishment also often hosts special events, such as occasional live music on the patio.
The Rejuvenate Mind-Body Wellness Center team of psychologists, chiropractors and massage therapists combine their areas of expertise to holistically heal minds and bodies. Their core philosophy states that health is tied not only to diet and exercise, but to emotion as well. By marrying therapeutic treatments such as chiropractic with massage therapy and psychology sessions, patients approach their well being with the correct state of mind while unlocking repressed dreams of drowning in a sea of Twinkie cream.