In 1976, Joan Barnes?a Californian mom frustrated with the lack of spaces where she could take her kids for safe and age-appropriate play time?took matters into her own hands and founded Gymboree Play and Music. In the decades since Gymboree?s founding, Joan?s vision of a safe place where youngsters could build confidence and creativity has come to fruition and spread to 30 countries around the globe. Staffed by attentive and expertly trained instructors, each Gymboree outpost adheres to a curriculum of activities designed by experts to foster the development of children?s? cognitive, physical, and social skills through structured play and close readings of Goodnight Moon. The staffers also conduct entertaining classes that cover subjects ranging from music to sports, imparting valuable lessons of imagination and physical activity to developing minds. To further set apart her business, Barnes employed nationally renowned playground designer Jay Beck to design the proprietary play equipment at her centers.
A cornucopia of beautifying services await clients at The Face Company, where their visages and the bodies they're attached to undergo overhauls in the form of a number of procedures including Photofacials, Laser Hair Removal, Botox, Juv?derm, Skin Rejuvenation, Cellulite Reduction, and Teeth Whitening. The staff infuse youthfulness into clients with nonsurgical procedures, including spa services such as Airbrush Makeup and waxing services.
A will coupled with power of attorney allows you to retain control of your estate and wealth even after you've died or decided to take a 30-year nap. Together, you and Redler will forge a legally binding document that specifies who inherits what and how your life accomplishments should be preserved, paid, or parceled out. Power of attorney, meanwhile, authorizes a designated party to speak on your behalf and to act as an advocate for your interests even when you're playing ping-pong with death in a persistent vegetative state. It's the most logical way to plan for the future and the only way to ensure that your priceless collection of vice-presidential action figures won't be carelessly sold off by an unappreciative family.
• For $63, new members get a two-month household metro membership plus joining fee (a $252 total value). • For $42, new members get a two-month adult metro membership plus joining fee (a $166 total value). • For $15, current members get $30 toward a class or program.
Red Brick designs its spaces to be both classic and contemporary—providing modern amenities without sacrificing the charm and character of the building or the boutiques and sidewalk cafés that line the streets of its ped-friendly neighborhoods. Start by determining the area where you'd like to live, and then view a list of properties available. Red Brick Management hosts open houses every Monday through Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. to preview properties. You can do a quick search by number of bedrooms or neighborhood, or scan through a list of featured properties here.
The vigilant vestment knights at the family-owned-and-operated Country Squire Cleaners have burnished and buffed cloth body armor for 55 years. Whether you've been rumpled by wrinkle gangs or inadvertently bathed in Kool-Aid, the friendly, careful staff's meticulous dry-cleaning process can carefully primp a wide wardrobe of garments, including pants ($7.50), sweaters ($7.25), dresses ($14), blazers ($7.50), and blouses ($7.25). Lawful laundering is also at your disposal for shirts ($2.30), folded shirts ($2.55), and pants ($7.50). Instrumental toward removing stains from Earth's dapper cloud lapels, Country Squire employs eco-friendly products such as DrySolv to ensure treatments that are harsh on stains but not on the upper stratosphere.