In their 3,000-square-foot studio or on-location, the visual-media experts at FineLine Weddings—whose striking, modern images earned a bride’s-choice award from WeddingWire.com—record special moments with photography and videography. Although they specialize in wedding, engagement, bridal, and “trash the dress” photography, their services also include boudoir photography, senior portraits, and a variety of prints, keepsakes, and albums. In the studio, 24 backdrop designs and sets offer customers a choice of settings, and flexible photographers can capture an array of moods including elegant, goofy, artistic, romantic, or hungry for pizza. Clients are encouraged to bring their own music to their photo shoots, or they can select music from FineLine’s satellite-radio system.
After photo shoots, a dedicated staff of professional photo editors touch up all photos, and FineLine Weddings guarantees that wedding photos will be ready within eight weeks of the wedding date. To complete momentous days, FineLine also offers wedding DJ and photo-booth-rental services.
With raucous pomp that fills the aisles with smiles, irascible rockers Paul Revere & the Raiders feast the ears and eyes to an elevated concert experience packed with gonzo humor and a litany of hits on their 2012 tour. From being the first rock act signed to Columbia Records to defeating Great Britain in a battle of the bands, ace pianist and gregarious “mad man of rock ‘n’ roll” Paul Revere has led his crew of party mongers through adventures in sound and spectacle since 1958. The band barnstorms though garage-rock stompers such as “Just Like Me,” “Kicks,” and the No. 1 smash “Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)” while decked out in their signature matching colonial outfits, tri-corner hats, and functioning muskets, creating a slapstick American Revolution you can dance to. Described by Letterman’s Paul Shaffer as “the greatest show band in the history of rock 'n' roll,” the extroverts covert the lovingly renovated Palace Theatre into a romper room of unapologetic silliness with their outlandish sight gags, jokes, and spry pop songs that never drop their dukes.
As a young girl, Jody Adams delighted in sorting and rearranging her home, but it wasn't until the passing of her grandmother that her passion for organization was granted greater meaning. The discovery of attic-stowed boxes brimming with her grandmother's photos and keepsakes made Jody realize how much possessions are essentially extensions of their owners, and to leave those items in disarray makes individual life stories less evident for others. After earning two degrees and exploring various career paths, Jody found her voice as a professional organizer, surveying homes and workspaces to determine methods of reducing clutter and making life more manageable. During her organization sessions, she works with clients to identify which items are out of place, how each came to be that way, and whether it currently has a place in its owner's life. Targeted belongings are then arranged according to a long-term tidiness plan that is personalized to the individual client, and unneeded items are responsibly repurposed or basted in gravy and devoured whole.
Director and naturopathic doctor Christine Brinker is a wellness wonder worker who has also earned her Master Herbalist degree and has been practicing since 1996. Initial consultations with Christine (a $120 value) last about an hour and include an iris analysis, nutritional assessment, and a biological terrain assessment (BTA; a $70 value). Natural Health Services' BTA is a state-of-the-art diagnostic assessment (one of the only labs of its type on the East Coast) that will generate a cellular panel used to customize each client's protocol. You'll receive a dietary and supplemental recommendation, along with a detailed exercise program and lifestyle coaching. Attend to plaguing health concerns, shape up for summer, or spring clean your immune system. Call ahead to schedule your appointment.
Olan Mills Inc. provides families with high-quality portraits, continuing a mission that was established more than 75 years ago by founder Olan Mills Sr. Skilled in the art of capturing infants, children, families, and bunny-ears-giving ghost orbs on film, Olan Mills’s experienced smile snappers will take a series of poses amid a variety of backgrounds and lighting options. The studio is equipped with a selection of props—including numbers for birthdays, toys, and boxes—and patrons may bring their own photo-enlivening items from home. The resulting photos find their way to prints in natural color, black and white, or sepia tones; they can also be immortalized in the studio's signature Old Masters style, a canvas brushed with highlights to re-create the look of an oil painting. Like the gentlemanly mariners of ages past with their full schedule of sea battles, the photographers welcome appointments, but do not require them.
Pluma features flavors from across the globe, with Asian fusion, traditional American, hints of Tex-Mex, invasions of Grecian flavor, and Mediterranean traditionals. Crash-land your appetite on the restaurant’s runway-sized menu and scour the pages to settle on an appetizer such as fried provolone (breaded and fried provolone cheese with house-made marinara, $8.95). Then, split a 16-inch meat lover’s pizza with a carnivorous amore (house-made sauce, sausage, pepperoni, ham, bacon, and Italian cheeses, $9.95).