LifeLogic Health Center was created to give hope to people who were told they are healthy despite not feeling so. We strive to empower those who feel out of touch with their bodies and want to regain control over their health.
Kelly Ballentine Colacioppo is a third generation appliance salesperson. Her father owns a restaurant equipment store, so it’s fitting that her store, The Cook's Station, outfits home kitchens with professional-quality equipment. The selection of top brands includes GE Profile, Bosch, and BlueStar, whose 22,000-BTU gas ranges feature extra-large ovens and custom-configured burners modeled after those found in professional kitchens. Cookware from the Culinary Institute of America’s Masters Collection is designed by certified master chefs, and bakeware from Nordic Ware aims to create the perfect bundt cake. Unique gift collections from Nora Fleming, Beatriz Ball, and Casafina are also available. For those starting completely from scratch, the staff includes a licensed kitchen designer, a licensed contractor, and diagrams that illustrate the differences between forks and spoons.
However, The Cook's Station is not just about prepping kitchens—it’s also about prepping the people who use them. A full calendar of foodie events includes cooking and equipment demos, and an online cache of recipes gives chefs new meals to experiment with. Monthly Uncorked events explore wine and tapas pairings, and a knife sharpening service ensures blades are always ready to slice up veggies or that frustratingly impossible soufflé recipe.
Forrest Briggs claims the South as his home, and indeed he grew up and attended college there. As a photography student, he earned admission into several galleries and juried exhibitions, but his post graduate work honed his eye. He travelled the world, learning to speak fluent Vietnamese and becoming trapped in Nepal during the 2006 coup d’état, all the while documenting his journeys through his camera. The temporary expatriation sharpened his skills, helping him excel at photographic composition, natural lighting strategies, and more abstract concepts such as how to make photos “pop.”
Now, as a photographer and teacher, he passes along these lessons to a new generation of shutterbugs, while lending his eye and skill to clients in search of classic portraiture and boudoir shoots. He also has an eye for shooting martial arts action, working behind the scenes at mixed martial arts events and even pulling a stint as the personal photographer of Cheryl Murphy, nine-time US Nationals Karate Champion.
The Junior League of Greenville, a women’s organization aimed at empowering communities and promoting voluntarism, has been the driving force behind Nearly New Shop for 60 years. Volunteer staff members carefully sift through donations and select the most upscale of gently used items before gussying up racks with the chosen cardigans, shoes, and powdered wigs. In turn, their work earns funds for Junior League of Greenville’s slew of community projects, which range from youth nutrition programs to volunteer service days.
If you spot something you like at 4Rooms, the sister shop to gardening store Roots, you should scoop it up quickly. Despite having only opened in March of 2013, 4Rooms often turns over new pieces of contemporary, transitional, and traditional home decor within hours of receiving them. The sought-after furniture and accessories marry style and whimsy, perhaps best epitomized in a chic lamp with driftwood as its trunk. Some other unique pieces might include a powder-blue armchair and a bedside table made of mirrors.
For the green thumbs at Roots, trimming and arranging plants isn’t enough to sate their floral passions. That’s why they hold regular workshops where patrons can partake in wine and refreshments while learning how to design their own decorative arrangements, then take them home. Amid the store’s oxygen-rich confines, the staff talks about everything from indoor potted plants to holiday-wreath decoration.