Though his studio is stocked with impressive props and backgrounds, certified professional photographer Aaron Pepis abides by an old-school philosophy: treat every subject as a star. He captures stills of families, high-school seniors, actors, and even pets during customized shoots, and travels off-site to meticulously document weddings. His talent for preserving personalities in his images has led to his status as an in-demand lecturer and magazine contributor, both in America and overseas. Additionally, he can restore cherished antique photos that have been damaged or even ripped into multiple pieces.
Coca-Cola and the American Cancer Society are just some of the clients that have called on Susan Pietropaolo, the founder of SMP Solutions, Inc., when they need professionally written copy. Using the highest standards of clarity and accuracy, she deftly edits and proofreads documents such as academic theses and dissertations, college applications and essays, and other supplemental materials. She also acts as a consultant of sorts for other matters, including cover-letter revisions, business communications and web copywriting, and PowerPoint-presentation reviews.
Since he entered the culinary world two decades ago, Chef Bruce Beaty has honed his skills and climbed the ranks at numerous acclaimed establishments, including Le Bernardin and Jonathan Waxman's Jams, and most recently working as Executive Chef at the Red Hat in Irvington for five years. He learned from the celebrated New York chef Alfred Portale at Gotham Bar and Grill, continued to develop his unique style while working in restaurants in France, and served as Executive Chef of two New York restaurants before taking the reins in the kitchen of Hudson at Haymount House, named one of the Best New Westchester Restaurants of 2012 by Westchester Magazine.
To create Hudson at Haymount House's dishes, which have been lauded by the New York Times, Chef Beaty highlights the natural flavors of fresh, in-season ingredients. Sommeliers complement meals with locally sourced, imported, and organic wines, while barkeeps pair feasts with cocktails inspired by the Prohibition era.
Meals unfold in Haymount House, a southern-colonial-style mansion that was custom built in 1910 by industrialist William Fuller. Before garnering accolades for its eatery, the estate earned renown for its alleged portrayal of Tara in Gone with the Wind. Though restoration modernized its interior, the mansion's original architectural flourishes remain, including marble fireplaces and wrought-iron doors. Overlooking the Hudson River from its four hilltop acres often shrouded in the fiery hues of Westchester County's characteristic fall foliage, Haymount House accommodates guests in its main dining room as well as private dining areas and a bar and lounge on the second floor.
Each day, Healthlys’s chefs prepare three healthy meals and two snacks using low-fat, kosher ingredients. Instead of being handed to a server and whisked out to a table, the gourmet food is placed in an insulated bag and delivered to customers’ homes no later than 5 a.m. When customers open the bag in the morning, they may see a spinach-and-egg wrap for breakfast, a large garden salad for lunch, and grilled salmon with cauliflower soufflé for dinner.
By using nutritious ingredients and high-tech delivery spaceships, Healthlys hopes to popularize more modest portions of food that lack potentially unhealthy ingredients such as white flour, sugar, MSG, and unnatural additives.
With Flip a Hit’s affordable alternatives to expensive event-photography packages, friends and family members become the creative directors behind big events such as weddings, bar mitzvahs, and birthday parties. Days before the event, the company ships out five pocket-sized HD video cameras so the motley film crew can capture behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the bride’s stunt double. Multiple roving cameras catch views that a professional photographer might not, and unique angles that produce a wide range of classic and candid footage. After sending the recordings and equipment back to Flip a Hit, the business’s professional editors refine the raw footage and mail back a highlight reel in addition to the raw footage, all of which can also be hosted online.
• For $60, you get a comprehensive exam (an $85 value), a cleaning (a $125 value), and needed x-rays, including a full digital set if necessary (up to a $125 value) (up to a $335 total value). • For $99, you get a take-home whitening kit (a $300 value).
As a nationally certified and licensed massage therapist with a master's degree in special education, Jolie Schiering knows the power that touch can have to reduce anxiety and show support. Drawing on this experience and more than 1,000 hours of bodywork instruction, Jolie tempers troubled sinews with a variety of massage techniques. Lounging in a private room, clients prepare for Swedish, shiatsu, or hot-stone bodywork as the scented tendrils of aromatherapy oils uncurl through the air. When not calming muscles as a therapist, Jolie uses knowledge gained while acquiring a personal-training license to compete in races such as the San Diego Marathon, and obtained CPR certification from Red Cross.