Chef Gina Marie Kirkland harnesses seasonal ingredients from local butchers and farmers to furnish weddings, events, and weekly Sunday brunches with elegant cuisine. The chef began honing her epicurean abilities and counterfeit cookbook-spotting skills at age 14 in a small-town bakery in South Carolina. After years spent working in the engineering industry, Gina Marie enrolled in a top-notch culinary school and quickly ascended to the position of executive chef at a nearby restaurant. Now the head of her own catering company, Gina Marie pilots Sunday brunch at The Claddagh Inn, a historic bed and breakfast constructed in the 1880s and once owned by a member of Jesse James' infamous outlaw crew. The brunch menu changes weekly, but complimentary Irish coffee, mimosas, and spiked flatware regularly accompany the selection of fresh, classic American brunch fare.
During this noninvasive procedure, the medical experts at Blue Sky MD weed out whiskers with FDA-approved lasers while exuding a tender bedside manner. Medical director Dr. David LaMond and his team go on the trail of felonious frizz during a complexion analysis and implicate it during a private skin consultation. Ladies can exile follicles from their underarms, upper and lower lip, chin, and partial bikini line, and gentlemen can banish sideburns, beards, ear and underarm fuzz, and aggressive wool sweaters.
Chef Rob Keener and his accompanying culinary crew at Square 1 Cafe craft fresh, locally sourced comestibles into mealtime masterpieces for brunch, lunch, and dinner. A seasonal menu rotates through an assortment of appetizers, such as a baked-brie pastry puff, oozing with blackberry jam and crowned in candied nuts, and honey-drizzled fried green tomatoes. Hand-cut fry fences surround a Sq burger entree, built on a foundation of a patty fortified with gorgonzola steel beams and furnished with grenadine-poached onions, whereas blackberry barbecue and applewood bacon sheathe blackened chicken in the cheddar-covered Blackbird. Unhinge jaws to swallow whole a Southern specialty of shrimp & grits, brimming with a bacon-and-herb béchamel sauce bubbling over stone-ground grits and South Carolina crustaceans performing synchronized-swim routines. Though Square 1 Cafe's online menu is seasonally changing, this menu provides a list of regularly showcased items.
At Groomingdales Salon for Dogs, owners Sharon Henley and Carol Ross draw from more than 20 years of experience when grooming four-legged clients. Their services include haircuts, nail trims, and flea baths as well as regular baths that utilize organic shampoos and conditioners that are gentle on canine skin.
Brandon Perkins strives to make things easy for his clients, planning each new job around their schedule, budget, and expectations. He and his team of fully insured and punctual landscaping techs primp residential lawns and help commercial properties grab the attention of passersby with flowers and shrubbery instead of moats filled with snapping alligators.
For more than 35 years, 2-D ultrasound technology—which translates bouncing sound waves into digital images—has allowed parents to meet the newest members of their family a little ahead of schedule. Today, technology has advanced: 3-D ultrasounds reveal tiny hands, feet, and faces in full-color stills, and 4-D ultrasounds record live streaming video of fetuses in real time so that parents can make their children into prenatal Hollywood stars. Under the supervision of a board-certified physician, diagnostic medical sonographers with more than 10 years of experience reveal womb interiors while up to six adults sit and watch the 37-inch widescreen monitor. 2-D technology allows parents to listen to small heartbeats, and, if desired, lets sonographers determine gender when the baby-to-be is 15 weeks in the making. Stills from 2-D and 3-D scans and movies from 4-D scans can be recorded for parents to take home. All repeat sessions receive 10–20% off, so parents can come back to make sure their little ones are growing strong and refraining from playing video games all day.