No one understands what problem skin can do to a person's self confidence better than aesthetician Michelle Kelly. The owner of La Piele Spa & Aesthetics Center was a longtime acne sufferer herself, and tried countless treatments and products to try to heal her skin. The experience, while frustrating, ultimately led her to her true calling in life. Determined to help others find solutions for their skin woes, she enlisted in aesthetics school and went on to earn certifications in laser treatments and chemical peels.
Today at La Piele, she takes a whole health approach to skincare, evaluating everything from a client's diet to their lifestyle habits in order to help treat dermal concerns such as acne and clogged pores. Besides basic facials and microdermabrasion treatments, she might recommend retinol peels, which use vitamin A to help rebuild skin from the inside out, or LED phototherapy, which uses intense pulses of light to diminish signs of aging such as fine lines, age spots, and loss of firmness. In addition to advanced skincare treatments, La Piele also offers beauty-boosting services such as spray tanning and special occasion makeup for events such as weddings, proms, and glamorous nights in.
Since 1951, Berger Bros Cameras' knowledgeable staff have been emphasizing customer satisfaction as they match shoppers with a range of DSLRs and point-and-shoot cameras. With shelves lined with lenses, binoculars, and telescopes—along with cameras and accessories from quality brands such as Canon, Nikon, Leica, and Olympus—the shop can outfit photographers for any project. They also stock consumer- and professional-grade video cameras, as well as underwater equipment that makes it possible to document sea life or film a live-action Little Mermaid sequel.
The shop complements its wares with classes that teach customers to take full advantage of their complex cameras. Workshops and classes cover topics ranging from introductory photography to sports and wildlife photography, as well as the popular editing programs Photoshop or Lightroom.
At Salon Papillon, owner Teresa Brewer and her staff of stylists and estheticians beautify clients with a range of hair-care services, mani-pedis, and facials. The staff uses products from more than 20 top industry brands, diversifying their products in order to address each client’s unique style or affinity for gold-plated ponytails.
Helmed by owner Kim Zamel, who apprenticed under the winemakers at Famila Zuccardi in Argentina, The Wine Shack indulges mankind's constant hunger for crushed grapes with more than 425 vinos summoned from around the globe, most of which are priced under $25. After tapping into the shop’s interactive system—which allows customers to scan the bar code on a bottle to learn the wine's price, varietal, appropriate food pairing, and age in grape years—oenophiles can stock their wine dungeons with bottles of fruity brew such as the Riesling Forster Kabinett 2007 or the A to Z Pinot Noir, a deeply colored red that break dances across the palate with an aroma of minerals, red and black cherries, and spice before diving down the throat. Bubbly options are also available for under $30, including the Spanish Albet I Noya Cava Brut, a dry, medium-bodied champagne that pleases the nose with hints of green apple and citrus and teases the ear with dainty gurgles about famous ship christenings of the past.
Blossom is a unique accessory boutique which caters to a wide dimension of consumers. Our demographic is not limited to a certain age. We embrace fashion and style across all ages by supplying our customers with a choice of products in various price ranges from Sterling Silver jewelry to costume pieces, handbags & scarves.
The Massa family can trace its roots back to two New York pizza legends?both of whom are named Patsy. One, Patsy Grimaldi, founded the famous Grimaldi's in Brooklyn. The other, Patsy Lancieri, was responsible for Patsy's of East Harlem. Given these connections, it's no surprise that the Massas have a knack for the pizza business. They've been serving their signature pies since 1933, and today, they bake each of them inside a coal-fueled oven at temperatures upwards of 900 degrees.
Atop regular, whole-wheat, or gluten-free dough, chefs add toppings such as meatballs and arugula. They also assemble a handful of specialty pizzas, crowned with everything from caramelized onions to whole chopped clams. Items like eggplant parmesan and pepperoni chips round out the menu, complemented by wine, beer, and after-dinner cappuccinos.