Steve Calvert, the sartorial expert behind the eponymous clothier, equips gentlemen with hand-tailored custom clothing and dapper duds from top designers, and he does it by calling upon 30 years of experience in the industry. An expansive showroom teems with casual and formalwear from Calvin Klein, Brooks Brothers, and Columbia collections, and the colorful silk of hand-woven ties imported from Italy can accent newly assembled outfits. The shop's custom-fitting services can tailor garments to accommodate special needs and individual physical circumstances, such as having broad shoulders or a portly Siamese twin.
A Nurturing Moment equips mothers to prepare and care for new persons with an expansive selection of maternity and breastfeeding necessities as well as classes and support resources. Inside the maternity menagerie, a dedicated staff, including two International Board Certified Lactation Consultants, works closely with each client through consultations ($60) to ensure comfortable and successful breastfeeding experiences.
For more than 19 years, Act II Consignment Shoppe has stocked a slew of new and gently used women's merchandise in the latest styles. With new, seasonal pieces arriving daily, Act II's knowledgeable couturiers can assist in outfitting shoppers with their extensive selection of designer duds from brands such as Ralph Lauren, J. Jill, Coach, Dooney & Bourke, and Brighton. This spring, nosedive into yacht wear with white capri pants by Chico's ($29.99) paired with a brand-new black blazer by Ann Taylor ($39.99), guaranteed to effuse style and a new-clothes smell. Other fashion-maximizing pieces include a black and beige print dress from Talbot's ($49.99), white Ralph Lauren jeans ($39.99), and a Coldwater Creek jacket ($39.99), perfect for combating an evening chill or covering a puddle in order to preserve an alley cat's pedicure. Check out the online gallery to peruse potential new skin sheaths.
Studies suggest that the loss of one sense leads to the enhancement of the other four—an idea that Earl Williams can attest to. According to Channel 31, when Earl was 20 years old, his sight suddenly faded to black as he was walking down the street. Doctors suspected that the late-onset blindness may have been a consequence of his premature birth and told him it was irreversible. Rather than dwelling on what he'd lost, Earl set his mind to making the most of what he had left: a strong pair of hands and a heightened sense of touch.
Earl has now been answering to his massage-therapy calling for 14 years, using his instinctive digits to draw pain and tension from muscles and earn certifications in several targeted skills. His enhanced ability to feel enables him to detect problem areas more swiftly than the eyes in the back of an elementary schoolteacher's head, and his ever-present pair of shades lends him an air of coolness that puts clients at ease.
At the age of 16, while most girls hang out at the mall and try to harness cold fusion, Lu, the owner of Luna Bella, capitalized on her passion for crafting by starting a full-fledged business that she ran out of her home. Now an adult with children of her own, Lu beckons others to unearth their artistic inclinations through hands-on classes that reveal the steps to creating everything from chainmaille bracelets to paintings of owls. With an array of materials such as beads, yarn, and felt, she also keeps her passion alive by hand-making her own creations. Her woven headbands decorate headscapes and Victorian bib necklaces grace collars and infant tutu dresses prepare newborns for their production of “The Nutcracker on Ice.”
KidVenture unfurls a 10,000 sq. ft. playland where kids let their imaginations run free amidst the safety of padded surfaces and controlled temperatures. Bounce houses, a ship-themed clubhouse, and other play structures sprawl across two areas. One is devoted to walk-in play, the other is typically reserved for private parties, which include loads of optional special activities, such as face painting. The indoor fun caters to kids ages 2–11, including those with special needs. Children must be accompanied by parents unless they are participating in the drop-off program.