When Robert Taylor opened Taylor Studios in 1984, he embarked on a mission to preserve his clients' smile-worthy moments through professional portraiture. Today, occupying a 2,500-square-foot space on the first floor of the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, his mission remains unchanged. He snaps subjects to mark special occasions such as weddings and high-school graduations, and then produces the camera-loving smiles and confident gazes entirely onsite, which allows him to maintain his strict standards for quality control.
Deb Stagg captures countenances in impeccable portraiture honed after more than 20 years of photography experience. Up to eight models smirk into the camera's tractor beam, which flashes bunny-ear shadows across a choice of charcoal or white backgrounds (a $120 value). Update business cards with a fresh business portrait or celebrate milestones in domestic dynasties with pictures of babies, children, or families. A CD of the image proofs and a high-resolution 8"x10" print accessorize all sessions for take-home gazing (a $22 value). The photographer encourages spontaneity and humour in portrait sessions and welcomes input from her clients, giving siblings a chance to pose in reenactment of the Great Food Fight Armistice of 2004.
Ink Well speeds up the ink-refilling process with in-store fill-ups on the spot and speedy local shipping for online orders. Greener and more economical than continually buying new cartridges, ink-cartridge refills allow customers to hug a tree without the hassle of sap stains. While waiting for cartridges to become whole again, customers can browse the Bath Road store’s compatible inkjet and toner cartridges or stand hypnotized by the wizard and his efficient munchkins. Buyers can also opt to shop online for modern-day inkwells from venerable brands such as Brother ($7.44 for LC61 colour ink), Canon ($12.64 for CLI8 colour ink), and HP ($11.72 for HP60 black ink). Ink Well bundles and ships the cartridges within 48 hours for local destinations, opening up free time to write that epic sonnet or grocery list in epic sonnet form.
Since equipping the world with its first wood-slat recliner in 1928, La-Z-Boy has branded itself as a well-known producer of high-quality furniture, including their signature recliner, loveseats, ottomans, upholstered sofas, accent tables, and much more. The Urbana oval end table ($249 and up) is genetically engineered to keep junk mail off the ground and blocks the couch's attempts to stretch out into the hall. A host of recliners, sofas, sectionals, the demi stationary chair and sleepers are also waiting to invade homes with their tasteful presence.
With more than 15 years of experience, Russ Stewart, Certified Financial Planner, helms a team of fiduciary contortionists, twisting mountains of paperwork into intelligible tax returns. Number-crunching pioneers blaze a pecuniary path through the dense logical tangle of personal, business, and farm tax law. A professional tax wrangler prepares returns, scouring records for deductions and overlooked treasure maps depicting the location of hidden home offices. The basic service starts at $49.95, but prices vary depending on dependents and other fiscal factors, setting the cost of an average return at around $70.
Dorian School of Music plucks at the undiscovered skills of novice musicians with inspiring lessons designed to make every soloist a virtuoso. Use four 30-minute classes to rub shoulders with a choice of instruments—drums, guitar, bass guitar, violin and viola, piano, organ, and vocals—and, if, desired, study the Royal Conservatory of Music Curriculum (for piano or guitar) or the Suzuki Method (violin). Perch on a piano bench and tap out a double-entendre-filled Beethoven concerto, or crash mallets into drum cymbals to let your neighbours know you’re awake bright and early. Dorian School of Music's fabulous faculty teaches students to approach each session as a classical conquest, preparing young musicians for the day they battle sentient instruments for control of major cities.