Like the four bearded alchemists who adorn their bottle labels, the four brewers at Craft Brewing Company turn their arcane skills toward fermenting magical potions. The welcome center in their workshop is spare, retaining its industrial-warehouse vibe save for a winding bar with kegs for barstools. Visitors may find themselves popping the caps on mystical brews such as the Raven stout, a Poe-inspired concoction with oatmeal and vanilla, or the Four Headed hefeweizen, based on the tale of Cerberus standing next to a one-headed dog.
The professionally trained music instructor behind My Music School teaches children aged 6–17 to play guitar, bass, violin, and ukelele during semiprivate weekly classes. The classes are social, giving students the opportunity to make friends as they hone their skills. Students might even gain some unexpected math knowledge, which they can put to use when counting the number of frets on their dad's vintage air guitar. Students of all ages and ability levels can also opt for private lessons.
Classic Boudoir Photography's seasoned image preservationist Ella Diumea captures clients from alluring angles and immortalizes provocative poses during private, professional shoots. Customers can scour their wardrobe for their favorite lingerie, corset, or sexy shark costume before scheming up ideas in an initial personal-consultation session with the photographer for some phototherapy. Sip on complimentary champagne in the intimate household studio before masquerading for 30 minutes of flashing lights while the experienced boudoir artist directs and demonstrates poses that best flatter figures. After the shoot, clients can peruse a private, password-protected online gallery to pick out their five favored photos. Customers receive five digitally retouched images in digital format with printable resolution within the following three weeks, which they can print at their leisure to distribute to friends or significant others as Christmas, Valentine's Day, or everyday gifts or to spice up the rare uneventful Arbor Day. Classic Boudoir Photography printing costs an additional fee based on different printing options.
Wine is more than a business for Yvette and Nate Peo, the husband-and-wife founders of Vino Paraiso—it's an essential part of life, conducive to relaxing and socializing. They help others enjoy wine through clubs that cater to all types of wine drinkers, from beginners seeking direction to connoisseurs interested in special varietals. Personally selecting each wine they showcase, they typically highlight its provenance by sharing the stories of the farmers and winemakers behind it. The bottles of wine are conveniently shipped directly to subscribers, allowing them to expand their palates from the comfort of home.