Whether she's on a beach, observing newlyweds walk down the aisle, or in her home studio, watching children at play, Colette is constantly building tiny time machines. She hopes that each of her photos can transport viewers back to its preserved moment, allowing them to relive the emotion and ambiance. Her headshots, family portraits, and maternity images frame subjects against their chosen backdrop, and her aesthetic eye enables her to zoom in on arresting details: a ballet-dancer's feet—poised en pointe—or a pair of hands exchanging wedding rings. She also readily snaps pictures of newborns and nonhuman models, including pets and the mannequin that stands in for your chronically late uncle.
Spread out across nine locations in New Jersey and New York, Treasure Island Self Storage's complexes safely house personal belongings in climate-controlled units protected by password-controlled gates and overseen by 24-hour video-surveillance feeds. The units come in a variety of sizes and are accessible seven days a week. Customers can take advantage of drive-up access and ground-floor loading, a more convenient way to store trinkets than shipping them to a relative's attic. At each location, a professional consultant is ready to assist customers, and an assortment of boxes, tape, and other packing supplies are available at each location to provide items a smooth and secure passage. Select locations are also U-Haul-authorized dealerships equipped to rent out moving trucks. Other locations provide free use of their own trucks for clients who can't balance a couch on their handlebars.
Malachi "Be Life" Mann became fascinated with drums and keyboards at age 5, so his career as a producer and engineer likely came as a surprise to no one. At SpaceBar Recording, he channels more than a decade of industry experience into producing hip-hop, R&B, pop, and rock tracks. He also uses his credentials as a certified Pro Tools engineer, providing lessons that go over the essentials of recording, mixing, and production.
Beginners come to Mattia Fitness for the encouraging atmosphere, but it’s the injury-preventing, performance-enhancing combination of plyometrics, stability, and functional training that attracts the studio’s vast clientele of athletes, coaches, and emergency and military personnel. Together, the team pours their countless experiences into one effort to help their clients get into shape. They do so through personal-training sessions, sport-specific training, and a variety of group fitness classes, including cardio boxing and Zumba.
At Lapels Dry Cleaning, the owner is always behind the counter to meet and greet garments and their owners. He offers same-day cleaning for speedy turnarounds on suits, and 24-hour drop-off service so that efficiency-minded patrons can leave their clothes while sleepwalking. Each dollar spent at Lapels Dry Cleaning counts as credit toward future orders. As a service to the planet, the shop uses a nontoxic dry-cleaning solvent and recycles hangers and plastic garment bags.