Megan Engelmann grew up idolizing the nimble fingers of her mother, Heidi, a professional seamstress who wove delicate costumes for the Cleveland Ballet. Together, the mother-daughter tandem now share their love of all things threaded at their comfortable and intimate shop. The pair conveys complex techniques to beginners and new moms through group or private instruction and helps amateurs hone their skills through advanced classes and free monthly sewing socials. Lessons are flexible, and appointments can often be scheduled outside of traditional shop hours. In addition to sewing instruction, the shop carries fabrics, notions, and contemporary patterns from Amy Butler, Figgy's Patterns, and Colette Patterns. Stitch Cleveland also offers fashion illustration classes and a summer sewing camp for children, where kids spend three hours a day on various projects, such as a top and matching pair of capris or a crocheted cap-gun holster.
Westside Handyman and Remodeling Services’ experienced technician, Will, pairs extensive knowledge of home repairs with the proper tools to perform a wide range of services that can transform dilapidated domiciles into elegant homesteads. Exterior paint jobs impress the neighbors, and interior paint jobs and picture-hanging services captivate the nosier ones. Repaired and replaced lighting illuminates a handful of Will's other talents, including shelf installation, doorknob replacement, and closet overhauls. Witches no longer have to house bubbling cauldrons in the garage after having a custom tile backsplash installed in the kitchen. The comprehensive home-inspection repairs can ably prepare houses to go on the market, and special services such as decorative children's-room painting reassures the house that you were never going to leave in the first place. To ensure homeowners are as happy as their newly pampered homes, Westside Handyman and Remodeling Services’ fix-up policy guarantees complete satisfaction or the service is free.
Body Sculpting's flagship eight-session program combines strength training and cardiovascular conditioning to facilitate weight loss and build muscle. Students bring a mat, three- to five-pound weights, and freshly inked dumbbell tattoos to semiweekly classes that follow low-impact moves demonstrated by a certified Body Sculpting trainers. Strength-training exercises blended with pilates elements protect joints and bolster lean muscle tissue, which can maintain bone density and help prevent osteoporosis.The strength-without-bulk philosophy boosts metabolism, allowing participants to continue burning fat after the workout has ended and endorphins have gone home to watch TV. Class size is limited to provide as much one-on-one attention as possible, so students should call early to reserve their desired timeslot.
Max Tan manager Nikkie Forni knows how to tan—so much so, in fact, that she's the new spokesmodel for Supre Tan, a company that makes tanning lotions and products. A host of Supre Tan salves line the shelves behind Max Tan's stacked-slate front counter, where helpful staff members stand ready to help clients keep their complexion in midsummer form. Guests can bronze their bods in tanning beds fit for all skin tones, or opt for a UV-free tan with Antigua airbrush tanning services.
In addition to being stocked with gallery-wrapped canvas prints, ARTWALL acts as a print licensing agent, keeping a large stock of canvas on hand for prints of famous paintings. When the staffers aren't selling ready-made prints, they create custom ones with customers' artwork and photographs.
In support of her high-decibel new album, Rihanna kicks off her hotly anticipated LOUD tour with emphatic gusto and a sizzling roster of special guests. Like an art show at a sundae bar, the LOUD tour floods the senses, enchanting audiences with lavishly designed sets, myriad costume changes, move-busting dancers, and Rihanna's songbook of Grammy magnets. Crooner Cee Lo Green augments the songful offerings with his own vocal talents, and Roc Nation rapper and rhythm scientist J. Cole further helps resuscitate ear drums traumatized by the outside world's blaring car horns and shrill howler monkeys.