K. Wilkins loves his family and he loves taking photographs. His love of photos began as a young child flipping through family photo albums, and it blossomed into a career as a professional photographer. Based in Las Vegas, Wilkins has traveled to both coasts to snap portraits, families, and special events. Through his photos, Wilkins aims to tell a family's story, capture special moments, and showcase the beauty of natural landscapes.
In 1976, Joan Barnes—a California mom frustrated with the lack of spaces where she could take her kids for safe and age-appropriate play time—took matters into her own hands and founded Gymboree Play and Music. In the decades since Gymboree’s founding, Joan’s vision of a safe place where youngsters could build confidence and creativity has come to fruition and spread to 30 countries around the globe. Staffed by attentive and expertly trained instructors, each Gymboree outpost adheres to a curriculum of activities designed by experts to foster the development of children's cognitive, physical, and social skills through structured play and close readings of Goodnight Moon. The staffers also conduct entertaining classes for parents, newborns, and children under 1 year that cover subjects ranging from music to sports, imparting valuable lessons of imagination and physical activity to developing minds. To further set apart her business, Barnes employed nationally renowned playground designer Jay Beckwith to design the proprietary play equipment at her centers.
Inspired by the grins of their own family, husband-and-wife shutterbugs Josh and Jen capture images that commemorate milestones and celebrate special occasions. Specializing in natural shots with a creative and playful twist, the trained photographers snap portraits of stylish soulmates, high-school seniors, and families in front of on-location backdrops, from a serene park to a bustling cityscape to the innermost recesses of a pet schnauzer’s psyche. After the session, customers sift through the boutique-style photos in-studio or online, before selecting favorite images for à la carte prints.
Shots ring out across the Wild Wild West paintball field as players belly-flop behind hay bales and crouch-walk through the saloon. On a second field, players storm a castle and sprint past water towers, racing to the center to capture the flag planted there. Those two battlegrounds at Las Vegas Premier Paintball are ripe with chances for team strategy, and a third, smaller field dotted with inflated obstacles creates a fast-paced game that requires you to be fleet-footed and quick on the draw.
Five days a week, teams suited up with full facemasks engage each other in just such battle across the facility's outdoor fields. With the addition of overhead lights, the center now stays open later on Wednesday nights, allowing players to battle away from the sun’s heat. Paintballing groups of 10 or more can also reserve the field of their choice for birthdays, bachelor parties, or corporate team-building events.
The talented staffers at Another Wild Hair, a Paul Mitchell Signature Salon, keep bodies beautiful with a coterie of hair, makeup, and waxing services. Continually trained by Paul Mitchell educators, master stylists frame faces underneath expert cuts, complemented by other hair services such as styling, coloring, highlights, and deep conditioning with Paul Mitchell products. They elongate strands with 100% human-hair extensions and decorate visages for everyday events or special occasions with makeup services, facial waxing, and eyelash extensions. Another Wild Hair, much like presents in the Christmas dimension, keeps the salon open seven days a week.
While hopeful revelers wait in line outside a club, guests of Good Times VIP are already congregating around a reserved table as servers begin pouring drinks from reduced-price bottle service. The special treatment is a result of Good Times' personal relationships with clubs around Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Whether for a bachelor party, birthday, or extraspecial Department of Sanitation inspection, its prearranged club crawls guarantee clients skip lines or sneak in through private entrances at reduced or free admission. A staff member is assigned to each party as a personal concierge, planning every detail ahead of time and staying on as a contact throughout the celebration. To supplement club crawls, the staff can also use their list of contacts to investigate special rates on limo service, concert tickets, spa days, and recreational activities such as jet skis or party boats.