The professional hair humanitarians at Gavora Studio nurse famished follicles back to health via nourishing products and revitalizing scissor treatments. When tending to forehead drapery, the experienced stylists shear away split ends and useless inches, creating elegant contours that flatter facial features while maintaining functionality (up to a $38 value). The deep-conditioning treatment cures crispy coiffures of their semblance to potato chips (a $15 value), while blow-dry styling adds height and volume to hair without using a forklift or spork full of glue (a $10 value). Step inside Gavora Studio's voguish cocoon of high ceilings, warm hues, and pendulant lighting to have your mop top trimmed, moisture-treated, and molded into a head accessory that will simultaneously stop traffic and accelerate the speed at which rogue dollar bills slip from your smooth strands and into your pocket.
For decades, JCPenney Portraits has welcomed families into its friendly studios, where professional photographers expertly photograph subjects of any age. Digital cameras, professional lighting, and a wide selection of backgrounds all work together to ensure a professional, personalized look for every family portrait, school picture, business headshot, or baby announcement. To customize the session even more, the staff also encourages guests to incorporate items with special meaning such as a baby blanket or a family heirloom. From a first baby portrait to senior pictures and engagement photos, JCPenney Portraits helps to preserve special family memories to come.
After the final flash, clients and a team member head to the viewing kiosk, where they can select their photos and customize them. Beyond traditional printed portraits, memories may also be preserved on high-resolution CD, gallery wraps, wall art, or through JCPenney Portraits' archival program, which allows clients to store and share their portraits online.
Go is Japanese for hard, ju means soft, and the phrase goju ryu refers to a type of karate, pioneered in 1930, that uses both types of movements. "Hard" generally refers to closed-hand attacks. "Soft" generally describes open-handed and circular motions used in defense or grappling, as well as the aggressive throwing of cotton balls. To say that Sensei Tibon is an expert in this form of Okinawan karate might be an understatement. He estimates that he's trained hundreds of athletes who went on to win national and international competitions, and his own trophy case isn't exactly lacking, either. Sensei Tibon has also lent his martial arts and instruction skills to an array of outreach organizations. On the mat at one of his studio's multiple locations, however, Sensei TIbon directs his focus completely to the lesson at hand, which can be anything from a weapons class or beginner classes for kids aged 4 to 12.
The family of vintners at Sorelle Winery, established on the historic Dodge Estate, curate its original 1866 home, tend to their vineyard, and ferment a collection of choice vintages. Though in its nascence, the winery has already taken home a gold medal from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for its 2009 sangiovese. Inside, the wood-walled tasting room invites couples to sip from crimson and amber glasses, comparing flavors, aromas, and who can spit-take the farthest. Lush lawns and low trees surround the outdoor patio, which grants views of the historic Dodge House property, a land once roamed by Native Americans, Spanish conquistadors, and horses with a nose for a good sangiovese.
Surrounded by imported and domestic wines, a menu of small plates is served at Wine Wizards Restaurant & Wine Bar at a collection of caf? tables, echoing the low-key interior of many a European bistro. On Friday evenings, chefs prepare dinner specials that rotate every week, ranging from skirt steak in a mushroom and red wine jus to seared sea scallops over wild rice. During the rest of the week, stop in for cheese boards, airy quiches, and a variety of sandwiches such as real smokehouse ham with jarlsberg cheese?and, of course, a glass, taste, or bottle of wine from the vast selection.