The photographers at Mary Gillespie capture coy, intimate snapshots during one-on-one boudoir photo shoots. Ladies sit down for dollops of color, rouge, and lipstick from a professional makeup artist before slinking into the first of three alluring outfits. Subjects reveal as much or as little skin as they like, draping themselves in pearls or wisps of white bed sheets while dishing out incendiary eyewinks. Mary Gillespie's all-female staff puts subjects at ease and creates an environment where ladies feel free to prance, smile, and pose in front of two different backdrops. After the shoot, subjects receive a digital disc of eight edited images, any of which can be printed for an additional fee, ensuring long-time enjoyment should CD drives melt from the images’ body heat.
Yoga Center of Lodi fosters healthy living through gentle yoga classes designed to marry physical fitness to reduced stress. Students new to the mat and yogi practitioners alike find accommodating classes in the various levels of Hatha yoga. Newbies flex through fundamental techniques of linking breath with movement, and gentle yoga opens up the practice for students recovering from injuries or who experience limited mobility. Advanced yogis hone challenging balances, inversions, and high-fiving their own feet in Vinyasa flow, a more rigorous style that bolsters muscles and increases flexibility with continuous posture sequences.
Casual visitors to Harmony Wynelands Winery might be forgiven for thinking the vineyard’s name derives from its perfectly balanced wine selection, but a surprise waits in the blue and white barn amid the rows of grape vines. There presides owner Bob Hartzell’s prize possession: the 2/11 Robert Morton organ that was originally installed in the Castro Theatre in San Francisco. The winery satisfies music lovers with regularly scheduled concerts, enophiles with on-demand tasting experiences, and both at the same time with finger-licking wineglass players. The musical theme is also reflected in the vineyard’s Orchestra wine club, which fans can join at a Soloist or Maestro level to receive wine shipments and special offers.
At Cal Tint, technicians and computerized cutting systems team up to outfit cars in tints that keep interiors cooler while reducing glare and enhancing privacy. The computerized technology kicks out precise film patterns that fit snugly onto windows without any overlap or sag, and Solar Gard films protect the car's interior from UV rays while resisting the urge to bubble, tear, or explode.