When he’s not designing floral art for the Oscars, Grammys, or Emmys, Kevin Lee uses his petal-placing prowess to create weekly, semimonthly, or monthly arrangements for homes and offices. Kevin and the Simply Petals team source flowers and greens directly from growers before crafting customized arrangements by hand. Finished arrangements are then delivered to locations within the shop’s designated delivery areas, which all share the planet address of Earth. In addition, Kevin makes custom bouquets for events such as weddings and bar mitzvahs.
Balancing a long day of work and the obligations of home can be both overwhelming and exhausting at times. All too often our hectic schedules leave us wondering how we could ever find the time to enjoy leisure activities like socializing, reading, or bonding with our loved ones.
Photographer Stuart Townsley uses a trained eye and high-tech equipment to capture memories into frameworthy prints and digital art, using 10 of LA's most attractive landmarks as backdrops. The famed local sites where he sets up camp—such as the roaring Pacific Ocean under Santa Monica Pier or the 1930s architecture and picturesque fountain of Union Station—elegantly complement subjects' smiling visages. His shutter snaps hundreds of times during each photo shoot, immortalizing the faces, poses, and secret handshakes of families and well-behaved pets. Well-versed in state-of-the-art retouching gear, Stuart unfurls his astutely edited creations onto glossy prints, canvases, and online albums.
Stuart's advice on what to wear and bring to shoots, garnered through 12 years of professional experience, conveniently resides online to aid in the selection of appropriate outfits for every mother, father, child, or hamster.
GNC's opulent aisles display a wide variety of vitamin and mineral and herbal supplements, as well as sports nutrition, diet, energy, bodycare, and other health products. The Mega Men Sport multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets) supports muscle recovery and energy levels and aids speedy male metabolisms without dangling steaks in front of their treadmills. Fuel feats of female strength with the Women's Ultra Mega Active multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets). Two pounds of Pro Performance 100% whey protein ($37.99) distract taste buds with the flavor of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry and smuggle 20 grams of high-quality protein into the body in each scoop. Promote healthy bones with a calcium supplement, such as coral calcium ($21.99 for 180 capsules) sustainably harvested from the Okinawa sea to provide a healthy two-to-one ratio of calcium and magnesium.
A row of brown aprons lines the seafoam green wall in the kitchen at Give Me Some Sugar. Students wrap themselves in these aprons in preparation for lessons taught by seasoned chef instructors. In basic classes, students squeeze piping bags filled with fresh buttercream to adorn pre-made cakes with rosettes, shells, and blueprints of perpetual-motion machines. Specialty classes show students how to work with specific ingredients, such as fondant classes in which participants cut out shapes and letters, or cake ball classes in which students learn to decorate round shapes with sprinkles and candy and how to pump basketballs full of cake. Students age 8 and up of almost any skill level can find a class that fits and don't have to worry about procuring their own icing bags or aprons, because the studio provides all needed supplies. Staff members will also ensure gluten-free or vegan supplies are on hand with prior arrangement.
Making U Smile Dental’s Dr. Ray Partovy and Dr. Julia Vanshel Baum brighten teeth and strengthen smiles with more than two decades of experience under each of their belts. As a team, the pair focuses on cosmetic and general dentistry, educating patients about individual concerns while explaining available procedures in easy-to-understand terms. Whether filling a cavity or brightening enamel with Zoom! teeth-whitening treatments, the tooth gurus do their best to ease nerves, whether that means considering conscious sedation or letting patients bring in an entourage of teddy bears for protection.