Sick of buying expensive supplies and having to adhere to a class schedule just to create art, Jennifer Kurtz Rubin started the first of her chain of ceramic lounges in 1993. Each Petroglyph Ceramic Lounge is designed as a social and creative space, one that all customers can use to express themselves artistically while catching up with friends. The lounge throws open its doors for both kids and adults to decorate clay bisque pieces, such as mugs and salad bowls, with a bounty of colorful supplies, never worrying about cleanup afterward. Once they’re complete, the art pieces are glazed, fired, and ready for pickup in a few days. And because artists can stay for a whole afternoon or just 30 minutes, the lounge even grants a few moments of creativity to patrons with the busiest schedules. The company also goes beyond casual art making to host parties for kids and adults, in which they can bring in live music, serve food, and train scoops of ice cream to paint their own bowls.
HealthE Solutions owner and certified nutrition educator Diane Fukuda helps clients modify their lifestyles to reach wellness goals from weight loss to reduced symptoms of food allergies. HealthE Solutions programs, which include workshops targeted at families and office workers, support healthy eating with nutrition plans, tailored recipes, and suspension bridges made of celery sticks. A licensed spin instructor, Fukuda also leads regular pedal sessions that can help boost cardio health.
At AIM Mail Center, your videotape will be in the hands of professional technicians, expertly trained to turn clunky video formats into DVDs that can last for 30 to 100 years. This deal turns up to two hours of footage in VHS, VHS-C, Video 8mm, Hi8, Digital8, and MiniDV formats into a new shiny DVD that will play back in crisp high resolution. Drop off treasured film of your baby’s first step or your pet beagle’s first harmonica solo, and the friendly, careful AIM Mail Center staff will inform you when your old videotape and the DVD copy are ready for pickup. With a high-quality digital copy, DVD players everywhere can bring your formerly decaying video memories to VHS-free television sets with the click of a button.
Fresh meat from Morris Grassfed Beef, dairy products from Claravale Farm, and produce from Farm Fresh come together for executive chef and Organicopia owner Molly Holbrook’s all-natural recipes. She and her kitchen staff compile every meal from scratch, using seasonal ingredients and calibrating meals to clients’ allergies, dietary restrictions, and preferences for foods that begin with the letter Z. The team can craft full weeks of prepared meals and deliver them to customers’ doorsteps or devise one-time menus for catered events such as dinner parties and backyard celebrations. Molly also uses her expertise to analyze the nutritional value of her clients’ diets and help them manage their weight with tailored meal plans and cooking lessons.
Razzberry Lips is awash in color. Countless mirrors reflect bright-green and pink walls, tufty princess dresses, and the generous helpings of glitter that grace tiny eyelids and updos. Squeals of delight reverberate though the vibrant salon, where makeover specialists embellish birthday girls and their guests with painted nails, rock-star accessories, and, of course, more glitter. With the finishing girly touch of a feather boa or antique Viking helmet, girls can embrace their inner diva in the presence of staffers dressed as Disney princesses. Razzberry Lips also brings the celebration to home with mobile party services and can transport guests inside a limousine for added glamour.