Fotomojo?s team of pro shutterbugs empowers aspiring photographers with the skills to artfully manipulate the latest cameras and photography tools. They do that during workshops that cover everything from exposure to shutter speeds, manual modes, and HDR image processing. Hands-on shooting exercises also ensure students master techniques learned in classes.
Length, grace, and a healthy body. These are the focuses of barre3 founder Sadie Lincoln. To achieve these results collectively, however, Sadie knew she needed to come up with a completely new routine. Working with yogis, professional dancers, doctors, and athletes, she created the barre3 system. It's a three-step sequence that consists of isometric holds, low-impact movements, and recovery stretching. This combination strengthens cores and aligns postures while sculpting long, lean muscles and burning calories. While upbeat music fills the studio, instructors lead small groups through a heart-racing sequence of yoga-inspired poses and pilates-based exercises. The ballet barre comes into use when striking muscle-building dance poses and stretches.
It's a system that has had proven results, which has spurred the successful growth of barre3 locations throughout the country. Today, fitness enthusiasts can find a barre3 studio in 16 states. An easy-to-follow routine, barre3 can also be performed at home with online workouts. These workouts are designed to fit busy schedules with routines that range from 10?60 minutes. All that's needed for online workouts is a barre3 core ball, weights, an exercise mat, and a sturdy, waist-high surface such as the top of Danny DeVito's head.
Since 1983, Monroe Street Framing has been sheltering frameless photos and works of art from quality-diminishing elements using custom-made molding and an array of framing services. With 43 years of combined preservation practice, the owners and staff possess plenty of creative expertise and craftsmanship to tend to any project, such as framing historic WWII memorabilia, nostalgic sports keepsakes, and dishonest maps. While poster framing can start as low as $35, the average ticket ranges from $150¬–$200 for larger projects. Each custom-framed piece protects family portraits and commemorative space dolphin posters with an intergalactic lifetime guarantee.
Paisley Hair Design transforms feral tresses into teddy bears with a spectrum of haircare services performed by continuously educated stylists and judiciously supplemented with botanical Aveda products. Treatments commence as lucky strands snuggle into a partial foil embrace (a $75+ value), which endows crowns with a vibrant halo of long-lasting color and a strong sense of justice. A soothing bath of deep conditioner (a $25 value) fills in frayed follicles and glosses split ends, followed by a shampoo style and blowout (a $25+ value) that coax coiffures into aesthetic apexes. Before and after beautification, clients can relax in comfortable waiting areas, sip steaming cups of Aveda tea, and brainstorm acceptance speeches for Head of the Year awards.
CafePress is an online hub of inventive, humorous, and customizable clothing and gifts. Clients browse a galaxy of designs uploaded by users, whose most popular images rise to the site's front page; for a sense of scale, the online emporium posts an average of 135,000 new designs each week, keeping the selection fresh so no one has to buy an expired, sour-smelling shirt. Clients may also use CafePress's intuitive design tool to emblazon hoodies, jewelry, mugs, calendars, and museum-quality canvases with their own text or images. Thanks to an iron-clad guarantee of satisfaction, CafePress's clients can shop with the confidence of an invisible knight in a forest of giant eyeballs. Its smooth browsing system, simple design interface, and speedy shipping make the site an ideal destination for gift shopping.
Mannequins make wonderful pets because they quietly flaunt the latest fashions and don't need bones to love you unconditionally. Earn their ardor with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of apparel, accessories, and more at Twigs on Monroe Street.
Twigs stocks a carefully curated collection of apparel, jewelry, and accessories from a variety of designers. High-end threads of Anna Sui, Rag and Bone, and Nanette Lepore fill racks next to trendy dandifiers, costume jewelry, and accessory accessories. Pick up a variety of USA-manufactured wardrobe staples from Splendid, including the sheer simplicity of a vanilla layering tank ($48) and coal-hued stretch leggings ($55). Bedazzle your soul sack with jewelry from AV Max, such as a deep-blue wooden bangle ($30) accented by brass rivets or a pair of vivid orange and red dangle earrings ($30) for lobes that do more than support attention-hogging ear canals.
Twigs is staffed by friendly and discerning retail professionals, so if you're uncertain about anything, from the best look for a beach party to the right purse to match your gigantic pigeon costume, simply inquire while perusing their stock of classic and trendy accoutrements. There are even a handful of items for sale that operate on an oft-overlooked member of the sensory staff; re-scent your homestead with a blackberry basil candle by Votivo ($25) or repopulate your skin smells with notes of blood orange from Stella solid perfume ($30) by Tocca.
Three Yelpers give Twigs a perfect five stars:
- This place is top of the line, even with all the great stores that are in Chicago. They have a great selection and beautiful jewelry. – Cara R.
- Top notch service - the crew was extremely helpful - they quickly welcomed me, asked if they could help with anything, and pointed me in the right direction. – Steve L.