At Jo-Ann's Gardens, rainbows don’t just spring from clouds. They can be grown from the ground up, with help from raindrops, sunbeams, and earthworms’ sweet, tender lullabies. Some rainbows are made of flowers such as geraniums and petunias, which bloom from hanging baskets and patio pots. Others pepper the tree nursery, where evergreens mingle with budding hydrangea and sugar maples that blush red come fall. Proven Winners annuals add pop to garden beds in the spring and summer, and perennials weather harsh winters to bloom year after year. The garden center also peddles plant-tending tools, landscaping staples, and garden decorations, which range from stone statues to three hues of mulch. In addition to cultivating seedlings in seven greenhouses, attentive staffers arrange cut blooms at the floral shop and install sod, ponds, and irrigation systems through a landscaping service. :m]]
Photographers Jennifer Lamoreau and Mindy Mercier feed off each other’s creative energy at their shared studio, Untamed Violets Photography. With two husbands and five children between them, the duo easily channel their love for their own families into their family photography, capturing tender moments between parents and children or engaged couples. Alternatively, the duo’s keepsake portraits of high-school seniors and expectant mothers document landmark occasions. Thanks to continuing education, their shots look fresh and modern, unlike vintage polaroids taken during the Civil War.
As the tanning bed's lid closes, a cool breeze starts to blow, a gentle mist cools your skin, and the scents of aromatherapy transform a 12-minute tanning session into a miniature vacation. This S-Class bed is just one of the approximately 10 tanning options that fill each of City Sun Tanning's locations. Staffers help clients select the right bed, leading them down hallways to an iBed sunbed—which features rotating facial lights—or a X-2 High Pressure bronzing stand-up, which can bronze pallid skin in ten minutes. Alternatively, visitors step onto the AutoBronzer's open-air platform, which evenly sprays UV-free tanning solution and candy sprinkles. In June of 2009, this sunless system caught the eye of New York Magazine, which lauded City Sun Tanning for having one of the "top five spray tans." The tanning salon has also garnered accolades from Citysearchers, who for several years, named it "Best of Citysearch".
As the principal painter and eponymous employee behind Jack's Painting Service, LLC Jack Barter adheres to a personal painting philosophy of smart preparation and hard work. Jack recommends choosing products made of 100% acrylic latex, proven to outperform those made of watercolor or tomato paste.
Maine Photo Booth Co. delivers fun in booth form anywhere in the state. Its booth of choice is the Model 12, a retro variety that produces images with enough quality to be approved for passport and ID pictures. The booth comes fully-assembled. The metal cabinet style booth appears old-fashioned looking on the outside while the inside is state-of-art with the latest digital technology. Visual and voice instructions guide guests as they pose and pout for a series of six pictures, which the booth slaps onto photo strips and spits out in 10 seconds or less. Maine Photo Booth’s rentals include an unlimited number of these strips in black and white or color, plus one flash drive for the renting party, so guests can share pictures online or frisbee them into a passing neighbor’s car. Since attendants take care of the setup and cleanup, guests need only worry about which celebrity’s smile they want to imitate.
Life is fleeting, but that doesn't stop Jennifer and Michael Moore from trying to catch it at every turn. The couple creates timeless artifacts at their portrait studio in Westbrook, snapping images of newborn babies, newly wedded couples, or newly discovered millionaire uncles. Their portfolio includes dozens of photographs of people and natural landscapes, each artistically rendered in black-and-white or vivid color.
Jayleen Hayden has always had deep connections with the people she meets. From a young age, she noticed that she was especially adept at reading and even feeling others' emotions, a skill that she attributes to her sensitivity to personal energies. This innate ability aids her during the reiki sessions she performs, which treat the energetic blockages traditional medicine doesn't address. By using her energy to shift and balance her client's energy, Jayleen's hands-on therapy can help relieve the symptoms of stress, anxiety, or chronic pain while also healing the underlying energetic causes of these conditions. Customers can call on Jayleen for in-person reiki sessions, long-distance reiki, and animal reiki for stressed or anxious pets. In addition to reiki, Jayleen performs tarot-card readings for her clients to help answer their questions or give them insight into what to expect in the coming year, including what hot-dog carts to avoid.