Yuen Lui Studio, a family-owned photography business specializing in individual and family portraits and wedding photography, creates visual heirlooms in a tradition of quality it has upheld since 1947. With several area studios available, each boasts a multitude of backdrop options for portraiture sessions, or photographers may take sessions outdoors to add natural scenery to the frame. Wedding and engagement shots come to life under the careful eyes of each photographer as they seize rare moments and trap them in frames to be displayed like trophies from a hunt. High-school, child, baby, and family portraits keep precious memories locked in time for clients, who can peruse an online gallery of their images after their session.
The compassionate dermal caretakers at Trilogy Spa welcome spirit sacks to a spacious, comforting sanctuary, where the body is exposed to a rejuvenating three-part series of the spa’s most celebrated signature treatments. The maile tub soak adds a festive Hawaiian theme to the pamper party, where salts and oils combine to send your skin vessel on a soothing cruise that detoxifies and moisturizes the dermis. The weightless float uses its heated flotation bed manned by a Space Camp counselor to massage and relax the body atop a soothing weightless cradle, and 20 minutes of sleep in the float is equivalent to six hours of sleep. For the finale, choose a restorative 25-minute service from a host of options, including a half massage, quickie facial, awapuhi white ginger body scrub, and lehua honey body scrub. Whichever service you choose, handmade, organic, all-natural beauty potions will be used.
Led by professionals in the theater and arts world, Performing Arts Workshops’ programs invite children of all ages to explore the magic allure of the stage. They invite kids to play and learn during the school year with afterschool programs that include not only theater and movement workshops but also karate classes, photography classes, and guitar classes. Over the summer, kids can truly immerse themselves in their chosen specialties with camps such as musical theater, magic, and filmmaking.
An injury might have threatened Caroline Londergan’s professional dance career more than a decade ago. But thanks to the fluid, core-focused conditioning exercises of Pilates, her recovery was smooth and speedy, and rehabilitation allowed her to continue dancing professionally. In the process, she found a second calling: teaching Pilates. Today, Caroline is a certified instructor who has taught Pilates at the White House and writes a column on the subject for Examiner.com.
Along with a team of seasoned instructors, Caroline imparts the teachings of the method’s founder, Joseph Pilates, to help clients build enough strength and flexibility in their abs and lower back to crack a walnut in a single sit-up. Whether training clients privately or in groups of 4–5 per instructor, Caroline and her team lead workouts that incorporate mat-based movements and spring-powered resistance machines, such as reformers and towers.
FrameStore's craftsmen have created more than 250,000 custom frames in the store’s 35-year tenure, designing pieces that now adorn the walls of prestigious institutions such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Ritz-Carlton, and the Walt Disney Company. Professional designers guide FrameStore’s clients through the 2,200 moulding options that can accent paintings and treasured items while adding style and elegance to rooms. The store’s craftsmen then fashion pieces to patron specifications, outfitting frames with classic or museum-quality glass that blocks UV rays from bleaching out images or censoring pictures of the moon. Every piece goes through a 16-point inspection before it is given to patrons, and the team averages a seven-day turnaround on all of its projects.
Not just launderers but garment-care experts, Knob Hill Cleaners restores and freshly cleans apparel of all fabrics. With a gentle dry-cleaning process, it puts everything from blue jeans to frilly dresses through a safe, waterless wash. Experienced with even the most cumbersome items, it can also cleanse household linens as well as some leather and fur.
Inside Out Eco Wash's licensed and experienced car-care specialists brandish advanced techniques and environmentally friendly products to reveal each vehicle's radiant potential. Detailing gurus begin each detail package with an exterior steam jet wash, which uses pressure to conserve water and eschew harsh chemicals while blasting away insect debris and your car's dead fiberglass skin cells. Then, the interior windows, dashboard, and console are wiped down, eliminating everything from fingerprints to evidence of steering with spaghetti-clad hands. In addition to the basic detail package, Inside Out’s specialists can also treat autos to services such as air-vent cleanings, a jet steam, a hand wax, and leather treatments.