At Jewelry Creations Workshop, carrying a torch for someone doesn't mean you have a crush on them—it means you're actually holding a torch for them while they tie their hair back and prepare to solder pieces of hand-made jewelry together. Named Best Jewelry Maker by the Miami New Times in 2013, the workshop team teaches wide-ranging techniques, from the aforementioned soldering to fold forming and enameling. Owner Steven Brownlee, who leads many of the sessions, has more than a decade of experience in the craft and uses it to teach cutting-edge techniques as well as the basics. In his introductory workshop, students get more than three hours to practice the fundamentals and craft a simple silver ring ideal for spontaneously proposing to a classmate.
Sthefany Pessoa got her start in the hospitality industry after moving to Miami from Brazil as a young girl. Inspired by the weddings and special events she witnessed at the hotels where she worked, she decided to enroll in QC School of Events. She then founded Happily Ever After, a wedding-planning company she's helmed for more than five years.
Although Pessoa is adept at planning bar and bat mitzvahs and gala events, weddings are her bread, butter, and plastic cake topper. She guides brides and grooms through the often-overwhelming planning process with four tiered packages. The Diva package is for couples who don't know where to begin: Pessoa conducts a one-day meeting to discuss the their vision and provide them with venue ideas, timelines, checklists, and budget sheets. The Princess package provides day-of coordination services, in which she meets with couples about a month before the event and takes the reins on last-minute details, ensuring the special day goes off without a hitch. Perfect for brides who have gotten bogged down with planning, the Queen package offers guidance and help with the final steps of the process. Pessoa also offers a full-service, start-to-finish planning service known as the Goddess package.
The team at Bal Harbor Bouari Clinic helps clients reshape their silhouettes, whether that's through contouring treatments or weight-loss plans. The contouring treatments, also known as nonsurgical lifts, use radio frequency to encourage collagen production in the face and body, firming and toning skin. Weight-loss plans integrate many techniques, including nutrient-rich diet plans, an aloe-based detoxifying supplement, and regimens with low-impact exercises such as walking, yoga, and swimming. The staff can work with primary-care physicians, creating healthy weight-loss goals for clients who contend with type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.
Certified graphoanlyst Jeff Starkman doesn't just read handwriting–he really reads it. Backed by more than 15 years of experience, Jeff uses the handwritten samples of his clients as windows into their personalities. During a session, clients scribble some original thoughts onto a blank piece of paper. Jeff then goes to work. He doesn't foretell the future, or analyze the past, but instead examines each word to provide insightful views on a client's current state. He even offers suggestions for improvement as a final piece to the process, which could result in a client owning a heightened sense of self-awareness.
The experienced troubleshooters at PC-Man Solutions Inc. work with both business and residential systems, scrubbing viruses from home hard drives as well as designing networks for corporations. Business customers can easily have remote support tools installed, off-site backups prepared, and failing hardware replaced. For home PC users experiencing difficulties, PC-Man techs can resolve system errors, make repairs, or upgrade computer components.
In the last 40 years, Portrait Scene's photographers have helped to memorialize special moments in the lives of thousands of children, teens, and adults across the country. By constantly working with families, they have mastered the art of calming toddlers and keeping parents still enough to say or even pasteurize cheese. Outdoor shoots make use of natural tones, such as those of crystal-blue lake waters and green, leafy trees. In the spring months, photos brim with the pastel buds of tulips and the shine of bluebirds applying makeup for the first time all year.