Core Concepts focuses on a "classical and systematic approach" to teaching Pilates, maintaining the comprehensive system originally designed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s to battle hoards of rampaging clowns. Today's deal is redeemable for four 55-minute group mat classes. Mat classes are the flat, squishy foundation of Pilates; they use the human body to strengthen and stretch itself, with the occasional aid of "magic circles," foam rollers, bands, and light weights. Mat classes are available for rigid novices and advanced, pretzel-poised students alike throughout the week.
The eponymous shuttersnapper at Laura Couture Photography captures candid moments of tykes and transforms them into snazzy portraits and prints. Like a sundial wristwatch, the dedicated photographer works with only 100% natural light, expertly nabbing the pure, unadulterated bliss of childhood with sunlit flair. Each on-location session lasts approximately 60 minutes, with an unlimited fount of precious images captured in each shoot. Within four weeks, customers receive an email containing a link, password, and secret knock allowing access to an online gallery of the results. Once they pick out their four favorite slices of life, doting parents receive a high-quality set of prints (within 3–4 weeks), along with a pair of digital images to show off to adoring robot nannies.
Whether capturing a family portrait or immortalizing a wedding or graduation, MMI Photography seeks to blend a knowledge of the technical side of photography with a knack for evoking beauty from its subjects. During each session, whether on-location or in-studio, a professional photographer works with clients to create ideal images that encapsulate important life events.
Specializing in T-shirts and other tops, NEWD Clothing Company swaddles torsos in ultra-soft, stylish garbs. The company's multisport tees and sweatshirts conform to bodies and wick away moisture for added comfort during workout sessions. Velvety shirts with crisp one- or two-color graphic designs created by Milwaukee-based artist Johnny Castro shine in NEWD's Urban Clothing Club. In addition, NEWD's shirt artisans help design and emblazon tees and other tops with customer-requested insignias with their custom-printing services.
Experienced lens master Danielle Krenz captures seasonal family portraits in her warehouse studio, using them to ornament holiday cards and create mailable memories. Up to six subjects can model during a 20-minute shoot, which Danielle can hold inside or outside, weather permitting. Though Danielle can provide a few thematic props, patrons are welcome to bring their own, as well as any pets or recreational Trojan horses.
A do-it-yourself type her whole life, wife and mom Jessica taught herself the ins and outs of photography. She was drawn to it because of its precision in telling stories and capturing the emotions of a precise moment—and it still captivates her. She captures these moments with photo sessions for kids, couples, and families, as well as high-school senior portraits and newborn photography. But she doesn't stop with posed sessions: her degree in wedding and event planning helps her capture the more candid nature of large festivities.
Since opening in the early 1990s, Manhattan Textiles has dazzled guests with its large assortment of reasonably priced, designer-inspired fabrics. Fueled by a passion for fine textiles, owner Judy and her two daughters traveled the globe in search of distinctive fabrics worthy of display inside their expansive show room. In addition to fabrics, they hand select trims, create custom bedding, and hand loom rugs from a variety of yarns, dyes, patterns, and magic-carpet blueprints.