On any given Germano family vacation, Steve had his camera seemingly glued to his hand, capturing as many moments as he could. His ardor for documenting his familial outings lead to a career at a party-production company, where he emceed events and contributed graphic-design work. When the head of the company’s video department left, Steve rekindled his love of videography and delighted clients with his documentary-style edits.
Likewise, Franco Prete’s passion for photography began early, at age 15, when he served as an assistant at a major Long Island studio. Franco went on to publish in France’s Glamour magazine, appear on VH1, and snap the first known picture of a sunbathing owl. Upon meeting at a shoot, Franco and Steve quickly noted their similar styles and personalities, and soon after formed Studio 27. Together, the pair photographs and records a plentitude of portraits and weddings, accruing such accolades as a spot on the best photographers list in the Long Island section of the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards 2012.
Liz and Rich Carroll, the husband-and-wife duo behind Studio360 Lifestyle Center, both hail from a health-and-beauty background: she is a stylist, and he is a personal trainer. Today, they lead a staff of educated stylists inside a 3,000-square-foot salon. Hairstyling tools and mirrors hang on chainlink fences in the industrial space decorated with graffiti and street signs, as well as an indoor fire escape that grants bird's-eye views of all the action. In addition to salon services, the facility also features a jewelry counter, a café, and the Invictus Athletic Club, a fitness center that hosts small-group training and boot-camp classes.
Intimo’s collection of luxury robes, pajamas, and underwear lets customers feel as fashionable when lounging on the couch as when strutting down Fifth Avenue. Women’s options update classic robes and chemises with elegant details such as cowl necks and lace trims. Pajamas flatter men’s bodies with sleek silhouettes made from fabrics such as charmeuse silk, heathered cotton, and bamboo rayon—all much softer than the typical wooly-mammoth undershirts.
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Meats, cheeses, fruits, and veggies line the counters and display cases at DaVinci Gourmet Market, where chefs draw upon a palette of fresh ingredients to compose take-home entrees and catered meals each day. To-go containers nearly overflow with wild-rice salad or crab cakes, and entrees of grilled salmon or roasted chicken make for ephemeral table centerpieces. The sun rises over omelets and traditional two-egg breakfasts, and the lunch menu’s specialty paninis invoke the Leaning Tower of Pisa with their stacked toppings and unstable groundwork of toasted ciabatta bread.