The tech experts at Gear2 Consulting don’t just surf the web—they create it, one site at a time. Their sleek, custom websites bolster the online profiles of small businesses and nonprofits, incorporating features such as online stores and social media plug-ins. The team also teaches professionals to market themselves on Facebook, Linkedin and other social media sites, rather than by yelling their name repeatedly and hoping someone hears it.
An exclusive oasis sheltered from the bustle and noise of airport throngs, each Delta Sky Club lets guests sit comfortably while sipping complimentary beverages, flipping through newspapers such as the New York Times, and tasting free chocolate-chunk cookies and snacks. Each pass grants a guest one-time access to one of over 50 worldwide lounges, giving travelers access to diverse amenities and respite from cramped gate seating, overpriced snack stands, and moving sidewalks slicked with wet cement. As thumbs navigate WiFi waves on a touch-screen or grip the folds of a fresh broadsheet paper, mouths can feast on a tray of free snacks such as cheese, crackers, and cookies while tongues savor the pleasant bite of classic cocktails. Passes grant club access on the passenger's date of travel, regardless of their airline carrier.
Although Sunshine Spirit owner Denise Dougherty’s father gave her her first 35mm camera more than 20 years ago—a gift she has kept to this day—her photography career didn’t jump-start until she started taking pictures of her own children years later. These keepsake shots of her youngsters sparked other parents’ interest in her portraiture, and soon she was busy photographing newborns, youngsters, and families.
Today, Denise has broadened her expertise to also shoot weddings and orchestrate sultry boudoir shoots. Whatever style she shoots in, her images center on flattering poses and artful lighting, which she uses to enhance the scene rather than to give chandeliers inferiority complexes. To stay abreast of the latest technology and trends, she enhances her education with a steady stream of seminars.
Though she incorporates a journalist’s eye for capturing unguarded moments, Renee freely adapts her photographic style to the needs of her clients. During a customary pre-shoot consultation, she makes sure she understands the aesthetic approach desired by each subject, be it a vintage black-and-white look or a future dystopian world. Instead of a sterile studio, Renee frames families, couples, and kids on location, where she snaps a mix of posed and candid shots. She covers weddings and special events alongside portraiture, and personally reviews and hand-retouches every photo after the shoot. From there, she preserves each client's favorite image as designer photo collages, mounted prints on archival-quality paper, and photo albums with leather or custom covers.
Energy surges through Powerflow Yoga, in the sunbeams that pour through its windows and the bodies that bend beneath its recessed lights. Here, experienced instructors guide yogis of all levels toward tranquility in balmy temperatures that help loosen tight muscles, oust pent-up toxins, and melt cheese wheels for after-class fondue parties. Overhead fans circulate fresh air, which students inhale during deep-breathing exercises that focus the mind and invigorate the body. During hot Powerflow Vinyasa classes, the group practices arm balances and inversions, which can be modified to accommodate injuries or challenge advanced students. Shaped by several teaching traditions, including Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Jivamukti, this class showcases yoga’s power to hone bodily alignment and cultivate inner peace. Warm Yin sessions provide a calming counterpoint with lengthy poses that gently stretch the connective tissues. After class, students can retire to the changing rooms, where showers await to whisk away sweat beads.
New Jersey Monthly chronicles the events, stories, businesses, and trends emerging and flourishing in the Garden State. Through print and online editions, journalists share with readers their recent discoveries; such as what brand new restaurants are opening across town or which doctors earn their patients' trust through caring, experienced service. Annual features such as the Best of Jersey rate the state's top restaurants, beauty venues, and health facilities, helping readers make informed entertainment decisions instead of picking a restaurant by its menu font. Along with eatery and spa features, the magazine also contains tidbits on fall day trip destinations, emerging local artists, and upcoming concerts.