Savvy socialites at Charlotte Seen turn noteworthy area events into glamorous red-carpet functions. Their classy organization and expert promotions draws VIPs and local bigwigs to fashion and music events, charitable fundraisers, and seasonal fiestas. Guests experience the full spectrum of royal treatment: professional photographers snap shots of the glitz, while hot, new local bands or up-and-coming meme kittens provide entertainment.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
The daughter of an oil painter and ballet dancer, Monique Vendetti Mortimer has creativity coursing through her veins. Her company, Home Styling Today, brings these instincts to life via striking, stylish domestic redesigns. At the beginning of each new project, Monique walks through a casual consultation at the client?s home, assessing both the state of the house and the desires of its inhabitants. She also helps homeowners find their ?design personality? through a magazine exercise; clients flip through the pages of countless periodicals, tagging things they like and strengthening their sense of their own style. Based on this collaboration, Monique and her team will custom create a design plan, including everything from paint and window treatments to final touches, such as wall decor and fake bowling trophies. Once clients give the go-ahead, Monique executes the design, making each home?s decor resonate in one harmonious fashion.
Personal chef, caterer, teacher?there's little Chef Barry Francois doesn't do when it comes to food. He helps clients save time or plan for special occasions with custom catering that ranges from elegant brunch dishes to casual comfort food to fine-dining-style plates. In between preparing savory meals, the chef transforms his kitchen into a classroom. Those who feel utterly lost can enroll in the beginners' class, where they'll learn basic knife skills, craft sauces and marinades, and receive a comprehensive review of fresh herbs, including which ones can flush evil spirits from their garbage disposal. More experienced students who are curious about niche cooking styles may find inspiration during the Grilling and Entertaining class, which features demos on light summer sides and grilled meats, veggies, and desserts.