At fashion-forward Coup De Coeur, the staff replenishes racks with new clothes weekly, earning the "trendy" Brooklyn outpost praise from Time Out New York. On any given day, its selection of tops and dresses might include a black-and-white tunic sweater or a persimmon dress with a studded Peter Pan collar, among other eye-catching items—most of which are priced at less than $100. Shoppers can also tuck toes into shoes or check every one of the store's handbags for overlooked leprechaun gold.
The shutterbugs at MotoPhoto capture natural expressions in portrait shoots, but they also enhance those shots with retouching services. Rather than drawing smiles on their subjects with lipstick, the professionals elicit relaxed dimples during their sessions, and they are happy to aim their lenses either in-studio or at the subjects’ home. After the experts edit out their flyaway hairs, subjects can order everything from collages and calendars to custom photo books and greeting cards.
In addition to creating new images, MotoPhoto deals with existing photographs, scanning the contents of old albums to create digital files and restoring age-worn photographs. They also transfer the contents of VHS tapes to DVDs, preserving videos of a youngster’s first bike ride or a tiny pothole’s first attempt to wreck a bicycle.
From its humble origins as a one-woman show, Hannah Design’s eponymous founder, owner, and resident jewelry maker still has a full plate of responsibilities since expanding. Beyond hand stamping jewelry for customers around the country, she’s a full-time mother and a teacher for children with disabilities. Yet, what might seem like an overbearing schedule doesn't wear on the designer. In fact, her life seems to inspire her jewelry.
Necklaces and bracelets feature sterling-silver, copper, and brass pendants hand-stamped with the name of a child, a spouse, or even a pet. Specialty gifts recognize important—and sometimes underappreciated—people, including teachers, military personnel, and the Sandman. To raise awareness, Hannah prints intricately shaped breast-cancer ribbons and "Autism Speaks" logos across pendants, jazzing them up even further with birthstones.
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.
Traditional Hatha yoga is the focus at The School of Royal Yoga Inc, but despite the classic approach, the staff there strive to make the practice accessible to non-traditional audiences. Here, the broad range of yoga classes caters not only to newcomers and experts, but to seniors, teens, and children. Extra gentle yoga classes are available for those recovering from special needs or those who haven't exercised in some time, while mother and baby yoga classes provide a unique bonding experience for parents and children and are open to babies as young as six weeks. This dedication to spreading the joys of yoga also manifests itself in The School of Royal Yoga's nine-month yoga-instructor certification course, which readies participants to lead their own classes.