Inspired by travels to Paris, Dubai, and Rio, adventures during New York Fashion Week, and more than six years spent working on Wall Street, Rock Shic brings its fashion know-how directly to clients' closet doors. The worldly Manhattanite has rubbed elbows with celebrities including More magazine beauty editor Genevieve Monsma, stylist David Zyla, artist Yoko Ono, entertainment mogol Damon Dash, and Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, but her primary concern is helping everyday men and women figure out what to wear to work or for an evening out.
Rock Shic provides in-home consultations on personal style and closet organization, maximizing wardrobe space by finding multipurpose pieces that fit the client's budget and physicality. In addition to refreshing clients' perspective on their own wardrobes, Rock Shic also specializes in personal shopping and can recommend spots downtown or online.
In an interview with Elle, certified hypnotist Sera Lavelle explained her method for helping people overcome obstacles through hypnosis. "I use a confusion technique, plays on words, analogies, so that people ask themselves, 'Why is she saying that—does she mean this or does she mean that?'" As Lavelle queries patients, the questions bypass the conscious mind and interrogate the inner mind. This process helps patients arrive at life-changing realizations and, in some circumstances, develop new attitudes that support goals. For Maggie Bullock, the Elle journalist who underwent hypnosis for weight loss, the process seemed to yield results: She moderated her eating, tempered her dessert cravings, and made it to the gym.
At NY Health Hypnosis, Sera works alongside master-level hypnotist Victoria Sheiko. The duo practice a "non-suggestible" form of hypnosis, which involves clearing the mind so that it can focus on completely on the desired outcome, be it shedding pounds or overcoming fear of lemon Starburst.
Icon Parking Systems' parking facilities safely house vehicles of all shapes and sizes as owners go to work, relax at home, or take in the sights of the Big Apple. Conveniently tucked in the most prestigious corners of Manhattan—which are also the areas least menaced by aimless teenage tow-trucks—these lots offer easy access to any number of restaurants, Broadway theaters, and concert halls. Many automotive stables have no daily or weekly time limit, so drivers may come and go as they please or leave rides in the same spot for dedicated, month-long portraits. Monthly customers can sign up for the Preferred Customer Club, which grants them an exclusive card and half-off parking at any of Icon Parking Systems' 200 facilities or UFO landing pads scattered throughout Manhattan.
The subconscious exerts a powerful influence on our daily actions, yet it sits outside outside our control. The expert hypnotists at Grace Smith Coaching step in where their clients can't, helping reform the unconscious mind to better reflect its owner's desires. After putting guests into a meditative-like mental state, hypnotherapists can implant positive suggestions, helping their charges make beneficial life changes. Grace Smith Coaching's therapists also help with regression analysis, helping clients search out the buried genesis of their unwanted behaviors to start changing them.