Studio Arts & Glass owners Wendy and Robert Joliet were on a mission. The husband-and-wife team was determined to rescue two leaded stained-glass windows from a church-demolition site near downtown Akron. As Wendy told Colette M. Jenkins of the Post and Courier, “The wrecking ball was ready to hum and go right through the windows." But not before the Joliets salvaged the dirt-lined windows, along with several lighting fixtures. Robert—a professional artist who specializes in stained-glass restoration—cleaned and repaired the windows over several months, and the lighting fixtures are now restored and destined for a new life at a restaurant in New York City. While the couple's shop specializes in artfully restoring timeworn stained-glass pieces, including the badly damaged Ohio State House skylight, they also teach others how to make glass artwork in a variety of classes. They lead students in creating stained-glass panels, mosaic pieces, and glass beads. To complement their own works, students can pick up a lawn art, glass ornaments, and a glittering array of jewelry to appease the family dog's jewel fever.
No checked baggage fees. No congested security checkpoints. No lengthy boarding times. Ultimate Air Shuttle simplifies air travel with regularly scheduled public charter flights that connect Cincinnati to Chicago, Charlotte, and the New York City area. In addition to helping eliminate as many airport hassles as possible, the flight crews provide a stress-free experience by indulging passengers with VIP treatment for the duration of each trip. The spacious Dornier 328 jet aircraft features 30 all-leather seats in the interior cabin, which allow travelers to comfortably sit back and relax while enjoying a complimentary drink or counting the number of clouds shaped like former Secretaries of State. Morning flights also include a light breakfast, and evening departures include a personal fruit, cheese, and meat tray. After touching back down on the tarmac of their destination city, passengers can consult Ultimate Air Shuttle's free concierge service and make the most of their visit.
The fitness instructors at each of Body Sculpting's dozens of gyms lead their customers in the fight to stave off osteoporosis, increase lean muscle mass, improve cardiovascular fitness, and lose weight. During fitness sessions, they teach visitors the proper form and principles of the gym's flagship Body Sculpting program, which focuses on cardio and weight-training exercises that often require only a set of 5-pound dumbbells, an exercise mat, and a stretch band. They augment this central program with a range of other classes that delve into barre-fitness techniques, exercises for the abdominals and core, workouts for the back, and cardiovascular training. To help customers achieve their fitness goals and continue fighting crime past bedtime, the gym sells products such as stretch bands used by physical therapists, heel-elevation boards, and instructional manuals. Trainers also help customers stay fit with an exercise of the month that draws from techniques such as Pilates.
At Paige Elizabeth Salon & Spa, salon professionals work independently, offering unique services to their customers and operating on their own schedules. Tessa is one to go to for soothing, customized skincare. Her deluxe facial includes warm towels and massages in addition to a deep cleanse, exfoliation with steam, and a treatments mask—all while clients are cozied up in a heated bed. Other treatments include anti-aging or skin-brightening facials, plus advanced skincare, such as glycolic chemical exfoliation and microdermabrasion.
Each day at BabyCakes Cupcakes at Mack's Bakery, the 12 cupcake flavors are different from the day before. These flavors are inventive plays on the expected, such as the Campfire S'mores, a double-chocolate cupcake with a graham-cracker crust and marshmallow frosting, or the Cup of Cocoa, topped with toasted marshmallows and perfect for people who don't want to drink their cocoa or freeze it into a slab. Although it started as a cupcake-only bakery, the staff has extended its offerings to include scones, cakes, donuts, and cookies.
Signature service: Photography
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
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