Having shot more than 30,000 subjects throughout his career as a photographer, including many Silicon Valley business figures, Eric Gould understands how to create a good photo in any setting. His adeptness at communicating with subjects carries into his photography workshops, where he conveys difficult concepts clearly and methodically, saving students from such rookie mistakes as shooting with the lens cap on or turning the flash on while taking pictures of your imaginary friend's third grade graduation. In his own photo sessions, he frames professional clients in business portraits and headshots, high-school seniors in youthful poses, athletes in midaction, and a wide spectrum of people and places encountered on international travels.
Helene Corrales is a good neighbor. As a resident of the community for more than 30 years, she understands which skincare treatments and massage services tend to appeal to the area's locals. Inside Helene's Body & Skin Care, she helms a team comprised of medical professionals, a massage therapist, and a licensed aesthetician. A collection of facial treatments attacks acne, oil, and signs of aging. Four massage modalities target tension in different ways, from foot-based reflexology to shiatsu massage, which focuses on the body's pressure points and ignores the body's emergency stop button.
Dr. Nazila Doroodian and her team of dental hygienists pamper grins with modern technology and spa-like amenities designed to keep clients comfortable and relaxed. Guests slip their hands into paraffin gloves as their backs undulate to the beat of a massage mat's rolling strokes. During the exam and cleaning, hygienists maneuver intraoral cameras to discover decay and lost lottery tickets before gently sweeping away debris and snapping a few low-radiation digital x-rays.
Fluc stands for Food Lovers United Company, which is fitting considering the breadth of options the food-delivery specialists offer. But Fluc isn't an ordinary delivery service: it lets diners choose from hundreds of restaurants and ensures wait-times of no more than 45 minutes, plus, there are no minimums on orders. Additional features include group-ordering, letting multiple people add and subtract from orders on different devices, and advanced ordering for up to one year from now. There's no need for dollar bills or IOU's either?transactions are conducted completely online from start to finish.
Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Umang Mehta may specialize in rhinoplasty and other facial and eye surgeries, but his practice?s treatment list extends far beyond these services. He and his staff, including a licensed aesthetician, also deliver wrinkle fillers, laser cosmetics, and peels. After visits, complexions leave youthful and glowing like a phosphorescent corsage on prom night, and testimonials reveal that clients appreciate the team?s friendliness as much as they value their aesthetic expertise.
Candles, ornamental artwork, and the occasional seashell set the scene at Serene Serenity, a spa whose name basically says it all. Here, certified massage therapists and licensed aestheticians tend to mind and body with services that are at once relaxing and uplifting. Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages loosen up muscles and relieve discomfort, while hydrating facials repair damaged skin and any cursed marks left behind by wizards. Serene Serenity also offers contouring body wraps, as well as reflexology treatments for the feet.