Brasserie 214 traces its roots far across the space-time continuum. The original iteration of the restaurant launched way back in 1938, but recent renovations and menu evolutions have brought French, Northern Italian, Belgian, German, and Scandinavian culinary traditions to the fore. Entrees such as salmon niçoise and duck à l'orange, as well as specialty schnitzels, exemplify the kind of elegant dinner, lunch, and brunch fare prepared by the skilled chefs. Imported beers and stateside craft brews pour from the taps to complement that selection. Of course, it wouldn't be a Long Island brasserie or a valid retirement destination without a robust cocktail selection. To that end, bartenders mix together specialty martinis, sangria, and sidecars with Bacardi, Disaronno, and fresh lemon juice served in a sugar-rimmed martini glass.
Deep-cleansing facials. Relaxing massages. Feather hair extensions. These are just three of the treatments that await Luxury Pet Spa & Boutique's canine and feline visitors. The spa staff believes that pets deserve the same luxury afforded to their human counterparts, and this is reflected in everything from its hypoallergenic products, to its holistic pet food, to its decor: chocolate-colored walls, cushy armchairs, and the stained wood table Lassie used to write her memoirs. Chandeliers spill light across the treatment rooms, where groomers shampoo fur, trim nails, and cleanse ears. However, these are just the preliminary steps to an animal makeover. The groomers also style fur with the finesse of hairdressers and use airbrushes to paint fur with colorful accents.
A practicing veterinarian since graduating from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984, Dr. Keith Niesenbaum cares for four-legged friends as the owner and medical director at Crawford Dog & Cat Hospital. Alongside senior associate vet Dr. Brian Spar, Dr. Niesenbaum and his staff treat ailing pets in three facilities that offer inpatient and outpatient care and also make house calls.
Inspired by cuisines of the world, Collette at Sunflower Catering whips up meals with seasonal and natural ingredients, as well as pinches of exotic spice. From harissa-infused Israeli-style couscous and hoisin chicken to American-style chicken pot pie, Sunflower Catering customizes its menus to suit hosts' tastes and budgets. Sunflower Catering sets up each meal buffet-style and returns to collect loaned servingware after guests have gone home or curled up under the table.
Liz and Rich Carroll, the husband-and-wife duo behind Studio360 Lifestyle Center, both hail from a health-and-beauty background: she is a stylist, and he is a personal trainer. Today, they lead a staff of educated stylists inside a 3,000-square-foot salon. Hairstyling tools and mirrors hang on chainlink fences in the industrial space decorated with graffiti and street signs, as well as an indoor fire escape that grants bird's-eye views of all the action. In addition to salon services, the facility also features a jewelry counter, a café, and the Invictus Athletic Club, a fitness center that hosts small-group training and boot-camp classes.
On any given Germano family vacation, Steve had his camera seemingly glued to his hand, capturing as many moments as he could. His ardor for documenting his familial outings lead to a career at a party-production company, where he emceed events and contributed graphic-design work. When the head of the company’s video department left, Steve rekindled his love of videography and delighted clients with his documentary-style edits.
Likewise, Franco Prete’s passion for photography began early, at age 15, when he served as an assistant at a major Long Island studio. Franco went on to publish in France’s Glamour magazine, appear on VH1, and snap the first known picture of a sunbathing owl. Upon meeting at a shoot, Franco and Steve quickly noted their similar styles and personalities, and soon after formed Studio 27. Together, the pair photographs and records a plentitude of portraits and weddings, accruing such accolades as a spot on the best photographers list in the Long Island section of the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards 2012.
FastFrame's talented framers and designers elegantly preserve prized art prints, photos, and artifacts with custom frames assembled out of a variety of mouldings and materials. The hard-working staff builds wall-worthy encasements for two- and three-dimensional keepsakes with a speedy turnaround time, enshrining engagement photos in contemporary frames and safeguarding deflated banana boats in snazzy shadow boxes. The seasoned technicians can craft exoskeletons for pictures using standard mats and frames or specialty fabrics and acid-free preservation materials. As a sign of its dedication to exceptional customer service, FastFrame's 30-day guarantee allows for free redesigns within 30 days of sale, along with a lifetime guarantee on structural craftsmanship.