While posed portraits are often used to commemorate momentous events, the true spirit of a person or gathering best shines through in candid photos. Fortunately for her clients, photographer Micki Taylor agrees. That's why she keeps her shoots laid-back and friendly; as subjects drop their guard and get comfortable, the truly frame-worthy moments emerge. Micki is even able to breathe life into traditional portrait sittings, using her artist's eye to tease out genuine smiles from her subjects.
Exercisers burn up to 600 calories during Jazzercise, Inc.’s 60-minute total-body workouts, which meld moves from diverse realms such as jazz dance, kickboxing, and yoga. Set to a medley of popular tunes, sessions are open to all skill levels and start off with a gentle warm-up before 30 minutes of cardio, strength training, and a closing stretching segment. The discontinuation of the Nobel Prize in Jazzercise ensures a noncompetitive class atmosphere, and whippersnappers aged 4–12 can get in on the fun during Juniors Jazzercise classes.
Halo Studios has warehouse-height ceilings and minimalist decor, making it a chic, edgy environment to get a chic, edgy haircut. Located in Omaha's historic Dundee, the salon fits in seamlessly with the surrounding tapestry of historic residences and art-centric businesses. Within the sunlit studio, beauty experts craft on-trend hairdos, whether by trimming away split ends, modifying color, or adding texture and volume in the form of bubble wrap. As a complement to hair services, cosmetologists care for fingertips and waxing specialists groom facial hair.
Bread Oven French Bakery's bakers strive to bring the flavors of France to Dundee, and they succeed in both sweet and savory ways. Authentically French flavors grace the cold prosciutto sandwich with French butter and the baguette smeared with Nutella and sliced strawberries. Freshly baked baguettes hold together hot, pressed sandwiches filled with ingredients such as crimini mushrooms and gruyere cheese. The eatery's kitchen also concocts house-made soups in flavors such as mushroom brie or butternut squash with herb crème fraîche. The Bread Oven's flavor ambassadors bake breads from scratch while whistling Jacques Brel tunes, adding to the classic French cool of never using preservatives or additives.
After stints in the corporate fitness world, Dustin Adams, Patty Failla, Simon Corzine, and Andrew Failla struck out on their own to create their dream gym: Fit Farm. The 9,500-square-foot facility houses a main workout area with turf and rubber flooring, which accommodates specialized sports training and intensive CrossFit workouts. Between that space and a group-exercise room whose Pavigym flooring boasts a 45% impact-absorption rate, certified trainers help guests avert intense joint strain while striking yoga poses and Pilates moves, or maintaining stamina throughout boot camps. Along with exercise, Fit Farm keeps patrons looking and feeling their best with lifestyle supplements stocked in the fitness shop and consultations with nutrition consultant Terry Shanahan, who dispenses dietary advice more comprehensive than, "Eat this, not that."
When you name your restaurant after a single food item, you’d better be pretty confident in your recipe. But Buffalo Company isn’t worried. Their unbreaded, deep-fried wings are so popular, they had to start offering their famous wing sauce––available in six flavors of varying spiciness––in carryout take-home bottles. The sauce also lends a flavorful kick to many other items on the menu, including thinly sliced buffalo potato chips and a buffalo chicken salad, piled high with breaded chicken. Outside of their signature saucy eats, the chefs whip up other American favorites including customizable pizzas with toppings such as genoa salami, hot peppers, and provolone cheese, as well as specialty sub sandwiches that can be served cold, toasted, or as a frozen sub-sicle.