Veteran shutterbug Cara Dee Stucke honed her artistic eye in 27 years in the portrait-photography field and today attends annual workshops and seminars to stay abreast of modern techniques. Cara Dee snaps elegant, contemporary shots of weddings, families, and high-school seniors using high-tech equipment such as 21.5-megapixel sensor cameras and light-bending hand claps. Before each photo session, the creative team can proffer wardrobe and makeup consultations, taking time to heed customers' requests for the overall vibe of the shoot.
On-location sessions voyage into the tranquil confines of nature for a romantic ambiance, and shoots in the CaraDee Photography studio allow for edgy, urban-theme photos with self-provided props. Images make their way onto prints of all sizes, emblazoned on top-quality metallic or lustrous papers, custom-created books, and videos replete with music.
At 11 years old, Chase Winslow would watch his mother and grandfather effortlessly clean the carpets—and it seemed like more fun than work. As Chase grew up and learned the family business, he ensconced himself in all the complexities of the equipment and processes, adding technical proficiency to the joy that comes with a job well done. Today, he's the third generation of his family to be a shag-scouring expert, now with more than 15 years of his own experience enhancing his grandfather's Karpet K.O. legacy. On each job, the team's insured K.O. technicians meet homeowners on-site before using environmentally safe products and effective machines to clean carpets and kill bacteria. Furthermore, K.O.'s all-natural citrus stain removers are nontoxic, allowing dogs, babies, and those who get around by cartwheel to interact with floors without concern.
Using a toolkit of Meguiar's car-care products and a decade's worth of know-how, the maintenance magicians at Epic Rides are suitably equipped to prime roadsters, boats, motorcycles, and jalopies to withstand the elements. The team of technicians can travel to customers’ locations, detailing rides by hand in driveways or backyard marinas, or they can polish the chrome of a hog or truck at the shop. Although well-versed in sprucing up vehicles of all makes, models, and hues, the teams specializes in refurbishing the bodies of black-colored vehicles, whose nicks can appear more pronounced than those of their candy-colored counterparts. Epic Rides’ other forte revolves around sealing and polishing all types of rims, including chrome and custom powder-coated rims, to protect them from fading, chipping, rusting, and scratching.
Equipped with likenesses of military-issue firearms, masked marksmen maneuver throughout a 16,000-square-foot warehouse, pelting each other with plastic BBs as they strafe down halls and overtake rooms. This is the home base of So Go Airsoft, where team members welcome combatants of all skill levels into 20- to 25-minute games that range from classics, such as Capture the Flag, to scenario matches, such as VIP Escort, Hostage Rescue, and Car-Key Find. The facility also organizes at least one scenario event each month, which is designed for beginners, but challenging enough for experienced players as well, plus a twice-monthly airsoft pistol and shotgun night. So Go Airsoft also engages large groups by opening its spacious arena to private parties.
Since 1987, General Rental Center has matched do-it-yourselfers with the correct rental products and equipment to complete an array of projects. Rentable wares from the company?s vast catalog assist their operators with digging trenches, demolishing walls, and surveying land. At General Rental, customers can also rent necessities for weddings and corporate events from the Eventful Rental showroom.
A charming neighborhood eatery, Riverwalk Jazz Café dishes up a menu of homemade soups, sandwiches, and other lunch delicacies. Clientele crowd for bread-meat-bread amalgamations such as the Cab Calloway club with ham, turkey, bacon, and veggies, hugged by white or wheat slices or a croissant, and served with a side ($7.49). The Black & Blue salad sates the famished with shaved Angus roast beef, blue cheese, red onions, tomatoes, walnuts, and croutons ($7.99) and grilled chicken wraps with two sides ($7.99) make stomachs sing and hankerings hush. Teas, coffees, and desserts prove steaming sippables and smile-triggering endorphins pair well with jazzy tunes.