At Bloomies on Main, a two-woman team strives toward a single goal: to create classically beautiful floral arrangements as unique as the events they celebrate. Designer Sorayah Azadan’s floral and interior-design degrees give her aesthetic expertise that she uses in her work alongside manager and head designer Sarah. Together, the two work hard to avoid the cookie-cutter bouquet look, and instead create fresh and tasteful arrangements for any occasion. Their best sellers include the Fashionista Blooms—a bouquet of yellow and pink roses and pink daisies. Another popular choice is the Fruit and Blooms basket—a handful of purple blooms atop a pile of bananas, apples, and oranges. They can also assemble flowers for anniversaries, new babies, birthdays, and the anniversary of a new baby, also known as a birthday.
Bring this Groupon to any Sears location that lovingly houses a Portrait Studio to receive this bounteous package of beauteous snapshots. Strain the mantle with a load of prints that feature contemporary poses, striking lighting, and awe-inspiring subjects. Pose solo, with the family, or with the old competitive phonebook-ripping team to create a memorable keepsake that will live forever inside a variety of print sizes, as well as 10 customized greeting cards.
The shelves at Color Me Mine’s studios teem with whimsical bisque-pottery pieces—pony and princess figurines, piggy banks, and kitty-cat mugs—each stark white and waiting for the brush strokes of a budding artist. That artist might be a birthday boy at a party or a grown-up unwinding at a girls' night out. No previous experience is required, as the studio staff dispenses plenty of painting tips, stencils, and artistic inspiration. Afterwards, the staff will fire the resulting pieces, which can then be used as décor or dinnerware thanks to Color Me Mine's lead-free, food-safe, paints.
A Discover Scuba session lets prospective merfolk blow bubbles, sip on canned Perrier oxygen, and experience an undersea underverse without the expensive investment in equipment and full-blown lessons. Under the watchful fish eye of an experienced, half-dolphin instructor, divers submerge into a warm-water pool, learning basic techniques and safety precautions while getting a feel for the gear, gizmos, and gadgets, while also experiencing the wonderful tingling sensations that are most certainly not jellyfish attacks, but miniature particles of thrill. There is one class offered per month; the next is June 6 in San Ramon.
Caché helps women turn heads with fun, vibrant outfits that transition easily from day to night. From lifestyle sportswear to cocktail dresses, the national specialty boutique has what women need to look fabulous before, during, and after their 9-to-5. To ensure a personalized shopping experience, stylists stand ready to advise customers in every boutique. Shoppers can even schedule a one-on-one appointment to streamline preparations for a special event.
Though these looks change from season to season, Caché is known for incorporating bold prints and patterns into everything from floral pants and dresses to animal-print tops. On the flip side, Caché also maintains an entire collection of LBDs—little black dresses—that fit in just as well at a cocktail party as they do at the office.
E! News anchor and Fashion Police host Giuliana Rancic was born in Italy but she has strong ties to Chicago—namely, her husband Bill, the Trump-approved entrepreneur and restaurateur behind RPM Italian. In the My Chicago by Giuliana Rancic collection, the star of Giuliana & Bill gives the scoop on her favorite local spots to get glammed up, be entertained in style, and even shop for Bill.
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Tired of being relentlessly teased by his older brother, Matt Johnson decided to head to San Diego State University and pursue a degree in kinesiology. Shortly after transforming his body and his life, he opened Dream Body Boot Camp in an effort to help others on their fitness paths. As the 2012 winner for Best Boot Camp by San Diego A-List and 2013 winner for Best Bay Area Boot Camp by CityVoter, Dream Body has brought its program to the Bay Area, sculpting muscles and shedding fat through intense 60-minute cardio and strength-training workouts instructed by Matt himself. Men and women of all fitness levels can sign up for the camp, as long as they’re ready to run sprints, do push-ups, and high-five someone other than themselves.