Photographer Theresa Artigas and her female staff promote a comfortable atmosphere built on guidance and support for each woman who enters their private studio for a boudoir photo shoot. A private dressing room lets guests change into sultry outfits before they pose on one of five sets. Subjects can perfect an over-the-shoulder smolder in front of a chocolate fleur de lis custom backdrop or strike a pouty pose on the pinup set, for which ladies get dolled up with smoky eyes, full lips, and lightly tousled hair. Theresa also encourages customers to bring in props that exemplify their special someone's hobby or sports team. After each session, Theresa and her team preserve their patrons' favorite images in photo albums, story books, prints, calendars, and more. For ladies who want to share their experience with friends—perhaps for a bridal party, birthday party, or just because—Sexy Amore offers boudoir parties for four to eight women, in which the group is lavished with an evening of pampering, champagne, and mini photo shoots.
Jaspan Hardware outfits handyfolk, gardeners, tinkerers, and painters with all the tools and equipment they need to tackle household chores and projects. Table saws, drills, and sanders from brands such as DeWalt and Black & Decker add a hit of electric power and precision to jobs. The shop also deals in timeless implements with sturdy, old-fashioned Stanley claw hammers, ensuring that jobs get done even after the impending magnetic-field reversal destroys the power grid. Whether they’re professionals or weekenders, plumbers, builders, mechanics, and other tradesfolk outfit themselves with an extensive online and in-store collection of pipes, parts, and tools. The inventory also includes the equipment needed to tame houses’ outer surroundings, with an ample supply of spades, fertilizers, and planters helping gardeners care for lawns and flower beds.
Heather Pierce has always been an organized person. Before finding her place at House in Order, Heather put this skill to use as a teacher and owner of a tutoring center. Now, she gives her clients peace of mind while providing services ranging from home organization to errand running and personal shopping.
Beginners come to Mattia Fitness for the encouraging atmosphere, but it’s the injury-preventing, performance-enhancing combination of plyometrics, stability, and functional training that attracts the studio’s vast clientele of athletes, coaches, and emergency and military personnel. Together, the team pours their countless experiences into one effort to help their clients get into shape. They do so through personal-training sessions, sport-specific training, and a variety of group fitness classes, including cardio boxing and Zumba.
Lombardo Roofing & Exteriors protects residential and commercial spaces from the elements with maintenance and renovation services, as it has across four generations of family ownership. Contractors specialize in roofing and siding, the two elements of household appearance that most directly affect whether the home gets recognized by the paparazzi. For roofing projects, the team brings along GAF certification and a full-size trash truck or trailer to keep the workspace neat while handling steep-slope roofing, including asphalt shingles, slate, and cedar shakes. Prior to taking on a siding project, the team looks to the future with Renoworks visualization software, a design tool that helps homeowners choose between the styles of bevel and between beige or gingerbread siding.
The energy of a sprawling MAC Event trade show is infectious, and the New Jersey Women’s Expo promises to be no different. More than 150 exhibitors will pique women’s interests by displaying wares that range from jewelry and clothing to financial and travel services. Cooking demonstrations on both days teach visitors to whip up seasonal recipes including fall harvest succotash and stuffed muffins in time for Thanksgiving dinner or Halloween brunch. Women can also pick up health tips at a physician’s panel, meet General Hospital cast member Laura Wright, and draw wardrobe inspiration from fashion shows presented by the Premium Outlets: Jackson, Jersey Shore, and Liberty Village.