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.
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.
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.
At Lapels Dry Cleaning, the owner is always behind the counter to meet and greet garments and their owners. He offers same-day cleaning for speedy turnarounds on suits, and 24-hour drop-off service so that efficiency-minded patrons can leave their clothes while sleepwalking. Each dollar spent at Lapels Dry Cleaning counts as credit toward future orders. As a service to the planet, the shop uses a nontoxic dry-cleaning solvent and recycles hangers and plastic garment bags.
With personalized curriculums designed for novices and virtuosos alike, Music Makers' range of lessons teach students ages 5 and older how to strum, pizzicato, and wail. Music Makers' handy tips for getting the most out of each class include pairing children in each age group with their ideal melodic noisemakers such as guitar, piano, drums, violin, school-band instruments, and recordings of auto-tuned frog croaks. University-trained instructors conduct each weekly lesson with a music-education and performance-based syllabus, focusing on styles such as classical, pop, and jazz. Music Makers sells and rents a symphonic stockpile of instruments, in addition to hosting community performances.
Spread out across nine locations in New Jersey and New York, Treasure Island Self Storage's complexes safely house personal belongings in climate-controlled units protected by password-controlled gates and overseen by 24-hour video-surveillance feeds. The units come in a variety of sizes and are accessible seven days a week. Customers can take advantage of drive-up access and ground-floor loading, a more convenient way to store trinkets than shipping them to a relative's attic. At each location, a professional consultant is ready to assist customers, and an assortment of boxes, tape, and other packing supplies are available at each location to provide items a smooth and secure passage. Select locations are also U-Haul-authorized dealerships equipped to rent out moving trucks. Other locations provide free use of their own trucks for clients who can't balance a couch on their handlebars.