Armed with an army of innovative and certified shutterbugs, Olan Mills Portrait Studio provides families with high-quality portraits, continuing a mission that was established more than 75 years ago by founder Olan Mills Sr. Skilled in the art of capturing infants, children, families, and bunny-ears-giving ghost orbs on film, Olan Mills’s experienced smile snappers will take a series of poses amid a variety of backgrounds and lighting options. The studio is equipped with a selection of props—including numbers for birthdays, toys, and boxes—and patrons may bring their own photo-enlivening items from home. The resulting photos find their way to prints in natural color, black and white, or sepia tones; they can also be immortalized in the studio's signature Old Masters style, a canvas brushed with highlights to recreate look of an oil painting. Like the gentlemanly mariners of ages past with their full schedule of sea-battles, the photographers welcome appointments, but do not require them.
At Footprints to Wellness, owner Paula Jurko knows that in order to take the right steps toward wellness, one starts with the feet. She helps alleviate pain and symptoms of health concerns by applying pressure to specific points on the feet that correspond to specific organs in the body. She also preforms raindrop therapy, which applies nine essential oils into the spine and feet to help the body align structurally and electrically. Along with raindrop therapy, she preforms Reiki to balance the body and release tension.
Named one of the top 10 places for kids' birthday parties by Parents magazine, Color Me Mine unfurls a dizzying assortment of bisque pieces to paint and decorate during open-studio time or organized shindigs. Patrons browse the well-stocked shelves before garnishing their chosen bisques around crafting tables. Experienced staff members stand close by to help with bisque or paint selection and answer any questions about materials, design ideas, or how to emblazon a statuette with a perfect Mona Lisa smile, then glaze and fire each creation to forge a bounty of long-lasting keepsakes.
The FoodSmiths Catering specializes in culinary services that span from drop-off lunches and carefully arranged platters to parties tended to by wait staffs and barmeisters. Hors d’oeuvres platters mollify mumbling digestive tracks with comestible classics like the smothered brie ($27), rich phyllo tartlets ($65), and chicken cordon bleu skewers ($97.50). Pack away lunch cravings into tasty boxed-salad samplings, such as the bistecca salad ($9.50/guest), a gorgonzola-crested wedge of iceberg lettuce caught in an avalanche of tomatoes, bacon, and parmesan dressing, or bread-bound hand weights like the traditional club sandwich with a deli side, chips, or pretzels and a cookie or brownie ($8.50 for half sandwich/guest, $10.50 for full sandwich), also known as the world’s most delicious blunt weapon. Guests can also quench parched tongues with a variety of made-from-scratch iced teas and lemonades, including basil and raspberry or strawberry citrus herb.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Your health is made up of more than just the physical. I help clients address their mindset surrounding food, ideas about exercise, excuses, habits, and limiting beliefs. I help you change how your mind thinks about weight, freeing you to pursue becoming your best self possible!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
You?ve noticed friends or family members that go work out at the gym or start a new diet, but they soon relapse or even gain more weight and that is very discouraging. Health is holistic; and too often the mental and emotional side is left out completely.
What do you love most about your job?
I love to see the long-term change in clients. The cool thing about coaching and hypnosis is that, often, once people are in a better state health wise, they see improvements in other areas of their life like their career, social life, relationships, and family life because it's all connected.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
I think the most meaningful feedback has been in regards to the connection that the coaching relationship creates. Sometimes I am the only one in a client's life who really listens to them. I am happy I can provide that because everyone needs to be heard.
Vials of vitamins stand guard in Dr. Satya Bharmota MD’s clinic, awaiting their turn to bolster patients’ carefully tailored diets during personalized weight-loss sessions. Dr. Bharmota draws from more than 35 years of experience in nutrition, pharmacotherapy, and behavior modification as she prescribes healthy eating and lifestyle habits, which, with help from vitamins, Adipex supplements, and balanced diets of unprocessed foods, can help patients to shed extra pounds and maintain fitter physiques. Dr. Bharmota’s program is also adaptable for children, helping kids to lose weight by removing the hefty string-theory textbooks in their backpacks and filling their plates with nutrients specialized for their growing bodies.