Erin Spitzberg of Nutrition by Design, LLC holds a master's degree in nutrition from New York University. The registered dietitian and certified nutritionist draws on this experience during nutritional counseling sessions. She works with clients aged 16 and up to design custom meal plans based on health, lifestyle, and food preferences.
A yawn, a smile, a flinch of the arm—before a baby is even born, he or she has begun communicating. Baby's Premiere 3D/4D Ultrasound Studio gives families and parents-to-be a live look-in at these mini milestone moments, all without installing a window on the mother's belly. A certified sonographer with 15 years of experience built Baby's Premiere to be a place for bonding. Relatives do just that by watching their newest addition to the family on a 46-inch flat-screen TV, and reliving the experience time and again with videos, photos, and other keepsakes.
How does one start a skincare business with no equipment, products, or money? Kim Evans found herself in that predicament when she started her business immediately after passing the state boards. With nothing but faith and a strong work ethic, she began tending to her clients' skin needs inside a rented room of a small spa. She worked 80 hours per week and became a licensed massage therapist to expand her business into what it is today: a wellness spa that enhances the beauty and health of skin and body through spa services and massage. Inside 2Gorjis Integrated Health & Wellness, three private treatment rooms house clients as two skin therapists cleanse surfaces during custom facials, or wrap bodies in aromatherapy herbal linens. The staff members bolster natural features with eyelash extensions, meticulous body waxing, and makeup artistry that includes exclamation points drawn next to eyebrows.
Certified as an Apple specialist, Essex Computers showcases the latest Apple mobile and desktop devices, including iMacs, iPads, iPods, and MacBooks Air and Pro, as well as other name-brand hardware and software equipment. Apple TV wirelessly enables your TV to stream Netflix and YouTube videos ($99), and also displays photos, plays music, and teams up against arrogant automated chess programs. Carry up to 24 hours of music by clipping the 8GB multitouch iPod Nano to shirtsleeves and belt buckles ($149). Other music mavens can connect their Nano, notebook, or iPhone to the Aurora audio system, streamlined with a sleek design and 15-watt subwoofer ($99.99).
Inflated structures, slides, and games fill the climate-controlled environs of the numerous BounceU locations that speckle the nation. At each site, staff members closely monitor all activities as little ones traverse obstacle courses or pull on oversized inflatable boxing gloves. The crew also invites parents to join in on the fun, letting them bounce alongside their kids or make sweeping edicts from atop a bouncy-castle throne.
In addition to open sessions, the indoor-play haven sets the stage for the Preschool Playdate program, where instructors lead games and activities. Special events include family-bounce night, which lets parents join in the bouncing or relax in the party room and do grownup things, such as eat marshmallows with a knife and fork.
The phosphorescent, indoor landscape at Monster Mini Golf immerses putters in an eerie universe that inverts the sun-soaked cheer of conventional courses. Rimmed in glowing green barriers, 18 holes lure swingers of all sizes to challenge their coordination and resolve in the face of winged monsters, scowling animated trees, a creepy clown, and their opponents' shockingly dazzling smiles. Sheltered from searing rain and howling wind, the indoor course enables play around hazards such as a spell well and luminous, ghostly windmill at any time of the year. An in-house radio station and DJ mask the sound of pounding hearts with lively beats and course commentary, and golfers looking for additional glory can win prizes by participating in regular contests or at the onsite arcade (arcade games not covered by this Groupon).
Though the expression holds that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” the photographers at Magique Studios aim to take photos that can replace verbal wedding stories altogether. Since 2000, they’ve captured clients’ true emotions at hundreds of nuptial celebrations, centered on diverse religious and cultural traditions. The shutterbugs' versatility extends to other photo-shoot types as well, such as family portraits and boudoir sessions. During the planning process, Magique’s staff members pride themselves on their open lines of communication—they’re readily accessible by phone, e-mail, and carrier pigeon. After everything has concluded, clients may receive black-and-white, sepia, or color prints ready for inclusion in scrapbooks.