Although kids at his pediatrics practice affectionately call him "Dr. Spoon," adults at Emerge Esthetics & Weight Management know Bryan Weatherspoon, MD as the physician who can help them fit into skinny jeans or slim-cut gunnysacks. Dr. Weatherspoon sits down with patients to draw up individual plans for weight-loss success incorporating long-term lifestyle and nutritional changes, fat-burning injections, and professional-grade HCG. Dr. Weatherspoon also transforms bodies from the outside in by administering mesotherapy to slenderize areas of stubborn fat, and injecting dermal fillers to combat wrinkles.
Spanning four days, Amelia Island Film Festival encompasses more than 50 screenings from international independent filmmakers. Passes earn participants access to various historic Amelia Island venues, beginning with a prefestival red-carpet rollout at 7 p.m. on Thursday evening. Over the following three days, eyes screen films by independent artists and codependent artists hailing from countries such as Spain, Russia, Brazil, and the U.S. at multiple festival locations. Visitors can also view screenings of PBS’s Real Food Real Kitchens, a documentary series about family recipes. Starting at noon each day, participants can slake thirst at the Stella Artois Beer Garden and attend special seminars and events, such as the VIP/Actor/Director Tour and the Norman Studios silent-film seminar. The weekend concludes with an Oscar party at 7 p.m. on Sunday, where guests can carve cheese cubes into their own award statuettes.
Redbones Dog Bakery and Boutique boasts a bevy of fresh treats to appease canine appetites, with a menu ranging from cheddar and garlic studded cheesy bones ($5.99/half-pound) to scoops of peanut butter and banana frozen dogurt ($1.50). Crunchy mint and parsley breath mints ($5.99) transform the panting mouths of halitosis-stricken hounds into vessels of aromatherapy, and indecisive hound handlers can purchase a half-pound assortment of Redbones’ most popular concoctions ($5.99). All treats are baked fresh daily and sweetened naturally with honey, vanilla, and banana rather than sugar.
Equipped with a seasoned staff of sprinters, Current Running motivates movers and outfits joggers with a large spread of shorts, shoes, accessories, and more. Bury foot forks in a bevy of toe treats, including shoes from top brands such as Asics, Mizuno, Saucony, New Balance, Adidas, and Puma. Experts eye arches as customers try out the in-store treadmill with a number of different kicks, making suggestions to help match runners with the perfect combination of support and style. Race socks ($55) and recovery socks ($49) lay proper foundations for new shoes and provide a secret place for health enthusiasts to store spinach. To look slick and serious above the ankle on race day, also peruse Current's selection of ambling attire, including men and women's short tights ($80), long tights ($100), and compression leggings ($70).
Liberty Tax Service's armada of certified public accountants swoops in to rescue taxpayers from the onslaught of numbers, paperwork, and quadratic equations that overwhelms during tax season. Beyond computerized tax preparation and electronic filing during the months preceding April 15, clients can count on the company's expertise during an audit, through a correspondence with the IRS or state agencies, or while finding the best games living inside their graphic calculators. Liberty Tax Service also benefits community members outside of the office by sponsoring Relay for Life, a race benefitting the American Cancer Society, and by collecting unwanted cell phones and sending them to soldiers overseas.
A fire truck full of high-spirited children may sound like a field trip gone awry, but Celebration Party Rental sets this scene safely for youngsters jump and play in truck-shaped bounce houses. The party-supply company’s array of inflatables extends to designs that resemble a princess’s castle or come adorned with stills from Pixar’s Cars. The spray of a hose converts its various inflatable slides into waterslides. To complement these instant-carnival scenes, the business supplies popcorn poppers and other concessions equipment.
When Olivia Weatherspoon trained as an oil painter, she didn’t just learn how to create eye-catching vignettes, but also how to beautify her subjects. This comprehensive approach now influences her photography business, where her training as a makeup artist helps her enhance features and complexions before she even picks up the camera. Whether in the studio or in sunlit outdoor settings such as docks, beaches, or parks, Weatherspoon strives to capture the best engagement photos and portraits of children or high school–seniors she can. She also helms boudoir shoots and underwater sessions, perfect for those interested in taking unconventional shots or impressing potential suitors on mermen dating sites.