The historical Hayes Mansion is an apt spot for a sophisticated champagne brunch. Every Sunday, diners file gracefully from fresh seafood bars to carving stations and from cheese displays to tables that bustle with chefs making desserts by hand. Plates well appointed, guests settle into their seats with a glass of champagne to enjoy the views of grounds.
Inside Rest. A Traquility Spa's treatment rooms, soft, translucent drapes filter sunlight trickling between the padded massage beds. This soothing ambiance sets a relaxing tone that's appropriate for each of the team's hot-stone, Swedish, and fascial-release massages. To further rejuvenate their clients, they combine these massages with a menu of refreshing facials.
The dedicated chauffeurs at Tony’s Limousine know California’s streets like the backs of their hands. That knowledge informs their skill in chartering a fleet of Lincoln Town Cars, stretch limousines, and SUVs from Sacramento and San Francisco all the way down to San Diego's picturesque beaches. They cater to their clients’ every whim while shuttling them to and fro during executive trips, sightseeing tours, and weddings, among other special events. Tony’s Limousine further ensures a safe journey with security and bodyguard services, which keeps clients safe from the hazards of certain special events, such as aggressively persistent singing telegrams.
The licensed-and-insured team from Sky Blue Window Services leaves a sparkling trail of commercial and residential windows in its wake. Company president Patrick Roane started the business in Illinois, where he grew up, but recently Sky Blue has begun expanding into Northern California. Attention to detail and professionalism aren’t the only values prized by Roane and company—a sense of community influences Sky Blue’s efforts, and the team feels strongly about supporting other local businesses. In addition to cleaning windows, the technicians clean and repair screens, clear shooting stars out of gutters, refinish wood decks, and perform basic home maintenance and carpentry.
At Almaden Valley Window Washing, a small, family-run business operating for more than three decades, technicians use only child- and pet-safe cleaning products to oust gunk from homes' interiors and exteriors. Grime fighters free windows of light-blocking filth and relieve gutters of accumulated foliage or broomstick fibers dropped by migrating witches. The handy team can also refurbish houses' insides with home repairs or remodeling. Always attuned to homeowner's satisfaction, the company's landscape architects use meticulous techniques when coiffing hedges, installing gutter protectors, or painting decks with glow-in-the-dark bull's eyes for arriving UFOs.
For Sarah Delwood, it’s not about the image but the story the image tells. She loves photographing clients undergoing some form of personal growth, whether it's a couple, baby, prom group, or professional seeking a portrait to jump-start their career. With an affinity for California’s natural scenery and bountiful sunlight, clients' pearly whites, rosy cheeks, and dainty horns are artfully captured for posterity.