Whether its clients are planning a wedding, a fundraiser, a corporate party, or a giant-ape unveiling, Event Services Group has them covered. By drawing on a vast network of planners and vendors, it can supply appropriate transportation, a properly sized venue, catering, music, and photographers to make the moment memorable. Yet the planning company's camera carriers don't limit themselves to events. They also snap senior portraits, head shots for business profiles, and even maternity pictures.
Juicy tidbits of chocolate-dunked fruit arrive on the doorsteps of family and friends, done up in colorful bouquets and candy boxes by the skilled fruit arrangers at Edible Arrangements' more than 1,100 franchises worldwide. The company's in-house chocolatiers drizzle albion strawberries and daisy pineapples in a trio of chocolate flavors. Once properly chocolated, the workers organize the preservative-free sweets into lush arrangements that resemble flowers in bloom. Customers can choose to plop their bouquets in a variety of vessels, including vases, mugs, and sports- or holiday-themed containers that add a personal touch to the edible gifts. Alternatively, customers can opt to adorn gifts with the cheery, red lids of candy boxes, nestling 12 chocolate-dipped morsels inside to build anticipation and determine if loved ones have x-ray vision as they guess whether fruit will come dusted in shredded coconut or drizzled in white chocolate.
Featured in Bloomberg Businessweek and frequented by celebrity parents from Gwen Stefani to Halle Berry, Giggles N' Hugs caters to kids' boundless energy with a spacious play area alongside a restaurant that fuels little bellies with healthful fare. On the colorful play space's pirate ship, mini swashbucklers can climb rope ladders to the deck, ascend the crow's nest, or swoop down the slide to sword-fight with imaginary narwhals. Elsewhere, a lavender castle protects princesses from the wall mural's cartoon dragons, as rocking horses and a jungle gym distract the kingdom's squires. All the while, friendly staffers, certified in CPR and first aid, supervise and play with children, ensuring their safety and full engagement. The play center also sates hungry tummies of all ages with a catering menu, brimming with fresh fare and rich cupcakes. Party hosts and their guests can tuck forks into salads featuring everything from beets to barbecue chicken, or snag sandwiches and wraps such as the Asian-inspired citrus tuna wrap cradled in whole-wheat lavash. Chocolate and vanilla cupcakes fulfill everyone's sweet cravings, salvaging the party when the magician accidentally saws the cake in half.
MNR Dance Factory?previously Molly & Roni's Dance Factory?has been providing a home for dancers for 20 years. The academy describes itself as a place "Where Dancers Grow Up," and helps budding young beginners and competitive dancers alike develop their skills in styles that include ballet, jazz, tap, and aerial arts in an airy, mirrored studio.
The classes are led by an experienced staff with a number of professional credits to their name?the studio's instructors have worked for the likes of Grey Goose, Chevrolet, and the movie Dreamgirls. And those teachers' work ethic and passion don't end when a shoot wraps and cameras transform back into pumpkins. Instead, when they pirouette into MNR Dance Factory, they enthusiastically redirect their energy toward the teaching of new artists.
A woven basket of berries, foraged greens, and a wild boar with a spear in its side––these were the feasts of Paleolithic humans, who ate only what they could hunt and gather on the move. Grains, dairy, and legumes were inedible to our early ancestors, and adherents to the paleo diet maintain that our bodies are best served by eating that same pre-agrarian diet. Nutrition coach, accomplished Ironman athlete, and exercise instructor Nell Stephenson guides her clients to vibrant healthy lifestyles within the diet's parameters.
In an interview with Lava magazine, Stephenson outlined her journey to the paleo diet, which began by identifying a latent gluten allergy in 2006 and continued on with her co-penning cookbooks with Dr. Loren Cordain, the “father” of the diet. Her experiences led to her current philosophy, which mimics the Hippocratic view that food should be medicine and vice versa. On CBS, Stephenson demonstrated some of her recipes and explained that one of the goals of her Paleoista book was to assure women especially that despite the caveman-esque name, the diet is accessible to anyone.
Stephenson channels her enthusiasm for and expertise in paleo living through diet and lifestyle services designed to introduce clients to pre-Neolithic ways. Phone or Skype consultations help determine individual plans of action and abilities to hunt and trap wild avocados. After that, clients can commission her for custom nutrition plans, more hands-on coaching, cooking lessons, and kitchen makeovers. :m]]