Melissa Lopez faced a daunting task: a group of five friends all wanted to do their boudoir shoots back to back in one evening. She could see the potential wreckage—the ladies racing to make their shoot on time, makeup sessions running long, costume pieces getting lost—but she agreed to the plan anyway. As it turned out, her fears were warranted, but Melissa had never been one to let a challenge wear her down. So when her subjects reached the height of pandemonium, she decreed, "I don't care if we're going past midnight. Let's get these shots done." The ladies' stress receded, and the evening turned into a party complete with strawberries and champagne.
Shoots like these show why Melissa and her husband, Dustin, chose the name One Red Door Photography: it symbolizes their shared passion for capturing images full of life. In addition to boudoir shoots, the duo's services range from portrait sessions to video solutions for small businesses—an area of particular importance for Dustin, who comes from a lineage of restaurateurs going back to his great grandfather in Spain. Dustin's passion for photography, video, and helping small businesses also led to his Google Trusted Photographer certification, a distinction for photographers who capture panoramic shots of local businesses for Google Maps with Street View.
The O Gallery’s owner Kristen Olsen—an accomplished artist in her own right, who’s shown work as far away as Rome—has made her business into a showcase for more than a dozen of Cleveland’s most talented artists. Come evening, the chic space transforms into a classroom for adults interested in making something beautiful while sipping something delicious during Artful Expeditions: Uncorked classes.
A second-generation, family-owned flooring emporium, the Calvetta Brothers' Floor Show extends its expertise in all things trod-able to scrub soiled shag and bathe besmirched berbers throughout northeast Ohio. Ready and able to eliminate grime and stains from your indoor grass, the trained and insured carpet professionals will vacuum the cruddy carpet in question before using a hot-water extraction to exorcise deep-seated soil and restore long-lost toe rings to their rightful owners. Manageable furniture pieces will be carefully moved free of charge, and large items such as wardrobes and dining tables will be charged by the piece, depending on weight and difficultly of the move. A plasma TV, heated driveway, or 65 CCTV cameras might seem like the biggest investment you've made in your home, but carpet is a home's actual opulence. Regular cleanings are necessary to keep it looking new and tasting splendid. Accumulated soil, grit, Lego helmets, pet puky, and butter statues of cows eating sticks of butter can destroy even the hardiest textile floor coverings and allow bacteria to hold barbecues nonstop, so nab today's Groupon and get one step closer to reclaiming control over every inch of your danceable dominion.
When Seymour and Esther Fischgrund founded Fish Furniture in 1925, the couple personally stained, painted, and housebroke each piece before sending it home with a customer. Today, Fish Furniture operates a bit more efficiently, but with the same attention to detail and quality. In the eight-plus decades since opening, the business has grown from 2 employees to 70. It features a pair of 40,000-square-foot show rooms, inside of which sit upholstery, bedroom sets, and office trimmings bearing solid-wood construction and the names of well-known manufacturers. Outside the show rooms, Fish's staff travels to homes to provide interior-design advice, and its courtesy touchups mend scuffs and scrapes in a more fashionable manner than haphazardly placed band-aids.