Lauren Taylor lives in an orbit around the camera. As a teenager, she modeled in front of the lens. She later attended the Institute of Studio and Makeup Design, after which she would collaborate with photographers behind the camera. Lauren eventually gravitated to the camera itself, which she now wields with aplomb in her own photography studio. Here, her life-long experience and education converge in the work of shooting sumptuous and striking images.
Thanks to her time in the sights of the camera eye, Lauren has a particular way of making subjects feel comfortable. She especially enjoys sessions with other women, documenting expectant mothers or capturing sensual boudoir portraits. Otherwise, Lauren's newborn shoots capture babies in their most innocent state, before they learn to talk or knit a ski-mask. Lauren still exercises her eye for fashion, snapping stills for advertisements and industry headshots. She also documents weddings, taking a photojournalistic approach to event photography by capturing candid moments and emotional milestones.
With more than three decades of experience in family, cosmetic, and implant dentistry, Dr. Eric Deverill headlines Beachwalk's bill of professional mouthbone beautifiers, prevailing over tooth decay and gingivitis with quality dental procedures in an office that gazes whimsically oceanward. During an exam, Dr. Deverill will take up his tooth scaler and navigate a client's gum rocks in search of suspicious craters. Then, to strip overaccessorized chompers of their plaque coats and tartar toupees, an adult cleaning will sanitize the oral cavity. Finally, x-rays explore the mouth to check for potentially harmful tooth abnormalities and burrowing bandicoots.
At iRepair Global in Solana Beach, professionally trained techs repair all manner of Apple gadgets afflicted with a range of issues. Whether devices need a new home button, a new power button, or the screen is cracked because a beloved pet buried it in the garbage disposal, iRepair’s technicians swoop in to fix problems with speedy service while customers wait. They also specialize in complex procedures such as factory unlocks, data recovery, and replacing the front and back glass with customized color schemes. iRepair currently services the iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, and 5, and the iPad 1–4 and mini.
San Diego Self Storage oversees an ample and affordable arsenal of storage units and a network of neighborhood facilities. Storage rates and available unit sizes and types vary by location; however, you may be able to stow faulty bedknobs and broomsticks in a 10'x10' climate-controlled unit ($119–$189/month) or a 5'x5' lower-interior unit ($44-$79/month). Stuff storers can also hide away truffles from Lagotto Romagnolos in a 10'x20' exterior unit ($199–$319/month).
In the three decades since he left his job as the COO of a multimillion-dollar development company, Brian Tracy has delved into the study of success, honing his own experiences with insights from the masters of fields including economics, business, and psychology. Confident in his own research, Tracy now travels through countries across the globe, delivering seminars and leading workshops for more than one million people in 58 countries, including for companies such as Toyota, Bank of America, and Verizon Wireless. He’s also condensed his wisdom into a slate of at-home courses, with DVDs and Web videos serving as virtual coaches until technology allows for the creation of miniature Tracys who deliver lectures from shoulder perches. Available lessons help pupils best personal hurdles by optimizing their time management, jump-starting their personal development, or honing their leadership abilities.
Optylux owner Helmut Igel wants his customers to wear eyewear that they feel is just as fashionable as the latest designer clothes. That's why his eyewear boutique imports handcrafted frames from the Italian eyewear company Ete and the German eyewear company Flair. Ete is the only eyewear line in the world that puts real pheasant feathers inlaid in its frames, and Flair glasses, which take days to complete by hand and come in more than 20 designs, can be customized with inset stones, cutouts, faceting, and tattooing. Optylux is also the exclusive U.S. distributor of these brands, ensuring a full look of the entire eyewear collection.