After stumbling upon an unmanned camera during her sophomore year at NYU, Lacy Davillier devoted her studies to the photographic arts, earning a BFA in studio art with a focus on photography and graphic design. She found that the peace and seclusion of the dark room proved a welcome respite from the din of city traffic, the pressures of school, and the monotony of sunlight. The young yet experienced photographer now specializes in contemporary photography, chronicling weddings, maternity moments, and celebrating families on location or in her studio. This picturesque space on historic Canal Street, with its wood floors, original doors, and classic New Orleans porch, serves as a romantic backdrop for any manner of shoots, and is fully stocked with toys and organic juices for clients? kids. Lacy also performs a variety of graphic-design services as well as photograph-restoration work.
"What do you want to create?" That is the question posed to each of New Orleans Paint N Party's visitors. During the studio's energetic parties, local artists teach visitors to put brush on canvas, creating colorful projects such as streetcars and city skylines. The staff keeps it simple. They greet each visitor with a presketched canvas and a trove of supplies, including brushes and paints. New Orleans Paint N Party also invites its customers to bring along food and potable beverages; they'll even supply the wine opener, ice bucket, ice pick, and drinking glasses.
Certified personal trainer and registered nurse Chris Vignaud is passionate about helping his clients feel the rush of being physically fit. In his intense one-hour outdoor boot-camp classes, he combines cardio moves with strength and interval training to help participants burn as many calories as possible while building muscle. A team spirit prevails in each intense session, and Chris is the positive, motivational force behind it all, helping everyone achieve their personal fitness goals. He also offers personal training for those looking for a more one-on-one experience.
Personal shoppers Aimée Gowland and Corrie Pellerin bring distinct experiences to ALG Style. As a former buyer for the women’s clothing market in New York, Aimée uses her sharp fashion sense to consult with budding boutiques about the pieces they should add to their repertoire. Corrie draws from her background as a designer to repurpose pieces already in a client’s wardrobe. Both women act as personal shoppers and guide custom shopping tours of New Orleans.