The young crew behind ONEHOPE Wine believes wine can do more than dance with flavor and stain frocks fashioned from fine white camel hair. Each bottle has been instilled with beauty and a rich taste to complement its selflessness. One ONEHOPE gift box yields one bottle each of California merlot, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, zinfandel, and sauvignon blanc ($120 for gift box or $18.99 each). The 2009 merlot is aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels, resulting in flavors of toasty spice and a versatile drinkability.
The Long Island Athletics Baseball program does its part to replenish the sport's stock of future talent, fostering youngsters under the trained eyes of a dedicated, experienced staff. During clinics, which are available for various aspects of the game including batting, base running, and sunflower-seed spitting, small groups gather on the diamond to field advice and recommendations from the program's coaches. The across-the-board emphasis on individualized instruction, as well as hard work, passion, and unselfish play, has helped many former players springboard to the next level of competition, specifically at the collegiate level.
The sisters behind Compassion Couture want their customers to be able to live cruelty-free lives without forfeiting their style. To help them do so, Jill and Tracey stock their store’s physical and virtual shelves with animal-friendly shoes, bags, accessories, and skincare products designed by companies dedicated to sustainable and ethical production methods.
Before looking through the camera lens, the expert photographers at Picture People spend time getting to know their subjects and establishing a strategy for conveying their personalities in print. Then, film-ready clients pose in the bright camera room, airing teeth amid colorful backdrops and creative props. Following snapshots, subjects make their way to the selection station to choose their favorite poses from their session, which may be treated with sepia tones, color accents, and decorative borders to suit any wall, wallet, wallpaper pattern, or trophy walleye.
Picture People offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.
Furnished with stately, wood décor and red velvet curtains, Rein puts a regal twist on contemporary American cuisine via its appetizers and entrees. Dining-room architect and designer Robert DiLeonoardi sets the sophisticated scene for a stage bill of well-seasoned stars, starting with Georges Bank sautéed scallops ($17), dressed with Spanish mangaliza ham in a cauliflower vichyssoise and orange-leek confit. Entrees evoke images of men sipping cognac from curvy snifters. Graze with grace on plates of pepper-crusted, Montana-raised rib eyes ($48) or juniper-marinated venison ($38). Braised red cabbage, stuffed lady apples, and star anise complement each venison cut, alongside hot flushes of large, duck-fat-fried fries or smack-down potatoes ($6 each). Lounge postmeal with a fireside digestif, accompanied by a friend, loved one, or FDR's ghost.
The gastronomes at Pastacheese.com import most of their products from Italy and collect spices, oils, vinegars, and cheese from around the world. Boil boxes of Cipriani Food Tagliolini, a spinach-flecked egg pasta ($7.99), or Benedetto Cavalieri spaghettine ($7.89), which achieves its texture through extensive kneading, slow drawing, and drying gradually while leafing through magazines atop a chaise longue. Jumbo sundried tomato ravioli stuffed with smoked mozzarella ($19.99) refuse to accept additives, preservatives, or mumbo, while decadently rich artisanal fresh hand-dipped ricotta ($19.95/3 lbs.) is sourced from Vermont and shipped overnight to preserve its creamy freshness and keep it from being spoiled on long cruises. For a ready-made meal, heat and serve precooked chicken cacciatore, 2 pounds of chicken mixed with fresh tomato and onion sauce ($24.99).