With more than 386 locations dotting North America, JCPenney Optical's ubiquity is matched only by its extensive selection of contact lenses and designer frames that includes brands such as Armani Exchange, Liz Claiborne, and Nicole Miller. Despite this wide reach, all lenses are cut at the same optical laboratory, ensuring a consistency of quality and a pretty good idea of where to look if your glasses run away from home. Each location has an independent state-licensed doctor of optometry, who can perform vision exams and help clients determine which type of vision correction will work best.
Gallery One Fourteen skillfully swathes photos, paintings, and keepsakes in stylized, custom frames. Customers can bring in any frameable artwork, such as a cherished oil painting or a beloved photo of a pitch-black cave, and Gallery One Fourteen's expert framers will beautify the item with a personalized border ($80–$600). Each piece receives a professional treatment, including custom planning and layout, matting recommendations, suggested materials, and ideas for where to hang it so that it can inspire the optimal amount of awe.
At Creative Piano Teaching, instructor James Lee Vatter's students find themselves immersed in a supportive, challenging environment that strives to make learning music a fun and rewarding undertaking. His pupils learn a wide range of musical styles as they pounce on the keyboard at weekly lessons, demonstrating the skills and concepts learned in previous sessions. Along with lessons, students can participate in festivals and competitions.
Prestige Portraits NY work to forever capture special moments in mantle-worthy in-studio or on-location photographs. Whether its for a couple's engagement or a family reunion, the friendly photographers keep the experience relaxed and fun as they capture both candid and artfully posed shots. They happily accommodate groups of any size, and take particular joy in working with infants, children, and high school seniors.
Patrons keep friends, family members, and employees informed with Celebrations in Ink's playful and elegant selection of personalized greeting cards, holiday cards, and event invitations. Each customer consults in-store with a professional card specialist, who oversees orders, answers questions, and fields special requests from Monopoly players attempting to weigh Chance decks in their favor. A bright tree surrounded by a snowy lane delivers a universal message of “Season’s Greetings” from Golden Illumination holiday cards, with a personalized message etched inside the fold ($75 for 25 cards). A colorful bottle of bubbly emblazons recycled paper to welcome the New Year and New Year's revelers with a froth of bubbles and your name and message in silver foil ($97 for 25 cards). Save future dates with a 2012 seasonal flowers calendar, whose colorful floral centerpiece belies predictions from pessimistic Mayans ($69 for 25 cards; $108.50 for 50). The elegant Sweet Songs wedding invitation in raisin delicately scrawls details with purple vines and personalized text to beckon nuptial guests with shimmering invitations ($281 for 25). Celebrations in Ink can customize many items with photographs and create personalized journals, napkins, and accessories.
Razzle Dazzle Photo Booths immortalizes special events with authentic vintage photo booths that supply an unlimited number of candid keepsakes. During each four-hour session, a helpful attendant ushers party guests into the mobile memory maker where they can adorn themselves with props such as Viking helmets, oversize sunglasses, and feather boas. Once inside, subjects can select from a range of backdrops and finishing options including nostalgic black-and-white, full color, or scratch 'n' sniff, before striking their best pose and hurrying back out to snatch up the strips of prints that appear within four seconds. Following each event, party hosts receive a keepsake scrapbook, as well as a comprehensive photo CD to share all images with online friends or lonely disk drives.