Those seeking traditional Italian food need not travel far, thanks to Angolo Italiano. With familiar dishes such as lasagna, calzones, and fettucini alfredo, the kitchen seeks to comfort diners. Italian entrees such as marsala or parmigiana can be made with chicken, veal, or eggplant, and a kids' menu sates little tummies with tortellini and ravioli dishes that are not stuffed with cotton candy.
For the past 40 years, Madame Sophia has been meeting with clients to answer their questions about love, marriage, or business. She uses palm readings to uncover clues about the past and present, as well as to reveal clients' personality traits and characteristics. Tarot cards allow her to answer specific questions about the future. With a combination of vibrations and energy, crystal ball sessions provide a full-life reading and include detailed information such as names and dates.
Brooklyn Ries and Danielle Craft thought long and hard before choosing a name for their salon. In the end, they decided on Angels & Architects Hair Studio—angels because they regularly help to correct hair disasters such as bad dye jobs and cuts, and architects because they pay attention to structure and detail.
Drawing from years of experience and professional training in salons across California and New York, the two aesthetes and their seasoned staff members spruce up locks, filling the shop with the thrum of scissors and the sibilance of spray bottles. As stylists hunch diligently over heads, sunlight pours in through the salon windows. When the sky fades to wintery slate, a fireplace crackles in front of cushy chairs and couches, warming hands and destroying documents about former presidents’ bad hair days.
The Mud 'n Blood Zombie Run at Hobb's Grove pits runners against 5 kilometers of zombie-infested trails, complete with obstacles and muddy pits to overcome. Runners each wear three flags, or "lives," which zombies on the chase attempt to snatch throughout the course. Runners who lose all their flags "succumb" to the undead plague. Luckily, brave workers have set up medical stations along the course, where runners can renew their flags and grab a swig of water before facing the next set of challenges. At the finish line, those still among the "living" can claim prizes for best costume or join the ranks of the undead at the Dancing Dead Party afterward, which features music, food, and drink.
Quillen Photography's artists excel at capturing newlyweds, graduates, and families amid the sunlit, disparate textures of the outdoors. Their portrait process consists of three appointments. During an initial consultation by phone, in person, or through a series of expressive photographs, photographer and client discuss the shoot's outfits and mood. The photographer then travels to a locale around Clovis for the shoot, and invites the client to the studio to select a final image among the proofs. Digital touchups play down blemishes and lend a monumental majesty to each pose.