Behind the understated green awning of L&D’s Sapore Ravioli & Cheese's storefront, owner Domenick F. Discenza and his team churn out nearly 100 kinds of pasta fresh daily. Domenick's love affair with pasta began during his childhood in Baranello, Italy, and has lasted 40 years, more than two decades of which have been spent at L&D's. He creates authentic Italian pastas and innovative interpretations including champagne-dough ravioli with lobster and sweet-potato gnocchi. The restaurant also makes use of imported delicacies, featuring 15 sauces including walnut pesto and honeycomb tripe on its dinner menu. The lighter lunch menu offers hot and cold sandwiches and wraps. In addition, L&D's savory cold-cut platters and à la carte items can be ordered for birthdays, anniversaries, and parties in honor of that time you hiccupped for three hours straight.
The lash luminaries at Beauty Everlasting enhance eye curtains through the tinting and lifting of an LVL Lashes treatment or with thickening Xtreme Lashes extensions. Over the course of 45 minutes, an LVL treatment darkens the lashes and curves them upward for a natural but embellished look that lasts about 6–8 weeks. A set of Alluring Xtreme Lash extensions affixes 35–45 lashes to each eye for winks more persuasive than a politician swinging a hypnotist’s pocket watch. Elegant Xtreme Lash extensions add 50–65 lashes to each lid, and the set of Stunning extensions applies 70–95 lashes, leaving lashes denser than a game-show host’s toupee. Depending on the number of lashes being applied, appointments last 90–150 minutes, and touchups are recommended every 2–4 weeks.
It's rarely a good idea to indulge dogs with cookies and cakes—unless those cookies and cakes are made specifically for them. That's exactly the case at The Paws of Nature, where owner Kirsten bakes homemade treats for pups. Kirsten and her friend, Michele, had the idea to create a neighborhood pet store with a twist. Today, the twist they envisioned comes in several forms, such as community education programs, conveniently designed self-serve washing stations, and a stock of healthier food choices for pets—including, of course, baked goodies.
For more than 88 years, the lamplighters at Capitol Lighting have illuminated homes with attractive fixtures in styles ranging from French country to Art Deco. More than 500,000 products, including bright lamps and bulbs from Corbett Lighting, Schonbek, Hudson Valley, and Savoy House, await their opportunity to banish darkness and beautify home spaces ranging from dining room ceilings to outdoor paths. Beyond bulbs in all shapes and sizes, Capitol also carries a vast selection of home accessories, such as hallway mirrors that give residents a final chance to ensure their antennas are hidden before leaving the house.
At Faces Haircutters, stylists use Redken, Pureology, and Brocato to primp 'dos for weddings, proms, and other special occasions. But they also create a welcoming environment where women, men, and children of all ages can come get their hair cut, colored, or styled, even if they're not headed for the red carpet. It helps that these stylists stay sharp through continuing education, allowing them get the most out of their top-shelf products. An impressive 40 years have passed since the salon opened its doors, so it's possible the doors won't close anymore.