The artists at Wine and Canvas awaken their students’ inner Rembrandts and Van Goghs with classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines. The mobile studio’s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters—many of them local artists—provide step-by-step instructions while students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio’s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.
Be it a house party, a wedding, or a prom, Ramundo Andrews, a.k.a. Deejay Mythikal, is ready to plug in his laptop, turn on the mixer, and crank up a variety of tunes to fit the scene. He soundtracks parties with new and old school tracks in a range of genres such as rap, soul, and disco. Though he's been playing records for five years, Deejay Mythikal's musical experience dates back to high school where he first began to play in local bands. Since then, he's delved into musical production, sound engineering, and song composition.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Learn how to create remarkable desserts using ingredients and equipment everyone has access to. Chef Jasmin will teach you new techniques and helpful tricks that are used by professionals in a commercial kitchen, and show you how to easily transition those skills into a household kitchen setting.
What can a student expect in one of your classes?
A weekly selection of classes are set up, giving you the option to join a class that best inspires you. Each class will present a different theme of the evening, where you learn valuable tricks and techniques you can use at home. Soon, you will be the one making picture perfect pastries!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I wanted to create classes for the every day chefs. People who love and want to refine their craft in the kitchen. I teach you how to make picture perfect pastries using standard equipment and ingredients you can find in a regular grocery store. Here's the secret: you don't need fancy to be "Fancy"
What do you love most about your job?
I love inspiring and being inspired by others, especially by those who share the same passion for food as I do. Cooking is such a natural and organic process, that really anyone can tap into their inner-chef. I love that fact that I get to be a part of that discovery!
The Love Institute founder and renowned massage-industry expert Meagan Holub has helped some pretty discriminating clientele to relax and unwind. From Forbes CEOs and professional athletes to rockstars and royalty, her therapeutic massages have melted away the stress that is inherent in any A lister's life. According to Holub's blog, gift certificates for one of her massages were given away in VIP gift bags at the 2012 MusiCares event honoring Paul McCartney, so they made their way into the hands of celebrity musicians, such as the Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, and Coldplay.
But Holub talks massage with as many down-to-earth, everyday people as she does famous folks, thanks to a compassionate streak she's demonstrated since childhood. As a young girl and teenager, she rescued stray animals, volunteered at Easter Seals camp, became a physical-therapy assistant, and served as an aide for a person with paraplegia. Today her passion for helping others translates into The Love Institute's services, including group massage classes and private massage lessons that teach individuals and couples to execute the same techniques so sought after by Hollywood stars. Holub and her team of certified massage therapists also instruct employees at workplace events, where they demonstrate stress-relief techniques, which come in handy the next time the boss requires mandatory overtime to help her solve the Sunday crossword.