Marsha Whitney with PCP (pretty close to perfect) has many years of experience as a seamstress, and it shows. She recently altered my wedding dress and I couldn't have been happier. When we began the dress fit pretty well but on the day of my wedding it fit like a glove. Marsha was efficient and friendly throughout the fittings. For the most part she made only minor alterations, but combined they made a world of difference in the comfort and look of the dress. Her prices are extremely reasonable for the personalized service that you will get. Highly recommended!
My husband and I used Geneve Hoffman for our recent wedding and we couldn't be happier with her work. She was extremely professional throughout the day. We have received many compliments from our guests on the work that she did and the stealth of her photography. We were looking for a photographer who could capture the mood of our day and the emotions and personalities of our guests without posing us in pictures. Geneve achieved this with ease. She was extremely willing to work with us on the wedding day and captured every shot that we asked her to. She was relaxed and friendly with everyone at the wedding. You might think service like this would cost a fortune, but of all of the photographers that we researched (and there were many!) she had some of the most reasonable prices. Yes, you can find wedding photographers who charge less, but the extra expense to hire Geneve will be well worth it for the quality of service and stunning photographs! We were completely satisfied with Geneve's services from beginning to end!
Banksville Designer Fabrics is a fun place to shop. The store at first seems small, but there are endless choices of fabric along every possible inch of shelf space. The staff are very friendly and have a great eye for helping with your selections. Here youll find everything from vibrant calicoes to velvets to beautiful satins. But, be prepared to pay a bit more than your run-of-the-mill fabric store. In the end, the quality is well worth the higher cost.
I recently used Anthony's to press my wedding dress before the wedding. The service was very friendly and professional. I had hoped to have the dressed cleaned, but the wedding dress cleaner at Anthony's was nice enough to call me and let me know that she was concerned. Because she had paid enough attention to my dress I was able to avoid possibly ruining the dress before I even got to wear it! And even with a simple pressing the dress looked fantastic on the day of. They definitely pay attention to detail!
The Jericho Drive-In Theater in Glenmont is a fun and relaxed place to watch a couple of movies on a summer evening. The Jericho has only one screen, but I find it less distracting than the drive-ins with multiple screens. The cost is much lower than a regular movie theater and for that price you'll get two movies. The movies showing are usually very recent. Like most drive-ins, this one is very friendly for families and there's plenty of room for restless children to run around before the movie starts. Be sure to get there a bit early for a good spot.
Patricia Buck Bridal is a great place to start your bridal gown search. They have a very extensive inventory of gowns in many sizes so there are plenty of styles to choose from. They also have many designers and are usually willing to tell you what style number the dress is. The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable about the dresses in their inventory. You will want to make an appointment if you're planning on going on the weekend, they are usually very busy.
Dove Spa & Nails' manicurists are very professional and experienced. The standard manicure is not very expensive and includes shaping, polish and a quick hand massage. The ladies are not very talkative and seem more interested in getting your nails done and moving onto the next client than getting to know you. However, Dove Spa & Nails is the perfect place for a quick manicure for those that are pressed for time.
Northeastern Fine Jewelry is the perfect jewelry store. The newly redesigned store is clean, bright and full of beautiful jewelry pieces. The staff is knowledgeable and very helpful. The atmosphere in the store is very relaxing, one wall has a trickling water fountain and there are always fresh baked cookies for snacking. For the husbands and children who may need alternate forms of entertainment there's a large screen television and comfortable couches. But the best part about Northeastern is the jewelry. They have a very extensive selection, all from fine designers and made from the best materials. The quality and service are definitely worth the expense!
The Rag Shop carries craft supplies for many different types of crafts. They have yarn, framing supplies, a custom framing department, inks, paints, floral and some fabrics. While they have a lot of variety in types of crafts, they dont always have a great selection within the specific genres. The store is not very clean or organized, however it is the staff which makes the shopping experience most unpleasant. The staff does not seem to know much about the crafts that they sell, nor do they appear to care, at times they are downright rude. If you need a quick craft item and dont want to spend a lot of cash, the Rag Shop might be able to help you. But, if theres a chance that the Art Supply Warehouse (only 5 minutes away) has it, Id try there first.
Sports Center of Connecticut has batting cages, a driving range (double decker too!) and an 18-hole mini-golf course. Sadly, the crowds aren't mini too! On an overcast Saturday afternoon the entire golf course was in use, one family per hole moving as slow as the slowest family. The course itself is a lot of fun with no spinning windmills or other kooky gimmicks. Its difficult enough to entertain adults but easy enough that kids can have their fun too. The prices are reasonable and there's a concession stand should hunger strike. Aside from the crowds is the perfect place to putt a few balls and have a few laughs!