Month: August 2010

Piranha 3-D: A Refreshing Dip Back in the Bloody Water

Alexandre Aja’s remake of the Roger Corman/Joe Dante/John Sayles original Piranha (1978) is most everything it promises to be, and unlike so many re-makes of horror films of late (A Nightmare on Elm Street [2010], My Bloody Valentine [2009]), it refreshes the content rather than just regurgitates it.


Suite Arrival’s Founder Huge Booster for Business–and Not Just His Own

Suite Arrival, Michael Lewis’ burgeoning business, aims to replace the hassle of packing for trips (whether business or leisure) with the convenience — and pleasure — of having custom-prepped kits containing toiletries, beauty products, and even snacks waiting for the traveler on arrival at his or her hotel. A “sweet arrival” indeed . . . and an experience that Lewis insists carries a huge emotional tie-in.


No Day of Rest for GirlSunday Designs; Making Lunches a Little Greener

Anyone with an Internet connection can find Santa Barbara’s Susan Torrey and her venture, GirlSunday Designs. Torrey’s Etsy store opens her to a consumer base beyond Santa Barbara, and increases the viability of what is currently a part-time, home-based business. But for those who’d prefer to observe the quality of GirlSunday’s handcrafted, kid- and family-focused products up close, they can certainly do so locally.