Women Who Inspire…Denise Peters of It’s Kitchen Thyme


Kitchen Thyme Design Studio sits in a quaint boutique style shop in the heart of Bushnell’s Basin on Kreag Road in Pittsford, NY and this month hits a milestone celebrating a decade in business! Denise Peters, owner and design expert has a passion for helping others reach their goals of a beautiful, ageless kitchen or bath.

She has helped clients all over Upstate New York as well as the Thousand Islands and the Virgin Islands. Life for her is about taking in the moments and cherishing them one day at a time. Here is her story.Continue reading


Mark & M.E.: Home of The Happy Hoo-Ha!

It is 1956, and you are parking in the parking lot at Mt Hope Shopping plaza and you see this brand-new hair salon, Style-O-Rama.  A young woman named Celia Nesser opened the salon.  She became a hair stylist when she was 18-year-old and dreamed of owning her own place.  Cecelia’s husband Joseph eventually joined her and they worked side by side for 40 years.

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A Fortunate Happenstance or Pleasant Surprise…

Sojo Designs, owned and operated by Joanna Armes can be found nestled in a little shop just outside of Rochester, NY in the town of Geneva called Serendipity. Serendipity- a phrase coined by Horace Walpole in 1754 meaning “A fortunate happenstance or pleasant surprise”, seems very fitting for Joanna’s story. For someone that didn’t realize until her early 20’s that fashion design was her passion she has managed much success in less than a decade! Joanna, as you will read in this article and see as you glance at the photographs is just as beautiful on the outside as she is within. Her passion for people is genuinely refreshing. Here is her inspiring story.Continue reading


Sometimes the Pieces Most Broken are the Most Valuable of All…

Forty Years ago, a man with a truck and a vision for his family’s future stepped out to begin a small industrial steam cleaning company. That “small” company is now a family run corporation with some 200 employees. Beginning with Wegmans as their first client, Quality Services LLC., started on it’s journey of what would become a successful corporation. Continue reading