N. A HELPFUL OPINION; A SHARED BIT OF WISDOM; MUCH-NEEDED GUIDANCE
They're the teachers, services, and experts who turned your baby steps into big kids' leaps.
Victoria C. Rowan Writing Coach
Lost your voice? Journalist and writing coach Victoria C. Rowan will help you find it and you just might finish that screenplay and polish your diction in the process. She'll also give you pointers on taking constructive criticism. Read more
Writing Coach Victoria C. Rowan
You may merge small businesses with a single click and reposition global cereal brands with an offhand pitch.
But deep within
Channel your inner muse into a script, novel, or ode with help from writing coach Victoria C. Rowan. Through group or individual workshops, she’ll help you hone your vision and find your voice.
Rowan works with bestselling novelists and acclaimed journalists, but she really excels at nurturing tomorrow’s literary stars. They come to her with a vague idea and a dream; she helps them find the path.
She expects discipline and dedication — and in return gives boundless encouragement. Rowan believes that your writing matters not only to you, but to the rest of the world, too. She takes your work so seriously that you end up doing the same.
And away you go.
Lucia Marcelle Tait and Amanda Doll Sheppard Coup de Coeur
Cutesome shopping addicts Amanda Doll Sheppard and Lucia Marcelle Tait launched their bespoke styling tours, Coup de Coeur Shopping Concierge, to help channel your impulse buys (and, possibly, their own). Read more
Little Deuce Coup
Coup de Coeur Shopping Tours
Shrink: Visualize your happy place.
Shrink: Go on.
You: Bypassing Broadway’s nightmarish chains for little boutiques. Two girls who met at FIT lead the way, customizing shopping itineraries to vintage stores, craft shops, and dressing rooms stocked with preselected items in the right size.
Shrink: Sounds like a Coup de Coeur shopping tour.
You: Wait — they’re styling outfits, selecting accessories, even picking out beauty products. There’s a private fitting room and special discounts at the register. It’s so energizing! But they still booked a car service for the ride home.
Shrink: Are you alone in this scenario?
You: Maybe. There’s an outline of Mom — we could use the bonding. Maybe my brother — they work with guys, too. And my roommate. They’re helping her select party decorations. Oh, no, they’re leaving! Separation anxiety is coming on.
Shrink: Let’s save that for next time.
Pattie Canova Psychic
Metaphysician Pattie Canova reads a mean tarot card with wit and candor. But can she intuit the outcome of this Sweetie election? Read more
Psychic Pattie Canova
Depending which news source you read, it’s either the end of Western capitalism as we know it or — actually, no, that’s it.
For a less conventional look at what the future holds, set up an appointment with psychic Pattie Canova.
The straight-shooting Irish-Italian-American aunt you never had, she’s loving but doesn’t suffer fools. And she won’t hide what she sees. (And, man, we have been left speechless by her predictions.)
Canova works with tarot and playing cards. If you’re curious to learn more, check out her Saturday performance, Souled Out, a mix of funny stories and brief audience readings.
Good things are in the cards.
Pattie Canova (516-431-3100 or pattiecanova.com). Performance this Saturday, 8 p.m., at The Zipper Factory Theater, 336 West 37th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues (212-352-3101 or thezipperfactory.com).