The meticulous CPAs at Davidoff & Associates aid individuals and small-to-medium businesses with tax, accounting, and other financial services. Armed with big-company expertise, the small, hands-on firm adheres to the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct as they file tax returns, advise businesses, impart the secrets of alchemy, and perform other money-wise services. The staff explains needed steps in easy-to-understand terms, rather than legalspeak or wingdings, enabling clients to stay informed about their personal or business finances.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap for each company, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
An old-fashioned ambiance reigns in The Carlyle Club, expressed in an art-deco design scheme, frequent visits from respected jazz musicians, and guests’ predilections for saying “horse feathers.” Tall palm fronds back cushy leather booths and elegant marble tables loiter near the bar, all within sight of the intimate, blue-curtained stage. A bow-tied wait staff completes the back-in-time vibe, as do vintage posters and the intricately patterned wallpaper.
Hospitality Training Institute readies aspiring bartenders, casino dealers, and banquet servers to excel in both charming customers and plying their trade. Instructors guide their students through complete certification courses, which can last 20 to 150 hours, or through single-day workshops, in which students hone their skills to optimum employability. The institute maintains connections with the Virginia Hotel and Lodging Association and the National Restaurant Association, a close association that helps pupils find paid work upon completion of their training. Safety certifications demonstrate how to handle food and alcohol properly, so that confused waiters don’t fire all meals from a cannon.
Like a sculptor handling a block of marble, Michelle’s Beauty Day Spa's staff expose the radiance within weary patrons via rejuvenating services for bodies, nails, and faces. They whisk patrons into the serene atmosphere of private rooms to perform treatments such as their signature express facial or a prenatal massage that eases pregnancy-centric aches such as muscle tension, leg cramps, and neck kinks caused by scanning the skies for incoming storks.
Verdigris Antiques & Interiors sells high-quality antiques and vintage decorations from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Packed inside a converted row house in Old Town, Verdigris lets antiquers and vintage votaries hunt through aisles of treasures like great apes hunting for tree trunks where they can hang their hats. Look for a bargain among the wide array of items under $80, such as a set of six vintage Florentine barware glasses for $68 or a black glass dresser box from the 1930s for $55. If the thought of so much merchandise to sort through sounds overwhelming, peruse the online inventory, which showcases more expensive collector's items such as a 1960s mod Italian plastic dome table lamp ($275), a pair of late-19th-century Victorian slipper chairs ($450), and a midcentury tete-a-tete garden bench ($985).