Held every year, the Kitchens with Altitude tour supports the Junior League of Colorado Springs, an organization that promotes volunteerism and developing women's potential throughout the Pikes Peak region through its charitable showcase of the region's most sophisticated residential kitchens. Tour-goers journey through a self-guided tour of the area's most upscale neighborhoods, scoping out gleaming appliances and getting marooned on elegant islands of marble and oak. At various homes along the path, the day's culinary odyssey will cover current trends in tabletop design and floral arrangements as well as cooking demonstrations and food and drink samples from renowned local chefs as they shout monosyllabic catchphrases at their ingredients. All tour proceeds support projects and programs benefiting women and children in El Paso County and the Junior League's Fantasy Flight and Kids in the Kitchen programs.
American Sportsman Outfitters bridges the gap between nature lovers and the greenery they seek by renting out premium recreational equipment and apparel for fishing, camping, backpacking, and hunting. With equipment available for one-day rentals all the way up to two-week rentals, customers can scour the digital store for gear to realize their weekend camping trips or one-night dancing dates with some local wolves. Don a Gama 8.0 internal-frame pack, whose internal aluminum frame and waist belt bolster the ease of carrying large loads ($41+), or a camouflaged Badlands 4500 internal-frame pack ideal for hunting expeditions ($61+). A wide array of fishing accouterments invites picture-worthy catches, such as Cabela’s Three Forks fly rod ($36+), which lures fish to its tackle like moths to a worm-shaped light bulb. Click here for an in-depth look at the store’s rental and return policies.
Boasting four decades of accreditation from the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, Intellitec Medical Institute cultivates future medical professionals through education, training, and externship programs in six programs, including medical or dental assistance, personal fitness training, and massage therapy. Students practice what they're preached inside real life settings, on real life people, who acquire services such as teeth cleaning or whitening at a discounted price. Like apprentice shark wrestlers, each student is supervised by a professional while performing treatments. Aspiring personal trainers lead individualized fitness sessions, while massage therapy students use their extensive training in relaxation techniques and anatomy to help others unwind and find their long-lost scapula.
High-quality Paul Mitchell products restore and hydrate damaged strands during haircare sessions at Paul Mitchell the School Colorado Springs. Supervised by experienced instructors, stylists-in-training cultivate client relaxation with a 5-minute scalp massage before every haircut, which may also include a scrub with chemical-free salves such as wild-ginger-infused Awapuhi shampoo. The school also strives to give back to the community by hosting regular charity events, and a Green Team aims to reduce the carbon footprint of the 14,000-square-foot campus until it can fit a sleek pair of kitten heels.
To remember her son’s childhood, Soraya Cartwright stockpiled pictures, video clips, and mementos. Irked that many types of videotape only have a 15-year lifespan; she looked for a way to safeguard her memories for generations, and as a result founded her own digitizing business, Life’s Sweet. Today, she and her technicians convert videotape and film formats to archival quality DVDs; they can also store audio footage on CDs, rather than player pianos. In addition, they scan pictures to save them in digital format, compile them into photo books, or showcase them on custom greeting cards.
Indulge Wine School's staff of educators, such as Kris in Jacksonville, a wine expert and blogger, expands wine knowledge with ease, having turned the revelry-steeped tassels of nearly 3,000 graduates. Classes of 12–20 take place in venues throughout the United States, as students swirl and sip their study materials and nibble complimentary appetizers. Every class ends with a Q&A session, during which potation professors shine a light on oenophilic mysteries including tannin content and regional differences. Afterward, students continue to ferment knowledge at home with a complimentary electronic copy of Indulge's book A Fun and Informative Introduction to the Wonderful World of Wine, a food-and-wine-pairing chart, and a top-10 list of wine-buying tips.