For more than 35 years, Boulder Army Store has sold its customers one thing: adventure. Behind its 19th-century brick storefront, the store stocks all the requisite apparel and gear needed for outdoor exploration. Its knowledgeable staff outfits customers for year-round thrills with outdoor gear, clothing, and footwear for all seasons from brands such as Merrell and Columbia Sportswear. In fact, some of the store's items almost seem to have minds of their own, since they can adjust for different temperatures or even generate electricity.
The shelves and walls also brim with camping equipment and gear designed for specific activities, including backpacking, kayaking, and rock climbing. For summer months, more than 200 styles of footwear keep outdoorsy types protected as they scale hiking trails or levitate just a few inches above rough terrain.
Megan McCanna brings her thousands of hours of clinical experience to bear in the offices of Inner Path Acupuncture, soothing patients with traditional Chinese medicine. During first visits to the office, Megan collects an initial intake of each patient’s individual needs, identifying mental and bodily disharmonies such as digestive problems, psycho-emotional issues, and pain. A one-hour treatment session follows, during which 1–16 sterilized, hair-thin needles are inserted into key points on the body, restoring energy pathways headed to the body’s vital nervous, circulatory, and stereo systems. Megan specializes in women’s health and fertility and is an experienced herbalist, customizing blends according to each patient’s needs. Patients can upgrade their sessions to 90 minutes for an additional $25 per treatment.
Greek-born master aesthetician Marianna Ali draws upon 50 years of experience to lead her amiable staff in basting bodies with a slew of soothing medi-spa services. Reward respectful mugs with the Express LED Light Therapy facial ($75 value), which peppers pelts with beams of photons in specific wavelengths, designed to help alleviate acne and the effects of aging such as sun damage, pigmentation problems, and collagen depletion. Mottled countenances also glean the Skin Scan, a UV light that illuminates problem areas and crime scene Kool-Aid spills ($25 value).
Glo Laser and Skin Rejuvenation Clinic brings advanced weaponry to the fight against aging: fractional CO2 lasers. Using high-fidelity scanning, the lasers zap webs of microscopic dots on the skin's surface, stimulating the body's natural healing processes. Rushing to repair the tiny punctures, cells ramp up production of skin-firming elastin and collagen, smoothing away wrinkles and restoring firmness to sagging areas. The fine spacing of the lasered dots also speeds the healing process, resulting in a minimum of downtime after each procedure so that patrons can quickly return to their desk at the office or their blanket fort in their home-office.