Inside Salina’s nail salon, a team of technicians clip, shape, and buff digits before applying eye-catching polishes. Classic mani-pedis leave nails sheathed in a colorful polish, and pink-and-white acrylics create a natural-looking extension of the nail, which doubles as a protective layer when attacking unruly shoelace knots. The salon also handles more comprehensive tasks for clients, such as applying UV gels and gluing on silk wraps.
The Edge's Revolution program is an eight-week body-change contest that fuses nutritional guidance, personal training, and weekly group exercise sessions. Trainers document your metamorphosis with before-and-after measurements and photos, and by meticulously chiseling fitness goals into stone. Start sculpting with one personal-training and Pilates session, then sweat in weekly group workouts that prevent plateaus by pushing boundaries like a gerrymandering student council president. An included nutrition guide with DVD joins body sculptors on fitness sojourns with eating tips to supplement gym work. Revolutionaries also get access to a community that spans from the gym to an online group, providing a resource for advice, support, and camaraderie.
Taco Loco complements its dinner and lunch menus with more than 50 premium tequilas, earning the title of Best Mexican Restaurant from readers of the Fairfield County Weekly and a 2007 feature in the New York Times. In the traditional spanish paella ($22.95 for dinner; $17.95 for lunch), bites of chicken and chorizo don miniature snorkels to mix with lobster, mussels, and scallops in a sea of spanish saffron rice. Chefs deep-fry grilled chicken and cheese inside blankets of tortillas, resulting in golden-brown chimichangas ($13.50 for dinner; $8.95 for lunch), and fill shrimp, steak, or mahi-mahi tacos ($12.95+ for dinner; $8.95+ for lunch) with fresh tomatoes and avocado. Thirsty patrons can toss back one of Taco Loco's more than 50 premium tequilas or share glasses of margaritas made with fresh fruit and garnished with blue agave's naturally salty seeds.
Music swells within the local grassroots studio, bouncing off ceilings and reverberating through microphones. Matthew Vitti of Mother Brother Studios captures the sounds with an arsenal of recording gear. A musician himself with a passion for vintage gear, Matthew helps artists of all genres record albums or audition CDs.
Matthew uses his trained ear during session work, helping to arrange and compose pieces and choosing the right studio musician to bring in if need be. His network of professional musicians allows him to draft a technically proficient drummer for challenging percussion tracks or call in a soothing violinist when a rowdy drummer won’t go to sleep. The Studio extends their services to artists of all ages and genres.