During a visit to Dane Porter Massage, the licensed massage therapist's hands rhythmically cascade down clients' spins, undoing painful knots and setting tension free along the way. Dane Porter makes his living helping others relax, unwind, and experience the comfort associated with a pain-free musculoskeletal structure. When he isn't plying his hands at calming Swedish massages, he's generally using techniques like trigger point therapy and deep-tissue massage, both of which can help accelerate healing, increase circulation, and—unlike taking a job as a local landmark—improve mobility.
Bella Pizzeria spins its New York–style dough discs from more than 27 different topping options, including five types of cheese. Cast your vote for thin crust or deep dish by the slice ($2.85–$5), or gear up for heated fan-club presidential campaigns by sharing the spoils of a whole pizza ($11.99–$25.99). Bella Pizzeria's menu also furnishes plates with calzones ($5.79), subs ($5.89), and a selection of pastas ($5.89). Indulge in the cheese-swathed excellence of the ham, ricotta, and mozzarella calzone, a slab of baked ground-beef lasagna topped with homemade marinara sauce, or bask in the flat-screens' glowing athletic combat as the Bella sub's team of prosciutto, capicola, salami, ham, provolone, and veggie conquer your hunger.
Eyes by India first opened its doors in Indiana to provide threading as an alternative to waxing. Threading is more precise than waxing and causes less pain, redness, and burning when removing unwanted fuzz. Now with nine locations in two states, Eyes by India’s staff of specialists completes more than 100 hours of training in threading and service etiquette before applying those skills to patrons’ faces at work and image-conscious teddy bears at home. During appointments, cotton thread twists over hair, tweaking hairlines and brow lines or removing all traces of fuzz on the neck, chin, or upper lip.
The team of experienced instructors at Anthony J. Padgett Gallery imparts pupils with painting know-how. During a two-hour introductory art class, visitors will study brush strokes under the compass-like guidance of a talented artist in a stress-free environment bolstered by beer or wine brought from home. Like Van Gogh's famous keg parties, the enjoyable classes combine socialization with art as guests paint, sip, and mingle with other like-minded adults. At the end of each lesson, customers proudly leave with a handmade masterpiece of their own making.
Working together as makeup artists, Anne White and Holly Kirsh soon bonded over their mutual passion for fashion. In 1994, they started hosting quarterly shopping events in Indianapolis to share the season’s latest trends with other fashionistas. Over time, their style-seeking endeavors evolved into a successful business of culling the latest in skincare products, apparel, and accessories. AH Collection—a name derived from their combined first initials—now boasts locations at the Hamilton Town Center in Noblesville and Clay Terrace in Carmel. The two locations stock a rotating array of apparel selected to match seasonal fashion trends. Cosmetics include foundations, eye shadows, and bronzers to highlight natural features while covering up blemishes and last year's Halloween masks.