When she hit her 40s, Shannon Lipham started seeing spa days in a new light. They weren't just feel-good days of pampering, but instead opportunities to enhance her skin for longer than just the afternoon or until the next time it rained. So when the beauty expert and seasoned model decided to open Results! Medical Spa, it was with just that in mind: results.
So how do she and her aestheticians achieve long-lasting results? They employ Environ skincare, a medical-grade line that relies upon Vitamin A to restore skin health. Environ products are the backbone of almost every facial and chemical peel, as well as some more-intense medical treatments. For example, her staff uses Environ microneedling to tighten skin without invasive surgery. The needling involves only the prick of small needles that induce healing.
Lined with lively Mexican tiles, The Border's alluring front door welcomes patrons to a spacious, two-story dining fortress filled with the aroma of authentic Mexican cuisine and enough spectral colors to build several dozen rainbows. Diners seated at a table, in a brightly painted booth, or underneath one of the bar's plush stools enjoy classic dishes such as crisp tacos, hearty burritos, and sizzling fajitas. Cool sips of a margarita, some sangria, or a draft or bottled beer hydrate throats parched from proclaiming the true meaning of the framed photos and art peppering The Border's vibrant walls. When the weather isn't too frightful, guests can enjoy their comestibles outdoors on the fully shaded patio or in a partially shaded area enclosed by mural-decorated walls. The Border also hosts weekly events, including trivia on Monday and karaoke on Thursday.
At CrossFit Carrollton, fitness isn’t about stair climbers, TV-equipped treadmills, or dance aerobics. It’s about pushing the body to its absolute limit with nothing but no-frills equipment and functional movements inspired by everyday activities, such as pushing a lawnmower, lifting a bag of groceries, and wrestling a banana from the grip of a feral gorilla. Experienced instructors lead intense workout sessions containing an ever-changing lineup of pull-ups, weightlifting drills, and cardio challenges such as rowing and running. To help a wide range of exercisers to cultivate stamina, agility, and lean muscle mass, trainers can scale workouts to better suit different levels of strength and endurance.
When they aren't snapping shots of their own romantic getaways, husband-and-wife photographers William and Schellie focus on documenting the ultimate display of affection: weddings. The duo photograph essential moments of weddings worldwide, from the bride and groom's preparation to their exchange of vows, mixing together both candid shots and poses. Cinematographer Steven Broome accompanies the pair to some ceremonies to capture video. William and Schellie also snap couples during the pop-the-question phase by offering customized engagement sessions.
Though the two only handle weddings, their photo booth fits any event with an open-sided space that accommodates more than 20 guests or one clown car at a time. Besides providing unlimited prints—each of which is ready within 12 seconds—the booth can transfer images to an online gallery and string all the images together as the backdrop for a music video.
A photo booth without walls, Robot Booth can snap and print photos of as many people as you can fit in a frame. The team sets up a picturesque background and patrons can pose with props or just rely on their smiles, then use a handheld remote to snap the photo using Robot Booth's digital SLR.
Live music regularly reverberates off Samba Loca Brazilian Steakhouse's bright-red walls, which bear festive decorations of ethnic artwork and wine racks crafted from gleaming chrome. Patrons sit under the full bar's flat-screen TVs, around tables, or in booths as the kitchen’s Brazilian recipes power entrees of 10-ounce strip steaks and salmon doused in Brazilian honey-dijon mustard. Customizable meals come in the form of five grill-fired meats, including filet mignon and red snapper, which don one of nine traditional sauces splashed with notes of curry, blue cheese, or passionfruit. To help them to decide, patrons not fluent in Portuguese can rely on the menu's English and Klingon translations or gaze at screens that feature photos of Samba Loca's signature dishes.