Provocative, style-savvy content bursts from the bindings of Condé Nast's popular publications Allure, Lucky, Self, and Vogue. Wrap fingers around the latest summer hair trends as depicted on the pages of Allure, or learn ways to bolster features through runway-inspired makeup looks. Discerning fashionistas get schooled in the art of affordable wardrobe transformation by the glossy leaflets of Lucky, which also invites readers to study the physics behind body-slimming dresses and raid the stylish corners of The Beauty Closet without awkward encounters with skeletons. Those looking to prepare their figures for swimsuit season can take tips from the bikini body workout in Self or discover the 20 superfoods for weight loss. To prepare for a career as a paparazzi decoy, glean ideas from the best-dressed celebrities in Vogue. If balancing time among the salon, gym, and dressing room, an annual subscription to all four titles will keep you sparkling like Hollywood gold.
At Franklin Street Yoga Center, visitors can expose their federation of limbs to a fitness fest helmed by a skilled staff of muscle menders. Boost blood circulation and sledgehammer stress deposits into milk-shake powder with classes that include the flow- and balance-oriented Chakra Vinyasa (for all levels), the breath-centric Bhakti Vinyasa flow (designed for students with prior experience), and the steady-paced power hour (for all levels). Lay down the meditative concrete for a tranquil foundation with a bevy of poses that strengthen the core, improve flexibility, and provide newfound clear-headedness that obviates the need for Magic 8-Balls.
Renaissance Carpet Cleaners’ deluxe treatment fusses over frowsy floors in two rooms (up to 200 square feet per room) and a hallway, using a Rotovac hot-water extraction to scrub out dust mites, pollen, and allergens hidden inside pest-ridden pile. After coddling carpets with disinfectants and brighteners, floor toupees will be deodorized, and then a pre-spot treatment can erase traces of red-wine-finger-painting spills or your pet squid's ink blots. See Renaissance’s online schedule to make an appointment.
Crowned the National Magazine Awards' 2010 Magazine of the Year, Glamour informs its style-savvy readers about the latest trends in fashion and beauty, also offering up articles on politics, relationships, health, and Hollywood gossip. Your one-year subscription to this modish magazine will begin with the February issue, showcasing cover model Kim Kardashian and the scandalous survey, "1,000 Men Confess! Naughty Answers to Your Most Private Questions Ever." Join 12.4 million other ritzy readers in learning wardrobe wisdom in the magazine's popular "Dos and Don'ts" feature in which Glamour's snazzy staff recommends donning a smart, fitted jacket instead of a faded Hazmat suit cinched with last season's belt.
Each issue of Bon Appétit stuffs the hungry minds of more than 1.4 million subscribers with dozens of recipes as well as several feature-length morsels of food news and information about restaurants and entertaining. Plus, its glossy, full-color pages sparkle with advice from professional chefs and updates on culinary trends, such as macaroons made from turduckens stuffed with cupcakes.
Using puppets for the kindergarten lesson and a video for first graders, Orange County Rape Crisis Center educators demonstrate good, bad, and confusing touches, and encourage children to speak up whenever they're uncomfortable. Lessons also equip kids with prescribed lines to help them say "no" and get help. Take-home coloring books for the students and a resource brochure for the teacher ensure that the effects of the lessons last long after the classroom sessions end.