Pooja Cuisine of India’s owners, Asha and Satish, opened their eatery to pay homage to the distinctive dishes originated by the restaurants and chefs of their Indian homeland. They specialize in vegetarian and vegan Indian fare, such as delicate rice dosas stuffed with curried vegetables or fresh cheese and all-you-can-eat thali platters. Their chefs whip up spicy morsels for dine-in customers and for their catering business, where they transport homestyle meals to events such as weddings, corporate meetings, and World’s Greatest Grandpa award ceremonies.
Stylist and owner Regina Aguirre has run Eternal Impressions with her husband for nearly 20 years, giving clients chic haircuts or fastidious manicures. During color treatments and styling, staffers infuse hair with Joico, Crew, and Schwarzkopf products. Manicures and makeup applications help clients complete a new look, and eyelash extensions create a lusher canopy for eyeballs to lounge under.
When Dr. Shahed S. Rahman helps someone to lose weight, he’s not just looking at a number. The licensed physician and surgeon knows that slimming down isn’t just about fitting into a pair of skinny jeans, it’s about overall health. Obesity can lead to back pain, diabetes, and heart disease, so Dr. Rahman keeps Skinny Me Weight Loss and Aesthetics Center stocked with latest in medical-weight-loss services. Assisted by registered nurse practitioner Karen O'Hara and registered nurse Jennifer Seguancia, he eviscerates unwanted flab with techniques including hormone balancing and prescription medications. In conjunction with nutrition plans and exercise, vitamin-B12 injections can boost metabolism and energy levels. He also offers the aesthetic augmentation with Latisse eyelashes, chemical peels, and Botox and Juvéderm injections.
At Rhino Fitness, personal trainer Joe Palmieri brings years of weight training and workout-designing experience to group fitness classes that range from 30-minute cardio and core sessions to intense hour-long cross-training workouts. Classes include 60-minute barbell workouts with core exercises, intense Insanity workouts packed into 30-minute sessions, and 60-minute boot camps held both indoors and out.
Every element of Tranquility at Doral contributes to its status as a great place to relax. The 2,000-square-foot facility looks every bit the part of a harmonious sanctuary: it’s filled with feng shui–inspired decor, elegant plants, and Buddha statues, and even includes a lotus garden and a patio for special events. Flickering candles illuminate the center's 10 treatment rooms, where aestheticians brighten and firm dry, oily, and aging skin with a handful of facial treatments and body wraps infused with chocolate, sea algae, and black pearl. The spa also offers advanced ultrasound therapy and electrical stimulation for the skin, as well as tanning sessions in a standup SunDash 252 Radius booth. To relax before or after their treatments, clients can sip a glass of house wine as a technician sings a really slow version of "Bohemian Rhapsody."
Owner, stylist, and 22-year industry veteran Ray Caballero helms Casa R. Caballero Salon, Spa & Boutique with an eye for style and a preference for experienced team members. Ray's styling chairs are flanked by numerous beauty and wellness experts, including stylist 25-year veteran stylist Yolie Kelly, 15-year veteran massage therapist and master aesthetician Stacy Glass and 10-year veteran nail tech Mickie Trieu. Leveraging products from Lanza Healing Haircare, Pravana, Redken OPI, and Essie, team members assist clients in achieving their aesthetic aspirations with salon and spa services ranging from waxing to feather extensions to facials. They also keep the door open until as late as 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday to accommodate those who work, sleep, or sleepwork during the day.