Dedicated to spreading nautical know-how, Aventura Sailing Association has been supplying aspiring seafarers with sailing instruction, boat rentals, and knowledgeable skippers since 1976. Captain Mark Howe helms the association's sailing school, which instills students with safety guidelines and sailing theory in a classroom setting before taking to the waves for hands-on experience with navigation and popular pirate songs. Instead of suffering the expenses of boat ownership, Aventura Sailing Association members are free to rent vessels from the association's stable of well-maintained 30- to 43-foot sailboats, paying only for the time spent atop the waves. Membership ($55 for each additional month) also grants discounted pricing on sailing school, access to various sailing events, and the opportunity to shadow more experienced sailors and glean subtle tricks of the trade.
Overlooking the Pacific coast from a cliff in Dana Point Harbor, Cannons Seafood Grill assembles a team of creative kitchen gurus who reinterpret traditional seafood and steak dishes. The menu sates seafood cravings more effectively than devouring a vintage copy of The Old Man and the Sea, turning fresh catches into comestibles such as scallops tossed with linguine, shiitake mushrooms, and asparagus in lobster sauce ($24.95). More hauls range from grilled Atlantic salmon ($23.95) to Alaskan-king-crab legs and Australian lobster tails (each market price). The slow-roasted, herb-crusted prime rib ($25.95) or sizzling mushrooms with garlic bread ($7.95) sate turf-centric taste buds. While diners savor Cannons' creations, the open outdoor terrace and glass-walled indoor dining space entice ocular orbs with views of sailboats, coastal lights, and the sun cannonballing into the ocean horizon.
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As Brenda Carbone’s arthritis became more and more severe, she had to make a choice: undergo surgery on her neck vertebrae or accept a life dependent on pain medications and sleeping pills. Luckily for Brenda, she discovered the whole-body vibration machine, capable of easing her pain—and helping her shed 30 pounds—without assistance from traditional medicine. Today, Brenda and her colleague, Kristy Carbone, help others find relief at her clinic, O2 Wellness.
O2 offers more than the whole-body vibration treatment, though. In the way of weight loss, they present solutions ranging from HCG, a belly-fat-burning peptite, to soothing sessions in the infrared sauna. They also render facial treatments to turn back the clock without the dire consequences of time travel, such as never meeting your ex-spouse. Beyond getting exteriors into shape, Brenda and staff also offer various options for pain relief.
In Real Deal Casino Party’s elegant poker packages, staff members set up a deluxe Vegas-style Texas hold ’em table at a home or location of choice. When guests arrive, a professional, experienced dealer can help players brush up on the rules with a 10-minute tutorial, including what kind of flowers to buy in order to woo Lady Luck, before players gather around the table and ante up. Tables are ringed with padded armrests to save sensitive elbows, and guests can store their shaken martinis in the cup holders set into the table's inlaid wooden border. After the party, staff will clean up poker supplies so that hosts can relax, play tiddlywinks with leftover chips, or count their winnings. Dealers sport a tuxedo vest, bow tie, and black dress pants to bolster a classy atmosphere.