Headquartered in northeastern Ohio, KraftMaid is powered by a team of engineers, designers, and carpenters who create customizable household cabinets. The company began as a small shop that sold wood cabinets and assembled each dovetail drawer and door hinge by hand. More than 40 years later, the cabinetmakers still build everything to order within 1.5-million-square-foot manufacturing facilities. KraftMaid designers team up with customers to devise cabinets from fine woods such as cherry, hickory, and retired Lincoln Logs. With customer specs in hand, they mingle one of 65 finish choices with any of more than 800 different decorative enhancements, easily matching the new cupboards to existing decor schemes. While committed to producing high-quality pieces, the company also aims to reduce its impact on the environment. They practice the three Rs by using energy-efficient technology, reusing sawdust from other projects, and incorporating recycling efforts into each stage of the building process. They also remain active in several charities and donate products to well-known organizations and outlets such as Habitat for Humanity and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
Winner of more than 100 mixed-martial-arts competitions, Tiger Schulmann shares his pride and love for fighting and self-defense with both adults and children in gyms across five states. From first-time grapplers to expert muay thai fighters, students of all fitness and experience levels are welcome to dive into a class at Schulmann’s. At more than 47 locations, adults can take classes in kickboxing, MMA, and jujitsu—the last of which instills students with the skill and confidence to take down opponents of any size, strength, or telekinetic ability. Kids, meanwhile, can learn martial arts for fun, or gain useful experience in bully prevention; the kids’ classes help victims immediately identify and safely diffuse situations when pitted against an aggressor.
The Yoga House's team of six certified yoga instructors strive to do more than just help their students achieve stronger, leaner bodies. Beyond the bodily health they work toward helping their clients cultivate, the staff emphasizes that the physical aspect of yoga is only one of the practice's benefits, and infuse their classes with meditation techniques to strengthen mindsets as well as muscles. Their studio further inspires this psyche-soothing notion, enveloping guests in dove gray tones, sparkling hardwood floors, and soft lighting, helping even the most distracted downward dogs center themselves during flowing Vinyasa sequences or while playing dead in savasana—easily the best way to earn a treat from a yoga partner.
Indulgence is a virtue at BuonGiorno Good Day Spa, where aestheticians concoct luxurious facials that incorporate premium ingredients such as fruit, chocolate, coffee, green tea, pumpkin, and cucumber. However, skincare is just one facet of the lengthy menu. The talented staffers also nix unwanted hair with waxing, threading, and electrolysis treatments and soothe muscles with massages and body treatments that draw from an arsenal of relaxing tools such as hot stones and paraffin. At their respective stations, hairstylists administer trims, highlights, and keratin smoothing formulas, and nail and makeup artists doll up clients for upcoming dates, weddings, or auditions for the David Bowie biopic.
Rainwater Grill's patrons unwind in dining room that a 2010 New York Times article praised for its neighborhood feel and elegant décor. Amid natural stone accents and a gently burbling waterfall, servers deliver upscale American dishes such as grilled new york strip steak and a Fisherman’s Wharf seafood cioppino rife with sautéed clams, mussels, and calamari in a spicy saffron tomato broth. Diners can choose a beverage to complement their means with ease: the restaurant offers numerous wine-pairing suggestions for every entrée on the menu. In the lounge area, bartenders mix martinis for patrons who eschew the dining room in favor of watching one of the four high-definition televisions or listening to live music.
SPA j's owners?a mother and daughter team?own a massage school and practice aesthetics, respectively. They've put everything they've learned about spa work and hospitality into their own business, where they customize every treatment to meet the precise needs of the client. Hence, each visit begins with a consultation so the practitioner can pinpoint the client's goals and needs, whether its a skin analysis before the Dermalogica face treatment or a quick game of "This Little Piggy" before the foot revitalizer. Clients can also find relief for weary muscles with bodywork treatments such as hot stone, Swedish, and aromatherapy massage.