After eight months of taking Zumba classes, Dominique Lasha?e had a sudden realization?this was the longest she?d ever been committed to a fitness routine. The now-certified Zumba instructor, who has owned a marketing and event company for more than 16 years, combines her party-planning experience and love of Zumba workouts to host infectious dance parties and fitness conferences. Drawing from a range of easy-to-follow international dance moves including Latin styles, hip hop, meringue, reggae, and cumbia, she helps guests of all ages and abilities achieve their fitness goals while simultaneously preparing them to reign victorious in-office dance-offs that determine who gets promoted. High-energy international tunes fuel guests as they shimmy and shake their way towards overall well-being.
In 1964, Wes and Ann Jespersen built a gateway to the past, where today their children helm Ben Franklin Apothecary’s pharmacy and adjoining quilt shop, general store, and old-fashioned Kitchen’s Deli, where malts and ice-cream floats recall the soda shops of yore. Amid the deli’s vintage Coca-Cola ephemera, hot sandwiches and cold cuts nestle into baskets lined with red-gingham wrappers, and jumbo baked potatoes embrace chili and cheese. Kitchen’s Deli’s signature pies rotate daily, filling buttery crusts with coconut-, peanut-butter-banana-pudding-, and strawberry-flavored charts of the free-market system. The deli also caters celebrations and hosts special events such as happy hours and appearances by Elvis impersonators.
He Loves Me Not, 11-year-old Susan Boyd was assembling them into floral bouquets for her grandmother’s, a national flower-show judge. Gifted with years of experience and a knack for eye-pleasing designs, Susan started lining her walls with a variety of awards for her arrangements, ranking as a top floral designer in the United States and winning the FTD America’s Cup Design competition twice. She opened Poseys 'N' Partys Florist in 1978, and she continues to stock the shop’s shelves with her signature lush, freshly cut floral designs alongside exotic plants and gift baskets. She also arranges custom arrangements for myriad special events, including weddings, communions, and public apologies for accidentally disabling your entire block’s cable service.
If the tranquility of a day spa and the powerful treatments of a medical clinic were people, then Loreann Spa would be the product of their late-night rendezvous. The staff creates this union by balancing relaxing massages and facials with intense products and beautification methods, such as Bio-Dermology procedures. During this full-body treatment, mechanical rollers knead cellulite, warming skin to the point that fat particles disperse like a house party when the cops show up. Laser hair removal sources its strength from an equally deft Candela GentleYAG laser, which pinpoints follicles and shuts them down using focused heat.
Drawing on his experience as an artist, Pablo Esparza festoons the walls of his restaurant with a rotating display of work from local artists and framed prints of his own black-and-white photography. He also taps into 20 years of restaurant experience, staffing his kitchen with cooks who skillfully grill carne asada, assemble torta sandwiches, and wrap tortillas around beef, rice, and beans according to his specifications and the whims of a giant magic 8 ball. Bartenders mix custom cocktails and dispense brews from behind the full bar, and diners croon out hits during karaoke nights or dance to tunes from live DJs.
At Genghis Grill, cooks stir-fry more than 70 fresh ingredients to make healthy, flavorful bowls loaded with proteins and vegetables. Diners can mix and match ingredients to create customized feasts, or choose signature dishes such as the Thai Chicken bowl with chicken, veggies, and udon noodles in red curry peanut sauce. Nutrition-focused heart-healthy bowls, developed with the help of a dietitian, feature flavor combinations such as Sichuan-style bamboo beef or ginger-citrus shrimp.