Sallie, the current owner of Hollywood Market Yoga, found an 112-year-old building and converted it into a yoga studio. She kept the market's mantra, "Happiness is spoken here," for her yoga studio. At Hollywood Market Yoga, muscles stretch a little deeper. Heated studios allow muscles and connective tissue to warm up slowly, which can result in deeper stretches and less risk of injury during signature Vinyasa and hot flow classes. Hollywood Market Yoga also offers Yin classes, a relaxing style of yoga that focuses on stretching. As muscles breathe sighs of relief, sweat drips from pores, allowing the body to flush toxins out of the system during purifying poses.
Bosnia Express brings the flavors of Bosnia to Boise through lunches and nightcaps alike. Before the restaurant undergoes its nocturnal transformation into a nightclub and neighborhood bar, cooks layer hearty paninis with thinly sliced meats and vegetables, as well as season gyro meat that’s ready to nestle inside pita pockets. In addition to making fresh sandwiches and pouring drinks, they stock products from overseas, such as Bosnian, Turkish, and Mediterranean snack cookies, pickled vegetables, hair products, and Pavlovic Ointment, whose lid automatically opens whenever a bell rings.
Woodriver Cellars’ vine alchemists pluck the fruits of their scenic vineyard in the Snake River Appellation to create a full suite of wines. Visitors to the rustic tasting room lounge upon dark, wooden furniture near a stone hearth, enjoying hors d’oeuvres and sips of the winery’s vintages, which include chardonnay blends, reislings, merlots, and malbecs. Eye-catching works from local artists line the tasting room’s walls as the resonant sounds of regular live musicians tickle ears. The expansive vineyard grounds act as a pastoral vista for weddings and parties, containing a quartet of bocce courts for friendly competition or tense discussions over whether a grapefruit can be used as a substitute ball.
The Playboy Wine Shop scopes out a different kind of exotic beauty than its namesake magazine. In addition to curating a selection of wines from the world’s most famous production zones, the staff also looks to vineyards in Spain, Stellenbosch, South Africa, and Walla Walla, Washington, among other areas, for unique and flavorful pours. The panel that picks and chooses the wines to feature in the online store has one more important criteria: “approachable luxury,” which means that, unlike a potato chip dipped in molten gold, the wines’ rich flavors suit all palates and wallets.
At Big Star Coffee, rigorously trained baristas handcraft each cup of coffee to their client’s request, rather than relegating their jobs to automated coffee makers. Drawing on a supply of fair-trade, organic teas and coffee beans, they concoct drinks from simple Americanos to cinnamon- and spice-infused mexican mochas. Alternatively, they blend summery drinks that run the gamut from coffee frappes to Red Bull smoothies, which bolster energy levels and fuel select automobiles. They also stock a glass-fronted case with pastries, wraps, and breakfast sandwiches.
The wine specialists behind Heartwood & Oak Wine Merchants combine two elements as well-matched as vanilla notes in a pinot noir—curated wine selections and affordability. Their carefully sourced wine selections offer significant savings on each tasty glass while introducing clients to new varietals from far-flung locales. Samplers, such as their curated selection of Spanish reds, combine wines by region, style, season, or likelihood of being stolen by the ghost of Hemingway.