Weight loss can be a challenge in many people's lives—including that of Dr. Eric Spencer. After shedding 40 of his own unwanted pounds, he founded Monarch Medical Weight Loss with a team of fellow doctors and now serves as chief medical advisor of the nonsurgical clinic system. Many of the practitioners and staffers have triumphed at their own slimming efforts, serving as both inspiration and role models to their patients. The diet programs at Monarch Medical Weight Loss range from quick jump-start plans to full, lifelong memberships, all incorporating healthy, educated eating and sensible behavior modification. Pound-dropping success stories can be found on the website, as told by firefighters, grandmothers, couples, and retired dumbbells.
With deli-inspired soup and sandwich fare and a burger selection featuring beef, chicken, salmon, and vegetarian options, A Taste Gourmet offers a menu full of traditional American cuisine with an epicurean twist. The Plain Jane burger ($7.50) wins over once-shallow taste buds with its inner beauty and a healthy dollop of the bistro's signature sauce, while the French Dip ($7.95) takes roast beef and provolone on a beret-first plunge into savory au jus. Purchasers also receive 10% off of products from the bistro's gourmet grocery, which offers more than 40 international meats and cheeses, wine and beer from the Old and New Worlds, and more British imports than an American cricket tournament.
Antrican garbs style seekers in classic regalia from racks of vintage and imported clothing, hats, accessories, and vials of elegant fragrances. Inside a pink-walled bazaar, fashion salvagers can sift through gently used apparel ($3–$40) to recover discarded duds, and chic trailblazers can roam fresh frontiers with a small selection of new pieces ($6–$50).
Bryan Gill grew up fishing the Umpqua River, and has more than 35 years of experience capturing its finned inhabitants. As the Umpqua Angler, Bryan shares his vast knowledge of the river and its surrounding areas by leading fellow fishermen on trips throughout the year. During those adventures, Bryan targets fish according to the season, navigating groups to prime areas and deploying unique lures to bait bites from trophy catches.
No job is too dirty for the technicians at Anderson Janitorial. Cleaning professionals use top-quality equipment and cleaning solutions to keep homes and business clean inside and out. They point high-pressure washers at exterior sidewalks and siding, and clear gutters of the dirt and debris preventing rainwater from flowing off freely. They also perform general cleaning services for all sizes of facility, and make their services available on daily, weekly, or bi-millennial schedules.
Freudian Slip decorates figures in flirtatious lingerie and alluring undergarments from brand-name designers. The boutique's racks brim with corsets and loungewear, such as a Honeydew rayon and lace chemise ($38), which flaunts playful ruffles to enliven a Valentine's Day rendezvous or a dull load of laundry composed of white wimples. Berkshire garter stockings ($10) cloak shapely gams in patterned lace, and the glimmer of golden sequins gussies up a pair of Shirley of Hollywood booty shorts ($32). Freudian Slip's accommodating consultants stand by to counsel customers on sizing, styles, or the proper way to use chopsticks.