Therapy in Presence’s certified practitioners custom fit massages for clients depending on individual needs. To ensure an appropriately tailored massage, practitioners ask massage receivers detailed questions about their physical and mental well-being, assign client-specific medical-grade essential oils, and measure muscles with yardsticks during a 30-minute consultation session ($25). During a one-hour massage ($85), skin-rubbing gurus apply techniques from nine massage modalities, focusing on one or more at a time if requested.
Brown is the color of choice at Newton Chocolatier's sleek new location—from the warm wood floors to the cocoa-hued walls to the handmade treats that change with the seasons and holidays. The tasty wares, presented beneath a gleaming glass case, may include ghost-shaped pops or snowmen made the traditional way—with chocolate and stuffed with peanut butter.
An influx of European immigrants to Argentina in the 20th century left the country’s kitchens reeling with new recipes. Not surprising then that Argentine chef Daniel Lucci deftly knits together flavors from South America, the United States, and the Mediterranean. Pastas pop with Argentine reggianito cheese, and South American fish marinated in cajun spices or white-wine sauces perch atop beds of rice. After dining, companions can tote home bottles of Chef Lucci’s balsamic dressing, which once emptied, double as guestrooms for visiting genies.
Slinging high-quality meats directly into home kitchens for nearly a century, Passanante's Home Food Service’s butchers hand-trim antibiotic- and hormone-free beef, chicken, and pork and deliver the flash-frozen cuts straight to doorsteps. To forge their naturally aged steaks and burgers, they only use meat from grain-fed Angus steers raised without hormones, steroids, preventive antibiotics, or sugary cereals.
Additionally, they sell locally raised pork, which gleans its uniform color and succulence from a farm-fed diet of corn and grain. For their poultry, they enlist the help of farmers in Maryland and Pennsylvania to raise the birds on seeds and grains, unlike factory farms, which fatten up their chickens with insults that undermine their self-esteem.