Whereas most cave dwellers hide out in dark places, those at Cave Dwellers Dry Cleaners pull people into the public eye with clean, fresh clothing. Dry-cleaning services remove stains and odors without water, restoring aquaphobic textiles and clowders to cleanliness. Laundry services cleanse fabrics in precise temperatures using computer-controlled washing machines. Expert fitters at each location properly hem pants, fit shirts, and alter garments so that each hugs appendages at just the right place. Cleaners also tend to leather and suede, clean comforters and drapery, and repair shoes.
At Clay Escape, hundreds of blank clay pieces line the walls, waiting for a new life in someone’s garden, kitchen, or dining room. Instructors help visitors pick the piece that best suits their artistic intention, and then painters go to work selecting from more than 74 paint colors and 92 specialty glazes with which to decorate their pottery. Stencils and sponges help fuel the artistic process, and a computer generates endless images for potters to paint onto a bowl or glue to a sibling’s cheek. One week later, pieces emerge glistening and brilliant, ready to take home. Clay Escape also hosts private parties for events such as birthdays, bridal showers, or Girl Scout and church meetings, and it also holds special events for holidays such as Father’s Day.:m]]
Club Fitness’s 50,000-square-foot facility fills with the low rumble of more than 75 cardio machines and the clanging of tens of thousands of pounds of free weights and strength-training equipment from Hammer Strength and Life Fitness. Youngsters scamper through the KidZone or children's nursery while their parents pump iron or grab a spot in the cardio-cinema room, an area that allows people to work out while enjoying a movie in surround sound. The gym’s trainers lead one-on-one sessions as well as group fitness classes. The soft squeak of feet against floors drifts from yoga sessions, and popular Les Mills classes include BodyPump, which combines high-energy music and repetitive moves like somebody repeatedly pushing the wrong way on a dance-club door. The purr of blenders drifts from the smoothie bar, where patrons refuel and chat after workouts.
Skilled technicians at Vilma’s Beautiful Eyebrows & Spa skillfully shape brows and pamper paws with a variety of nail services. During the mani-pedi, technicians soak and shape fingernails and toenails, pushing back cuticles as swiftly as faking your own kidnapping pushes back inconvenient term-paper deadlines. Clients can choose a new nail shade from an array of high-quality polish hues, or opt for a long-lasting, chip-resistant Shellac coat. Alternatively, full sets of acrylic nails hug fingertips with a variety of hues, including clear, natural pink and white, or french tips that flash alluringly when juggling multiple baguettes. Eyebrow experts can also shape arches and clean up brow lines with a precise waxing and tweezing.
Dr. David A. Croland doesn't overlook any weapon in the fight against fat. Since 1995, the bariatric medicine physician has been designing and supervising medical weight-loss programs that can include lipotropic injections to boost metabolism and prescription appetite suppressants to cut cravings. The exact course each patient follows is determined by an initial visit, during which a staff member may run a computerized body-composition analysis, perform an EKG to check the patient's heart health, and take pictures so the patient has an alibi in case he or she is later wrongfully accused of pickpocketing the governor.
But though weight loss is the clinic's focus, it's not its only function. It's also equipped to test for food sensitivities and provide bioidentical hormone replacement to offset the effects of menopause. Dr. Croland even offers aesthetic services, and, unlike at some medical offices, the doctor performs all of them himself. These treatments range from smoothing skin with Botox, Dysport, Restylane, and Juvederm to erasing fine lines with chemical peels.
Carrying on a longstanding tradition of superior customer service, the team at Carriage Cleaners treats each garment—be it a basic polo shirt or a prized heirloom tablecloth—with the utmost respect. Take advantage of the trustworthy company's dry-cleaning services to spruce up your favorite dress ($12) before a wedding, or return a wrinkly two-piece suit ($12.43) back to the slick condition it knew before being introduced to the five-pawed tiger. Carriage Cleaners’ laundry services eliminate pesky stains from pants ($5.68) and shirts ($2.19–$2.79), while reviving tired household items such as drapes ($22) and dignifying pillow shams ($5.50 each) until they are pillow genuines.