First Impressions is an Aveda spa and salon offering a potpourri of hair services, body-care treatments, and spa therapy. Embark on a journey to noodle-nest stylishness with a haircut ($32 and up for women, $22 and up for men) or a special-occasion updo ($60 and up). All hair services are accompanied by a consultation, an Aveda stress-relieving treatment, and an herbal shampoo. If you’d rather not have hair, First Impressions can take it away with sugaring or Aveda plant wax ($35 and up for legs, $10 and up for chins). Sad sections of skin can be rejuvenated with an eye-zone wrap ($25) or a 30-minute pure-focus facial ($25), complete with makeup application. A manicure ($24) or pedicure ($42 and up) will curb uncontrolled nail growth before your hands and feet tie themselves into a hopelessly twisted knot of keratin. To calm anxious muscles, opt for an hour-long relaxation massage ($50) or hot-stone therapy ($80).
Gary Chappell knows his fish and meat. When he wasn't busy selling the freshest catches at his fish market, he was gaining the culinary expertise that helped turn Chappell's Coral Grill into the beloved destination it is today from its establishment in 1986. Now, more than two decades later, Gary works closely with executive chef Bryan Adams to cultivate the restaurant's menu of made-to-order fish, hand-cut steaks, hormone-free chicken dishes and Cajun-inspired entrees made with fresh herbs and vegetables. Guests linger in booths over lunches of crab-cake sandwiches and New England clam chowder, or sip lemon-drop cocktails with dinners of seared tuna, stuffed chicken breasts, pork chops, and bourbon-glazed rib eye. Not content with simply presenting unforgettable food, the restaurant's culinary team also presides over an extensive wine list that highlights selections from their more than 50 vintages and styles.
This high-end resale shop stocks its racks with slightly used, stylish merchandise. Carrying sizes 0–32, as well as petites and maternity clothes, Clothes Mentor supplies the raw materials for women of any body type to radiate glamour like countesses caught in a solar storm. Name-brand jewelry (starting at $4), purses from Vera Bradley (starting at $12), and sandals by Coach share space with brands such as J. Jill, Chico's, Talbots, and Ann Taylor, giving fashion-forward, budget-conscious women a multitude of options for reinvigorating their wardrobes. Clothes Mentor pays cash for gently used, high-quality items, keeping store shelves buzzing with a steady influx of fresh arrivals.
American Health Fitness Centers has welcomed Fort Wayne residents in pursuit of fitness for more than 50 years, stocking two locations with free weights, cardio television areas, and a congenial staff. The North Clinton Street location's indoor pool hosts aerobics sessions for low-impact, aqueous workouts and a whirlpool for high-impact relaxation sessions, and the center on Illinois Road magnifies muscles with a full Hammer Strength strength-training room. Body-sculpting group classes at each locale guide limbs through step maneuvers, Pilates poses, and dumbbell heaves. For additional fees, certified personal trainers steer physiques through custom programs and the gyms' childcare services entertain youngsters with barbell juggling ($2/day per child).
With roots in Buffalo, New York, Buffalo Wings and Ribs Family Restaurant serves authentic wings. These sauce-slathered chicken bites, which range from orders of six ($4.79) to 100 in a party tray ($54.96), can be served on a scale from mild to suicide, with varietals such as barbecue, teriyaki, extra hot garlic, Cajun inferno, and Shanghai red. If you'd rather smother your carnivore cravings with slow-roasted baby back ribs, Buffalo Wings and Ribs Family Restaurant can gift your gullet a half rack ($11.99), full rack ($19.99), or house combo with wings ($14.99). Or take a two-handed dive into a grilled chicken sandwich ($7.49), half-pound Angus burger ($7.49), or tuna salad wrap ($5.99).
Fueled by their passion to share their creative talents with the surrounding community, the instructors of Wine and Canvas transport painting parties to local venues, business events, or private elopement parties. Providing brushes, canvases, and paints, they'll teach students ranging from novices to slightly above novices to create a themed painting, which may take the form of flowers, a tropical landscape, or a re-creation of a masterwork. Sip on wine while brushing and blending and complete a finished piece that you can take home or surreptitiously swap with a Botticelli at the local art museum.