Party Works offers a bevy of costume and decoration options to deck out your home and appendages for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. With hundreds of costumes, wigs, and shoes, Party Works keeps men, women, and children camouflaged with the latest guises. Confuse doppelgangers by donning an Unknown Phantom costume ($19.99), or splurge on an Avatar-inspired Neytiri suit ($54.99). Kids can transform into Optimus Prime without scrounging for car parts ($19.99), and infants or toddlers can be outfitted as Goldie Locks ($28.99) or swaddled in a sweet Sweet Pea ($19.99) sleeper.
Most salons don’t have a kitchen table in the middle of the room. Then again, most salons don’t serve caviar. This luxurious appetizer is the namesake of Caviar Hair Studio & Spa and is available with several of the treatment packages, accompanied by sparkling glasses of champagne. Amidst the polished chrome and sleek leather of the salon’s treatment chairs, a team of six stylists, all Paul Mitchell-trained, beautify and soothe clients with an assortment of services. Locks bask in highlights, scalp treatments, and updos, and a fleet of massage modalities—such as deep tissue, hot stone, and Swedish—assist shoulders and backs in releasing tension more effectively than shouting obscenities out of their deltoid muscles.
The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studio, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself, shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Low-pressure private sessions allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form, using their expert eyes and mechanical dancing shoes preprogrammed to do the Charleston. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or samba. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice parties provide a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.
Wellness First medical director William R. Kendrick, MD, leads a team of registered nurses and licensed practical nurses who deliver personalized medical care in a walk-in setting. The team administers DNA and paternity tests, and detects drug and alcohol use by examining hair, urine, or tightrope-walking ability. Blood draws and health profiles help discern any underlying ailments, and immunizations work to prevent diseases. The staff also certifies students in CPR and first aid during regular training sessions.