Rose has been specializing as a licensed and established psychic for more than 30 years. In the comfort of her cozy studio, clients can seek advice on issues ranging from love and careers, to complicated financial matters, and marriage and divorce. She dispenses this advice through tarot and palm reading, as well as more comprehensive aura reading.
Carrie DeLozier wanted to create a place for women where time disappeared and they could be truly free to focus on their bodies and minds without the distractions of the outside world. That vision became barre54. Each of her studio’s spacious interiors flatters bodies with natural light shining through floor-to-ceiling windows and chandeliers hanging from exposed ceilings. Instructors with backgrounds in dance, theater, and modeling lead 54-minute sessions of isometric exercises and orthopedic stretches, earning the Winter Park location the title of Best Workout Facility from the Orlando Sentinel. The program is an extension of the Lotte Berk Method developed in the 1950s by the German dancer of the same name. Ms. Berk used the body-aligning movements of ballet to recondition her body after a car accident. Since then, various incarnations of her exercises have been practiced by thousands of students including celebrities such as Madonna, Kelly Ripa, and the all-animal cast of Fantasia.
Over her more than 20-year career in photography, Susan Torregrosa has garnered numerous awards, shown more than 100 images in national and local exhibits, and earned the Professional Photographers of America’s prestigious Masters of Photography degree. She draws on the lifetime of dedication that earned her that recognition as she conducts portrait sessions at Studio T Photography. She specializes in portraiture of families, children, and high school seniors. The photographer creates portraits of kids and kin set against sparse backgrounds or painted backdrops of lush forests. High school students enjoy sessions in natural park and river settings or posing against interesting landmarks, such as a downtown Orlando graffiti wall. Afterward, she preserves her clients’ favorite images with customizable keepsakes such as prints and canvas portraits.
Over the past 20 years, Dr. Andy Michaud has been caring for cats and dogs by adhering to the adage, “I’ll treat your pets like they’re mine, and I’ll treat you like a friend and a neighbor.” Dr. Andy and his staff of animal lovers offer a variety of pet-care services, including after-hours emergency care for dogs and cats. In-house groomer, Rachel, is tasked with the important job of maintaining your pet's health and well-being. Regular grooming, equally important as regular physical check-ups, helps prevent issues like excessive shedding, skin or paw disorders, and bad breath. Rachel is at the animal hospital 6 days a week, during normal business hours to give your best friend the extra attention they deserve.
Named the best museum in Orlando by Cityvoters in 2008, Cornell Fine Arts Museum awakens retinas with a vast collection of more than 5,000 artworks. Patrons can meander through this elegant facility overlooking picturesque Lake Virginia, checking out a multifarious slew of permanent and travelling exhibitions, which feature chromatic canvases ranging from the early Renaissance to the modern day. The complimentary Corps Exquis catalogue is a bound anthology of famous etchings, mixed media, poems, and drawings by artists such as Paul Cezanne and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Bring home a copy to inspire burgeoning brush buffs or keep uncultured coffee tables company.
The Aveda Institutes are full-service beauty schools where esthiology students work under the supervision of licensed educators, using plant-derived, eco-friendly Aveda products to perform services such as hair styling, waxing, and massages. A haircut ($12–$18) and retouched hair color ($30–$40) chisel and paint a head into a pedestal-worthy work of art, and a relaxer ($68+) soothes strands as tight as a self-doubting horse moments before the Kentucky Derby. Whip skin into creaminess with a 60-minute facial ($40 during nonpeak hours, $60 during peak hours), de-bush brows ($10) and strip underarms ($20) with a waxing, or file, shape, and exfoliate fingers with a 60-minute spa service manicure ($15, $20 with polish change) and 75-minute pedicure ($20, $25 with polish change). Body-wrap treatments and massages ($40 during non-peak hours, $50 during peak hours ) melt away stress like a hot iron pressed against a synthetic-hair wig.