Brazilian Market touts hundreds of imported Brazilian culinary staples. Behind the meat counter, butchers slice picanha, or top sirloin, a cut popular in Brazilian rodìzio-style restaurants, and wrap up lombo recheado, pork stuffed with herbs and cheese. In addition to thick slabs of traditional Brazilian meats, Brazilian Market stocks goods such as South American coffee, tea, and coconut water. Customers can also shop for sundries such as Havaianas flip-flops and Brazilian hair products.
Of dogs, Mark Twain once said, “The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s.” Cats, he claimed, were “the cleanest, cunningest, and most intelligent things I know.” Most pet owners think like Twain—believing their pets to exist somewhere between royalty and deity. Nicola and Chris Salt, owners of The Grooming Room Pet Spa LLC, aim to treat each furry client accordingly, and will work with all breeds, from purebreds to dogs they suspect are actually small men in dog suits.
The Salts approach each treatment like it’s their first, meticulously gathering background information on each new pet before they proceed. Then, within their clean, cheerful salon, they spruce up cats and dogs with comprehensive baths, hot-oil treatments, and facials. Client comfort is their top priority, so they tailor treatments to give extra table time to seniors and to calm nervous animals. The proprietors also aim for environmental friendliness, with a hand-selected collection of all-natural products from top brands such as Eagle Pack, Angels' Eyes, and Dead Sea Mineral Mud treatment.
Susan Hyatt leads a double life. A fitness guru whose workout DVDs have been lauded in Self magazine, Hyatt has also spent 15 years performing with rock bands throughout the U.K. and the U.S. Her training with American Idol vocal coach Ron Anderson and her DJ gig at Mp3 TV have qualified her to coach students in music theory, diaphragm control while singing, and playing guitar, bass, or piano with their teeth. Hyatt's dual talents have coalesced into the Rockstar Workout, equal parts musical training and group exercise. She also teaches sessions that focus exclusively on either music or fitness.
Kerry LaMana's first time using a camera was a transformative moment in her life. It quickly became an obsession, driving her to read countless books on photography and scrutinize her own pictures—taken with a workaday point-and-shoot—with a critical eye. She eventually realized that she had a knack for the trade, and she broke into the industry by taking children's portraits and working as an assistant wedding photographer. Today, she runs her own shop—Photography by Kerry—and brings her passion for photography to every shoot, urging subjects to have fun in front of the camera as she attempts to capture their personality through her lens.
Mattress Firm has a large selection of beds from such brand names as Sealy, Simmons Beauty Rest, and Stearns & Foster. Sleep options range from the soft, cushy Hampton and Rhodes Perthshire pillow-top mattress set ($448+) to the firm and supportive Hampton and Rhodes Stirling firm mattress set ($198+). Browse the FAQ using an Internet connection and Internet-ready navigation device.