Credentialed massage therapists and aestheticians at Abella Salon and Spa imbue massage, facial, and tanning services with aromatherapy and botanical skincare products. Lavender-scented body scrubs and hydrating algae body masks leave skin as soft and supple as a newborn pillow, and custom chemical peels deeply exfoliate epidermises. In addition, advanced light-based techniques may be applied to whiten teeth and manage unwanted hair without organizing razors into unwieldy bureaucracies. Laser technicians at Abella Salon and Spa also help fight the again process with services such as laser hair removal, photofacials, and Botox and other fillers.
Accomplished shutterbug Ellen Yeiser teaches students of Introduction to Digital Photography how to produce breathtaking digital photos in an engaging three-hour class. Future paparazzi comfortable with the basics of their own digital camera—using its buttons and changing its settings—can bring it to the classroom along with the camera's manual, a fully charged battery, and the battery's best friend. During the class, which is limited in size to 10 students, Yeiser imparts a useful mish-mash of technical wisdom, including how to set ISO, aperture, and shutter speed, which ensures images are correctly processed to yield eye-stunning photos. In addition, framing and focusing lessons encourage pupils to exercise creative muscles so they can cart their newfound knowledge right out of the classroom and into a world cluttered with photo ops. After snapshot seminars, each attendee walks away with three 8"x10" or 8"x12" prints of one of their photos.
With almost two decades of experience under its environmentally friendly belt, the fastidious team at Eco Carpet Cleaning goes beyond its moniker, making sparkling surfaces of carpets, upholstery, and air ducts and doling out natural, healthy lawn-care solutions. When scrubbing down textiles, no hallway or stair carpet escapes the cleansing touch of the team's dirt extractor, and upholstery cleaning sucks away odors, stains, and generations of dust-mite civilizations. Eco Carpet Cleaning's technicians maintain lawn health at both residential and commercial spaces, aerating lawns to ensure light, water, and nutrients penetrate deep into the soil, and feeding quality seed with locally made organic fertilizer collected from hormone-treatment-free animals.
The Boulder Chamber Orchestra introduces classical compositions to audiences with its fall concert series featuring Boulder's finest purveyors of eighth notes. During Liberation, violinist Lindsay Deutsch will fill eardrums like tiny, posh swimming pools with masterful interpretations of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, as well as Mozart's overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio and Beethoven's Symphony no. 7. The Boulder Chamber Orchestra plans to razzle-dazzle audiences at Piety with cochleae-massaging takes on Vivaldi's Concerto for Strings RV 127, Faure's Cantique de Jean Racine, and Mozart's Requiem. Piety also showcases the Ars Nova Singers, who will celebrate their 26th season of crafting powerful a cappella by using trophies instead of microphones and sprinkling their vocal talents into the evening's aural stew.
For more than 30 years, there has been a frame shop at Dry Creek and University. And, despite a decade of ownership shuffling, framers coming and going, and a name change, Studio C Framing has carried on as the community's frame shop. Today, husband and wife owners Matt and Bethany—who met at the shop 10 years ago—have distilled Studio C's operation into a team of talented professionals. Combined, that team boasts more than 50 years of experience in preserving special objects behind glass, from guitars and photos to entire refrigerator doors. The shop also provides such services as picture installation, design advice, and canvas stretching, and every month, it showcases pieces of art from students at Arapahoe High School.
Creating a custom-made wine is a lot more rewarding than producing questionable homemade toothpaste. At Tino Vino Vintners, the 6- to 10-week process begins with you “researching” (tasting) wine varietals to determine what you want yours to taste like. Five tastings will introduce your palate to its options in a round of speed dating for the taste buds. Next, the desired grapes are crushed, pressed, concentrated, and mixed with reverse-osmosis-filtered water, yeast, and other ingredients under the supervision of a winemaker. The winemaker will watch over your mixture’s progress during its two to three weeks of fermentation before stabilizing the wine with an optional clarifying agent and racking (removing sediment). Once your wine has been bottled, you may either pop it open and have a party or stash it away to let it age as gracefully as Burton Gilliam.