The technicians at BeauOne Salon strive to honor the most hardworking parts of the body with hand and foot therapies that are both cosmetic and curative. They augment mani-pedis with frills such as paraffin wax and warm, exfoliating masks, using multivitamins and aromatherapy to soften rough skin. The offerings range from utilitarian—the Rugged Man treatment simply prunes nails and massages limbs—to playfully artsy, with animal prints and polka dots of polish decorating big toes. Hairstylists also helm stations between the salon's pale-blue walls. They trim, highlight, and color locks with the aid of organic products, and they compose special updos for weddings or the annual Sack of Rome.
As soon as you slip into your robe and slippers and hear the calming music at MG's Grand Day Spa, you begin to notice stress and tension melt away. Between soothing spa or salon treatments—perhaps a milk-and-honey hydrotherapy bath or a facial with Pevonia botanical products, caviar extract, or essence of pearl—listen to a trickling fountain as you savor a light lunch on the open garden terrace. Full-body exfoliations with tangerine- or lavender-infused sea salt leave skin smooth and glowing, and a Misty Rain massage beneath the Vichy shower inspires gargled versions of "I Feel Pretty." Afterward, retreat to the relaxation area to reprise the song at the spa's grand piano.
Airmid's licensed massage therapist specializes in a number of massage styles, including both therapeutic modalities and spa-style services. She's worked with swimmers, cyclists, and football players to help their bodies perform and excel, and on the other end of the spectrum, she's been employed at high-end spas where she helped clients achieve total relaxation. She's also a certified fertility massage specialist?so in addition to deep-tissue, hot-stone, and relaxation massages, she offers specialized massages for those trying to conceive.
Licensed massage therapist Jamie Bourgeois uses a holistic approach to ease pain. Sure, she can focus on a specific area of tension, but her therapeutic kneading techniques result in health benefits for the entire body?benefits like lowered blood pressure and a strengthened immune system. Jamie works inside First Health Center, occasionally teaming up with Dr. James Worth to help her patients achieve total wellness.
Comfort is the hallmark of Michelle Sammons’ treatments. It begins with the head massage she performs during shampoos, which take place at a contoured sink beneath a “relax” wall ornament. This sense of ease then seeps onto the salon floor, as Michelle works with clients to uncover looks that will leave them feeling confident and beautiful.
When discussing CT's Grillin & Chillin's atmosphere with reporters from Metromix, founder Mike Fletcher explained, "I didn't call it a sports bar on purpose." Mike wanted his eatery to be something more than just a sports bar— a place where his son could perform music, where his daughter could work during summer break, and where family and friends could gather over classic American dishes. So while the 12 televisions are often aglow with the latest sports games, on other nights, the bar hosts live music, karaoke, and trivia nights. Servers hoist plates of hearty sandwiches and spicy wings from the kitchen, while bartenders dole out mixed drinks and pour glasses from their selection of more than 25 draft brews.
Neon beer signs cast a nostalgic glow across the dark-red walls of the cavernous dining rooms, illuminating the large booths and wooden tables. A spacious area in the front of the venue is equipped with microphones and speakers, creating an ideal stage for open-mic nights or public declarations that calculus is boring, no matter what popular opinion says.