Though they operate more than 200 locations in upwards of 30 states, the team behind U.S. Baseball Academy aims to make each young athlete's experience a personal one. Their four- or six-week camps are taught by local instructors who are current or former coaches at the high school or college level, and typically offer a 6:1 or better player-to-teacher ratio for intense, professional-style training. The Academy's proven itinerary of hitting, pitching, fielding, and baserunning drills was developed by an advisory board of college coaches and Major League players, including Cy Young Award?winner and ace pitcher Brandon Webb.
Inspired by her international travels and background, Nayive, spa director of Le Petit Maui Spa, leads a team of massage professionals, aestheticians, and cosmetologists in creating a relaxing spa experience. She and her team welcome customers into private treatment rooms for various massages, which range from traditional Swedish massages to the nurturing lomi lomi Hawaiian massage. With both massages and rejuvenating facials, they employ natural ingredients such as milk and honey, avocado scrubs, cardamom amber oils, and ghost tears.
The skin whisperers at For Your Skin Only Day Spa customize treatments to clients' individual skin types to ensure safe and effective skincare. Detailed skin analysis of every face gives aestheticians the knowledge they need to pick and choose from the spa's sumptuous selection of specialized pharmaceutical-grade products. Clients can relax in private treatment rooms serenely appointed with elegant artwork, candles, and aromatic lavender bushes softly humming peaceful music.
Well versed in the ways of the washer-dryer and its household cooking and cleaning kin, the staff of The Home Appliance Store will help shoppers land the perfect machine mate. The expansive selection of leading-brand appliances includes the modern incarnation of the best friend of '50s' moms, the Electrolux Built-in Microwave, featuring a stainless-steel drop-down door and simple touch control panel. Give finished meals a place to keep cozy with the KitchenAid Warming Drawer, which coddles casseroles and makes sure roasts don't go cold, dry out, or attempt to fly south. Knowledgeable staffers will also assist in replacing wasteful appliances, such as old dishwashers that spike electricity bills and guzzle water, with sleeker, more efficient ones, such as the super-quiet Frigidaire Professional 24" Built-in Dishwasher.
The two-hour cruise is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m., depart at 7 p.m., and return at 9 p.m., affording passengers plenty of time to successfully saturate taste buds, ear buds, and dance buds. As you set off into the sunset backdrop on the Mississippi River, the wafting aromas of a feast prepared onboard will tempt a range of palates. Select from salads, hot entrees, carving stations, and sides; choices include prime rib, roasted turkey, red beans and rice, steamed seasonal vegetables, and seasoned potatoes. Complimentary coffee, soft drinks, and tea abound, and tipplers can head to the cash bar for a classic cocktail. Panoramic windows, two enclosed decks, and two outdoor decks showcase the historic waterfront unfolding in front of you as live music invites dance muscles to twitch rhythmically under the stars.