Using the fresh lavender grown on their own ranch, Craig and Dana Stewart share the aroma therapeutic benefits of their favorite scent with a line of lavender-infused household products. Each handmade bar of soap, jar of culinary rub, and soy candle boasts a generous helping of lavender oil or the raw herb itself, allowing the calming aroma to permeate homes.
For more than 30 years, the gastronomic gurus at Cliff's Grill have devised an array of appetite-quaffing burgers and casual American fare served all day. Beef buffs can peruse the extensive menu to discover more than a dozen hamburger varieties formed from trans fat-free all-beef patties. Chow down on the Murphy burger crammed with grilled onions, bacon, cheddar cheese, and hickory sauce ($6.45), or divide a southwest burger stuffed with avocados, pepper jack cheese, salsa, and grilled onions ($6.45) into four corners of deliciousness. The veggie burger comes meat-free in lettuce, tomatoes, and onions drapery ($5.25), while breakfast offerings, such as an egg, steak, and cheese pita ($5.45), sate early risers with equal griddle-based aplomb.
Carla Alvarado has been shaping both bodies and minds for the past 31 years. Back in 1980, she launched her career by opening her first fitness studio—known as The Fitness Firm—and eventually garnered the attention of Shape Magazine. In addition to owning her own studio, she also trained at the YMCA for 19 years and competed in a John Sherman bodybuilding competition.
Today, Carla owns Elevations Yoga Studio, where she and her fellow instructors encourage both physical and spiritual harmony inside a quaint farmhouse with a wide, welcoming porch. Equipped with large mirrors, Carla's spacious studio surrounds students with polished wood floors and mint-green walls. Her yoga classes blend meditative techniques with poses that increase flexibility, tone muscles, and help regulate the impulses that produce triple-dog dares. In addition to yoga, she also offers Zumba classes that brim with high-energy, Latin-inspired moves, and Xtreme Fitness boot-camp classes with personal nutrition and fitness guidance.
At Eye Excellence, advanced ocular technology enables the staff to diagnose even the rarest eye disorders and then correct them without the use of a blade. Here, the team can remove a cataract with a precise refractive laser, reshape the entire cornea with an excimer laser-aided LASIK procedure, or just make laser-sharp measurements for contacts and designer frame fittings. But these cutting-edge devices would be nothing without the licensed professionals who operate them. Eye Excellence is helmed by Mary T. Green, M.D., Ph.D, a seasoned ophthalmologist and surgeon, and a Fellow on three medical boards. Dr. Green is aided by three therapeutic optometrists and a squad of ophthalmic technicians and opticians, all of whom never stop learning in their quest to better clients' vision.
The certified and licensed hydrotherapists at HC3 Wellness Center promote internal cleansing and detoxification through regimens of colonics and ionic foot baths. A menu of bodywork services, such as lymphatic drainage massage, bolster purification efforts through the power of touch, while Swedish and hot-stone massages help to heal, relax, and rejuvenate clients. Colon hydrotherapy cleanses excess waste from the colon to give clients a renewed vitality.
DiagnosticsforU bypasses the rigmarole of intrusive visits to the doctor's office with thorough and speedy health and hormone panels that test the body's trouble spots. The most popular tests check blood type, kidney function, or general heart health, though teenagers often test to see why their parents don?t understand them. The lab's speed?often offering a turnaround time of 24?48 hours?is rivaled only by its commitment to convenience. Orders can be placed confidentially by phone, and results are returned by mail, email, or fax and shared with a designated physician as desired.