Gilchrist & Soames culls fine botanical extracts and sniffer-satisfying aromas from around the world to craft rejuvenating shampoos and soothing bath and body products. Sort through specialized skin tantalizers from myriad collections or peruse bestsellers to ensure that your pores are en vogue. Spa Oatmeal Trio soaps utilize an assuaging concoction of the titular grainy flakes to render skin as soft as newborn clouds ($9.99), and London Bath Salts unleash a duo of therapeutic mineral salts and antioxidants to coax impurities and bland soups from the deepest depths of mugs ($16). Spruce an unkempt nest of tangled tresses with Paisley shampoo, which emits an invigorating blend of grapefruit, coffee bush berry, peppermint, eucalyptus, and red-tea extracts to stimulate the scalp, promote hair growth, and infuse follicles with a sense elation not felt since they were fashioned into existence from twine ($11).
Under the guidance of owners Kevin and Lisa Gross, Asebella Boutique stresses the human element of beautification by hand-making, weighing, and labeling their paraben-free skincare products alongside a designer line of lingerie and gowns. The husband-and-wife team—wielding more than 50 years' combined experience in the cosmetic and personal care field—infuses moisturizers, massage oils, and anti-wrinkle creams with natural ingredients to tackle a wide range of epidermal ailments. Small-production batches ensure that the botanical components stay fresher than the heir to the Bel Air throne.
The bodywork gurus at Brown's each bring 10–20 years of experience to the shop, specializing in interior and exterior repairs on all makes and models. To help divest vehicles of paint scratches, the technicians perform a 30–45 minute full-body touch-up, using an artist's brush to doodle over any blemishes with a mixture of paint and clear coat. Headlights reclaim roles as beacons of safety after a 45-minute restoration service, which resurfaces UV protective coatings and results in improved visibility while driving through dark and stormy movie sets. Brown's team also buff bumpers by sanding pockmarked paint, slapping on a primer, and re-glazing the newly smooth surface with glossy layers of paint and clear coat; clients can opt for a 1–2 hour corner repair or a 2–4 hour full-bumper repair, or simply request that the vehicle be mercifully totaled on the spot.
Even if you played a game a day, it would still take nearly three years to roll the dice or flip the cards for every title available at Game Paradise—assuming the collection doesn't expand. More than 1,000 board games are stocked inside its library, from classics such as Taboo and Guess Who? to newer options such as A Fistful of Penguins and Pandemic. Along with helping visitors navigate the stacks, librarians can explain each game's rules and ways of proving your superhuman strength other than flinging the die across the room. Game Paradise stays open until 1 a.m. six nights a week, giving guests ample time to play another round.
At Happy Hollow Children's Camp, children from Indianapolis and surrounding counties with special needs or from economically disadvantaged households live as a community for a week at the 822-acre camp facility in Brown County. Under the guidance of their trained cabin counselors, children in each cabin group select their activities for the week, such as fishing, horseback riding, and canoeing. The structured activities help each camper gain team-building, leadership, and outdoor technical skills, and also give them an exciting summer-camp experience.
Modern lights hang from the ceiling like glowing roses, illuminating the salon's turquoise and white walls. Amid these cozy accents, skilled stylists engineer bold highlights and manipulate hair into layers to flatter the face. Guests may also request an expert technician for a mani-pedi, facial, body wrap, or makeup application.