It's probably fitting that Gary Ross's artwork eventually melts, since it would take acres of gallery space to display it all. Using his chainsaw, the master ice sculptor creates approximately 5,000 pieces annually, almost one for every day of the year. At Charleston Ice Sculptures, Mr. Ross turns his customers' imaginations into 32-degree reality. He transforms ice into everything from animal sculptures, to corporate logos, to drink luges that pour and cool beverages simultaneously.
Susan Hyatt leads a double life. A fitness guru whose workout DVDs have been lauded in Self magazine, Hyatt has also spent 15 years performing with rock bands throughout the U.K. and the U.S. Her training with American Idol vocal coach Ron Anderson and her DJ gig at Mp3 TV have qualified her to coach students in music theory, diaphragm control while singing, and playing guitar, bass, or piano with their teeth. Hyatt's dual talents have coalesced into the Rockstar Workout, equal parts musical training and group exercise. She also teaches sessions that focus exclusively on either music or fitness.
Doctors and massage therapists join forces to address alignment issues, joint stiffness, and muscular tension all within the same visit to HealthSource Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab. Massage therapists correct muscular imbalances in shoulders and backs with hands licensed in therapeutic massage and shadow-puppet recital. Chiropractic consultations provide detailed assessments of the ailments behind each client's particular symptoms, as well as specific instructions for massage therapists and recommended courses of action.
Of dogs, Mark Twain once said, “The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s.” Cats, he claimed, were “the cleanest, cunningest, and most intelligent things I know.” Most pet owners think like Twain—believing their pets to exist somewhere between royalty and deity. Nicola and Chris Salt, owners of The Grooming Room Pet Spa LLC, aim to treat each furry client accordingly, and will work with all breeds, from purebreds to dogs they suspect are actually small men in dog suits.
The Salts approach each treatment like it’s their first, meticulously gathering background information on each new pet before they proceed. Then, within their clean, cheerful salon, they spruce up cats and dogs with comprehensive baths, hot-oil treatments, and facials. Client comfort is their top priority, so they tailor treatments to give extra table time to seniors and to calm nervous animals. The proprietors also aim for environmental friendliness, with a hand-selected collection of all-natural products from top brands such as Eagle Pack, Angels' Eyes, and Dead Sea Mineral Mud treatment.
Skinny Tees' selection of seamless, snug-fitting camisoles, T-shirts, and other one-size-fits-most women's wear hugs curves, slimming down wearers' figures as much as two sizes. Camisoles in more than 50 colors beg to become part of layered outfits and fit snugly without rolling up, keeping bellybuttons from showing off during yoga or long escalator rides. Dresses and leggings, also crafted in a single size, are available in hues and prints including black, bubblegum pink, and leopard turquoise. American factories turn out the items when they are not being used for car weddings, and the threads' stretchy, soft construction is ideal for expectant mothers.
Celebration Town helps kids to burn energy and exercise imaginations as they leap and bound across a sprawling landscape of bouncy castles and inflatable slides during open-jump sessions. Parents relax while kids engage with other fixtures including skee-ball cabinets, climbing stations, educational computer stations, and illiterate karaoke machines. Youngsters can also explore the limits of their mental and physical strength during structured after-school programs and summer camps.