Men's Wellness Center of Austin caters exclusively to men with preventive care and wellness services that combine with spa treatments to ensure men of all ages maintain their youthful vitality. The center's physician, Dr. David Weiler, a neuroradiologist, became interested in men's health issues about a decade ago, and, in particular, in the theory that hormonal and wellness therapies could be used to improve men's health.
After noticing how well women responded to similar therapies, he decided to use those same techniques, including hormone optimization, health testing, and vitamin- and nutritional-supplement therapy, to help men to combat aging, curb weight gain, and prevent midlife crises sparked by looking at old pictures of preschool glory days.
A clinician of many trades, Doctor of Oriental Medicine Marlene Merritt's stores of knowledge span far beyond needles and herbs. She is also an applied nutritionist, board-certified bariatric counselor, and longtime anatomy and physiology instructor. At Merritt Wellness Center, she practices alongside her husband, Doctor of Oriental Medicine Will Mitchell; a gaggle of licensed acupuncturists; and a certified rolfer. Together, they blend Eastern and Western therapies in an effort to treat the root causes of maladies, not just the symptoms. The clinic's offerings include nutritional counseling and Nutrition Response Testing as well as detox cleanses, stress management, and lifestyle advice.
Whether showering your spouse with a dozen roses or gifting dad with a baseball-themed basket, Thousand Oak Florists' floral experts can help find the perfect gift for any occasion. As a certified FTD florist, the inventory also includes several fresh plants, in addition to the carefully constructed floral arrangements and exclusive designs. The Thousand Oak website even shares the symbolism behind each of its flowers—white daisies represent innocence and affection, tulip bulbs show one's love, and lilies symbolize purity of the heart.
Taipei China Bistro's chefs mix up an eclectic menu of sushi, seafood, noodles, and traditional Chinese dishes. Start the taste tour with a deep-fried Vietnamese egg roll ($6.99), four honey-glazed barbecue ribs ($9.29), or six Taipei pork dumplings ($5.99). Fans of delicate seafood can cheer for more than 35 sushi options, including spicy salmon rolls ($6.25) or the spurs roll prepared with shrimp tempura, avocado, tuna, salmon, eel, masago, and scallions ($13.95).
Good Sports Outdoor Outfitters has been equipping hikers, backpackers, runners, and snow-sporters with top-quality gear for nearly 30 years. The outdoorsmen's paradise hosts a backcountry bounty of quality brands such as Patagonia, The North Face, Asics, Merrell, Bogner, Burton, Kjus, UGG, and Keen. The staff of knowledgeable gear gurus will walk you through the finer points of carabineers versus catfish while pairing you with the perfect Arc'teryx Rampart pants ($99) to wear to this year’s family reunion. Prep for a frosty weekend getaway with a pair of SmartWool socks ($12.95), get some street cred from rival granola gangsters in your microvelour TKA 1/4 zip from The North Face ($55), or load your Osprey Atmos backpack ($199) full of steaks and introduce yourself to your region's newest bobcat colony.