Hands dig into the springtime earth, heaving up tufts of Missouri dirt cooled by the nearby waters of historic Jowler Creek. The year is 2004 and Colleen and Jason Gerke are trying their hands at winemaking, planting 250 norton grapevines in the ground near their home. Today, the 7-acre plot of land houses more than 3,000 vines, protected by insect-consuming chickens, rodent-hunting hawks and owls, and weed-noshing sheep who graze at carefully managed intervals. The sustainable vineyard sprouts grapes used to concoct nine award-winning wines—from dry to sweet—which are crafted with solar-powered devices. Jowler Creek Vineyard and Winery regularly hosts tours for up to 30 people, where patrons spend approximately 90 minutes observing the crash-diet techniques grapes undergo before squeezing into Jowler Creek's trademark baby blue sealed bottles.
A stroll through La Rouge Spalon & Boutique is a promenade back in time. In the waiting room, a cherry-red leather sofa and black shelves inspire modernity; in another room, the proprietors channel the 1950s with striped walls and checkered floors. In a separate makeup room, six round palettes of foundation and eye shadow rise up from a table like the drum set of a 1980s hair band from the stage. This diverse variety of styles characterizes La Rouge Spalon, which embraces the changing times with sleek cuts and bold color highlights tailored to client preference. Healing wraps and infrared sauna sessions help detoxify the body while promoting relaxation and weight loss. Clients may also solicit La Rouge for a chip-resistant Shellac manicure, or nix unwanted hair from upper lips with a private waxing session.
We have been pouring candles since 1992 and loving every minute of it. Being self-taught, we use the wrong wax, wrong wick, WAY too much fragrance and it all works together in harmony to create the most fragrant, clean, happy candle you could ever find!
Body-wrap use dates back to ancient Egypt, where they were used to detoxify, remove excess fat and tissue fluid, restore minerals, and acquire an attractive figure for mummy season. After a core-coddling cocooning, The Body Wrap's clients are guaranteed to experience a loss of 6–20 inches while detoxifying their bodies—resulting in a svelte figure that easily shimmies into packed elevators and tucks behind trees during hide-and-seek. An express facial tops off the treatment with skin analysis, cleansing, exfoliation, and toning of the ol' skull mask. An initial wrap session takes about two hours to complete and requires some preparatory steps to achieve optimal results.
Lemon Spalon’s experienced crew of stylists, most of whom have been twirling noodle nests for more than 10 years, exercise their trimming talents on heads of hair while making each client feel welcome and comfortable in the lively salon. Your friendly stylist will shape your locks to frame your face, snipping bangs, adding layers, or curling bouffants when necessary. Following the cut, lusterless strands revel in a deep conditioning treatment with quality Bumble and bumble products. This nourishing conditioning will make hair so glossy it reflects sunlight directly into the eyes of opposing quarterbacks. Wild and silky strands will stand to attention as your stylist blow dries your mane and finishes it up with tousled touches to create a trendy new ‘do.