Belle Vie MedSpa's staff includes a nurse practitioner, and registered nurses who all work alongside a handful of licensed aestheticians, massage therapists, and skincare specialists to pamper clients with FDA-approved spa treatments. The highly trained team harnesses tools ranging from Botox injections to hair-razing lasers and may recommend products by Obagi and SkinCeuticals for at-home maintenance.
Specialties include vibradermabrasion, which uses stainless-steel paddles instead of the potentially irritating particles used in traditional microdermabrasion treatments. As they smooth skin, the textured paddles also send a vibrating sensation through the body that many clients find relaxing and many Beach Boys find inspirational. When not making the world beautiful one face at a time, the team at Belle Vie MedSpa puts the focus on building a better community, sponsoring a number of charities, including God's Pantry Food Bank, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and The Nest Center for Women, Children & Families.
Pretty pampering pros at Knockouts Haircuts for Men, which is now under new ownership, spruce up scalps and cosset weary bodies in a sports-theme men’s salon that has been featured on the Today show and The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch on CNBC. As guests sip ice-cold beers or other beverages and watch a game on flat-screen TVs, stylists sculpt sleek, fashionable looks with the salon’s signature six-step Heavyweight haircut. While the stylists shampoo hair or untie chin-strap beards, aestheticians wax backs and chests or refurbish rugged skin with facials and hand treatments. Stationed in private treatment rooms, the salon’s massage therapists promote further relaxation with modalities designed to melt residual tension from gentlemanly handshaking contests.
Flipping through the pages of The Bourbon Review, readers can almost smell the sweet scent of bourbon, straight from the charred barrels in which it matures. Published quarterly, the magazine's passion and respect for bourbon shines through in its profiles of Kentucky distillers, bartenders, and other facets of bourbon loving. Subscribers can learn to assemble the perfect Manhattan, old-fashioned, mint julep, or specialty drink, or find favorite local bars that will do it instead. Recipes for everything from bourbon-glazed salmon to beignets showcase the drink's versatility outside a glass. The folks behind the magazine also contribute funds and direct action to promote the sustainability of Kentucky's natural landscape and resources.
The Lexington Herald-Leader rushes local and world news to a daily readership of more than 180,000 people, a number that swells to more than 250,000 for the newspaper's Sunday edition. Delivered by a reliable carrier or a trained carrier pigeon, the Herald-Leader?s print edition speeds to readers seven days a week, and its online edition at Kentucky.com is updated constantly. Reporters keep subscribers up to date on local high-school and college sports, business news, important world events, and happenings at entertainment hotspots. Sunday papers also unfold pages of well-argued social and political opinions, along with the Pulitzer Prize?winning work of editorial cartoonist Joel Pett.
Not much compares to a sports fan’s loyalty to their school, and loyal fans choose Fan Outfitters as the best place to find Cardinals gear, apparel, and gifts. The shop equips supporters of all ages with T-shirts, jackets, hats, and sunglasses, as well as Adidas gear emblazoned with the University of Louisville insignia, ranging from hats and shirts to equipment bags and footballs. Fan Outfitters even carries products for kids, prepping the next generation of fans with shoes, dresses, and pacifiers. Their gifts make great presents for all occasions, whether celebrating the start of basketball season or helping your neighbor build a wall of baseball caps between your properties.
With its rustic architecture and soft, rolling hills of vines, Chrisman Mill Vineyards brings a little taste of Tuscany to the Bluegrass State. Amidst hand-painted murals of Tuscan landscapes, guests in the tasting room pair ciccetti, or Italian tapas, with sips of local wine made from the best Kentucky grapes. The laid-back environment encourages visitors to savor the small pleasures in life, as do the staff, who entertain with amusing anecdotes and enlightening descriptions of how each wine is made. At the winery in Hamburg Pavilion, guests can also browse Kentucky-made goods as well as more than a thousand winery gift items, including customized gift baskets.