Just as their slogan—"Riah may be Hair spelled backwards, but they are fashion forwards"—says, staff members at Riah Hair & Nail Studio offer a fashion-forward approach when they condition, color, and coif locks with organic Surface products, providing plant-derived beauty boosts without distilling your own conditioner from the sap of houseplants. Along with waxing and makeup services, trendy colors and french tips bedeck gel nails applied by beauty savants who work with each client to craft eclectic, modern looks.
The chefs at The Montville Inn pamper palates with an eclectic menu of American fare. Customers can rev up taste buds with an appetizer of braised short-rib ravioli in a red-wine reduction before diving tongue-first into the seafood gumbo with diced cherry peppers served over basmati rice. Like the first European explorer to discover tomato sauce, diners can stake a claim to The Montville Inn's bar pie, a pizza topped with barbecue brisket, red onion, and mozzarella cheese. Teeth test their sharpness with the succulent 14-ounce new york strip steak, served with caramelized onions and smoked pepper bacon whipped potatoes, or the country-style pork chop with sweet italian sausage and roasted fennel. Duos can augment their meal with selections from the drink menu, which includes wines, eight beers on draught, and 11 bottled beers that long to join 99 friends on a wall. The Montville Inn, which sits atop the site of the pre–Revolutionary War Mandeville Inn, showcases a classic colonial exterior and a charming farmhouse-inspired ambiance. Overhead lighting casts a glow over the spacious dining room, which houses plank oak floors and a fireplace to warm diners chilled from harsh winters or spring breaks spent inside a walk-in freezer.
Posh Boutique’s chic catalogers fashionably aggregate their favorite designer clothing and accessories from Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City to create authentically American looks. Ladies enrobe denim-loving legs in the embraces of 1921 jeans ($165) or swaddle torsos in tops such as the EcoSkin Crescent Tunic ($88), harkening back to medieval fashions without the need for Renaissance-fair tickets or 20-sided dice. In the men’s section, Trunk shirts ($48+) drum up rock-band representation, and 575 jeans ($195) fade into form around macho calves. Handbag selections ($174+) carry heavy shopping clout, and accessories include cranium-shading hats ($58+) and a metallic-silver python snap bracelet studded with gunmetal Swarovski stones that protect wrists from unfashionable appearances and the bite of feral shirt sleeves.
Inside a sanctuary devoted to growth and balance, the Nirvana Wellness and Yoga Center team helps guide clients toward wellness with yoga classes, massage and acupuncture sessions, and culinary clinics. Hot-yoga classes cleanse students physically and mentally, boosting flexibility and honing focus with the help of sweat-inducing temperatures and restorative movements. During therapeutic-massage sessions, massage therapists address specific health concerns with modalities such as Swedish massage, deep-tissue massage, trigger-point therapy, and myofascial release. Wellness counseling is also available from Nirvana Wellness and Yoga Center's certified health coaches, who tailor diet and exercise plans while taking into consideration how regularly each client needs to carry their pet horse up a set of stairs.
Equipment: Free Weights, Cable Machines, TRX, Kettbells, Indoor Sprint Track
Students should bring: A towel, great attitude, and smile.
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5–10 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: There are adult group training sessions that run concurrent to the Parisi Speed School sessions.
Oasis Wellness Center opens its studios and its massage tables to guests seeking a physical recharge and mental uplift. In the studios, certified yoga instructors lead students through Vinyasa yoga classes offered on mornings and evenings. On the tables, massage therapists soothe sore muscles with massages and Reiki treatments, which help the body and mind find harmony since they're gonna be around each other for a while, like it or not.