Alpine Ice Arena grants blade-borne guests from well-padded tots to aspiring pros a friction-free winter haven. Stands hold up to 500 spectators while a snack bar warms their bellies with hot dogs, hot cocoa, and other delectable treats. Staff in the pro shop or figure- and hockey-skating lessons arm gliders with gear, grace, and grit. Spectators dropping by the arena might cross tracks with Kentucky's first adult skating team, Moms on Ice, synchronized ice dancers The Belles, or wistful zambonis donning sequins during downtime.
Chef Sandy Pike acquired lots of free time when she sold her dessert business, Queen of Tarts, in 2005. Soon afterward, a close family member needed a diet overhaul following some stern words from the doctor. Drawing upon more than 20 years of culinary experience and a love affair with local, seasonal ingredients, Sandy began preparing healthy, flavorful meals ideal for diabetics. Before long, non-diabetic friends and neighbors began clamoring for her creations as well. In response, she launched Home Cuisine, a kitchen where she and fellow chefs create complete, nutritious meals that can be picked up or delivered, then heated and enjoyed at home, as a part of Louisville's only healthy meal delivery service. Now in its tenth year, Home Cuisine employs classically trained chefs to prepare Paleo meals made with local and organic ingredients, providing clients a healthy approach to clean eating.
Filled with fresh produce, eggs, and lean meats?not trans fats or chunks of deep-fried Spam?her dishes showcase healthy eating's tasty side and illustrate the concept of portion control. Her staffers follow the American Heart Association's dietary guidelines and consult dietitians and food scientists from two local universities to ensure that each meal is as balanced as possible. Following the Paleo diet, many have experienced significant weight loss, while other clients have identified food allergies.
Sandy and her daughter Mae, a seasoned event planner, support a variety of area charities, including Boys & Girls Haven, Dare to Care Food Bank, and Blessings in a Backpack. As a family of foodies,
Ace Custom Tailors can turn a lumpy, ill-fitting suit into a sleek staple of your everyday wardrobe. The right alterations can make clothes fit better, which make bodies look lean and neat. The tailors sell quality suits, pants, and shirts in a variety of brands including Dolce & Gabanna and Holland and Sherry. They can tailor those clothes to your precise fit, hemming pants and cuffs, taking in jackets, and letting out seams where necessary. For special events, they stock tuxedos and fine accessories including silk ties and cuff links that change colors depending on your mood.
Mark's Hallmark hosts unique gifts and Hallmark greeting cards that creatively accent any holiday or special occasion. In the absence of sufficient stashes of construction paper for homemade coupon books, offspring can bestow a Mommy & Me or Grandma & Me keepsake journal upon hard-working matriarchs, both of which include a recording feature where gifters can personalize a message with their own dulcet tones ($24.99 each). Decorative keepsakes such as the Willow Tree Angel of the Heart figurine gift set bequeath knick-knack lovers with a heavenly mantelpiece accent ($14.99), and a trio of candles from Yankee Candle Company greets Mother's Day with aromas of sun and sand, pineapple and cilantro, and lilac blossom ($19.99). New mothers can outfit fresh progeny in a Mud Pie baby outfit ($27.99+).
Founded 106 years ago just after the invention of clothing, Sam Meyers Dry Cleaning and Laundry cleans clothing to rid garments of ground-in grime. Detail-oriented dry cleaners strike out stubborn stains from skirts ($7.80) and sweaters ($7.41) with the diligence of a lab chemist and the gentle touch of a newborn porpoise swaddled in cashmere. Use today's deal to look dapper in spotless sport coats ($7.41) and spick-and-span two-piece suits ($13.57). Sam Meyers also offers cleaning services for Uggs and other winter boots to erase evidence of slush-puddle jumping and winter salt-ball fights.
The footwear aficionados at Fleet Feet Sports outfit runners, walkers, and other exercisers with the proper kicks—according to specific gaits and foot biomechanics—in a new location lined with shoes, apparel, and gear. They employ a six-step personal-fit process to match runners with their ideal shoes, based on sitting and standing foot measurements. Once they make their recommendations, guests sample footwear from brands such as Adidas, ASICS, and Nike, and, like choosing from a chocolate box, pick the squishiest one. After their soles mate, patrons can also find gear and apparel from brands such as Mizuno and Brooks to match their favorite activities.