In 2001, Carrie Rezabek Dorr's only venue for her Pure Barre workouts—a blend of dance, Pilates, and strengthening stretches—was the basement of an office building. Crowds drawn by Carrie's choreographing expertise and the infectious music of her routines necessitated expansion, however, and eight years later, Pure Barre spread its franchises to what is now more than 160 locations across the country, spurred by mentions in Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Health magazines.
Pure Barre guides students through precise isometric movements that craft lean, not bulky, muscles. By flowing through scalable maneuvers that balance limbs against a ballet barre, physiques can lift and tighten traditional problem areas such as the thighs, abs, seat, and arms. The total-body workout is accessible to all fitness levels, and can help new mothers to regain their desired shape without leading the daycare's piggyback carpool. High-energy, intimate classes with small amounts of attendees ensure personalized adjustments and tips, allowing each guest to derive the deepest possible burn from the workout's alternating strength and stretch drills. Pure Barre also offers private barre-ties, DVDs, equipment, designer exercise apparel, and more.
Thrown by professional hostesses in a fully decorated room, each My Lil’ Tea Party transports children to an afternoon of clinking china and unfettered imagination. Almost every two-hour open party is dedicated to a different Disney character, letting up to 20 young princes and princesses gossip while enjoying tea and light refreshments. Girls try on makeup and boys stamp their faces with temporary tattoos, and each child transforms into either a princess or a rock star in one of My Lil’ Tea Party’s provided costumes. A tyke-size fashion show lets wee ones model their new alter ego among lighting effects, music, and animatronic paparazzi. Finally, children can pose for a complimentary professional 4"x6" photo with the day's Disney princess or dance to show off their progress in popping and locking before heading home for a nap.
PowerMowers, LLC oversees the entire life cycle of a landscape, from conception and creation to professional maintenance. Its licensed and insured team gets the job done with high-end equipment, trimming and shaping trees, installing flowerbeds, fertilizing, mulching, and performing sundry other services. Prior to every visit the team provides free estimates.
Villere’s crew of friendly and prompt petal professionals, first banding together in 1969, crafts a vast array of retina-regaling bouquets for any occasion or season. Commemorate a special someone's birthday without burning a cake or hiding a piñata's head beneath the sheets in the middle of the night with a vase of Garden Parade birthday flowers ($42.95+), a vibrant gaggle of yellow roses, red gerberas, and purple statice. With summer having fully unpacked its bags, celebrate its homecoming with a collection of sunflowers ($37.95+) or the Sweet Liberty bouquet ($47.95) of roses and carnations arranged to resemble the colors of the American flag. Many flower combinations include a vase to help accentuate each petal's distinctive color and create a lively accouterment for the table or teleportation chamber. In addition, Villere’s stocks a bounty of fresh-cut flowers for custom bouquets that can relay the message of “I love you,” “Congratulations,” or “You'll catch that sea monster next time.”