Carolyn Schmitz at Destination Massage & Spa practices massage therapy to complement the staff’s aesthetic services. She can soothe sore flexors and impart a sense of calm during sessions that take as long as a leisurely crabwalk from one end of Rhode Island to the other—60 or 90 minutes. If her clients want services to complement a relaxing massage, Carolyn can direct them to hairstylists, nail technicians, and makeup artists.
Inside a converted bank, JOY helps customers look like a million bucks with clothes and accessories priced at considerably less than one million dollars. An array of designer labels (prices range from $50 to $80+), including BCBG, Laundry, Free People, and Michael Stars, brings a sleek, urban sophistication to small-town fashion palettes. Carefully selected handbags, shoes, and jewelry ensure that you find piquant accoutrements to match your fashion temperament.
When you visit the home of the Colorado Slopper, you have to try the Colorado Slopper. The staff at ShabberS Restaurant & Bar takes pride in this signature sandwich––an open-faced, handmade cheeseburger topped with green chilies, lettuce, and tomato––which comes surrounded by a moat of fried potatoes. For other cravings, ShabberS's menu encompasses huge selection of bar-friendly eats, including 15 burgers and sandwiches, as well as wings, burritos, and fried chicken.
The Scarlett Boutique fashions ladies with casual tops, denim, handbags, and jewelry. Promenade across the quaint shop's hardwood showroom while browsing tops from brands such as Alternative Apparel, Tulle, and Heavy Rotation ($12–$48). Racks sprout a bouquet of stylish jeans ($48–$74), and handbags, totes, and clutches provide vessels to transport home smaller handbags, totes, and clutches ($20–$48). Scarlet-painted walls support shelves stocked with essential add-ons, including jewelry that hangs from body branches in the form of bracelets and necklaces ($10–$30). The Scarlett Boutique refreshes its selection with new items weekly, protecting restless hangers from the dreaded seven-day itch.
Class A–affiliates of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Cedar Rapids Kernels field a roster of tomorrow's major leaguers on the fields of today. Led by manager Brent Del Chiaro and coaches Mike Eylward and Trevor Wilson, the band of savvy sluggers is set to continue its tradition of charitable efforts by donating baseball after baseball to needy attendees in the stands. As Midwest League champions in 1988, 1992, and 1994, the Kernels are hungry for this year's title and will stop at nothing—the Kane County Cougars included—to wrest it from the well-oiled gloves of wannabe winners.