Stocking an extensive selection of cheese, meats, sweets, and other delicacies, Lovera’s sprinkles palates far and wide with the authentic tastes of Italian cuisine. Peruse and purchase the appetizing wares online and then wait for the mouth-pleasers of your choice to be shipped to your home, your office, or the studio apartment your taste buds share with your esophagus. Eight ounces of Volpi hot-salami rotola spices up staid sandwiches and bland crackers ($7.49), and a box of Dell'Alpe fettuccine egg pasta ($3.99) gives eaters the good carbs necessary to place in the sack race that determines the winner of the family reunion. Lovera’s originals include the company’s own hand-formed caciocavera cheese ($11.99), as well as exquisite Italian salad dressing ($4.99) and roasted-garlic olive oil ($14.99), ideal for helping home cooks serve up boot-shaped bites of Old World bliss.
For years, getting a massage was considered a luxury. But around the turn of the century, things began to change: people began to discover the numerous physical and mental benefits of regular massage therapy. In addition to bodywork's well-known ability to relieve stress and rid backs of barnacles, the therapeutic benefits include improved immune-system function, enhanced circulation, and detoxification.
Essential Health Therapeutic Massage’s therapists embody this belief. They employ traditional Swedish massage along with hot-stone therapy as part of an overall approach to wellness. It seems to be working. A cursory look at the guest book turns up a slew of satisfied customers thanking the studio for relieving the pain of fibromyalgia or entrenched neck aches.
There was a time when Robbers Cave State Park wasn’t named as such. If it had, it would have been a pretty obvious tip for police, who might have stumbled upon outlaws such as Jesse James, Belle Starr, and the Youngers hiding out from the law. The wooded hills, rugged caves, and remote location amid the Sans Bois Mountains made it an ideal place for the infamous to disappear after robbing a train or showing the townsfolk their bare ankles.
Today, this same natural landscape attracts a different sort of adventurer—rock climbers, cave explorers, and all manner of outdoor enthusiasts. The park's 8,200 acres include three fishable lakes that teem with trout and perch, and the trails offer scenic trips for hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians. Climbers scale and rappel sandstone cliffs, and the wilderness area's wildlife attracts hunters and nature watchers.
After trying to track down the old outlaw cave among the sandstone hills and cliffs—which can reach heights of 1,500 feet—visitors warm up next to the fireplace in one of the park's 26 cabins. To make visits comfortable, these feature fully equipped kitchens, linens, and satellite TV, as well as central heat and air. The Belle Starr View Lodge also welcomes guests, and there are plenty of sites for tents, RVs, and stockpiles of loot as well.