Having bested your uncle in the season’s most grueling pumpkin-pie-eating contest yet, bring equilibrium back to your soul and turkey-clogged body with today’s deal: four weeks of intro Pilates or yoga classes at Maya Whole Health Studio for $30 (a $60 value). Choose whichever strikes your fancy and find a class on the schedule that fits into your busy day-to-day of work, house cleaning, and naval raids. Maya offers classes every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. There once was a flexible gal, Whose yogic skills never did fail, When forgetting her keys, She just pulled in her knees, And squeezed through the slot for the mail.
At ALIVE Bride 2014, engaged couples peruse St. Louis' wedding offerings, browsing displays from local photographers, florists, and luxury event venues. The event, which highlights more than 30 merchants total, is hosted by ALIVE Magazine, a St. Louis lifestyle magazine focused on culture, fashion, and nightlife.
The team behind Taste of Main Street America perused every state in the nation to fill 280 pages with recipes and photographs from eateries located on the Main Street of their respective cities and towns. Readers' palates are whisked to Connecticut with the Willimantic Brewing Company's parmesan-encrusted tuna, and Oklahoma's easy lasagna bake provides relief on nights when the oven is exhausted from its day job as an accountant. Whipping up a dish of homemade lemon squares by the specifications of the Fifth & Main restaurant in Alabama can turn new neighbors into twice-a-day window knockers fiending for the tart treat, and the fresh flavors of Rhode Island's heirloom tomato salad with chilled cucumber soup rouses taste buds with a symphony of fresh flavors. The book is available for pickup at 12 locations throughout the southwest Missouri region, and it can also be shipped online.
Gotcha Costumes helps prep for parties with up to 2,000 costumes plus wigs, cosmetics, and accessories that transform kids, teens, and adults into iconic characters and spooky ghouls. Although availability may fluctuate, recent selections ($16–$40) include a Mary Poppins getup, flamenco garb, and Hansel and Gretel ensembles, all appropriate for Halloween gatherings or NATO summits. Wigs ($15–$39) help obscure natural strands, temporarily altering hair color, texture, and style. Noses and cheeks duck behind all manner of masks ($9.95–$29.99), and makeup ($3.99–$19.99) can add temporary wounds to a zombie costume, lighten complexions to round out a vampire outfit, or help conceal omnipresent third eyes.
Like a box of strictly red-balloon-shaped Lucky Charms marshmallows, Gennaio sifts through all the seasonal selections, carefully curating key pieces. Here, shoppers can rack through looks from highly covetable labels (William Rast, Big Star) along with smaller, up-and-coming collections. Peruse designer denim by brands including Miss Me ($88 and up), MEK Denim ($101 and up), and Silver ($75 and up). Tops, tanks, and halters start at $29, and dresses at $35. Gennaio Boutique also carries affordable accessories, starting at $10 for bracelets and ear adornments.
At Jake's on Main, a plethora of optimistic mantras cover the walls, and tidy shelves display quality threads and accessories for a trendy and casual clientele. As lounge pants ($40–$42) surround legs in comfortable material, snuggle socks ($10) corral toes and ankles and protect them from attacking hermit-crab armies. Men's and women's short-sleeve crusher tees ($26) grant arms breathing room on warm days, and long-sleeve crusher tees ($32) shield entire upper halves against nippier autumnal gusts. Coffee mugs ($10) guard hands from hot coffee or motel lava, and insulated travel mugs ($20) maintain liquid heat on airplanes, buses, and expeditions to rescue baby penguins from empty-nester yetis.