From the sleek wood of a guitar to the rough stubble of a basketball, the confectionary masters at The Icing & The Cake make fondant look like anything their clients can imagine. Their huge, colorful cakes have served as the centerpiece for many special occasions, such as weddings, birthdays, and daring prison escapes involving the use of a life-size cake replica. The shop's pastry chefs also craft individual cupcakes, cake balls, and cake pops for spur-of-the-moment sweet snacks or to treat septuplets to their own personal birthday cake.
After being laid off from his engineering job, Nelson Berry decided to open Stonehaven Massage & Spa. Now, more than two years later, Berry presides over a Stonehaven location that is as luxurious to lounge in as a private jet parked in a giant jacuzzi. In the stonework lobby, flowers cluster around mirrors and pitchers of lemon water. Murals of waterfalls and oceans signal the themes of each treatment room, where clients can relax during massage modalities ranging from traditional Swedish to deep tissue massage. From there, aestheticians can take over with facials or waxing services.
Tiffany Holmes, a certified Prenatal massage and bodywork therapist, tailors her techniques to address each client’s symptoms and boost his or her mental and physical harmony. Tiffany also takes the time to talk with each client before each treatment to assess their goals to ensure the best possible results. Her repertoire of techniques includes Swedish, hot-stone, deep-tissue, sports, and prenatal massage. She also uses a targeted combination of Biofreeze and warm towels to loosen tense sinews or cryogenically preserve them. Helm isn’t yoked to her studio, either: she brings her services to clients on location, kneading knots in offices and at parties.
Tiffany Holmes, Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist #9393
The Bindu owner Kelley Gardner began studying yoga in 1989, and since that time she’s worked with world-renowned scholars of yoga theory such as Paul Muller-Ortega, Douglas Brooks, and Bill Mahony. Inside the spacious studio instructors walk yogis through classes that are designed for every level of experience; basic yoga sessions are ideal for budding students of yoga and two-hour practice sessions challenge even the most experienced body benders. Although The Bindu has mats, blocks, straps, and blankets for students to use, individuals can bring their own equipment and should leave any laughing hyenas at home.