Crimson hues edged in accents of neon orange and ice blue pervade the interior of Lava Lounge. Amid the low lights and bleeding colors, guests lounge on long benches and pull from long hookah hoses. Their exhalations send out swirls of smoke in flavors such as white peach, watermelon, or dominican mango. Between puffs, parties can sip bubbly Blue Moons and Stellas or make a night of it with bottle service. Bartenders also mix long island iced teas, cosmopolitans, and other cocktails behind a bar whose fuchsia lights transition into sky blue.
Tall grasses line the walls behind Lava Lounge's black couches, giving some of the smoking area a more pastoral feel. Patrons can also melt into one of Lava Lounge’s auto-massage chairs, pulling from a hookah while the chair kneads away muscle strains caused by relaxing too hard.
From its roots in a family kitchen, Mi Casa Cake Pops' mail-order business boomed along with demand for its colorful, sweet, handmade cake pops. Today, the bakers whip up desserts in a brand new baking facility, creating multi-textured morsels of cake and frosting in a variety of flavors, including vanilla bean, red velvet, dulce de leche, and nutty peanut-butter cup. Sweet treats delight children and adults alike with shapes such as beloved children's show characters, babies, and vice-presidential candidates of the 19th century.
Each membership level offers a distinct set of benefits, ranging from the simple tonal bliss of the basic bronze-level experience to the top-tier transformative power of lounge-chair tanning with the diamond package. Depending on the individual level and bed, guests can enjoy on-board amenities that may include the use of climate control, cool misting sprays, aromatic fragrances, and MP3 player inputs. Certain beds even have an open-air design to help alleviate feelings of claustrophobia and burritophobia, the fear of appearing delicious.
The staff at Nova New York knows people often have reasons not to go to the gym—whether it's a need for childcare or a dislike of most gyms' typical offerings—and hopes to eliminate them. Since the studio opened in the spring of 2013, it has become a place for the community to come work out and learn about health. Childcare is available onsite and certified instructors help students find inner balance through exercise classes, continuing education, and children's programming. When students aren't stretching in a Vinyasa fusion yoga class they can shimmy through a salsa dance session or conquer new challenges in a body toning and conditioning class. Boot camp and personal training round out the options for adults, and kids get their own yoga and Zumba classes.
Behind an unassuming two-story fa?ade of brick and mortar, shop owner Candice Quinteros oversees the expert, efficient maintenance of vehicles through drivability diagnostics, engine tune-ups, tire services, and 24-hour road service. In the proud tradition of Eleanor Roosevelt and her souped-up 1970 Plymouth GTX, the bustling female-owned shop proudly supports women's participation in the mechanical trades. Talented technicians boost engine performance and protect automobiles' insides with thorough cooling-system inspections and radiator flushes, battery diagnostics, and the replacement of old tires with new and used rubber rings from Firestone, Michelin, and Goodyear.
Sensei Anthony Diaz and the staff at Ridgewood Martial Arts have been teaching kids, teens, and adults how to defend themselves since 1997, the year danger was invented. Although their specialty is shotokan kickboxing, they also offer boxing and general martial-arts lessons. Each lesson is a workout in itself, but for an exclusively fitness-minded session the team also schedules calorie-scorching circuit-training classes.