Reopened in 2010, the Meadowthorpe Cafe is a quaint cafe with maple-colored wood floors, soft yellow walls, and booths constructed from fresh butter. The menu hangs over the cozy dining room, prophesying the day’s offerings of veggie-stuffed omelets, meatloaf, and buttered grits. Meadowthorpe Cafe's signature dish is the bacon, egg, and cheese Spaulding burger, a delicacy book-ended by a freshly-baked Spaulding donut.
First educated in her home country of Romania, Dr. Saxman came to America with her husband, continuing her pursuit of knowledge at the School of Medicine, University of California. There, she found a staff of professors as interested as she was in alternative treatments, and began to study acupuncture and herbal remedies. With her practice—Acupuncture-Integrative Medicine, LLC—now established in Lexington, she blurs the line between Western doctoring and traditional Chinese medicine. She assists clients with weight loss, anti-aging, musculoskeletal therapy, and, of course, acupuncture.
Light streams in through Salon on Plaza, glinting off zebra-print chairs and a framed portrait of Marilyn Monroe posing coquettishly. It is inside these comfortably elegant confines where master stylist Alicia Riggs harnesses her decade of experience to pamper clients with haircuts, highlights, and straightening treatments. She also wields OPI nail polish when treating clients to manicures, pedicures, or innovative red clown noses.
As an educator for Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy, Meghan Southworth knows the ins and outs of straightening hair. She showcases her re-texturing talents at Bombshell Salon, where she makes over locks with highlights and fresh cuts as well. The master stylist is also a certified Lavish Lashes eyelash extension specialist, and can expertly remove unwanted facial fuzz and lingering milk mustaches during waxing services.
The Hive's staff embraces the nature element of their salon's name, tending to heads with haircare products that are 100% vegan and organic. These include curl-defining spray from AG, amonia-free hair color, and beef-free shampoo. The stylists use these solutions on men, women, and kids inside the airy space, which is filled with local artwork illuminated by sunlight pouring through the large front windows.