Reflexologist, therapeutic yoga specialist, and nutritionist are just a few of the titles held by Centerspace Wellness Studio's talented instructors. Together, the team aims to improve the well-being of anyone who walks through their doors. A variety of yoga classes help people to achieve deep senses of inner peace; they range from gentle, flowing beginners classes to ones that include self-assisted poses, integrated breathing practice, and meditation. Healing arts services aim to revitalize guests with facials, massages, nutrition consulting, and conversations about outer space. Centerspace Wellness Studio shares its location with the Meiklem Kiln Works art studio to further build upon their class selection with instruction on pottery, jewelry making, and drawing.
Soft breezes skip off the shores of Amos Lake, rustling through trees and across the grassy acreage that surrounds Dalice Elizabeth Winery, where second-, third-, and fourth-generation Italian Americans share the secrets of their polished craft. Having dispersed its all-natural specialty foods and wines internationally, the winery's founding family continually impresses the palates of casual indulgers and contest judges alike, churning out grape-to-bottle chardonnays, merlots, and sauvignons that cannot be found on the shelves of local stores. In addition to tastings, the winery hosts winemaking and cooking classes, during which glasses clink between aspiring chefs and vintners as they learn to entertain houseguests or polite burglars with style and ease.
Paint Your Life’s crafty paintbrush pushers translate photographs into personalized paintings using a variety of artistic mediums such as oil, charcoal, and pastel. Customers begin the process by uploading a photo with one figure they wish to have interpreted, such as a family scene, a landscape, or a particularly appetizing burrito. To customize their portraits, subjects can mix and match elements from different photographs or assign a specific artist to the project if one of the examples in the gallery particularly catches your eye. Once you’ve approved an editor-designed mockup, the painters—who are assigned based on your preferred medium—set to work composing a work of art suitable for hanging in the home or in the office next to other prized tokens indicating success, such as your Congressional Medal of +5 Dexterity and the former boss you had stuffed and mounted. Once the painting is complete, a photograph of the work is uploaded to Paint Your Life’s website, where you’ll give it a final review and request any final modifications before it is shipped to your doorstep in a specially-suited art tube.
Stone walkways wind through Poquetanuck Village, the historical district where Captain Grant’s, 1754 resides. Museums throughout the county focus on the area's colonial-era maritime history, including Mystic Seaport with its wooden-shipbuilding yard. The county also boasts dozens of historical districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and relics of the native Mashantucket Pequot nation can be seen in artisans' shops and galleries. Three golf courses within a 10-minute drive from Captain Grant’s, 1754 take advantage of the picturesque forest landscape, and modern-day coastal cafés serve fresh seafood in warmer months and during lobsters’ spring breaks.
Harp & Dragon's casual atmosphere sets the stage for classic pub eats alongside a full bar with 36 beers on tap. Hosts of sandwiches and burgers dive into friendly mouths and laps, such as the Harp & Dragon burger ($8.95), which piles a half-pound beef patty, sauteed mushrooms, melted Swiss, and leek sauce. Dive into rich, hearty bowls of irish stew ($11.95), or revel in the steadfast meat and dairy delights of a cheesesteak ($12.95). Savor traditional flavors in forms such as bangers and mash ($14.95), succulent irish sausage draped over a throne of garlic mashed potatoes swimming in shiraz onion gravy, or fish and chips ($14.95), named after misprinted instructions for ice fishermen.