Impressionist paintings line the walls of Alkemy Skincare, adding to the quiet, serene spa environment that surrounds owner Teresa Gomez and her staff as they cleanse complexions and sleeken curves. Teresa calls on her degree in Natural Health and Paramedical Skincare to refine visages through facials that use organic Dr. Hauschka products, reduce cellulite with subdermal heating and ultrasound, and remove hair from bodies and sweltering fur coats with laser technology.
Esthetic Edge mirrors the spotlessness of a doctor's office while providing all the amenities of a spa. Joy E. Hilligoss puts to use her certifications in electrolysis, laser hair removal, skin care, and permanent makeup. Using pH balanced, non-stripping products, Joy customizes skincare regiments for her clients, including microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and visible light therapy.
A licensed electrologist since 1996 and certified in laser hair removal since 2001, Dolores Holleman has built her career on a foundation of laser beams. Inside her medical office, Dolores controls lasers to remove unwanted hair from all areas of the body, including the face, underarms, and legs. All laser hair removal sessions are done under the direction of a physician. Aerolase Neo Nd:YAG equipment—which works on all shades of skin—shuts down the follicles that produce hair and reality shows about hair. Dolores also employs healing wavelengths to eliminate fungal infections sprouting underneath toenails.
Suanne Kimmel uses her extensive training to cleanse and rejuvenate complexions. The former massage therapist and PCA Skin–certified professional uses the medical-grade product line to remove dirt and oil from pores and exfoliate dead skin cells during relaxing skincare services. She customizes each facial, peel, and microdermabrasion treatment to the client's individual needs, which may include aging skin, acne, mild scarring, or sun damage. She also offers aesthetic treatments, such as eyelash extensions and VascuTouch, a treatment that uses radio frequency to remove spider veins and skin tags.
Nestled on a street corner in the Federal Hill neighborhood, The RowHouse Grille beckons to passersby with homey feasts of freshly caught seafood, crispy fried chicken, and burgers. A misty, old-timey charm pervades the welcoming tavern, with wooden rafter beams overhead, dark varnished hardwood floors underfoot, and a silent 'e' defiantly hanging off the end of the word "Grill." Friendly tenders at two different bars pour out frosty glasses of beer from 16 taps, perfect for pairing with a plate of P.E.I. mussels or New England lobster rolls. Servers bear gifts of jerk chicken, gator po' boys, and English pea risotto, or cart out five-course sampler feasts of smoked cheese, seared scallops, bacon-wrapped steaks, and pear tartes.