Dr. Sheri Rowen has staked out a solid position at the forefront of her field. She was among the first in the nation to offer "instant vision" cataract surgery and served on a 10-person team investigating the use of implantable contact lenses. Persistent study and adoption of new technologies has been a hallmark of her ophthalmologic practice, which nowadays employs the 3-D eye mapping in custom LASIK surgery, a wide range of lens implants, and treatments that make it possible to read people’s auras. Beyond her expertise in eye care, Dr. Rowen extends her services to the rest of the face and body with cosmetic skincare, such as laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, and scelrotherapy for spider veins.
The cleaning service professionals at MaidPro take extensive measures to ensure their clients receive quality cleaning—including following a rigorous 49-point checklist and offering a 24-hour re-clean guarantee. Each point on the checklist serves a unique purpose, such as taking out trash, removing fingerprints from woodwork, scrubbing showers and baths, cleaning mirrors, dusting picture frames, and hosing down the hyena pit. MaidPro can schedule weekly, biweekly, and monthly sessions, and they trust their clients enough not to require any signed contracts.
"I began training as a strongman, but with no hopes or dreams … I just did it for fun," said Art & Strength owner Dan Cenidoza in the Baltimore Sun. Although he still loves dazzling audiences with feats of strength, such as tearing phone books in half, bending horseshoes, and playing tug of war with a black hole, the former personal trainer dedicates his physical talents to leading group workouts with his preferred training tool—the kettlebell. Whether he is onstage or at the front of a class, Dan strives to influence others to better themselves through physical activity and his results-based workouts.
In addition to inspiring students with his keenly honed strength, he uses it to create works of art that serve as a testament to the human body's physical capabilities. Without using any heat or tools, he hand-bends steel bars into tightly coiled, modern-looking sculptures. Dan calls them iron bonsai because of their resemblance to the elegantly gnarled Japanese trees, which are known for their ability to bench-press their caretakers.
It takes moxie to name your eatery after the world's tallest mountain. But the culinary team at Mount Everest Restaurant earns the appellation by whipping up a mammoth menu of classic and lesser-known Indian dishes. Cooks cover all the staples—from lamb rogan josh to chicken skewers cooked in tandoor ovens. Housemade cheeses simmer in curries or creamy mountain sauce, made according to a secret recipe passed down through generations of Himalayan yetis.
Beyond Indian entrees, the menu includes low-fat Nepali options such as cauliflower sautéed in Nepalese spices and garnished with cilantro. Libations from a fully stocked bar complement each aromatic dish, served under sparkling chandeliers and amid paintings of the famous summit.
This Aveda salon is supervised by Dawn Caldwell and Kristy Heron, who have more than three decades of salon- and spa-industry experience between them. Dawn specializes in hair color, much like a chameleon perched on a Sasquatch's shoulder, and Kristy is a massage therapist, who also wields a master’s in acupuncture to free up disruptive energy blockages. The duo teams up with a staff of aestheticians, nail technicians, and stylists to treat guests to facials, acupuncture, massages, and salon treatments.