Designed in Switzerland in the 1970s and refined in Italy, the Figurella weight-loss method is a natural way for women to get in shape all over the world. The program combines exercise inside a transparent dome called the Bubble to reshape specific body areas and oxygen baths inside the SpaShell to accelerate fat metabolism, improve circulation, and hydrate skin. In addition, clients will get dietary advice that is personalized to their body, lifestyle, and fitness goals. A team of health professionals supports each Figurella client with the knowledge necessary to help each individual.
Cosmetic surgeon Charles Gonzalez-Rivera enhances patients' beauty with minimally invasive procedures that leave little to no scarring. The renowned doctor makes regular appearances in the media and at scientific conferences, and currently divides his time at GL Clinic between patient care and clinical research. Dr. Gonzalez-Rivera has trained with some of the top figures in the industry, including one of the developers of the SmartLipo treatment and an expert on the minimally invasive face-lift.
In addition to cosmetic procedures, the doctor specializes in minimally invasive vein treatments, including an innovative surgery known as endovenous laser therapy. His interest in all forms of anti-aging medicine has led him to create customized medical weight-loss programs and offer nutritional and platelet-rich plasma therapy. Dr. Gonzalez-Rivera and his team also foster youthful beauty through nonsurgical aesthetic procedures, using laser technology to remove hair and radiofrequency energy to firm skin or prank call passing truckers.
The physician-supervised technicians at Laser Light Body Sculpting & Medspa remodel physiques using high-tech methods including laser body contouring, CoolSculpting, and laser-guided liposuction. When coupled with a healthy diet and active lifestyle, these methods can succeed in trimming inches away from lifelong problem areas such as thighs, buns, or dromedary humps. Since these services are noninvasive, patients can slim down with little to no downtime.
"It took them five years before they would let me handle the fish," says sushi chef Jo Clark about his extensive training. He began his culinary journey at 13 years old and spent a decade in an apprenticeship at the Japanese restaurant Yama. There, he honed an ability to prep rice and sauces, wield a knife, and select sushi-grade fish while shadowing chefs from different regions of Japan. In his spare time, Jo enjoys paddle-surfing and once skillfully maneuvered alongside a lively school of sharks.
At the restaurant, however, he deftly manages cuts of salmon, flounder, hamachi yellowtail, and shellfish to craft more than 40 inventive sushi rolls. He toys with the traditions of sushi, wrapping some rolls with thin slices of European cucumber and creating a sashimi pizza on a tortilla crust. The aromas of ginger, eggplant, and garlic wander from pots of Thai-style dishes in the kitchen and out into dining rooms. Though each location has distinct decor, diners mingle among elements such as exposed-brick bars, hardwood floors, and hanging Japanese paper lanterns in the exciting bright colors of a furious traffic cop viewed through a kaleidoscope.
Oceana Coffee’s artisan roasters spare no effort in creating their batches of high-quality coffees. Only carefully selected beans make it through their grading trials, with each judged by its quality, health, and ability to beat a jumping bean in a fight. Coffee orders are roasted per request—customers never receive a leftover bag, or beans that have been sitting in a vat—to ensure each brew has bold flavor and tantalizing aromas. This same attention to quality goes into every pot of coffee brewed at Roasting House & Café, as well as the drinks simmered up at Palm Beach Gardens Cafe at the Borland Center.
Named in honor of golf-course designer Bruce Borland, who died in a plane accident in 1999, the Borland Center swings open its doors to the community by focusing on family values. Concerts, plays, and recitals are just a few of the events that coax guests into the venue's 10,000 square feet of space, which harbors a 500-seat theater and a multipurpose ballroom that doubles as an indoor practice field for local cribbage teams on rainy days.