Envisioned by two local artists, Viola’s Gallery cloaks beauty seekers in new and vintage clothing, varied accessories, and handmade artwork such as crafted jewelry and sculptures. New togs from Tulle, Covet, Topin, A’VE, Pin Up Girl, and Chic Star mingle with the vintage crowd, a heterogeneous assortment of classic styles that range from formal 1980s prom gowns to anti-compact-disc T-shirts from the 1920s. Spring dresses convince the shyest season to stick around at least until summer ($15–$35), and straw fedoras ($6) and sunglasses ($5–$11) allow winterized faces to once again enjoy the sun in style.
Originally a limestone mine, the Mega Cavern was mined for 42 years, beginning in the 1930s, and is now the largest building in the state of Kentucky. The cavernous facility utilizes its 90-foot-high thoroughfares to unite guests with an exhilaration previously known only to highly caffeinated miners—ziplining. Customers can purchase separate tickets for a variety of attractions, including Mega Zips ziplining, open daily throughout the year, the Lights Under Louisville show running through January 1, and the Mega Tram, which runs beginning in mid-January. During Mega Zips tours of up to two hours, amateur spelunkers will stream across the subterrain’s six underground ziplines and dual racing lines under the sage supervision of the cavern's ACCT-certified experts. Along the way, guides will entertain guests with tales of the cavern’s rich history and uncanny impressions of stalagmites. Their newest attraction, Mega Quest, just opened in Fall 2013 and claims to be the only underground ropes challenge course in the world.
Thermography is a form of imaging that detects variations in temperature, which can be helpful to military surveillance teams or to doctors on mission to find abnormalities in the body. "From bombs to busts!" quips Linda Bamber, founder of BRAS (Breast Research Awareness and Support), contemplating the versatility of this noninvasive, radiation-free technology that can detect cancer warning signs years before they would show up on a mammogram.
Linda began hunting for new ways to protect her own health after both her mother and sister were diagnosed with breast cancer. She wanted to avoid unnecessary drugs and surgeries, so she turned to digital infrared thermal imaging, diet precautions, and breast-centric exercises. She shares all the knowledge she's gleaned over the years through her BRAS franchises, where women can find brassiere-like support and helpful information.
Once known simply as CC Spa, CC Medi Spa added a whole new suite of services to its menu when it added a word to its name. To supplement the facials, manicures, and pedicures the spa always offered, its aestheticians are now joined by chiropractors and massage therapists who provide health-boosting bodywork. The dermaplaning that they offer removes all facial hair and may help minimizes fine lines, wrinkles and pre-cancerous skin cells.
The team partitions their 4,000-square-foot space into private rooms, each dedicated to a specific kind of service and ancient Sumerian deity. While one person relaxes in the massage room or sits in the pedicure room's leather throne, others can wait their turn on the lobby's plush taupe couches, bathed in tinted light from the tall windows obscured by pale violet curtains.