Animal Planet’s Most Outrageous Pet Digs dubbed Chateau Poochie the “world’s most decadent hotel for dogs” for the lavish care with which the staff treats its canine guests. Tiny nails click on the white marble floors of the lobby, where overnight guests check in at a mirrored front desk beneath a crystal chandelier before a staff member escorts them to one of the suites. Each suite is appointed with raised beds and fleece bedding, access to filtered water, and classical music, while most bear flat-screen televisions so guests can keep an eye on their investments in squeaky toy futures. At mealtime, pet owners choose from a freshly prepared menu of roasted meat accompanied by steamed vegetables and brown rice.
During the day, both overnight and daycare charges enjoy playtime at the Social Lounge, where pups are separated by size so they can romp safely on impact-resistant floors as they dive through hoops, clamber up steps, or challenge their tails to a winner-take-all battle royale. They can also enjoy the fresh air in the outdoor garden or schedule individual playtime with someone from the staff.
Chateau Poochie also houses a luxe salon and spa where grooming sessions can be supplemented by facials and pedicures. Therapeutic massages help whisk away tension, and training sessions teach pups better manners. Cats can get in on the overnight luxury in their own three-tiered abodes, and pet parents keep an eye on their furry friends via 24-hour streaming Web cam.
When interviewed by Holistic Health magazine in 2006, Dr. Scott Denny proclaimed, ?There is a great synergy when conventional medicine and oriental medicine are applied together.? This holistic harmony is readily apparent at Integrative Hospital Associates, where Dr. Denny has devoted his life to treating acute and chronic health issues with an approach that integrates the healing philosophies of both Eastern and Western medicine. Together with his personable team of chiropractic physicians, nutrition experts, and massage therapists, Dr. Denny works tirelessly to enhance clients' well-being through acupuncture and an array of other therapies designed to help combat addiction, disease, and habitual sleepsurfing. Oriental-medicine techniques, such as herbal medicine and the Gua Sha healing process, work alongside services based in conventional science, such as cold-laser therapy for the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries.
Among other accolades, Dr. Denny is the 11-time recipient of the Continuing Education Excellence Award in Pain Management and has served as the President of the American Academy of Pain Management and the head of acupuncture services at Holy Cross Hospital Feldman Center for Optimal Health. The compassionate doctor has been featured in local news media for his ?multifaceted approach? to treating chronic pain and is also the inventor of Dodai Fusion Therapy, a combination of ancient Japanese manual therapy and meridian-based acupuncture techniques.
A man enters a framing shop with a colossal photo depicting tiers of gleaming automobiles. After a brief search through a multitude of framing samples, the man comes to a decision. He wants his frame covered in blinking LED lights. Accepting the challenge, Picture Framing Warehouse and Art Gallery’s owner, Karl Can, along with his brothers and son Ali, get to work on making the client's vision a reality. Since 1993, the warehouse's certified framers have fulfilled a variety of custom-framing orders, encasing items ranging from paintings to tubas to 7-foot-tall mirrors. Picture Framing Warehouse and Art Gallery's 6,000-square-foot facility stays loaded with frames made by brand-name companies including Larson-Juhl, Omega Moulding, and Engelsen, available in more than 2,000 colors. Since some orders can be completed the same day they're placed, customers can wait for their completed project while browsing the colorful paintings and artfully framed frames lining the walls of the warehouse's dedicated art gallery.
Dried blossoms lean against crystal vases on white tablecloths; ornate chandeliers bathe the high-ceilinged hall in an amber glow; and scents of fenugreek, cumin, and other spices from northern and southern Indian recipes waft from Madras Exotic Indian Cuisine kitchen. The cooking staff bakes tandoori chicken, lamb, and vegetables in an authentic clay tandoor oven, and trains vegetables to assume formations atop flavored basmati-rice platters in the biryani tradition. Chefs also prepare meals to halal standards, and craft additional culinary fusions with Desi Chinese dishes. The culinary crew can pair mains with an array of sides such as six varieties of fresh-baked naan and other breads, and serve desserts in brass, footed vessels for a more delicious finale than samosa-shaped fireworks. Chefs lay out a wider range of their creations at Sunday buffets, when heated chrome containers perched atop linen-draped tables hold steaming meats, seafood, and vegetarian stews.
Frothy seawater jumps skyward as the churn of high-powered, 110-horsepower jet skis launches the droplets from behind their watery tails. Among the many sea-gliding offerings of American Watersports, the company's fleet of speedy jet skis juxtaposes to its man-powered offerings of single or double kayaks and upright paddleboards that calmly cut through waves and wakes or assist in minnow herding along the coast. Groups can man 13- and 16-foot sailboats that await gentle offshore winds to start their journeys, or take in the ocean from a sandy perch with a day rental of beach furniture. The Pompano Beach area reveals its natural beauty on guided tours of the area via jet ski or paddleboat, wherein visitors take in local gems such as the Hillsboro Lighthouse or the area's exclusive hermit-crab resorts.
It can be difficult to track where your produce is coming from when it’s often exchanged between far-flung middlemen and carried inside food trucks used to transport commando teams. The Urban Farmer attempts to simplify that supply chain for Broward Country, connecting eaters to the land and helping to expand the slow-food movement with an urban farm and education center. More than 10,000 veggie plants stretch upwards from their vertical hydroponic system, waiting to be displayed to visitors and sold at a monthly Green Market. The [CSA program] http://gr.pn/IPqYVe) blends Urban Farmer produce with crops from trusted Florida farms, with all produce clearly identified so recipients know exactly where their food comes from. The Urban Farmer also sells products such as Earthbox and vertical gardening kits that facilitate backyard gardening and encourage home farmers to learn their tomatoes’ favorite bedtime stories.