Located at the southern tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula, Cabo San Lucas sits 10 degrees below the Tropic of Cancer, which accounts for its pleasant year-round temperatures. Nearby Lover's Beach (or Playa del Amor), a white swath of sand stretching alongside turquoise water, is accessible only via boat or charitable porpoise. The private cove is a popular locale for snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming, and tour boats regularly zip between the beach and El Arco. For a livelier scene, Medano Beach bustles with rows of waterfront resorts, vendors hawking wares, and sports-equipment rentals. Several wintertime whale-watching excursions embark from Cabo's marinas in kayaks, small boats, and larger ships.
To Angela Smith, the entire San Antonio area is a photography studio. A specialist in natural-light photography, Angela conducts outdoor, on-location shoots, typically at locales of her clients’ choosing. The natural process allows her subjects to pose at venues of personal significance, such as the site of a marriage proposal or the site of a taffy-factory accident that left them attached together. During shoots, Angela often eschews conventional poses in favor of candid, active shots, encouraging her clients to relax and have fun while in front of the lens. Though each photo shoot is a collaborative process between client and photographer, Angela recommends that most shoots take place either before 10 a.m. or in the late afternoon or evening in order to work in the most ideal lighting conditions and allow for the extremely long lunches her camera demands.
At artéé fabrics & home, a customer’s vision for a piece of furniture can truly become a reality. Headed by 20-year industry veteran Arti Bhandari Mehta, the staff can draft, design, and build the customer’s envisioned piece and upholster it with a handpicked fabric. These fabrics—which can also be used to make custom draperies and bedding—are the main attraction at artéé, where wall-to-wall racks are draped with thousands of cottons, chenilles, velvets, mohairs, and linens. They arrange their fabrics by color so that clients can easily find fabrics that fit the color palette with which they are working. The showroom also houses yarn, pillow stuffers, and accessories to complement the rich swatches of fabric on display.
The Dent Pro owner Tom Wilburn draws from more than 15 years of experience to repair automobiles' damaged surfaces while preserving factory-paint warranties. They travel to clients' homes or workplaces to assess damage, explain the service they'll perform, and smooth away dents, creases, and even damage from hail or falling acorns. The procedure is environmentally friendly, and Tom guarantees customer satisfaction. He also supports area nonprofits including the Food Bank and the SPCA.
Since beginning Irish dance more than 40 years ago, Deborah Bristol, TCRG, has founded Rhythm of Ireland School of Irish Dance, coached five solo champions, and competed in international competitions. At Rhythm of Ireland, which is accredited by the Coimisiun Le Rinci Gaelacha, she teaches students the craft of Irish dance, focusing on critical elements such as basic steps, attire, and performing.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Brands Used: Swain, Dollamur mats, BAS, Century
Pro Tip: Come in appropriate workout attire (i.e., sweatpants, yoga pants, or similar and a T-shirt).