Planning a wedding is rarely easy—everything from the ceremony to the reception requires a series of nuanced decisions. Yet Debra Dee Weddings takes some of the stress out of planning by helping brides and bridal parties feel confident about one important choice: how they'll look on their big day. In the boutique, racks brim with gowns and dresses by lines such as Mori Lee, Jade Daniels, and Alfred Sung to ensure that everyone from the bride to the flower girl finds flattering formalwear.
To keep the sheer volume of styles from overwhelming, the staff works with each visitor to assemble an ensemble. After taking measurements, assistants find the right style in anything from silk to satin before ordering a supportive, custom-fit gown. And since brides need more than just a dress, Debra Dee Weddings outfits them with everything from shoes and purses to jewelry and headpieces. Special-occasion gowns are also available for graduations or formal events so that gals can make a stunning entrance without blaring "The Final Countdown" from their boom box.
Taco Time's cooks assemble selections from their menu's variety of Mexican offerings, including tacos and burritos. Skilled tortilla artists combine seasoned ground beef, cheddar cheese, veggies, and sour cream on flat flour canvases to create Super Beef burritos as eye-catching as Mona Lisa's diamond grill ($4.09–$6.79). Quesadillas layer beef ($5.69) or chicken ($6.69) between a salsa tortilla, and taste buds mine soft flour or crisp corn tortillas to excavate beef ($1.99), chicken ($3.39) or veggie ($1.99) taco fillings. For dessert, diners weave edible laundry baskets out of the cinnamon crustos' flour tortilla strips coated in cinnamon sugar ($1.49).
Carmichael Outreach's Tournament of Hope gathers funds for Regina inhabitants affected by poverty and aids the nonprofit's dedicated staff in executing its year-round public works. Up to 144 golfers cross irons in a texas scramble skirmish across Tor Hill's historic, rambling fairways. Following a shot start at 1 p.m., participants set out to play 18 holes and mould double-eagle-shaped topiaries amid bunkered, hourglass fairways surrounded by low trees and persistent water hazards. Along the way, golfers vie for hole prizes ranging from cash to cars, determined by on-course competitions such as hitting the longest drive, acing a hole-in-one, and wrestling Greg Norman's driver out of its mythical granite slab.
At Bodhi Tree Yoga, there's a yoga class for everyone. From classes that offer extra back support during poses, to nude classes for men, Bodhi Tree Yoga truly has a wide variety of class offerings. Those new to Hatha yoga can learn the fundamentals during introductory courses, which include core postures, breath work, relaxation techniques, and yoga philosophy.
Armed with current techniques for properly maintaining noggin lawns, Regis Salon’s network of stores keeps clients’ hair in order as dictated by the latest trends. Within this caravan of hair bazaars, customers’ wild manes are tamed by skillful stylists. Use your Groupon toward a shampoo, cut, and style ($30–$40) and lean back and dream of break-dancing Stay Puft Marshmallow Men as a stylist carefully cleanses hair with shampoo and conditioner and then clips it into stylish head-hedges that beautifully complement scalp-garden pathways. Afterward, the hair that’s left behind will receive a loving condition for a style that gleams and glitters like a ruby-encrusted bowling ball. During the treatment, stylists offer helpful tips and tricks to help clients care for hair at home. If a shampoo and cut isn't your cup of sports drink, put your Groupon toward the cost of another service, such as hair coloring ($60–$70), highlights ($80–$90), or a perm ($75–$85). Prices vary by location.
Yoga Mala's impassioned instructors limber up bodies and enliven minds through nine different yoga disciplines. Smooth down frizzy brain waves with the soothing, passive Yin yoga, in which postures are held for up to five minutes, slowly relaxing sore muscles and opening up shy joints. Clients seeking high-energy body bends, meanwhile, can opt for Vinyasa yoga, which focuses on opening the hips and shoulders via intense postures, or the Ujjayi Pulse class, set to the beat of live drum music. Yoga Mala's class schedule invites yogis to align spines and stack chakras morning through evening within Yoga Mala's spacious, sunlit studio, making daily practice as simple as befriending a lonely sock puppet.