Brooke Preston was eating a lot of protein. While training for a figure competition, the athlete found herself consuming upwards of three pounds of buffalo meat per day. Then she started to develop thyroid problems, and took a step back to evaluate her situation—and more specifically, her diet. She discovered the healing power of raw foods and a plant-based diet, and she soon recovered from her thyroid imbalance. Food had changed her life.
Ms. Preston has been a chef now for more than 20 years, and she's still as health-conscious as ever. The Green Boheme brings some of her most creative flavors to the public at large, with a focus on food that is organic, vegan, raw, gluten-free, and soy-free. The business dons many hats, such as a cafe serving the likes of vegan "meatloaf" and pizza and a cooking school that teaches visitors how to create nutrient-rich meals.
Watch this video to learn more about Chef Preston's food philosophy.
At Casa Bella Galleria, Rhoda Santamaria and her business and life partner, Shane Curry, bustle about the spacious showroom. They're busy helping clients design and decorate their living rooms, offices, bedrooms, and kitchens with housewares from brands such as Moroni Leather, Ashley, Pulaski, and Sam Moore. The ever-changing lineup of décor and furniture spans a wide range of styles—stately leather couches and exquisite porcelain vases represent a classic look, and streamlined sectionals and glass tables add a futuristic, post-modern, post-post-ironically-retro touch. Throughout the showroom, professionally coordinated living, dining, and bedroom sets give visitors handy design ideas, while rugs, mattresses, lighting, and artwork accentuate and enhance bedframes, bare walls, and brand-new furniture sets.
A Southwest-based company for more than a century, Frazee Paint and its team of manufacturers are well acquainted with the unique climactic conditions of the region. Always pulling from the latest technology, their technicians design each of their paint and coating products to withstand dry heat, sparse rainfall, and showers of chewing tobacco from passing cowboys. Their quality paints, wall-coverings, wood-care products, and painter's tools stock the shelves of more than 125 retail locations throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada, as well as international dealers in Mexico, China, and Guam.
One Stop Furniture has two locations, each with a 10,000-square-foot showroom. That's a total of 20,000 square-feet brimming with quality tables, chairs, china cabinets, dressers, mirrors, sectionals, and kids' furniture. Add to that brand names like Williams, Ashley, and Coaster and it's a sure bet you'll find everything you need for your dining room, kitchen, war room, or bedroom. Additionally, One Stop also carries mattresses from brands like Sealy and Simmons, and offers free mattress delivery, setup, and removal.
The list of creative and trendy hairstyles the stylists at QT's Multicultural Salon & Barbershop specialize in is extensive. They loop locks into single braids and marry existing strands with full head weaves. They give hair an extra bounce with spiral perms and jerry curls, and straighten unruly manes by pressing hair between the pages of an encyclopedia or blanketing hair with a relaxer. Hair dye adds more depth to monochromatic heads, and a wash and style sets clients? hair right in no time.