Val Westover and Stephanie Adriana, both authors and photographers, draw from diverse artistic backgrounds. Val once trained hundreds of photographers as the manager of a nationwide portrait studio, and Stephanie has seen her work featured in an array of photography and fashion magazines. Applying fine-tuned artistic styles, they snap candid photojournalistic compositions and posed portraits of new couples, newborns, mothers-to-be, families, and secret families.
They also pass on their skills through step-by-step workshops, during which they use a blend of professional tips and practice exercises to teach the basics of ISO, shutter, and aperture alongside applied artistic principles. They then give protégés free rein to practice what they’ve learned in hands-on, on-location photo safaris, during which students capture shots of wildlife and people.
The soothing, brightly lit beauty spot boasts a professionally passionate staff that treats stressed-out soul sacks to high-quality, customized treatments. Boost your aerodynamics before the office bikini relay with a Brazilian wax, administered quickly and modestly, or bid adieu to mug whiskers with a lip ($12), cheek ($12), or nose ($7) wax. A swift session in underarm deforestation will devastate unwanted ecosystems ($15), and a full leg wax ($50) imbues gams with hairless confidence and smoother steps when scaling elevator shafts.
Voted 2013's best yoga studio by City Weekly, Centered City Yoga's array of 24 different classes energizes stiff-bodied beginners and advanced astangis alike with yoga fundamentals, high-intensity yoga flow, and specialty disciplines. Led by teachers with diverse backgrounds, the classes aim to help students make use of the fundamental principles of yoga as tools to enrich everyday life. Classes are suitable for students of all levels, body types, and ages, from children and teens to pre- and post-natal mothers to seniors.The studio provides yoga mats but recommends that students bring their own.
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Tropical Dreams infuses conventional flavors of ice cream, gelato, shaved ice, and sorbet with exotic fruits imported from the Aloha State. Like a young, idealistic politician, the premium-flavor ice cream contains only 10% air, creating a creamier consistency than standard ice cream—which is generally 40%–60% air. Such creamy concoctions include chocolate coconut macadamia nut ($3.85/medium). In the from-scratch gelato, the shop’s ice-cream artisans blend together puréed locally grown fruit as well as fruits flown in from Hawaiian farms for popular flavors that include mango and white-chocolate pineapple ($4.05/medium). For nondairy deliciousness, sink teeth into passion-orange-guava ($3.85/medium) sorbet, which is served in a coconut bowl ($1 extra) that can be bashed open by a ukulele.
Ready, Set, Bag! documents the quests of eight state-champion grocery baggers as they prepare for the National Grocers Association’s competition for Best Bagger, held every February in Las Vegas. As each contestant trains for the big event and brings order to a chaotic universe one egg carton on top at a time, their life stories and infectious love of what they do will thaw the frozen caveman hearts of any viewer. Best of all, you can stay comfortably reclined on sofa seating during the whole film, as Central Cinema’s wait staff will bring your large popcorn right to you. Practice attentive viewing before the main event with a screening of a new, hand-animated short called Leonardo, from Academy Award nominee Jim Capobianco.
The Salt Lake Film Society promotes diverse, thoughtful film exhibition and supports film creation. It operates and maintains the historic Tower Theatre and Broadway Centre Cinemas, using those venues to screen artistic, American-independent, and foreign-language films, as well as to host events and programs that enrich the community. A yearlong membership to the SLFS at the Super 8 level provides numerous benefits, including two complimentary film admissions, four discount admissions, two free Tower video rentals, an SLFS T-shirt, priority purchase privileges for events, free admission to six annual members-only sneak peek screenings, and more.