Countless do-it-yourself projects would never have seen the light of day were it not for Aurora Rents—gardens would remain untended, furniture unsanded, bedrooms unpainted. Luckily, the locally owned and operated business has rented tools and equipment—all properly cared for—to northwestern craftspeople for 50 years. Equally as vital, each employee carries industry expertise around in his or her tool belt, and delights in providing insights, safety tips, and techniques for refinishing floors or shellacking homemade Trojan horses.
During the day, the space echoes with sounds like thunderclaps, but on weekend nights, black lights and thumping music move in and take over. It could be one of two things: a bowling alley or a rave on Mount Olympus. Spin Alley Bowling Center is the former?a playground for friendly competition, where mythology is made with every 7-10 split or series of strikes. This bowling alley features five big-box speakers and a large screen that broadcasts music videos, as well as a full bar and a restaurant that dishes out piping-hot pizzas. Every Friday and Saturday night, Spin Alley lets its hair down during cosmic bowling, a multisensual experience where sound, light, and fog add a festive element to the game.
There are brides who know exactly how to plan a wedding and just need some help ensuring things run smoothly. Then there are those who have a vague idea that they probably shouldn't get married in a basement, but apart from that, they're clueless. Planners at iLuvOccasions help both types of brides have their dream weddings with several event-services options.
Its event coordinators help select themes, arrange vendor meetings, put together favors, and provide setup and teardown at venues. They can also just work with a couple the day of the wedding. In addition to weddings, they assist clients in planning baby showers, Sweet 16s, and corporate events.
Tanja Diamond took her first plane ride at 3 weeks old and hasn't been still since. She draws all of her life experience—including work as a horse trainer, interior designer, underwater videographer, and radio host—in her tantric coaching. After studying Classical tantra, an Eastern spiritual technique thousands of years old, Tanja created her own style, Modern tantra, and also practices Neo tantra. Tantra's myriad techniques can improve relationships, better emotional health, and aid meditation.
At Beauty and Body Lounge, a team of nurse practitioner, physician's assistant, and registered nurse work under the direction of Dr. Kristin Dean MD. They perform a wide range of services including IPL treatments, laser hair removal, fractional CO2 treatments, ultherapy, and injectables to smooth out wrinkles and rejuvenate skin. They also put to use extensive training to carefully remove hair with wax, perform peels, or gently strip away dead skin with microdermabrasion.
Just like any other art form, the key to brilliant cooking is practice. And Chef Anne Marie certainly has had her fair share: over the last 27 years, she's honed her skills in various kitchens, including a stint at culinary school. Today, she augments her chef duties by also acting as both a caterer and cooking instructor, offering classes through which she teaches pupils everything from baking a loaf of bread to creating hearty soups and stews. Chef Anne Marie also works one-on-one with clients to help plan events, create custom recipes, and perform kitchen shortcuts, such as opening cans with fangs when a can opener isn’t around.