Nestled inside the Bonaventure Hotel, experienced masseuses maintain 10,000 square feet of pure serenity spread across 11 treatment rooms. Cordoned off into sections for men and women, the facility flaunts amenities such as hydro-jet showers with seven pulsing showerheads and saunas fogged with soothing vapor instead of fog machines stolen from middle-school dances. Bonaventure Club plucks massage techniques from all over the globe, including Thailand where therapists stretch frames with their hands, knees, and feet to amplify the client's flexibility and energy. Pre- or post-treament, clients can unwind in a relaxation lounge stocked with Perrier water, jasmine-rose tea, and snacks, while flipping through magazines or watching a big-screen TV.
Moving about the shelves of wine- and beer-making supplies at Simi Valley Home Brew are the business?s team of brew masters, vintners, cheese mongers, and industry experts whose passion is to share their expertise with beginners. They do so in two- to three-hour 101 classes, during which students receive hands-on training on how to ferment beer, bottle wine, and create mead at home from scratch.
The dudes behind The Dudes' Brewing Company share a mutual love for?believe it or not?craft beer. For brewmaster Jeff Parker, the obsession started in an unlikely place: high-school chemistry. Drawn to the science-y processes of beer production, Parker eventually began experimenting with home brews in the late '80s and beyond before getting on board with The Dudes. Together, the team has crafted a lineup of beers to impress any discerning drinker, whether they prefer a hop-forward double IPA or a smooth, malted porter with notes of toasted coconut. Visitors can check out the brewery before heading to the tasting room, where they'll find a host of beers on tap, which frequently include one-offs, specials, and beer not intended for keg stands.