Everything at Heirloom Kitchen?a recreational cooking school and retail boutique?is so pretty that customers will want to touch just about everything. The retail portion of the store is beautifully, carefully curated by mother-daughter team Judy Rosenblum and Neilly Robinson, who lay out sparkling French pots and pans, brightly colored table settings, and shining hand-forged knives with an eye to interior design.?
Also on-site, a fully equipped demonstration kitchen plays host to an array of informative cooking classes and chef table dinners. Designed to highlight the best of the seasons, as well as focused, artisanal processes, the sessions give students hands-on experience crafting dishes, and they can also sample wines while they work. Lesson topics vary throughout the month, and can sometimes include tips on how to brew the perfect cup of coffee, stretch homemade mozzarella curds and cook up from scratch dumplings and pho.
As a conglomerate of paintball facilities, Paintball International offers many distinct destinations for chromatic outdoor combat. Some fields, such as Splat Zone Paintball in Louisiana, challenge players to find adequate cover in an arena littered with creative obstacles. In Massachusetts, PnL Paintball thrusts players into a realistic Ghost Town, comprised of churches, multilevel buildings, and stone walls. Meanwhile, trees, leaves, stacked wood, and foliage inside K.C. Crusaders offer players all-natural hiding places from which they can spring forth to surprise their rivals or remain undetected while they determine the color palette they will use to paint Water Lilies on the surrounding bunkers.
FinTazTic Sportfishing's captain pilots a true oceanic fishing vessel, with rods, reels, and lines sprouting from every part of the ship. He leads charter clients into Atlantic waters for full-day pursuits of whatever fish are biting, or he heads to deeper waters in pursuit of specialized prey such as tuna or shark. He often comes home with a giant specimen to show for his efforts, a haul which he likes to celebrate with a cookout after the charter journey, where he grills up lobsters and deep fries the salty sea air.
The experienced instructors at Extra Eyes Photo Tours believe that practice makes perfect. It’s with this mindset that they both teach photography concepts in the classroom and provide opportunities for students to put their skills to use in some of North America’s most breathtaking settings. On tours of Acadia National Park, Sedona, AZ, and Glacier National Park, their pupils get a chance to capture amazing images while honing their craft.
Across the woodsball fields and speedball arena of Long Live Paintball, contenders dodge the colorful fire of their opponents as they leap over cable spools and post up behind a charred bus or towers of barrels. It's on these obstacle-ridden grounds that dye-slingers compete in elimination-style games or battle to complete a given mission, such as capturing the adversary's flag and using it to pick popcorn kernels out of their teeth. Admission rates range from simple entry fees for the fully equipped to all-day Gold packages that supply players with a marker, 500 paintballs, and all the other necessary provisions. Rentable chest protectors cushion trunks from crossfire, and disposable camo cuts down on the time players spend fusing their DNA with that of a tree. Although the field is generally first-come, first-serve, the staff can prepare for parties of 10 or more with an advanced reservation.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling. For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.