A splash of bright fuchsia greets visitors as they approach Crazy Mama's, foreshadowing the trove of colorful vintage clothing, gemstones, and enchanted signature jewelry that line the shelves inside. Owner Diana Diamonds?s message of self-empowerment emanates from her stock of perfumes, which fan the flames of prospective love interests with bona fide pheromones. During signature scent classes, perfumers ply their olfactory wizardry to make personalized scents, carrying on a tradition they trace back to Cleopatra. Aside from these nose-tickling wares, Crazy Mama's covers forms with retro gear, weighs down bookcases with self-help tomes, and fills empty wind tunnels with delicate chimes.
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Touting more than 50 flavors of low-calorie, flavor-packed frozen yogurt, Tutti Frutti has earned features on CNBC and KHOU 11 News, and has continued to expand since opening its first self-swirlery in 2007. Visitors pull the lever on one of many self-service yogurt machines, unleashing velvety-soft yogurt into accommodating cups or empty purses and sampling constantly rotating flavors, such as royal red velvet, refreshing guava, or sinful choco peanut butter. Most flavors fall within the range of 30–40 calories per ounce, with dairy-free options and no-sugar-added concoctions also available. A visit to the toppings bar allows eaters to further customize yogurt creations with a spoonful of fresh fruits or a sprinkling of nuts. Yogurt flavors contain ample amounts of probiotic, known for potential health benefits that may include strengthening immune systems and lowering cholesterol and blood pressure.
After undertaking a three-week foray into asceticism, Body & Brain Holistic Yoga's founder Ilchi Lee reached an epiphany about the interconnectedness of the body, the mind, and the universe at large. In an effort to share his newfound philosophies with others, Lee formulated a holistic yoga technique adapted from a 9,000-year-old text and sun do, an ancient Korean practice that mixes yoga, tai chi, and meditation techniques. Nowadays, senior and basic instructors teach Lee's curriculum at facilities across the county, where students can tap ki energy during various classes and workshops, including Dahn yoga classes, healing chakra workshops, and the five-step Brain Education Systems Training (BEST). BEST training teaches natural healing techniques that rely on the brain and involve no copays to the medulla oblongata. Each program at Brain & Body Holistic Yoga is designed to imbue participants with physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits.
Penny Primeaux has had a passion for holistic wellness for more than 20 years. A love of aromatherapy and Eastern philosophy lured her into caring for others with alternative therapies, which she does daily at Bella Luna Holistic Spa. Inside a charming peach Victorian-style house, Penny nudges her clients toward tranquility with services such as Ayurvedic chakra balancing, crystal therapy, and Hylunia facials. Her skincare services are fueled with organic and vegan ingredients that are safe and effective for sensitive and aging skin types. Bella Luna's menu also includes massages, bridal makeup, body jeweling, and body-jewel pillaging.
The Glass Cat’s handmade dichroic jewelry, artwork, and unique knickknacks are crafted by local artisans and the shop’s owner, a certified art teacher and glass sculptor with pieces in galleries and juried art shows throughout the U.S. Candles circulate tantalizing scents across an onsite art gallery peppered with creative wine-bottle artwork, as well as the shop’s selection of stylish purses and robust coffees from Ganovia, a gourmet coffee company. Taught by the owner, art classes guide students through dichroic-jewelry making and ceramic glazing, with studio time available for Glass Cat alums looking to work on a new piece or reheat pizza slices in a piping-hot kiln.
With an inventory that includes 14 different palms, 11 fruit-bearing varieties, and dozens of fast-growing shade trees, Big Text Tree Nursery furnishes yards with a wide range of greenery that flourishes in the southeastern Texas climate. At each of their locations, a team of garden experts helps shoppers peruse the greenery and select the ideal tree for their garden, while mobile gardening teams deliver and plant selected trees.