Michelle Nash Interiors provides personal attention, dedication and a unsurpassed level of service. Designing spaces that reflect the client's needs and lifestyle is what we provide. My signature style is "a collaboration of traditional form, scale and proportions, with the clean lines of modern design".
When Zelda Rue isn't moonlighting as an educator for Farouk Systems, she draws on 17 years of experience while sculpting locks with environmentally friendly products. In addition to crafting new dos and imbuing hair with bold colors, she also utilizes CHI Enviro American smoothing treatments, which infuse hair with amino acids, proteins, silk, and pearl extracts to thwart frizz for up to four months. This gentle, formaldehyde-free concoction tames wild curls by bonding frayed hairs with help from a hot flatiron and blow dryer instead of a helmet filled with hot coals.
As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
At Clay Casa, patrons create their own original works of art, whether they're vibrant pieces of painted pottery or gemlike mosaics and fused-glass pieces. For the pottery option, guests can choose from hundreds of unglazed bisque pieces to decorate with their choice of more than 60 nontoxic glazes. Sponges, stamps, and stencils are on hand to help them add pattern and texture to mugs, bowls, or colorful plates that make great gifts for friends who just learned to eat off dishes. Fused-glass and mosaic projects can result in trivets, coasters, crosses, and other brightly colored pieces. Clay Casa also ups the ante with regular special events, including a once-monthly Ladies' Night at their recently opened New Braunfels location.
Nowadays, almost anyone can pick up a camera and call himself a photographer. But husband-and-wife team Mario and Gayle Guerrero have the experience to warrant the title: they opened Sunlight Portrait Artist in 1985, and have captured thousands of shots of weddings, newborns, and high-school seniors in the years since. Mario is a certified professional photographer by the Professional Photographers of America, and Gayle served as her family photographer while growing up. Today their panoramic skill set covers photojournalistic, editorial, and classic styles as well as Photoshop skills.
A crackling fire warms guests perched at white-draped tables in the candlelit wine cellar. Upstairs, diners marvel at the picturesque views of the vineyard and rose garden filling the glass-enclosed patio's windows or deeply inhale the aroma of wildflowers drifting onto the vine-covered porch. It's against these intimate backdrops that servers at The Vineyards Restaurant deliver steak, seafood, and other upscale dishes to tables, which come aglow with candlelight as dusk falls.
The chefs work hard to make each bite as special as the surroundings. They age beef-tenderloin fillets for 45 days before plating them atop garlic-and-mushroom sauce and slowly marinate chicken in a spicy chipotle-garlic oil before nestling it in a bed of pasta covered in cilantro cream sauce.
With such food in such a setting, a regular night out at The Vineyards is one to remember, but a special occasion there is truly magical. For marriage proposals, anniversaries, and the reunions of long-lost pairs of socks, staffers lead guests down a candle-strewn path to a private table set for dessert among the vineyard's rows of grapevines. The Vineyards has held more than 500 weddings in its open-air pavilion, and its on-staff wedding coordinator and floral designer help plan picture-perfect ceremonies.