Shalva Clinic's name comes from the Hebrew word for "peace" or "serenity." That's the feeling naturopathic doctor Ellen Lewis hopes to inspire at her practice, and she hopes clients will take that feeling home with them. That's because Shalva, she says, refers not only to her clinic's environment but also to the feeling of peace and balance that results from her treatments. Lewis's noninvasive, holistic treatments include reiki and detoxification programs.
Downunder Fitness and Surf’s SurfSET and SUPnSURF classes offer a fun alternative to jogging on a treadmill or other traditional exercise methods. While standing or lying facedown on simulators, pupils learn surfing and standup paddleboarding basics without going down to the ocean or having to help a mermaid retie her shell brassiere. In addition to fitness classes, Downunder Fitness and Surf offers yoga sessions on a beach or, for added difficulty, atop a floating paddleboard.
Though D. Joseph Salon has been in business for more than 35 years, its services aren't exactly old school. The salon's staffers lengthen locks with extensions, add glamour to eyelashes with NovaLash strands, and smooth and straighten hair with Brazilian Blowouts, Keratin Complex, and Japanese straightening treatments. Of course, they temper their trendier treatments with traditional hairstyling: men’s and women’s cuts, highlights, and powdered-wig re-powdering. The salon also has an on-staff wig specialist to help clients select and fit the proper hairpiece, as well as a stylist well-versed in multicultural hair textures.
A short spring roll's toss from the Saugatuck River, this family-run eatery taps into influences from China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, and Indonesia to assemble its sizeable menu. Reflective of the Taiwanese chef's training, which spans more than 20 years, the cuisine focuses heavily on Japanese dishes such as fresh-cut sashimi and nearly 100 sushi rolls ranging from lo-carb options to baked and cooked morsels. Korean-style bibim bab and thai-basil fried rice steam beside house specialties that spotlight seafood and mixed vegetables bobbing in umami-packed seas of sesame, basil, or black-bean sake sauce. Guests that don't solicit takeout or delivery services can get cozy in the bistro's dining area, which—like the tip of a flagpole—offers limited seating.
Whole Foods Market's commitment to the interdependent network of sustainable farms and organic producers can be seen in its carefully selected product lines. The homegrown 365 Everyday Value brand makes it easy to eat naturally, organically, and economically. It features an array of items from all product categories, including groceries, vitamins, household items, and more—each manufactured to meet the rigorous quality standards woven into the fabric of Whole Foods Market, which itself is made from 100% alpaca wool.
An oversize globe floats above the wine sippers at Beach Gallery & Café, but it is not held up by a freelancing titan. Instead, the sphere perches on a homemade bird's nest symbolic of BG&C's commitment to the environment. Exhibitions of nature photography bedeck the café-cum-art-gallery's warm orange walls, and a portion of each purchase from the menu of frittatas, pastries, and cheeses goes toward environmental efforts. On many evenings, live jazz, soul, and blues music washes down glasses of international and domestic wines or the café's signature coffee drinks such as the corto, a single shot distilled from strong blended beans.