Prima Tea proffers myriad teas, ranging from black, green, and oolong to matcha, herbal, and fruit-infused selections. Large-leaf pu-erh teas arrive in cake or loose-leaf form, and flowering tea balls and pre-assembled tea bags bloom into flavorful concoctions. Ornately sculpted, colorful teapots and mug sets tap into the art of Eastern cultures as they feature faunal designs such as owls and monkeys.
Tea of the Month memberships connect drinkers with a different hand-blended tea every month, as well as complimentary, leaf-themed gifts perfect for paying back loans from giving trees. The Prima Tea staff advertises the potential health benefits specific to each of its teas, including the reduction of high blood pressure, cholesterol, and risk of heart disease.
Chicago Jewelry and Lapidary School's instructors have had their work shown in galleries around the world. These acclaimed artists put their experience and passion to use by equipping students with the tools and know-how to create their own art. From courses on forging rings to constructing bead sculptures, the class schedule offers a wide array of creative outlets for the curious crafter or surreptitious bead thief. After class, students can post their masterpieces in the virtual art gallery or peruse the online boutique’s selection of healthy teas, essential oils, and chi-aligning crystals.
Though most kids dream of one day being a pilot, very few ever get a chance behind the cockpit. The team at American Flyers seeks to change that by training students to obtain a pilot’s license or merely try out their skills in an introductory lesson. The flight schools’ numerous locations feature flight-training software, online courses, and pigeon mentors to grant students numerous ways to learn how to fly.
Part spa and part school, A Little Spa Institute beautifies clients while training the next generation of aestheticians and nail technicians. All of the services are performed by students under instructor supervision. Guests can choose from an array of services that include facials, peels, waxing, mani-pedis, and spray tans. Students, on the other hand, undertake programs in skincare or nail services.
My Gym Children's Fitness Center, which currently has more than 200 international locations, began more than 30 years ago as a structured place for children to safely play, acquire new skills, and romp off a sugar buzz. All classes are organized according to age level—starting as young as 6 months—and designed to incorporate the latest physiological and psychological research. Tiny Tykes gets babies moving with help from their parents, Mighty Mites teaches toddlers self-reliance and beginning sports skills, and Champions, a class for kids aged 6–8, emphasizes the importance of using teamwork to master more complex sports skills and achieve group goals such as building a human pyramid to reach the cookie jar. My Gym's energetic instructors are experts at using music, dance, and gymnastics to build youngsters' strength and self-esteem while stimulating their giggle-plexes. The noncompetitive environment fosters creativity and hands-on activities boost children's learning retention and fun quotient.