While vacationing in Park City, Utah, some time ago, Georganne and Keith McDaniel wandered into an olive oil and vinegar shop. They had such a marvelous time tasting gourmet imported oils and infused vinegars that when they returned home to Pinehurst, they decided to open Green Gate Olive Oils. Their unstoppable enthusiasm and fervor was so contagious that their enterprise spawned three stores, which they operate along with their son, Brandon.
Each outpost stocks olive oils, vinegars, chocolates, and bath products imported from international artisans in Sicily, Greece, and Chile. Infused vinegars pop with flavors such as lavender, pineapple, and pomegranate. For a unique local concoction, extra-virgin olive oil chocolate barks from Chocolates by Carol feature Green Gate?s own flavored olive oils. The boutiques also carry Olivella bath and body products, and home accents such as candles and cookware. For those who think that olive oil is best used to elevate a bowl of microwaveable mac ?n? cheese, the gourmet enthusiasts also host frequent cooking classes for all ages and cooking camps for kids.
Grace, the licensed massage therapist behind Hands of Grace Massage, kneads away tension and pain in a studio located within a grand white house in Winston-Salem’s historic West End neighborhood. She also pampers clients with spa treatments such as skin-softening paraffin baths for the hands and feet, and sells organic bath and body products such as whipped body butter infused with coconut oil.
At Liringis Chiropractic’s two locations, Drs. Steve Liringis and LaTanya Bowman nudge pained physiques closer to ache-free existence with general chiropractic care, corrective exercises, lifestyle advice, and nutritional counseling. Dr. Liringis's first taste of chiropractic care came after he suffered a neck injury playing touch football and one of his teammates remedied the soreness with an adjustment. His continued fascination with the medicinal field led him to graduate from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1979 and found Liringis Chiropractic in 1980. Joining Dr. Liringis in his fight against chronic pain, Dr. Bowman calls upon her experience in sports medicine to help patients achieve optimal health without having to swallow pills, eat a bushel of apples daily, or devour an entire treadmill.
Aestheticians, stylists, and nail technicians all work together to beautify their clients’ bodies at Silk Road Salon & Spa. The stylists wield their shears to send locks of hair to the floor; below the hairline, aestheticians perform facials and peels that exfoliate the skin and erase traces of age lines or sun damage. With makeup application and eyelash extensions, the staff makes expressions shine as elegantly as Audrey Hepburn in her famed glow stick necklace phase. Massage therapists knead tension from muscles, and different body wraps further pamper patrons by moisturizing the skin.