Nelda Carnley manages a vibrant riverside bazaar of eye-grabbing wares at Nelda’s Place, ranging from women’s clothing and accessories to ornamental knickknacks. Glue a finger to fashion’s pulse with stylish dresses, jackets, and tops ($19.95–$69.95), harmonizing ensembles with pitch-perfect handbags ($24.95–$64.95) that blend fetching hues with chihuahua- or miniature-elephant-toting functionality. A trove of jewelry pieces ($6.95–$39.95), ripe for legal plunder, brims with bracelets, earrings, and necklaces itching to adorn unembellished limbs. Patrons wishing to broadcast their allegiance to the lily can peruse a bevy of fleur-de-lis-themed items, from wrist cuffs to dinnerware, or cultivate their own botanical coat of arms in a stalwart garden pot ($19.95–$189.94). Located on the banks of the misleadingly real False River, Nelda’s also stocks gift-worthy sundries such as candles, sunglasses, and quilts.
The most viewed and attended water-ski tournament in the United States, LA Night Jam rivets show-goers from far and wide with a nighttime spectacle of world-class hydrodynamic dynamos hurtling toward top honors at more than 40 mph, performing watery glissades and midair acrobatics. Gates open at 5 p.m., kicking the night off with the Krewshal wakeboard kicker contest. Ski-jumping participants—including Freddy Krueger, the three-time defending men’s night-jumping champion and non-horror-flick-character—put the whammy on watchers during the Dolphin Wetsuit’s professional freestyle jump competition. Eagle’s freestyle barefoot exhibition amplifies the extremeness of extremities, and freestyle trick skiers perform step-overs, jumps, and flips before waterskiing in cursive. The night culminates in its ultimate event, the LA Night Jam extreme-distance-jump ski finals, winging fast-moving skiers at a ramp and sending them rocketing through the air farther than 200 feet.
Carey Long’s professional interest in fitness stems from something personal. After experiencing the early passing of his parents, Carey decided to focus his fitness approach on prolonging life. Racking up certifications in physical therapy and strength and conditioning training, Carey began developing Real Life Fitness, a system catered to regular people who want to improve the quality and extend the longevity of their lives. The system seeks to boost energy, address chronic health problems such as high cholesterol, and promote physical activity, all while keeping in mind the time limitations and challenges of everyday life.