After years traveling the globe and working in the fitness industry, Stephen and Antonia Anderson wanted to design a fitness facility that was as beautiful as it was functional. The duo eventually realized this dream, opening The Body Architect within a lofty building with wooden beams, exposed brick walls, and wall-to-wall windows that proffer spectacular views of Portland and Mount Washington. In front of these windows, rows of professional Precor and Cybex machines bustle amid the clang of strength and TRX suspension training equipment. Meanwhile, up on the roof deck, certified instructors conduct a variety of fitness classes beneath the sun, including boot camps, yoga, and personal-training sessions. Additionally, an onsite massage therapist stands by to help untangle muscles or knotted gym socks before or after members unwind in serene spa-inspired showers.
With help from his family, Dallen Peterson founded Merry Maids more than 30 years before passing the baton to ServiceMaster. Today, their dirt-busting staff of bonded and insured cleaning technicians purifies homes with eco-friendly, EPA-approved cleaning products and an arsenal of equipment and supplies. Clients can customize their cleaning services to focus on high-traffic areas, such as hallways, playrooms, or indoor monster truck practice arenas. Merry Maids' specialists scour abodes Monday–Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Insured technicians from Tara-bly Good Cleaning vacuum, dust, and mop homes with nontoxic products during custom cleaning sessions. Clients may select a wall-to-wall home cleaning or opt for spot cleaning to target messes in selected rooms. In addition to cleaning homes, the technicians offer floor-refurbishing services.
At Glazey Days, shelves upon shelves of unembellished ceramic pieces await colorful brushstrokes to help them reach their aesthetic potential. The robust collection ranges from bowls, plates, and mugs to picture frames and vases. Free to follow their own creative instincts, the shop's visitors personalize and decorate chosen pieces using an arsenal of painting tools, such as stencils, brushes, and sponges. Afterward, the Glazey Days staff finalizes the process by firing and glazing finished pieces and has them ready for pickup within a week. For further inspiration, Glazey Days keeps its selection stocked with themed pieces for different seasons and holidays and hosts special events, such as couples nights and BYOB nights.
As an inherently talented singer growing up in Maine's woodlands, Kalee learned the ameliorative effects of sonic vibrations from Mother Nature's symphony of birds, insects, trees, and naturally occurring Bee Gees. After she attended the Psychic Horizons and the Sound & Consciousness Institute in San Francisco, she took her set of crystal singing bowls and embarked on a career in sound healing, which strives to remedy a variety of physical and mental ailments with soothing tones. Kalee regularly shares her meditative music during concerts, hosts sound-healing workshops, and helps demystify life's puzzling events with psychic readings.
For more than half a century, Mill Stores has dispensed an enormous array of high quality, ready-to-finish wood furniture and accents to enhance homestead comfort. As a factory-finished solid-oak rocker ($249.99) supports reclining spines, a three-step stool ($19.77), crafted from solid eastern white pine, aids customers in accessing difficult to reach shelves filled with stashes of candy and bacon fat. Stockpile bottles of grapey goodness in a solid wood Tuscany wine box ($39.99) or artfully arrange CDs and DVDs in the sliding separators of a solid pine rack ($23.99). A shingled-roof doghouse ($179.99) shelters canines in safe, cozy pine, and a cast-stone scroll birdbath ($49.88) cleanses neighboring loons and fallen airplane peanuts in its stylish cement surface. Shoppers unable to find their desired décor in stock can request customized designs, which Mill Stores crafts in two weeks or less.