Category: Indoor

Ahhhh, Spa! Englewood’s Inverness Feels Like a Retreat 1

Ahhhh, Spa! Englewood’s Inverness Feels Like a Retreat

Driving to a strip mall and clumping my clothes into a corner of the massage room isn’t really my idea of a spa experience. So I am a bit uneasy about visiting a hotel spa located in a business park. As it turns out, the Spa at the Inverness includes none of the drab styling of its namesake hotel. Just…

The O2 Lounge: Get a Whiff of This 2

The O2 Lounge: Get a Whiff of This

With the possible exception of people sitting around hooked up to oxygen hoses, there’s not much about the O2 Lounge that looks like a hospital. It’s an odd sight, really, to see so many people with oxygen reclining on plush leather couches while the stereo plays Bob Marley & The Wailers despite the snow coming down outside. The O2 Lounge…

Hooked on Hookah: Here’s the Buzz on Bars 5

Hooked on Hookah: Here’s the Buzz on Bars

“At last the Caterpillar took the hookah out of its mouth, and addressed her in a languid, sleepy voice. “‘Who are you?’ said the Caterpillar. “This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation.” It seems to be a perfectly encouraging opening for an article, however, particularly one on the growing (if still somewhat underground) fad that seems to be…

Kangaroo Kingdom: Mom’s Utopia 7

Kangaroo Kingdom: Mom’s Utopia

Simply utter the word “snow” to a mom with a toddler or preschooler and you are liable to be greeted with a frozen, panicked look. While the fluffy white stuff is undoubtedly festive, it may have you feeling a little crazed when faced with the reality of months of being housebound with a rambunctious child. One boredom-buster for those long,…

Did You Hear That? Mountain Sounds in the Night 9

Did You Hear That? Mountain Sounds in the Night

“Wake up,” my wife said, shaking my shoulder. “Huh?” I snorted, startled, “What is it?” “That stupid porcupine is howling in the backyard again,” she said. I curled up in a ball and feigned sleep for a few more moments but I’d already been awake because that stupid porcupine sounded a lot like a ‘96 Chevy Suburban arguing with a…