Comings and Goings, Regulars and Shorts

Comings & Goings: December 2006

By Pax Rasmussen

What's new around town.

Attention CATALYST advertisers and community supporters:

Help us keep our readers informed about changes in your business and about the town! Send us news about your company or organization – new services, products, projects, employees, location, menu, hours, honors, etc. Email Pax with your suggestions!

cghappypawsHappy anniversary
Happy Paws Pet Sitting has just celebrated their second anniversary. Owner Libbie Neale specializes in in-home pet care while you are away and makes sure your animal friends are snug and happy in their own home and totally relaxed when you get back. Also, Happy Paws has a brand new website.

Hormone free eatin’
According to Red Letter, a food newsletter distributed by Jim Ure Marketing, Boulder Mountain Natural Beef is now served in several Salt Lake City Restaurants: Em’s Restaurant, Martine Café, Mazza and Avenues Bakery.  The beef is distributed by Jamie and Linda Gillmor of Morgan Valley Lamb.,,

Manhattan Loft has moved
Manhattan Loft has moved to a new showroom in the WOMA (West of Main) area of the city. The new store has been designed inside and out to give the look and feel of a Manhattan Soho furniture store. Also, they have recently been selected to be the exclusive Utah dealer of the Herman Miller for the Home Collection.
2358 S. MAIN ST, 466-5577,

cgtrishwithusWith us full time
Trish Withus, a psychic medium channeling Archangel Michael, is now practicing her business fulltime. Trish hopes to help people achieve a greater level of awareness, wholeness and personal growth, focusing on her mantra, “There is Only Love.”

Photo & art workshop in Provence
Vive la France Language School & Travel now offers a workshop following its once-a-year tour to France. This week-long Impressionist art and photo workshop will be hosted and directed by internationally published and award-winning photographer Don O. Thorpe and French native Catherine Thorpe. It is designed for painting artists, photographers, and anyone who wants to learn more about the impressionist approach to art. Catherine will provide added insight for those interested in seeing Provence and learning its history. You can also combine Catherine’s regular French Tour with the workshop. This year’s tour will go to Brittany and Normandy mid-May, 2007. The workshop begins in June.

Oxyfitness expands
Carol Pope has recently moved her business, Oxyfitness, out of her home and into its own location. She is now sharing space with the Bring Joy Foundation. Oxyfitness is a natural health and weight management system is designed to coach and train individuals to reduce their body size, restore energy and increase overall wellness.
2685 S Highland Drive Ste. 103, 486-9600,

cgsorelleSorelle Spa Opens
The two sisters who own Sorelle Spa in Sugarhouse have redesigned the way they do business. The spa now offers au naturel, ecocentric, organic and socially conscious products and treatments as well as earth friendly cleaners. Sorelle also aims to educate people about living healthier lives through books on raw food diets and raw food snacks. The purchase of many of the products in their shop directly goes to supporting charities and humanitarian organizations.
1592 S 1100 E, 466-677

Good cause for paws
This holiday season, Caffe d’bolla will host an Angel Tree to support the needs of the animals at No More Homeless Pets. Frisky felines and playful pups need food, toys, blankets, and most of all, a home. Caffe d’bolla will reward the fulfilling of gifts on the Angel Tree with free lattes, fresh-roasted coffee and gift cards.
249 E 400 S Ste.B, 355-1398,

Four Winds Healing
Rainforest Haven is now at Four Winds Healing Arts Center. Owners Blayne Wiley and Dustin Kennedy have offered a wide range of massage and bodywork modalities since 1999 and are excited to be practicing at Four Winds. They will also offer classes such as Aromatherapy, Touch for Health, Seasonal Wellness and Acupressure. They also offer bath and body products, massage therapy supplies, essential oils and gifts. You are invited to attend their open house on DEC 8 & 9.
Four Winds Trolley Square, 2nd floor, southeast corner, 521-8448.

Energy Arts expands
Energy Arts, LLC and Maggie Hopffgarten, supervisory teacher of the EMF Balancing Technique announce that Joan Stringham has successfully completed her EMF internship and is now a fully accredited EMF Balancing Technique practitioner. This internship consisted of more than 33 clinical sessions, supervised observations and mentoring.  Joan specializes in working with LDS women and is now available for new clients at her office in West Jordan.

Dropping pounds
Jolene Shields, Certified Hypnotherapist, will offer weight-loss classes in January. Instead of dieting, hypnotherapy assists with weight loss by helping a person change his or her basic eating habits. The class consists of four two-hour classes complete with information for behavior modification, exercise motivation, and long term lifestyle change and weight loss.
1151 E 3900 S #B-299, 942-6175,

cdsagesKudos to Sage’s
Sage’s Café has recently had two important recognitions: First, they were featured in the Sept-Oct issue of VegNews magazine as one of the top 20 places in the nation to get a good plate of vegetarian fare. Secondly, they are the 2006 winner of the Downtown Farmer’s Market Chef Challenge. Congrats!
473 E 300 S, 259-3106,

New yoga center
Downtown Yoga Studio has opened on State Street in the loft once home to the popular Soma Yoga studio (which moved to 17th South and recently changed hands, becoming Sagebrush Yoga).
Downtown Yoga Studio provides a range of hatha yoga classes and plans to include other innovative dance and movement sessions. The studio specializes in Ashtanga, a somewhat vigorous form of yoga and is run by nationally regarded ashtanga teacher Jeff Silverstein, Himalayan climber Alan Burgess, and physician/writer Paul Gahlinger, who studied in India with Sri Pattabhi Jois, the founder of Ashtanga.
625 S State, 502-8418,

cgstudio247Studio 247
Five friends with varying ambitions and talents joined forces to open Studio 247. The studio opened its doors this November welcoming anyone looking to beautify themselves, give gifts of beauty to others, or capture beauty on film. Four distinct businesses make up Studio 247: Vivacci salon, Chatty boutique, Lift pilates studio, and Images by Stanna photography. This enterprise has the collaborative mission of "Doing what we love, and helping others do the same!"
247 E 900 S

cgenchantedEnter the Enchanted Garden
Kris McDaniel, Patti Emery and DaLynn Rohatsch have opened Enchanted Garden Day Spa in Holladay. The spa is unique in that it focuses on health and does not do hair or nails. They offer massage, facials, body wraps, hypnotherapy and Reiki, and they are in the process of adding many more modalities such as I Health, a program that measures energy levels and works to balance the whole body with light/sound technology. They also present workshops on many subjects, all with the common theme of balancing body, mind and spirit: meditation, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Treasure Mapping (The Secret), cooking classes, Chi Gong, photography and pole dancing, to name a few. Soon they will be serving tea from the Tea Grotto, too.
4751 S Holladay Blvd. (2300 E), 274-3801.

This article was originally published on December 1, 2006.