Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Find Your Bliss

Find Your Bliss 
By Samantha Suttle

College finals have left you stressed? Is work bogging you down? Then it's time to make an appointment at Pure Bliss! This salon off West 7th Street in Fort Worth specializes in massage -- the cure for your throbbing head, sore shoulders and knotted back. From Swedish massages, to hot stone massages, to prenatal or couple massages, you are bound to find the right therapeutic treatment for you.

The moment you enter the salon, you instantly feel a sense of calm. The walls are painted in soft blue, lavender and green. The lights are dim (or off) in several of the massage rooms and the whole space is quiet. All ingredients for the perfect escape from the day's troubles. Pure Bliss' motto is, "It is the heart that understands and the hand that soothes," and you are sure to find a soothing hand here.

The salon opened April 8, 2010 -- just over a year ago -- and Owner Thuy Nguyen says the overall experience of owning a business is going well. She says the West 7th area offers a laid-back atmosphere and the people are very nice. The young entrepreneur says she chose to open a massage business because she likes to help people and enjoys the instant gratification of having a client leave feeling better than they did when they arrived.

"It's very rewarding to know I did that and it helped," says Nguyen.

She says clients often remark, "That was the best massage ever!" They also say they feel lighter when they leave, almost like they are walking on air.

"We only do one thing, so we try to be the best," Nguyen says.

If you are in need of relaxation, then give Pure Bliss Massage a call. Your aching body will thank you.


Pure Bliss is hiring for another licensed massage therapist, so if you or someone you know is interested in applying, contact Thuy Nguyen at 817-882-0925.

Mention this article for $15 off a one hour massage.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

It's An Anniversary Party at Bess & Evie's Vintage!

Reaching your First Anniversary when you own a small business is always a reason to celebrate.  Kalen Ruiz of Bess & Evie's Vintage at 931 Foch Street is ready to do just that next Thursday, May 26th from 6:30-8:00pm.  Plan on joining them and see why they made Fort Worth Texas Magazine's "Best Of" issue.  Music will be provided by Brad Thompson.

Are you familiar yet with Bess & Evie's?  As they say about themselves, "Bess & Evie's Vintage is the result of a lifelong dream of owner Kalen Ruiz to own a vintage store. Named after her grandmothers, Elizabeth (Bess) and Evelyn (Evie), the store opened in Fort Worth in May of 2010. Kalen graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in Fashion Merchandising, and spent the majority of her career managing International Operations in the Merchandising Department at Pier 1 Imports. She loves to travel and seeks out local vintage stores in every city she visits. The next destination on her list is the legendary Paris Flea Market. Our vision for Bess & Evie's is to create a place for friends to hang out, try on fabulous clothes, have a glass of wine, and return often! We hope to see you soon!"

We are big fans of the legendary "Boot Wall" where if you don't have the time to break in your boots yourself get a pair ready to wear.  Aside from their fabulous clothes their vintage hats, jewerly, and handbags are exquisite.  Not just a store for woman, Bess & Evie's Vintage sports an impressive collection of the kind of vintage clothing for men you simply cannot find outside of Austin or NYC.

For Additional information about the party contact: Info@bessandevies.com

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Party for the People!

We’re having a party. A party for the people. A party for all our followers on our social media pages, our website, and the whole darn town. A party to celebrate you, the wonderful people that support our members businesses. A party Visit7th style.

We swiped the keys and are overtaking Capital Bar and The Backyard at Capital for the event. Thursday May 19th, 2011. 6pm til the end. There will be food, drink specials, live music, ...prizes, raffles and giveaways from our members to you!!!

So bring one friend or fifty of your nearest and dearest. This is a PUBLIC event. No requirement to get in but be over 21 years of age. Going to Colonial that day? Make us the 19th Hole. Looking forward to seeing your faces, VISIT7th NATION!!!

Live Music From Villain Vanguard at 9pm!

Giveaways Include: 

Olympia Sports Supplements - FREE ONE HOUR consultation ($75 Value). It will include nutrition, diet, exercise, cardio, and weight lifting and all attendees will receive coupons for 10% off their first purchase

Pure Bliss Therapeutic Massage - 2 winners will $35 gift certificates for a relaxing massage and all attendees will receive $15 certificates off an our massage!

Moda Salon - A 60 Min Elemental Nature Massage

The Pour House - 4 winners will receive a $20 Gift Certificate for food and beverage 

Barron Photografix Professional Digital Imaging - 4 people will recieve a free 16x20 Premium Print

Fred's Texas Cafe - Gift Certificate for a Dinner for 2

The Velvet Box - A $50 gift card and a copy of the Crave Fort Worth book, the ultimate guide to woman owned businesses in Fort Worth

Organizing with a Side of Fabulous - 2 Hours of Professional Organization Serivces, Clutter Consultation and Hot Spot Organization

Rose Marine Latino Film Festival - 2 Film Festival Passes, the Arts de la Rosa at the Rose Marine Theatre Documentary,  a copy of "Pardon My Spanglish!" by Bill Santiago, a signed program from The Kiss of the Spiderwoman Cast members, a Kiss of the Spiderwoman wine glass and t-shirt

American National Bank - A workout bag with golf accessories, tees, hat, a sleeve of Titleist golf balls, and 1 Daily Grounds Pass for the Colonial Golf Tournament.

Magnolia Motor Lounge - 2 winners will receive $25 dollar gift certificates

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Nominations Are In & We Are Ready To Win The "Ultimate Best"!

Dallas based Pegasus News has decided to find out, once and for all, what the public thinks is DFW's Ultimate Best establishments in the categories of Dining, Goods & Services, Drinks & Bars, and Arts & Entertainment. 

Each one of the entries has previously won a best of contest from either Citysearch, D Magazine, Dallas Morning News, Dallas Observer, Dallas Voice, Fort Worth, Texas Magazine, Fort Worth Weekly, or WFAA-List.

We were especially pleased to see such a strong presence of Fort Worth businesses, and especially such a strong showing from our own 7th Street Business Association Members!

Now it is voting time.  See what our members were nominated for and please give them the Vote Early Vote Often approach! Also there are a great many wonderful businesses not in our membership or district that deserve your love too. 

You can vote up to once per day in each category. They will be taking votes until 11:59 p.m. on May 27 and will announce the Ultimate Best winners on June 1.

The Wild Rooster

Fred's Texas Cafe
Capital Bar
7th Haven

The Wild Rooster

The Pour House
The Wild Rooster

Times Ten

Fred's Texas Cafe

Saturday, May 7, 2011

What's Going on This Weekend in Visit7th-Land


The biggest live music event of the year at Lola's Saloon (2736 West 6th Street) is this weekend. It's 4 days, 30+bands, 2 stages, and ALL AGES. Schedules are subject to change.

Saturday Bands
Josh Weathers & the True Endeavors
Luke Wade & No Civilians
Jefferson Colby
Exit 380
Kevin Aldridge
Nick Choate
The Orbans
The Cush
Quaker City Night Hawks
Fate Lions

Sunday Bands
My Wooden Leg
Maren Morris
Darth Vato
Chris Johnson (Telegraph Canyon)
Scott Vernon (Sally Majestic)
Taylor Craig Mills
Rivercrest Yacht Club

Another beautiful weekend to be on the patio at Fred's Texas.  There is NO COVER EVER at Fred's.

Saturday Live On the Patio 
12pm - Danny Dobro Hill
3pm - Scott Copeland
7pm - My Wooden Leg with Michael Maftean

Country Sunday
12pm - Will Hobbs
3pm - Matt Kimbrow
6pm - Grant Jones


Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting!

The Pour House is airing the Pacquiao vs. Mosley fight starting at 8pm. Main event is Welterweights Manny Pacquiao (52-3-2, 38 KO's) vs. Shane Mosley (46-6-1, 39 KO's) 12 rounds for Pacquiao's title live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The Ranger game will also be on vs. the New York Yankees starting at 7:05pm.

Drive takes the stage tonight at 10pm and DJ Tony Snoww will be spinning in The Garage at PH.


Saturday: Live Music at 8:30 with the Michael Lee Band
Sunday: Open Jam Night at 7:30 Bring your talent and jam with other local musicians.

There's NEVER a cover at Magnolia Motor Lounge!


Saturday Night - "High Definition" at 10pm

Sunday All Day Happy Hour!
Tuesday – Saturday, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

$2.00 Domestics
$3.25 Imports
$3.00 Wells
$2.00 Off All Cocktails & Wine

Have a GREAT Weekend and thanks for Visiting us on 7th!