Cold Stone’s ice cream, made in-store daily, inhabits a quantum flux between soft-serve and traditional ice cream, with a rich, creamy texture that whispers tales of its super-premium quality as it glides over taste buds. Ice-cream voyeurs can create their own ice-creamplosion from old favourites or unheard of delights ($2.89–$4.59 with two mix-ins), eliciting taste tests of dozens of silky flavours such as cake batter, cotton candy, and piñata. Each ice-cream creation generously welcomes up to two of the shop's dozens of mix-ins as traditional as Oreo cookies and chopped nuts or as quirky as pie crust. Those willing to bequeath the invention of creamy concoctions to the professionals can try a Cold Stone Signature creation, such as the almond-studded and caramel-slathered Coffee Lovers Only or the Peanut Butter Cup Perfection with Reese's peanut-butter cups, fudge, and a side of endorphins ($3.99–$5.75). Once concoctions are chosen and perfected, they're scooped cold into freshly made waffle cones or bowls.
Boasting more than 100 years in business, Olivier's Candies churns out handmade chocolates using early 20th-century recipes and chocolate-making methods. Candy makers blend fresh cream, real butter, and North American chocolate to shape confections such as mint-chocolate sandwiches ($19.99/400g box). Six Belgian-style truffles ($15.99) cause mouths to sing arias in Flemish without warning, and peanut brittle rewards sweet teeth ($11.99/300g box). Customers can also wallpaper mouth interiors with festive holiday bark candies in flavours that include peppermint candy cane, cinnamon, cookies and cream, or gingerbread ($16.99/300-gram box).
The warm aroma of freshly baked waffle cones envelops every nook and cranny of Marble Slab Creamery, revving up guests' senses with the promise of impending decadence. As the hand-rolled cones tan in their ovens, the store's staff bustles about the premises whipping up fresh batches of super-premium ice cream in the onsite creamery and helping patrons select a flavour from a list of more than 50 options. This chef-driven dedication to gourmet ice cream began in 1983 with the company's founding in Houston, Texas, when two French chefs were enlisted to create a recipe for Marble Slab Creamery's signature sweet-cream ice cream. Today, staffers utilize the frozen-slab technique of ice-cream architecture, scooping each customer's choice of ice cream and mixins onto a chilled marble slab to mix the separate elements into one customized mélange.
Though specializing in cone-based ice-cream treats, Marble Slab Creamery also offers other scream-worthy confections including cakes, shakes, and ice cream cupcakes. Catering is available at many locations.
Shaving can be time-consuming, and waxing products can be stinky and irritating. This is why the certified staff at Smoothe Laser Clinics & Aesthetics works to eradicate unwanted hair permanently using an FDA-approved laser system. Before the laser does its work, it’s calibrated to the client's skin type, and as it gets going an on-board cooling device soothes skin more effectively than if it were able to play Brahms's "Lullaby." The center's other services include spider vein removal and cellulite reduction, as well as facials.