At Lashes de Bella, aesthetician and lash specialist Michelle Flores augments sparse eye lines with volumizing lash extensions that are bonded in place one lash at a time. NovaLash medical-grade adhesive grounds the extensions, which range from synthetic styles to a high-gloss faux-mink fringe whose curled design is more lightweight than an invisible man's photo album. Because ocular enhancements keep time with lashes' natural life cycle, clients often schedule touchup appointments two, three, or four weeks after initial applications to keep peepers primped. Flores also de-fuzzes pelts with face and body waxing, from meticulous brow and lip pruning to full leg deforestation and design Brazilians.
Licensed acupuncturists and Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine Vanessa and Douglas Rutkowski team up at TigerLily Acupuncture to treat the minds, bodies, and spirits of their patients. Both passionate proponents of Chinese medicine, the two utilize the eons-old practice of acupuncture to clear blockages of chi, the energy that flows through the body. The addition of Chinese herbal medicine further augments the well-being of their patients. Additionally, the duo practices clinical nutrition and nutrition-response testing, delivering supplements to help improve health and moods and analyzing underlying causes of individual maladies.
The skincare specialists of MEDermis Facials rarely distract themselves with fad facials and hot new treatments. That's because they've found one treatment to be the most effective way to diminish fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and pigment problems: medical microdermabrasion. Their microdermabrasion system of choice is the Parisian Peel, a device that buffs dead skin cells with a stream of microcrystals, sweeps them away with gentle vacuum suction, and puts them to rest with the help of a tiny Grim Reaper. In about 30 minutes, the treatment can help soften signs of aging and jump-start the skin's collagen production, and doesn't require the downtime of chemical peels or surgery. To nourish the newly revealed layer of skin, MEDermis Facials carries the DermaMedics line of anti-aging skincare formulas.
The chefs at Kerbey Lane Cafe have spent decades combining locally sourced ingredients to craft a menu brimming with eclectic breakfast fare, Mexican-tinged entrees, and rotating seasonal dishes served all day long. Batter craftsmen flip stacks of Kerbey Lane's signature homemade pancakes ($2.99–$5.39), dressed up in a full wardrobe of adventurous flavors including gingerbread, apple whole wheat, vegan, and crushed velvet. The SoLa enchiladas pack tortillas with portobello mushrooms, spinach, and cheddar-jack cheese under a downpour of your choice of sauce ($7.99). Groups can scoop through an appetizer of the Kerbey queso ($8.09)—guacamole blanketed with queso and pico de gallo and served with tortilla chips for dipping and flinging at open-mouthed dinner dates.
Tucked in a small building on hip South Lamar, Anna's Toy Depot is one of the city's hidden treasures for kids and grownups alike. Owner Anna Barr began her business as a new mother, selling used toys out of the trunk of her car. Today, the store is positively overflowing with all types of fun, including both new and used children’s toys. The shiny new stuff tends to focus on classic games and timeless amusement, but the large stock of lightly used pieces, from Legos, blocks and puzzles to board games, action figures and toy cars, truly sets Anna’s apart from other area retailers. These second-hand entertainment pieces are available for a song, which is perfect for anyone raising children on a budget, or just looking to keep their kids entertained with a steady stream of new stuff to play with.
Michael Schor has dedicated his life to helping people. After receiving his BA in psychology, he studied acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and bodywork in order to help others feel relaxed and comfortable in their bodies. Today, he performs acupuncture and offers a variety of other Chinese medicinal remedies. During acupuncture treatments, he applies featherlight needles to specific areas of the body in order to improve circulation, relieve tension, and open energy meridians. In keeping with Michael Schor's desire to help people in need, he offers his services for suggested donations based on a client's salary.