From his small village in central Greece, Tom Goulas brought a piece of his heritage across the pond to share: the cuisine. In 1975 he first founded Honey Tree Grille with the intent of sharing the rich, flavorful food of his native country. Since then, his business has grown three-fold, but Goulas aims to maintain the old-school attention to both the dishes the kitchen sends out and the service. These days, the menu can be found across seven different locations. There, diners will find a handful of familiar American classics alongside Greek staples such as fresh-sliced gyro sandwiches, layered mousaka, and golden, flaky spanikopita.
Amid her self-named salon’s buttery-yellow walls, Quenlyn Watkins leads a staff savvy in hair, spa, and skincare services. Their specialties include:
Though diminutive in size, Essentials of Eton Street Nail Studio boasts ample warmth and charm. Upon entering the cherry-red interior, patrons can hang up their jackets on a curled, silver coat rack and then settle into a velvety cushioned chair with a magazine. At manicure stations, clients can redirect their attention to a wall-mounted TV as talented techs groom and polish their natural nails or apply acrylics or adamantium claws. Foot worries dissolve away into a bubbling pedicure tub as torso muscles enjoy extra pampering in the salon’s leather pedi-throne, which inexplicably knows how to administer shiatsu-massage services.
The Socialite Beauty Bar’s owner, Arian Simone, is a multitasker. In addition to being the founder of Fearless magazine and a public-relations expert, Arian also provides the nail technicians at the salon with her own Arian Simone Beauty Products for use during spa services. Made of natural ingredients, the brown-sugar scrub, peppermint cream, and mango body butter nourish skin roughened from cold weather and gloves knit from steel wool. The technicians also employ OPI polish and chip-resistant CND Shellac, and soak feet with FootsieBaths, which employ disposable liners to ensure hygiene.
A glass of complimentary wine, sparkling cider, or tea enhances each visit, and free WiFi enables guests to check email or the status of the futures market for dragon tears as they wait amid the salon’s lavender walls and gleaming wood floor.
You might call Primpt & Polished Hair and Nail Boutique the "Cheers" of salons. The trio of owners––who have a combined 30 years of salon experience amongst them––strive to make their boutique the type of place where "everybody knows your name", combining small-salon charm with large-salon professionalism. That winning combination also translates to their use of products––brands like OPI and Schwarzkopf mingle with custom lotions and potions blended in-house. Inside the relaxed and welcoming space, staff exchange friendly chatter and swap chili recipes with clients as they color hair, thread eyebrows, and polish nails with long-lasting Shellac. And, for special occasions, they even doll up customers with specialty treatments such as eyelash extensions, makeup, and Balayage highlights.
The technicians at Naturally Yours Nail Spa draw from 19 years of experience to help bring damaged or faded nails back to brilliance. During treatment, you’re free to watch TV and talk out confusing soap opera plotlines as the nail techs pamper each of your fingers and toes. In services such as hydrating moisture manicures and spa rejuvenating pedicures, the specialist will then examine the client’s skin, apply a cooling masque, and massage the hands and feet before rekindling digits with polishes. The spa also carries sculpture acrylic nails and offers nail rebalancing services.