Though the staff of Lana’s Place is adept at everything from tinting and cutting hair to grooming and polishing nails to administering effective body-slimming treatments, one look at the menu of services makes it clear that the eclectic salon’s main focus is skin. The team of skilled aestheticians uses a range of tools and ingredients to lend potency to its skincare services, including 24-karat gold that refines skin and microneedles that smooth wrinkles by spurring the body’s natural collagen production. The menu of services includes a mix of relaxing and problem-targeting treatments to help clients keep their minds clear and their skin glowing, much like meditating with a squirm of glow worms. This skin-pampering focus even extends to other salon treatments, where aestheticians might incorporate skin-smoothing products into pedicures, massages, and waxing treatments.
Chocolatiers at Bind Chocolate start creating their confections with a blend of rich, dark cocoa, thick cream, and cascades of sugar. From there, the recipes for mixed chocolates and truffles become less predictable. Marzipan, almonds, and soft coffee and caramel fillings augment select chocolates with their own decadent flavors. Luckily, customers don't have to choose just one type?colorful gift boxes of assorted chocolates line the boutique's elegant white shelves.
Edgewater Tree Barn?s trees travel from both local farms and the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to decorate living rooms for the holiday season. On sturdy branches, the needles of the fraser and douglas firs twinkle magically under the rays of colorful Christmas tree lights. The trees range in height from 5 to 13 feet, allowing them to fit into tight corners or tower majestically in a stately living room or two-story cave. The lot also supplies wreaths, roping, and other seasonal decorating tools.
In addition to populating homes with seasonal greenery, the holiday helpers behind Edgewater Tree Barn also embody the spirit of the season through their ongoing charitable work. This year, they're collecting supplies for a local animal shelter and the pets in its care.
Bubbling pots form the center of every table at That Fondue Place, letting off the savory scents of molten cheese blended in six styles. Chefs emulate the flavor of Thai food with a tom yum broth spiced with garlic and spring onions. Their sherry and soy sauce adds a bit of Asian flavor to the sukiyaki beef broth.
Customers can build their own meal from a list of eight meat and seafood options, which pair nicely with the French style of beef broth and burgundy wine or the light flavor of white wine and broth. Later on, guest can dunk pieces of fruit into pots of 100-percent Belgian chocolate blended with a choice of candies, Bailey’s, cheesecake batter, or nuts. The shop’s BYOB policy allows guests the chance to further develop their pairing skills.
At Jersey City Dental Spa, every trip to the dentist is a relaxing affair. To help put visitors at ease, Drs. Daniel Suh and Yohan Kim play soothing music in every room while patients recline in German-engineered dental chairs designed to provide comfort and support. Additionally, the staff keeps appointments brisk and efficient by using cutting-edge diagnostic technology such as digital x-rays and a 3D scanner. The office also doubles as a full-service spa, where massage therapists ease sore muscles and aestheticians carry out everything from revitalizing facials to eyelash extensions and leg waxing to remove unwanted eyelashes.