There's a sublime grace in the flight of a raptor. It's a grace that the birders of Ronin Air Falconry Service hold dear. So to spread their feeling of awe, they host falconry shows and raptor demonstrations, teaching both raptor biology and the history of falconry. Not only are these shows tailored to each group's age, but they send birds flying freely overhead to both inspire them and help them learn how to identify bird bellies in the wild. For those whom the falconry bug bites?and it's likely to bite anyone?group and private sessions divulge how to handle and fly a team of hawks, hunting falcons, and eagle owls. And so that team doesn't get bored?and so others don't lace the environment with poison?Ronin Air Falconry Service also uses its raptors to remove bird pests, relying on the environmentally friendly technique of predator versus prey.
Burrowed within the Loma Alta shopping plaza, The Isle of Avalon Day Spa invites clients to imbibe a quiet, restful retreat worlds away from the day-to-day grind. Inside the spa's themed treatment rooms, flowers, ambient lighting, and neatly arranged decor surrounds massages, during which licensed therapists amp up relaxation with natural essential oils. Nearby, other staff members deliver restorative skin treatments, such as facials, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels, as well as waxing services and body wraps.
Hot desert air churns in from the distant dusty hills, but it’s given no quarter at Destination Academy Cosmetology School. Here, turquoise walls and porthole-shaped mirrors evoke the feel of a vessel bobbing in the water of a cool oasis. Though the spa-salon’s windows reveal sweeping views of the mountains, its private treatment rooms shield clients from the desert sun with candlelight, tubs big enough for two, and a choice of seven kinds of aromatherapy including french lavender and new handbag. On the second floor, expert stylists—some of whom may be alumni of Destination Academy, the salon’s nationally accredited training program—use Moroccanoil and Pureology to shape cuts to individual faces and style preferences.
Under the sage direction of Dr. Brian Young, the staff at Beauty Island Spa cultivates healthy complexions, eases aches, and whittles silhouettes with spa services for men and women. The spa?s island theme is reflected in its relaxation-inducing treatments and tropical atmosphere fostered by d?cor including peach-hued walls, plush white leather chairs, and palm trees inhabited by shipwrecked families. Aestheticians put their beautifying know-how to use as they administer innovative treatments such as LED therapy to help diminish the symptoms of rosacea, acne, or aging.
The eco-minded team at Island Day Spa nourishes skin with naturally derived formulas that demonstrate respect for the environment. Whether hydrating feet in warm paraffin wax or exfoliating skin with a walnut scrub, staffers employ Aveda products, which are formulated with ingredients such as organic essential oils and cage-free herbs. Microdermabrasion and microcurrent therapy combat fine lines or skin laxity, and Aveda's enzyme- and nutrient-rich products add curative benefits to aromatherapy massages and reflexology sessions.
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On the island, IGIC - Biz Center Cafe, a gourmet coffee shop beckons with foamy espresso drinks and fresh-baked pastries, where patrons can grab a snack and refuel with a variety of beverages such as fresh brewed coffee, iced coffee, hot and iced tea, and fresh pastries. Part grocery store, part business center, IGIC - Biz Center Cafe entices visitors with its myriad of options, as it is a true one-stop shop. The business center offers 24-hour turn around, and a huge variety of services such as printing, copying, faxing, internet, and stocks business supplies and packing materials as well. They even design and print business cards, greeting cards, and other printed materials.