The popular Oak Cliff Bicycle Co. can be found in the Bishop Art’s District of Oak Cliff, southwest of downtown Dallas. Offering bikes and cycling expertise for all levels, this rider-friendly shop sits among some of the area’s coolest restaurants – many of which, of course, encourage eco-friendly transportation. For those looking to have some repair work done, tune ups are a mere $65 and a la carte services aren’t far behind. If you’re in the market for a new ride, Oak Cliff Bicycle also carries many of the most popular urban brands, from BH, Salsa, Foundry to retro-inspired Linus bikes. The tall, gleaming white space looks more like a boutique outlet than a working shop, with hanging racks of cycling gear, long runs of polished bicycles and the always necessary exposed ductwork.
At Ai Sushi Sake Grill, master chefs carve visually stunning sushi and sashimi plates, while diners savor the rich flavors of fresh tuna, shrimp, and salmon. Like Picasso's dried pasta period, each dish is a blend of art and culinary skill, with captivating arrangements of colorful slivers of cucumber and jalapeno, streaks of sauce, and morsels of fresh seafood. Clean, sharp lines, low but vividly colorful light, and geometric glass designs create an urbane, club-like atmosphere throughout the restaurant. An open sushi bar furthers the sense of presentation by inviting patrons to take a front-row seat as chefs slice and sculpt handmade maki and nigiri.
Though Posh Aesthetics is a relatively new business, owner Jennifer Jehl and her staff bring over 30 years of combined aesthetic experience and 50 years of medical experience to the med spa. Since opening day in January 2012, Posh’s nurses, aestheticians, and laser technicians have beautified clients with spa treatments ranging from dermal fillers and microdermabrasion to Beyond WhiteSpa teeth whitening. The team deploys Neocutis and ColorScience products during skincare treatments, and uses an arsenal of lasers such as the Apogee Elite and Mixto CO2 fractional resurfacer. The RevLite laser targets unfortunate tattoos by shattering ink deposits into micro-particles or new mosaic armbands that are then naturally absorbed by the body.
The golfing gurus at Edwin Watts Golf Academy diagnose and correct their students' poor swing and putting habits in an effort to help them improve their shots and lower their scores. In one-on-one swing-analysis sessions, students learn a repeatable swing that eliminates tendencies they may have to slice, hook, push, or pull the ball. A special laser attaches to the end of the player's club and tracks the swing path while JC Video swing-analysis software records the session from two separate angles, lest analysis be thrown off by only looking at the golfer's good side. Putting analysis employs Tomi technology to measure eight separate parameters of the putting stroke, from clubhead orientation at address to swing path and tempo. After swing and putting lessons, students may access the recordings on a password-protected website, so they can forward videos to friends or sports-documentary filmmakers.
The boutique fashion store St. Bernard Sports revamps the wardrobes of men, women, and children with apparel from major brands such as Lilly Pulitzer, Tibi, and 7 for All Mankind. Sperry boat shoes and Tommy Bahama swim trunks look just as much at home at a backyard pool party as they do in a bathtub, and Trina Turk drop earrings with red square stones focus the attention upward, as do Ray-Ban sport aviators. The boutique also gears up clients for sporty adventures with wakeboards, snowboards, and skis.
Mountain Hideout has kept adventurous men and women prepared for the elements for nearly four decades. Within the newly remodeled store, natural light splashes across gear from The North Face, Patagonia, UGG, and Columbia, all of which is hemmed in by wooden walls that are reminiscent of a cabin or childhood sleepovers inside a friend's Lincoln Log setup. Marching neatly across shelves, footwear for all types of excursions awaits heeled inhabitants, and tents, stoves, and even freeze-dried foods join forces to restock survival supplies. When questions arise, Mountain Hideout's knowledgeable employees toss visitors a lifeline wrapped tightly around information-packed answers.