Relying on old-fashioned methods of food preparation, the crew at Classic Fish and Chips LTD prepares just about everything on the menu by hand and in-house. Cabbage is shredded right there in the kitchen before being mixed into coleslaw, and fresh potatoes are sliced into slivers for french fries. The fryers sizzle with fish and scallops covered in fresh-made batter. The throwback vibe extends to the decor. Classic movie posters from the 1950s and ‘60s hang on the walls, and a vintage-style jukebox pumps out tunes and subliminal messages urging patrons to vote for Adlai Stevenson.
Visitors to The Sun Room can benefit from the salon's more than 25 years of bronzing experience as well as newly refurbished digs designed with the comfort of its golden-hued patrons in mind. Based on skin type and tone, knowledgeable staff members can suggest a personalized tanning program suited to meet guests' self-gilding goals, or direct them straightaway toward the facility's eight tanning beds of varying intensity levels or its stand-up booth for vertical bronzing and comedy-routine rehearsing. A climate-controlled air-conditioning system and a resident polar bear keep the salon at a comfortable 19–21 degrees. Other amenities include individual stereos, complimentary protective eyewear, and towels. Aiming to impart a touch of the tropics, The Sun Room's décor incorporates a colour scheme of tangerine orange and pineapple yellow, as well as slats of blond wood, akin to a yellow-bricked boardwalk.
The glam squad at Béo Spa revives rough-edged fingertips and toe-ends with the help of Éminence Organic skin products. Hands will hear the sound of one hand clapping twice after a skilled manicurist spends 45 de-stressing minutes cleaning up cuticles, shaping and buffing nails, and applying character-expressing polish (a $42 value). Foot-whisperers spend a sole-soothing hour nixing rough spots, trimming faraway toe-berets, and giving aggrieved feet a thorough, organically fragrant bath they can boast about through each half of the next soccer game or line-dance marathon (a $62 value).
Gentle Touch specializes in nonsurgical and laser skin treatments, employing modern technology to banish signs of wear from sun-kissed facescapes. A trained epidermis expert conducts a skin analysis to identify damage on faces and necks caused by age, UV rays, and pet stingrays. The IPL photo rejuvenation facial then works to undo the damage with pulses of highly concentrated laser beams that safely penetrate skin to address damaged areas at their subcutaneous roots. The treatment can smooth skin, even colour, and stimulate new collagen growth to combat fine lines and wrinkles. Results can appear after one treatment, but technicians may recommend additional treatments for large or especially dark areas or to improve the look of bruised fruit. Patients may experience minimal discomfort in the form of a light snapping sensation.