Featured in Elle Decor, Good Housekeeping, and Redbook, French Bull outfits cupboards and tabletops with a wide variety of stylish kitchen items and dishware made from durable, shatterproof melamine. Read your horoscope while sipping coffee from a porcelain astrological-sign mug ($14) or pick up a stunning Sunshine Wheel cake stand ($30) to distract partygoers from your first foray into baking. At dinnertime, leafy concoctions are tossed using a set of whimsical Fantasia salad servers ($15) and soup is sipped from heat-resistant and dishwasher-safe bowls ($7 each, a minimum of 4), available in white, black, pink, orange, lime, and turquoise. Alternately, a cornucopia of gifts, including handbags ($70+), journals ($6.25), and wall art ($51+), stand at the ready to jump into empty gift boxes.
The Kitchen Clique helps adorn and accessorize kitchens with its exhaustive collection of gourmet and brand-name cookware, bakeware, appliances, and accessories. Serve up scintillating stir-fries with a Nordicware 7-quart chef's pan ($31.99), or pick up a springform pan ($43.99) to make steel-file-obscuring birthday cakes.
Empanadas Café (also known as Empanadas del Parque) has transformed the traditional stuffed bread into a gourmet entree packed with possibility. Peruse the menu in pursuit of conventional varieties (corn flour, ground beef, and cheese, $1.25) or experimental creations such as a Hawaiian empanada (white-flour bread stuffed with ham, pineapple, and mozzarella cheese, $1.50). Naturalists hunting for an organic meal can try one of the café's whole-grain options, and sweet teeth can excavate the Nutella, chocolate, and sliced bananas dessert empanada ($1.25).
The secret ingredient at Minus 417 Dead Sea Spa is Dead Sea salt, which is infused into many of the spa's skin, body, and nail treatments. Nails soak in the mineral-rich salt during a spa mani-pedi. Bodies benefit from Dead Sea salt's circulation-boosting abilities during a mud mask and a warming massage, where the much-touted element also helps firm, soften, and rejuvenate the skin.
Of course, the spa's experienced aestheticians also rely on other ingredients, including Thai herbs, vitamin A, and Jeunesse Advanced Skin Care products. Clients can choose from more than 20 types of facial treatments or enjoy a massage from a certified therapist capable of harnessing the powers of essential oils, honey, and green tea. The skin experts at Minus 417 are also well versed in a range of advanced aesthetic treatments, including LED light therapy that erases sun damage and IPL hair removal that rids bodies of unwanted hair and freshly sprouted grass.