Inside La Casa del Puro’s 1,000-square-foot lounge, visitors light up cigars that hail from all over the world. Featured brands include Serie Jalapa cigars from Nicaragua, remarked for their rich, yet sweet taste. Plush leather furnishings, game tables, and flat-screen TVs buoy the lounge’s convivial atmosphere, where cigar aficionados partake in puffs of tobacco fresh from the humidor.
Con’s Organic Spa owner Con Ciecko isn't just an expert in the beauty industry. She's also a reiki master and a medical tattoo technician. These specialties, along with her education and training at Michigan and California institutes, have prepared her to execute services that both beautify and relax her clients. Besides kneading muscles with several massage modalities, she cleanses skin with organic facials, bronzes limbs with airbrush tanning, and administers makeup applications for weddings or black-tie viewings of TV weddings. Joined by a skilled staff that includes her daughter Kiya, a massage therapist and nail technician, Ciecko infuses her new spa confines with a welcoming and personable vibe as she helps her clients develop their own signature looks.
Encore Xchange supplies the puzzle pieces for creating finely tuned wardrobes with an ever-shifting inventory of new and used consignment attire and accessories from designer labels. The staff welcomes men and women alike to hunt through racks of stylish duds fashioned by designers Marc Ecko and Betsey Johnson, precluding the necessity of fashioning outfits from tape and recycled potato sacks. The store’s display apparatuses beckon torso and leg owners with blouses and jeans and sparkle with Dooney & Bourke handbags that can unite with a pair of Coach shoes. The boutique’s selection of Ugg boots, meanwhile, presents a fashionable way to keep traveler’s checks safe.
Blush Skin Studio’s licensed aesthetician, Jennifer Ibara, believes in feeding only the best to the body’s largest organ, the skin. She performs all facial services with Hungarian-made Eminence Organic Skin Care products, which are organic and free of parabens, fragrances, and juice from plastic fruit. She also ousts unwanted hair with gentle Green Azulene liquid wax and soothes muscles with Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massage.
For more than 60 years, Kwal Paint's team has designed colors to complement almost any décor, continually refreshing the palette of more than 1,600 shades to reflect trends and advancements in interior decorating. To wit: EnviroKote paints are made from eco-friendly, raw materials and contain no VOC. Additionally, online virtual color-visualizing applications help homeowners realize the abode of their dreams. As ever, the knowledgeable staff is on hand to guide customers through common issues such as blistering or how to revamp garden gnomes stuck in last season's styles.
At Klothes Lime, patrons peruse racks of discounted brand-name clothing and browse cases of locally crafted accessories. Shoppers can dress down with a sprawling selection of T-shirts ($3.99+) or suit-up for a formal dinner or obedience-school graduation ceremony with blouses and dress shirts ($5.99+). Women find a new home for credit cards and IDs with a vintage embroidered clutch ($17.99+) and motorcyclists conform to their peers' expectations with leather jackets ($19.99+). The shop additionally displays and sells earrings, bracelets, and other accessories designed by a thriving community of local artists. Patrons can trade-in old clothes to Klothes Lime for store credit or inside stock tips.