The staffers at Grand Design Nail Salon, made up of a tight-knit group of family and friends, are happy to help fickle clients select polish colors from a wavy wall-mounted display before each appointment begins. Carved wooden manicure stations, whose delicate shapes emulate antique writing desks, invite fingertips to rest or tap love letters in Morse code as technicians trim and polish natural nails or apply and fill acrylics. Plush crimson cushions help guests relax during pedicure appointments. Grand Design Nail Salon's services also include waxing unwelcome hairs from eyebrows, lips, and chins.
Apricot Lane's veteran fashionistas guide patrons among sprawling racks laden with an array of chic, brand-name threads. As shoppers frolic through a trendy wonderland as dazzling as a fireworks display in a quartz mine, they can ogle such accessorizing eye candy with fashion tops ($50+) and sweaters ($48+). A multitude of dresses ($58+) give stunning gams their proper publicity, and they decorate bare closets with other up-to-the-minute offerings from James Perse, JOIE Soft, and Level 99. Turn to the knowledgeable staff for advice or slip into the denim-rich comfort of Rock Revival jeans ($138+), which harness western panache like a rocket-powered tumbleweed.
Swim 'n Surf's boutique stocks fashionable swimwear as well as a variety of accessories to complete amphibious outfits. Bathing suits include colorful women's bikinis and tankinis from Roxy and Tommy Bahama, men's trunks and board shorts from Island Company, and competition garb by notable brands such as Speedo and Dolfin ($40–$165). Potential swimmers can spend lazy afternoons walking laps around the pool in flowy tunics ($30–$175). To avoid being charged with indecent exposure, beach-goers should remember to strap on sole-protective sandals before venturing onto the sand ($10–$50). The shop also carries nonaquatic dresses, tops, and skirts for summery nights on the town or wintery cuddles next to space heaters ($30–$125).
The nail technicians, massage therapists, and aestheticians at True Grace Spa & Nail use top-shelf products to yield long-lasting results. By slathering hands and feet in a private-label lotion containing pure botanical ingredients, nail technicians hydrate the skin without leaving the greasy after-feel associated with cheap lotions or used motor oil. During signature facials, aestheticians nourish faces with Decleor products that contain all-natural ingredients. To enhance the therapeutic benefits of massage, kneading professionals may add the spa's signature Cellular Renewal lotion or Moisture Vitality lotion, both of which restore vitality to the skin and promote relaxation with subtle aromas of citrus or lavender.