Even before taking their place on the massage table or in a heated pedicure chair, customers who walk into Elite Salon & Day Spa have a sense of the luxurious relaxation they can expect. They're greeted with complimentary beverages before being ushered into softly lit private rooms where candles flicker, and stress is submerged under a wash of relaxing music. Among other services, aestheticians improve skin with facials that use Repêchage products, a seaweed-based line manufactured in the United States. For those who need a getaway from family responsibilities or a stressful job turning the sun on and off every day, spa packages sequester guests in serenity for three to seven hours.
With hundreds of locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-healthcare professionals who deliver a variety of quality dental services. The collective places an emphasis on relationship building—meaning patients can confess their most egregious toffee-apple trespasses while receiving a teeth scrubbing delivered with precision and understanding. Each of the dentists is prescreened for a consistent record of excellence and the ability to efficiently locate a cavity in a toothstack. A skilled doctor and staff will skillfully probe forgotten mouth corners, eradicating tartar and expunging plaque from bacterial lairs. The included x-rays will help uncover any oral problem areas that cannot be seen with the shamelessly naked eye. After treatment, clients will be privy to tips that explain the proper brushing and flossing techniques to ward off gum disease and tooth loss, ensuring tongue-stoppers remain firmly rooted to the rest of the skeletal system.
A facial ($65–$85 value) from Seventh Wonder Day Spa restores the integrity of the most identifiable body part, flushing out accumulated makeup, freeloading skin cells, and partially hydrogenated oils. Prettify your punim with Seventh Wonder's Deep-Cleansing Treatment (which includes a skin analysis, exfoliation, extraction, massage, and mask), an organic rejuvenating Diamond Facial, or an anti-aging 24K Gold Treatment (which uses pure gold, plant extracts, and essential oils to revitalize tired skin). This Groupon may also be used for one of Seventh Wonder's hour-long massages ($70–$85 value), including the Swedish relaxation massage, therapeutic massage, pre-natal massage, aromatherapy massage, or deep-tissue massage, but cannot be used toward hot-stone or couple's massage.
Dr. Franklin M. Rios and his well-trained staff preserve smiles and improve oral health in a comfortable setting. During the comprehensive exam, sterilized instruments don monocles and detective caps to uncover signs of decay and gum disease, and x-rays help reveal lurking subsurface dental distress. Dr. Rios personally consults with patients to formulate individualized cosmetic dentistry plans, which illuminate enamel with custom-fit trays and two-week supplies of Opalescence whitening gel. In Cypress Point Family Dentistry's relaxing waiting room, bright lights illuminate the room and natural light pours onto armchairs with the radiance of the tooth fairy's halo.
The Augustine Grille supports locally grown food by working with an array of local farmers, regional farmers, and artisans to source the freshest and highest quality of sustainable, seasonal food. The menu of local seafood, naturally raised chicken, and house dry-aged prime steaks satisfies any craving. Start with truffled white-cheddar and lobster mac ‘n’ cheese ($14), or the blue crab with watermelon, cucumber, and cilantro ($14). Specialty seafood dishes include Mayport shrimp with grit cakes, spinach, and tasso gravy ($28) and a whole fish with jasmine rice, baby bok choy, and red thi curry (market price). A dry-aged, prime, natural ribeye with parmesan frites and asparagus is a delectable entree option ($39), or opt for a three-course prix-fixe meal and savor the flavors of course after course of scrumptious dishes ($39).