The Novita Spa is a full-service day-and-medical spa that focuses on clinical services with a pampering attitude. As owner of Novita Spa on the Square, Megan DiMartino encourages her expert staff?which includes four aestheticians, four massage therapists, and four nail technicians?to embody this attitude. Services from simple facials to advanced clinical-spa treatments incorporate products from the spa's signature Novita Spa Clinicals line, which Megan designed and manufactures herself. A European aroma therapy detox steam room refreshes bodies after any service. A luxury style membership program was created to give further savings on services, products and events. Services include clinical and medical aesthetic facials, laser hair removal, Botox and dermal fillers, massage, body treatments, spa manicures and pedicures and laser treatments for toe and nail fungus. After treatments, clients can stop in to browse Novita Spa Clinical products and mineral cosmetics in the boutique.
It’s Tuesday morning, which means the members of The Yogurt Experience’s staff are loading up the trailer with cups, waffle cones, drinks, and frozen yogurt for another day of cooling off the city. Once the trailer is stocked, it accelerates toward the North Austin Trailer Yard to nab a parking spot amid the 10,000-square-foot traffic jam of food trucks. Typically, the staff selects a few frozen-yogurt flavors to highlight each day, from thin-mint cookies to blueberry-acai tart to cheesecake made with no added sugars. They repeat this process every day except for Monday, returning their non-fat, low-fat, and sorbet treats to the storefront each night so no kiddie cones get arrested for breaking curfew.
9 out of 10 scientists agree that coffee rules. It provides bodies with a robust infusion of antioxidants and energy-boosting caffeine, as well as makes afternoons spent toiling over test tubes and microscopes much more tolerable. Fortunately, Coffee Wholesale USA has heeded the perspicacious word of science, filling their warehouses with everything from instant k-cups to whole roasted beans.
To appease as many taste buds as possible, they stock their online shelves with more than 50 brands from across the coffee spectrum, including Folgers, Lavazza, Nestea, and Starbucks. They also provide in depth instructions on how best to store, prepare, and enjoy coffee's many different variations, from pillow packs to ground.
Coffee Wholesale USA also sells name brand coffee brewers for commercial and private use, as well as a range of teas and snacks, such as beef jerky, dried fruits, and dipping sauces.
Named Best Honey in 2008 by the Dallas Observer, Round Rock Honey's 100% natural local wildflower honey is harvested from more than 90 sites by owners Konrad and Elizabeth Bouffard and their crews of trained beekeepers. With precision, they remove the liquid gold from hives by centrifuge, ensuring that pollen, trace minerals, and complex sugars are never compromised during the honey harvest. They then pour the honey through a stainless-steel sieve to remove potential bee legs and wings, wax caps, and miniature tiaras before bottling it and selling it to specialty stores, farmer's market visitors, and online customers.
A similar procedure happens in other parts of the country at Round Rock's beekeeping schools. During classes, Konrad Bouffard and Beekeeping Academy teachers impart their beekeeping knowledge upon suited-up students while they extract honey from a live beehive. Along the way, novices learn about the finer points of raising bees and keeping them healthy, as well as bee handling and lullaby-buzzing.
Self-serve Berry Cool Frozen Desserts shop features rotating flavors?including customer favorites cake batter and white-chocolate mousse?ready to be sprinkled with more than 60 available toppings. Yogurt and toppings are both swapped seasonal, to ensure the freshest ingredients, and the shops secret recipe ensures a creamy texture.
Additionally, the dessert haven now charms guests with an array of new-spun creations. Signature banana bliss ice cream booms with bold flavor while rich vanilla custard treats tongues to a simple return to decadence. Those looking for a light take on a post-meal sweet can sample fresh mango ice or reduced-fate jamocha gelato. Behind the counter, friend staff members toss a mix of fruits, ice, and juice into blenders to create fresh smoothies ideal for drinking on the go.
While they've expanded their menu, the owners remain environmentally conscious, providing recycling bins for paper and plastic products, recycles most of their packaging, exclusively use recycled materials, including cup and spoons, and conserves energy with LED lights and minimum water usage in their operations. Along with customizing their sweet-of-choice, visitors can customize their tunes by plugging their own mp3 players or phones into a stereo system in the shop's music corner.
Berry Cool Frozen Desserts is committed to the Austin community, frequently partnering with local schools and charities. They also work with many vendors that share their commitment to the environment and have sustainable practices.
Every bride dreams of a perfect wedding day, and Jhoana Moore was no exception. The centerpiece of her dream day was a cake made to her exact specifications, and she worried that no one else would be able to realize the image—and the taste—of the confection she had already baked in her imagination. What better person, she concluded, could there be to bake her dream cake than herself?
After the cake in question turned out to be a huge hit with her wedding guests, Jhoana decided to use her baking skills to help others realize the desserts of their own dreams, whether custom-designed cakes, cupcakes, or cookies. She collaborates on projects with her customers via email and phone, using their input to determine aspects such as the flavor. Designs can be sculpted out of edible fondant into three-dimensional shapes or frosted with icing that adds complex flavors and textures. Jhoana also crafts smaller portions for in-store purchases, baking cupcakes, cookies, and similarly portable sweets each day.