Younique Salon and Spa's professional nail whisperers transform tips with relaxing spa manicures and pedicures. Patrons can sip a complimentary beverage as a savvy nail technician files away jagged edges and trims down claws before the hands are mistaken for gargoyle paws and cemented to a high-rise building. Then, OPI or Creative nail products dance across nail canvases, painting them with natural hues or vibrant acrylics. Leg hands and arm feet also receive a massage to alleviate tension and tightness, and a moisturizer does away with the need for living in an aquarium by imbuing skin with healing H2O.
With thousands of frame and mat samples, Framing & Art Centre can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (diploma framing starts at around $100), personalized jerseys glisten (starting around $300), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle (under $100 for 24"x36" pieces). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoe-box photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts.
Since 1977, Deblins Linens has furnished homes with a cadre of home decor accessories and linens that sate a variety of styling tastes, In three decades' time, Deblins Linens has grown from a linen boutique to two superstores. Showrooms styled as bedrooms, bathrooms, and NASA control rooms display purchasable linens, rugs, and outdoor accessories in a range of colours, patterns, and budget levels.
At PDR Picture Frames & Gallery, framing treasured pictures and memorabilia is a family affair. Ross Pritchard and his kin size up clients' heirlooms and refrigerator doors, charting their exact dimensions to fashion decorative frames that display and protect. He and his staff utilize museum-grade conservation materials for added safekeeping. Not only a framesmith, Ross is also an accomplished artist whose paintings and pottery sit alongside other works in the location's gallery.
Constructing durable, solid-pine furniture since 1906, Crate Designs crafts high-quality, Canadian-made home furnishings with a focus on keeping to its tried and true traditions and staying up to date with clean, simple lines and styles. The extensive inventory boasts more than 300 pieces of hand-crafted furniture including living room necessities, bedroom basics, and durable designs for the most treasured electronics and entertainment spaces. The oil finish on each finished product is perfectly flat creating slip-n-slideability.
Voted one of the city's best wine- and beer-making establishments by Waterloo Chronicle readers, The Brew House guides future pour-masters into the fermented arts of concocting beer, wine, coolers, and cider. During the cocktail experience, cocktail makers either mix 15 bottles of two flavours, or 30 bottles of their single favourite flavour. The cocktail then sits and The Brew House masters filter the tasty concoction and add the flavouring. You then return and distribute your cocktails into 30 750-mL bottles not otherwise occupied by genies (customers can bring their own, or purchase new bottles for $1.41 each, including HST). Strawberry- and lime-margarita varietals burst through mouth-doors and gift tongues with a zesty, fruity bouquet and a touch of tequila; the mojito wets whistles with mint and citrus overtones. Call ahead or send a sober carrier pigeon to schedule a class.