In Xanadu Salon and Spa's elegantly appointed private treatment rooms, talented aestheticians pamper bodies inside and out with head-to-toe pulchritude services. Insides feel refreshed after colon hydrotherapy and ionic footbaths, both of which pull toxins from the body to leave patrons feeling lighter than bubbles full of helium. Façades get new looks after facials and body wraps, which utilize a carefully curated selection of sea salts, mineral-rich black mud, and Oxygen Botanicals skincare products, as well as hair coiffing and massages.
For more than three decades, the framing specialists at The Framin' Shoppe have preserved memories behind glass. They build custom frames for flat items such as diplomas or photographs and build shadow boxes to contain three-dimensional items such as quilts or football jerseys with the athletes still wearing them. The shop also purveys DIY framing materials; posters; prints commemorating Alabama, Auburn, and other SEC football teams; and a wide selection of mirrors. Conveniently, the company operates at four Birmingham locations.
Slinging strikes and slamming home runs since 1885, the Birmingham Barons ready themselves for another year of fierce Minor League competition. Pitcher Charles Shirek and returning manager Bobby Magallanes look to build momentum from the team's 2011 playoff appearance and begin the 2012 season with numerous wins, few losses, and no trouble from the actual barons of Birmingham. Duos of Barons fans can head to Regions Park for a six-pack of bat-and-ball spectacles. The 10,800-capacity stadium hosts a profusion of special events, such as a fireworks displays, T-shirt giveaways, and panel discussions on traditional baseball-stitching patterns. Groupon customers should call the box office to schedule their welcome announcement at least one week prior to the chosen game.