Part salon, part beauty-supply store, HB Beauty Salon and Supply serves as a beauty oasis. Clients journey to HB to stock up on beauty products and styling tools or for hair and nail services, facials, and massages—or all of the above. After sinking into one of the plush couches in the reception area, clients take their turn in sleek black chairs as the stylists beautify them in the open area accented by exposed beams.
After striking up a conversation at a stroller fitness class, Shelby Mirrotto and Tracy Cecola realized that with their combined education and fitness backgrounds, they, as parents themselves, could create a unique fitness experience for other parents. What came of the conversation is Move it Momma Fitness, a safe haven where moms (and dads, too) stay active and healthy without having to stress over finding childcare in order for them to workout. While parents are sculpting and toning muscles in group fitness classes such as Zumba or boot camp, the educated staff provides age-appropriate, educational, and interactive childcare services. Homework clubs, tutoring, arts, crafts & emerging reading/writing experiences are offered while parents and/or grandparents are participating in results-driven group exercise classes.
Once a humble cashier at the Olive Tree Grill, Eleni bought his former place of employment and became the owner. He renamed the business Mr. Pete's Grill and immediately set out to diversify the menu. Eleni still serves the gyros and Greek food that people came to love, but he has included charbroiled burgers, Mexican food, and all-American breakfast items on the new menu. As for Eleni, he still works the register on occasion, enjoying the ability to get to know customers or to console a platter of eggs and sausage accidentally shaped into a frowny face.
The instructors and professional staff at PADI five-star instructor center Beach Cities Scuba introduce students to the big blue with PADI-certified diving courses for divers of all levels. They certify newbies with basic open-water courses and teach advanced divers in specialty courses such as Deep Diver, Rescue Diver, and Shark Therapist. They operate out of five convenient locations and sling necessary gear in onsite stores, from wetsuits and facemasks to spear guns. Beach Cities Scuba also connects divers through its dive club and hosts exotic dive trips to locations such as Indonesia, Fiji, and Cozumel.
At Teri Salon, nail technicians, cosmeticians, and lash specialists work together to keep clients' faces and nails looking their best. In signature eyebrow-threading services, expert staff define flattering new brow shapes by cleanly removing hairs. Other services include waxing, eyelash extensions, and permanent makeup.
With more than 4,400 square feet securing as many as 100,000 used books, Camelot Books provides a plentitude of space to peruse its bevy of publications. A vast territory of texts await discovery with Camelot's wide range of volumes available in genres such as mystery, science fiction, western, and more. Customers can cross a fictional frontier of cliffhangers that include Thirsty Range ($6) and The Great Divide ($6), before finding themselves in the comforting arms of A Woman Betrayed ($5.50). Baby bookworms can browse Camelot's large collection of children's literature, which includes famous volumes such as Thumbelina ($3.50) and toddler treachery such as Don't Tell the Grown-Ups: Subversive Children's Literature ($5.50). Peruse the inventory online before sopping in to score a stack of books that’s handy for looking smart and helping reach a jetpack-equipped cat clinging to a ceiling fan.