Beauty Society's medical-grade skincare and makeup products renew and glamorize feminine façades, earning them a feature on San Antonio Living. Within the plush magenta Beauty Bar, browsers can peruse sleek display cases and consult over an ultramodern translucent bar, where beauty mavens stay on hand for tips and guitar lessons. Skincare products such as Liquid Luxury nourish skin suits with a hydrating blend of vitamins and botanical oils ($26.50) and the Crystal Ball microdermabrasion treatment buffs dead skin and age marks away with pumice crystals and green-tea extract ($34.50). Beauty Society's makeup line adds a finishing polish to newly buffed exteriors with eyebrow-enhancing Brow Doctor gel ($28) and Incognito concealer for painting over revealing emotions with an inscrutable layer of poker face ($12).
It would be easy to spend an entire evening simply staring at the walls of the 2nd Floor dining room, as they are covered in striking portraits and vivid design work from local tattoo artists. Cocktails in hand, guests leave the comfort of their cushy black booths for a closer look at haunting Day of the Dead skeletons, macabre circus figures, and intricate abstracts. Every Wednesday, their art-viewing experience is enriched by strains from live musicians playing classical covers of rock music from the likes of Journey and Jimi Hendrix.
As visitors take in the music and art of the dining room, chef Wendie Huffman is hard at work in the kitchen, whipping up the innovative contemporary American dishes lauded by reporters from OC Weekly. Pulling from her years of classic culinary training and experience in high-end restaurants, the expert chef folds tangy sauces and imaginative ingredients into steak and seafood specialties, such as the blackened mahi-mahi with fresh mango salsa and the grilled filet mignon kebabs with garlic chipotle pepper. She piles natural-beef patties with mountains of decadent toppings—from teriyaki pork to chili—to craft her signature Colossal burgers. Her culinary creations take on playful names like Confused salmon and Pearl Jammin bread pudding, rather than solemn names such as Sad Jim’s Tear-Stained Spaghetti.
A swimmer stands at the edge of the pool, scanning the bottom for her lost goggles. The water is so crystal clear that she spots them immediately and dives to retrieve them. This pool was cleaned by Shane Allen's Pool Service, whose team uses green methods to maintain pool clarity and keep chemicals balanced. The technicians also repair any pool parts, including pumps, motors, and filters to keep water algae-free so pool owners don’t have to hire freelance catfish.
CloudMover Day Spa's team of aestheticians and massage therapists dole out relaxation-inspiring treatments that earned the title of Best Day Spa in 2010, 2012, and 2013 and Best Massage in 2011 from CityVoter. These bodywork experts keep the musculoskeletal system soothed with nine different modalities in five massage rooms, including a couples room. In addition to massage rooms, CloudMover Day Spa also features three skincare rooms, shower room, infrared sauna room, laundry room, and quiet room. The spa's aestheticians focus on reshaping skinscapes with infrared treatments and customized facials, full body waxing, and exfoliating body scrubs infused with brown sugar, citrus, or ayurvedic sea salts. In addition to the Dermalogica and Relax & Wax products used in its services, CloudMover has its own line of spa items, including customized masks, scented eye pillows, and dye-free aromatherapy soy candles lauded by exhausted worker bees.
With more than 35 facilities spread across Arizona and California, California Arizona Storage Centers helps homeowners, renters, and business owners manage their living and working spaces with handy self-storage units, huge 14’ moving trucks, and safe stowing spaces for RVs, cars, and boats. Before freeing up valuable square footage in their domiciles, clients zero in on their exact storage-space requirement with a 3-D calculator, ensuring that every inch of storage is put to use. In addition to helping customers haul and stock cargo, California Arizona Storage Centers recycles computers, TVs, copiers, and other electronics through its All Green Electronics Recycling program, diverting more than 250,000 pounds of waste from landfills since 2010, and staving off the imminent nanobot uprising for at least a few more years.