EyeCatching Decor embellishes residential fortresses with a range of accent furniture, artwork, and household accessories. Beneath selections of metal and canvas artwork, signature silk-flower arrangements burst from ornamental vases and an expansive stock of deco mesh ribbon entwines into Christmas wreaths and bows. An assortment of handbags and wallets swings from racks, and the shop’s team of dexterous designers stands by to supply decorating ideas for complementing a room’s minimalist theme or large collection of sasquatch-hair furniture.
As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby, trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. 30 seconds is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
Recently opened, Just Scrap It is a haven of handcrafting where scrapbooking enthusiasts can learn to colorfully preserve and chronicle memories. Just Scrap It offers multiple classes including basic scrapbooking ($10), which brings newcomers up to speed on the latest innovations in decorative borders and animal-shaped hole punchers (you must bring a few photos and your own adhesive). Learn to cut perfect paper shapes using Cricut Expression/Create machines ($10), complete specialized projects such as a child’s growth chart ($17), or join a crop session, where scrapbookers from all snippets of life come together for scrapbooking and telling stories about commercial farming ($5, Fridays from 6 p.m. to midnight).
Owned by veteran coaches Julie and Dan Witenstein, Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics and Dance offers instruction in different types of kinesthetic coordination for beginning and intermediate performers age 6 months and up. Inside a 24,000-square-foot facility furnished with a range of equipment, students learn acrobatic fundamentals in a variety of gymnastics classes, 45–60 minutes each. Sessions range from the toddler-friendly Tumble Tots to the more advanced Dynamites, where pupils learn how to execute cartwheels while clutching sticks of TNT. Enroll budding Baryshnikovs in one of the studio's ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, or Broadway dance classes, and watch as they develop the twirling skills necessary to blend oversize smoothies. Check the schedule for a full list of course offerings. During Kids Night Out, parents drop their children off for an evening of supervised frolicking, freeing themselves for a night of relaxation and freely pronouncing the word D-E-N-T-I-S-T. Kids Night Out is for children age 3–13 and occurs on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 6–10 p.m. Children must be toilet trained.
Advanced Skin Care Solutions' medical director, Dr. Chris Cobb, draws from board certification and a membership in the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery to help patients touch-up their appearances during nonsurgical procedures. Dr. Cobb stays on-hand for all appointments to assist his certified medical team as they administer cosmetic injectables and wield lasers that can smooth surfaces and read any binary-code tattoos. In addition to their in-house procedures—which also include chemicals peels—the skincare professionals can recommend take-home products from brands such as Skin Medica.