As a veteran, NUEVO Auto Detailing’s owner knows the importance of machines. That’s why the professionally trained staff works to keep cars running smoothly and looking shipshape by removing dirt with products from Meguirs, Mothers, and Auto Magic. The technicians bustle around vehicles, cleaning inside windows, conditioning leather, and shampooing seats. Road tar, pet hair, and stains vanish under the care of detailers, who also draw from a supply of clay bars, tire dressing, and extra honor students in case bumper stickers turn out not to be true.
Bare Body Laser Spa's team of laser technicians expertly guide Soprano XL and NaturaLase QS devices across skinscapes to rejuvenate and tighten appearances or evict unwanted hair and tattoos. Touted to be as gentle as a hot stone massage, laser hair removal sessions quickly destroy follicles and grafted Chia pets to prevent further regrowth, and tattoo removal sessions fragment ink pigments, allowing the body to fade them from epidermal memory over the course of 6–12 sessions. Time-worn coverings, meanwhile, bask in the therapeutic glow of warm infrared light, which picks up epidermal slack along the body, face, or neck without discomfort or downtime.
?Clich?? and ?mundane? are not words one would use to describe The Look?s cache of chic clothing, lingerie, and adult products. The 7,000-square-foot boutique houses rack upon rack of fashionable streetwear alongside sensual bras, panties, and costumes. It also stocks hard-to-find adult accessories such as massage oils, lotions, and incense designed to enhance romance. Garments? tags reveal upscale brands such as Obey, Lucky-13, Dreamgirl, and Seven 'til Midnight.
Metro Cooks' recently expanded suppliery houses an array of professional-quality cookware, great for equipping home mess halls and surprising food fanatics. A selection of cooks' tools from a number of top brands, including Chef N, Zyliss, Salter, and Rosle, makes peeling carrots quicker and grating cheese easier on the fingernails ($7.25+) and scores of professional-grade steel knives from Wusthof, Henkels, and others improve slicing precision ($7.49+). The plugged-in paddles and blades of Krupps and Cuisinart appliances chop veggies and mix dough to the pliable consistency necessary for bread sculptures of Martha Stewart ($35.99+). Add zest to favorite dishes with tasty truffle oil, fig jam, barbecue-spice rubs, and specialty salts ($4.99+) or benefit from the baking prowess of All-Clad, Le Creuset, and Emile Henry cookware ($23.99+).
Far North Yarn Co.'s skilled and seasoned instructors guide knitters of all ages through hands-on projects designed to accommodate all skill levels. A monthly schedule gets knitting needles clacking with classes instructing students on how to craft items such as a calorimetry headband ($30 value), whose elegant design both warms heads and prevents the escape of algebraic equations. A class on felted slippers equips knitters with the means to shuffle silently and stylishly, and students in the mock-cable-beanie class can tuck hair and ears into homemade comfort. Meanwhile, one-hour one-on-one private lessons ($15) give pupils individualized access to knitting senseis. All of Far North Yarn Co.'s classes require knitters to bring their own materials or buy them on-site. Material costs vary depending on class and style but can cost up to $60. The store’s wide inventory of yarns, tools, and books tempts hands with endless promises of knitted curios and houseboat cozies.
The warm staff at Sleep Comfort by Nerlands invites people to laze about a showroom boasting more 50 mattress sets on a quest to find the dreamiest dream pad. Utilizing the technology of the Sleep Metrics diagnostic system, the scholars of slumber match weary people with mattresses, including classic duos of foam mattresses ($215) and basic innerspring mattresses ($248) with box-foundation counterparts. The pocket coils of the queen-size Luxury model Simmons Beautyrest ($677–$887) offer snoozers a night of support and comfort akin to crowd surfing on an audience wearing cashmere oven mitts. As a purveyor of Boyd Natural Flex Latex mattresses, Sleep Comfort by Nerlands introduces allergy-suffering clients to this bacteria-resistant bedfellow and its unwavering resistance to dust mites. Knowing that a good night’s rest is important to physical and mental well-being, Sleep Comfort guarantees blissful slumbering for 60 nights.