An outdoor heated mineral pool beckons guests at the Garden Gate Day Spa & Salon, but its appeal lies in more than just its smooth surface. As visitors slip beneath the surface, underwater music floats gently into the eardrums. Similarly soothing details pop up throughout the spa: a rain shower and dry saunas stand ready in the women's changing room, an aromatherapy room engages the olfactory system, and luxurious spa packages encourages all-day visits.
At more than 1,000 Mattress Firm locations around the country, shoppers sink into plush mattresses, recline on firm beds, and belly-flop onto pillow tops. Knowledgeable staffers can help customers create an ideal bedtime environment by dispensing advice based on sleep preferences and illuminating the difference between the many kinds of mattresses. And to the delight of their customers, much of Mattress Firm's bedding wears the label of a premium brand, such as Sealy, Serta, Simmons Beautyrest, or Stearns & Foster.
Fresh Cup Frozen Yogurt does its part to keep Austin weird. A mural by a local artist graces a light yellow wall, and the fro-yo itself bursts with creative flavors. The constantly rotating selection includes tart yogurts such as green apple, mango, and green tea as well as sweet options such as dulce de leche, cinnamon bun, and red velvet cake. Once each customer has loaded up a cup, they add the tasty weight of more than 50 fruit, candy, and other toppings to their frosty concoction. Though that might sound decadent, the treats are health-friendly. Non-fat, sugar-free, and dairy-free options abound, and all yogurts include live and active cultures to contribute to healthy digestive and immune systems.
Like fancy suits, sofa sets are sewn from the same cut of fabric. These matching sets provide a well-rounded look in living rooms, but near misses tend to clash due to their small differences. At 20 show rooms throughout the western US, Mor Furniture for Less arranges complete-room sets so customers can envision the collections in their own homes. Furniture for living rooms, dining rooms, and children's rooms can be found in each store along with individual lamps, tables, and entertainment centers. The stores also carry complete sets of beds, dressers, and nightstands so that homeowners don’t receive criticism from design bloggers in their dreams.
More than 25 breads, made from fresh, natural wheat flour, fill the racks at House of Bread, ready to be toted home and eaten, or sliced for the bakery's hearty sandwiches. The stone-milled flour combines with honey, which serves as a natural sweetener, and natural ingredients to create mouth-watering loaves of challah, raspberry swirl, gluten-free rice bread, and over 20 others. A rotating schedule of breads, muffins, and scones keeps the menu as fresh as the pastries.
American Home fills domiciles with things to sit on, lean on, eat on, and place lamps on. This colossal house of wooden-legged flat tops and cushion-cloaked davenports proffers a commodious collection of furnishings, from bedroom, dining-room, and living-room furniture to rugs, candles, clocks, and home-entertainment décor. Keep your new Persian rug ($129.99+) in place with a curio table ($79.99+), and then illuminate them both with a decorative lamp ($89.99–$199.99). American Home carries major brands such as Sealy, Lane, and Ashley, and it has been serving up steaming portions of hearty home accessories since 1936. The furniture-savvy staff massages the furnishing lobe of the brain to assist furnishers with a smooth move into a new home or an equable upgrade to a familiar residence.