Set just a stone?s throw from Texas Tech University's Jones AT&T Stadium, Sharps Restaurant & Sports Bar entertains diners before, during, after, and in the big game by presenting an environment packed with inviting décor. As burgers and wings satiate appetites, a Budweiser lamp pours neon light over a green-felt pool table and wooden rafters crisscross overhead. A knotty wood bar gleams with a shiny finish and reflects the glow of six high-definition flat screens and a 100-inch projector?the same size as Ireland?streaming sports games with crystal clarity. On select nights, a host of live musical acts allow feet to switch from stomping out team chants to tapping toes to entertaining tunes.
In winter, the sun spends days hidden behind gray clouds, but clients of Always Tan & Skin Care stay glowing and bronzed. Voted Best Tanning Salon by viewers of NewsChannel 11 and users of KCBD and continually placed at the top in the Best of Lubbock awards by readers of Lubbock Avalanche Journal, the spacious tanning center is home to five levels of tanning beds. These powerful sunlight simulators hum within private rooms while elsewhere in the salon VersaSpa booths spray bodies with custom, sunless DHA formulas to create a natural-looking, moisturizing tan. In addition to shade alterations, Always Tan offers beautifying services such as teeth whitening and reinvigorating red-light facials.
Before their sessions, guests relax in the salon's elegant lobby, where a glimmering chandelier illuminates cushy chairs and pillows. Spread across the walls, shelves hold a rainbow of colorfully packaged lotions and skincare products so patrons can keep up their skincare routines at home.
Miss Social Butterfly wields its stationerial savvy to create decorative, delicate, and distinctive invitations for special events from weddings to graduations. Prices for each personalized pulp morsel range from $1.40 to $10. Embossed invitations are available, harnessing the power of all three conventional dimensions to elegantly fill in loved ones, coworkers, and literate squirrels on special plans and important biographical milestones.
Run by a crew of board-sport enthusiasts, Riptank Boardshop outfits riders with wakeboards, skateboards, snowboards, and tons of auxiliary accessories and gear. Along with T-shirts, thermals, and hoodies for both men and women, the shop stocks Billabong vests for wakeboarders, wheels for skaters, and goggles that shield snowboarders from snow powder and the kisses of overly affectionate yetis. Meanwhile, outside the shop, Riptank hosts numerous events, such as contests and pro demos.
At Red & Black College Bookstore, shoppers can feed their university pride with a wide assortment of Texas Tech T-shirts, sweatshirts, ball caps, bumper stickers and tailgate paraphernalia, such as a Big Texas Spatula ($19.95) good for game day grilling or fending off swarms of low-flying bats. Other holiday gift ideas are available, many adorned with depictions of the Red Raider himself, engaged in his traditional behaviors of uprooting stop signs and hoarding Swedish Fish. In addition to school-centric wares, Red & Black has a large selection of Under Armour items, which can be used to wick moisture while engaging in sports or taking a stressful chemistry exam.
The solution and hand-administered delivery instill a natural-looking undertone handy for last-minute events attended by on-the-go gals. Customers receive custom treatments according to their epidermal needs, including an extender solution, which helps extend the life of the tan and also prevents the bronzers from drying out the skin.