Wisconsin Vision’s crew screens eyes for aberrations and illnesses and presides over an extensive selection of designer frames and lenses. At each location, optometrists perform thorough exams, producing prescriptions that recommend single-vision or progressive lenses from Zeiss. Newly ground lenses can then be fitted into any number of designer frames from the likes of Ray-Ban, Coach, or Calvin Klein. Antiscratch coatings protect the glass panes, and Transitions lenses allow any set of specs to turn into sunglasses when one steps outside or auditions for a classic-rock band.
It takes a lot of beads to fill up 1,300 square feet, but, luckily, Madison Bead Company has them in droves. The sizable shop stocks a staggering assortment of beads sourced from around the world. That includes fire polished Czech crystals, Swarovski crystal pearls, seed beads made from Japanese glass, and natural material beads made from wood and bone, plus a number of findings made right in the USA. Once the glittering stock is accounted for, there's just enough room left over for a special kid's area, as well as a classroom where novice jewelry makers can learn tips and techniques from seasoned experts.
Pretzelmaker draws its inspiration from fifth-century German monks, who are credited with inventing the first pretzels to reward children’s good deeds. Today, freshly baked pretzels and pretzel bites, seasoned with flavors ranging from iced cinnamon-swirl to barbecue chipotle, along with the old standby salt, reward any craving. To enhance the scrumptious experience, Pretzelmaker offers a selection of dipping sauces, including cheddar and caramel.
Each mani-pedi includes an aromatherapy bath, trimming and shaping of the nails, and exfoliating and massaging of the hands and feet. Using high-quality products rather than cruelly extracted baby tears, the indulgent mani-pedi transforms unsightly knuckle stubs into softer, smoother, younger-looking phalanges. The signature Gelcaps nail-extension treatment applies attractive, artificial nails that rarely lift, peel, weep, crack, or break. The application process is simple and takes less time than other artificial-nail services, and Gelcaps typically provide two weeks of luxurious pointing, high-fiving, and table-drumming.
The expert staff at Tangles Salon & Spa attend ongoing workshops to keep their scissors sharp and their nail files rough. Armed with Aveda products, stylists shape locks, correct color, and repair dry strands with botanical therapies preceded by soothing scalp treatments. Nail technicians dip toes into ceramic pedicure bowls brimming with fresh water and the spectacles of ceramics teachers.
Bedecking bedrooms, living rooms, and home offices for almost a century, the furniture fiends at Rubin's seek out the finest in formal, casual, classic, and chic furniture design and manufacturing. Peruse the haute hoard of home furnishings, which range from area rugs, futons, chairs, and patio furniture to accent pieces such as trunks, coat racks, and cocoa-flavored candelabras.