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.
For more than 60 years, Kwal Paint's team has designed colors to complement almost any décor, continually refreshing the palette of more than 1,600 shades to reflect trends and advancements in interior decorating. To wit: EnviroKote paints are made from eco-friendly, raw materials and contain no VOC. Additionally, online virtual color-visualizing applications help homeowners realize the abode of their dreams. As ever, the knowledgeable staff is on hand to guide customers through common issues such as blistering or how to revamp garden gnomes stuck in last season's styles.
The specialists at Nosce Spa & Cosmetics can handle beauty from every angle. Starting with the face, they tackle wrinkles with microdermabrasion or soothe the skin with a variety of facials that use ingredients such as antioxidants and nutrients. They also expertly apply professional makeup for weddings or other special occasions. Massage therapists oust stress and tension with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone modalities, and clients can employ the expertise of the studio’s resident photographer, who photographs subjects for all occasions.
The petal purveyors at this locally owned flower shop know how to arrange blossoms for all manner of occasions. Suitable for cocktail parties and teacup-canine conventions, the Arrive In Style bouquet bursts onto the scene in a glass vase limo with a light pink rose tiara, a white Asiatic lily, and a cushion spray chrysanthemum boa ($34.95+). Bright yellow roses, white daises, and chrysanthemums spring from the smiley face mug in the Be Happy bouquet ($32.95+), and a cake made entirely from vibrant flowers forms the Your Special day ($52.95+) arrangement, far less offensive to bury your neighbor's nose in than a cake made from flour. Browse Amanda's inventory online before calling to place an order (local delivery available), or simply swing by the shop to let your sniffer identify the best bundle through Morse-coded nostril flares.
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.
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.