Although the number of Angel Tips locations hovers around 60, there’s one thing you can count on at each of its salons: knowledgeable staff. That’s because every nail tech, massage therapist, and aesthetician learns the art of beautification at Angel’s Tips’ training center in Stamford, Connecticut. During mani-pedis, they dole out luxurious add-ons such as paraffin wax and hot-stone massage. They deeply cleanse skin during facials to reveal brighter, more even complexions, and rejuvenate bodies with tropical body scrubs and Vichy showers.
With a menu that introduces traditional Italian fare to a modern culinary sensibility, Adesso Bistro's chefs have garnered acclaim from a host of publications including the Vancouver Courier and the Globe and Mail. "Adesso" translates to "now" in Italian, symbolizing the culinary artisans' commitment to turning fresh locally sourced and organic ingredients into vibrant plates that carry the flavours of Italy's northwestern coastal region Liguria. Known for its capital city of Genoa, the seafood-loving region is dotted with small towns that produce dynamic takes on Italian staples such as foccaccia, pesto, and calamari. Adesso's owners line its facade with lush vegetation and accent the dining room with dark wood tables and chairs. Servers flit imported and local wines to tables dotting the outdoor patio among neatly trimmed bushes and the sweet sounds of the eatery's three squirrel tenors.
At iConic Nail & Spa, trained and experienced technicians use sterilized and sealed instruments to tend to nails, body hair, and skin. Manicures and pedicures adorn fingers and toes with colorful polish, coupled with exfoliation and ingredients such as fruit, peppermint, or green tea. Swedish and hot-stone massages soothe muscles, and hot waxes remove unwanted hair from areas such as the eyebrows, the chin, or the legs.
From their impeccably clean spa environment, the licensed digit dapperers at Posh Nails will gift each of your twiddlers with a Lava Sea Shell manicure and pedicure—a comforting combo of an exfoliating mani-pedi and a soothing seashell massage. A honey scrub exfoliation starts by shedding away the coarse skin on your extremities, trapping moisture inside thirsty pores and encouraging cellular regeneration. Next, finger caps and toe-toppers will be trimmed, shaped, and tastefully polished until they look as healthy and burnished as an aerobics instructor dipped in molten gold. Finally, an experienced massage therapist will whisk away tension and simmering inter-digit rivalry by treating your arm- and leg-ends to a hot seashell massage, leaving you feeling relaxed and regal enough to type a king's memoirs on a golden keyboard.