At Go Bare! a team of veteran aestheticians elevate their range of traditional spa and waxing services with a carefully curated collection of skincare products made both locally and around the globe. Their Belgian waxes are triple-filtered and infused with zinc and titanium dioxide to minimize redness after hair-removal sessions. For skin nourishment, aestheticians use a physician-developed line of epidermal elixirs hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, where they're made with vitamins and antioxidants. Locally made creams, meanwhile, boast 100% organic blends of mint and chocolate, or vanilla and honey, and are painted across freshly waxed skinscapes to soothe the aches that follow follicular uprooting.
Sports Planet was designed with the help of local coaches and trainers, and the result is a sprawling entertainment center where games and activities buzz at every turn. Giant bounce houses, including bounce basketball and a sports bounce arena, invite toddlers and older kids to get kinetic and airborne. The facility also includes laser tag, a remote-control car racetrack, and a glow-in-the-dark mini-golf course, as well as carnival games and a 70-machine arcade. The snack bar serves up pizza, drinks, and other snacks.
Nobile Shoes' capable repair team gussies up men’s and women's casual and formal footwear thorough shines, repairs, and resoles in a cobbling practice established in 1978. The seasoned fixers can mend a pair of men’s or women's leather or rubber-split heels ($20–$22) before counseling them through any trauma brought on by years of being walked on. Faces reflect upon shoe surfaces after a shine ($5–$6), and a refinish ($25–$30) touches up blemishes lingering on worn boot skins. A thorough shampoo clean ($20) can further spruce up the soles of sneakers, hiking boots, or treasured fuzzy wildebeest slippers for a sleek, new-shoe look.
With full pick-up and drop-off service, Oceanside Dry Cleaners accommodates busy lifestyles and dispatches soiled clothing efficiently and conveniently. To begin a route, clothes-wearers simply sign up to arrange a pick-up and delivery location (or PDL) and leave their grimed garments in a provided nylon bag before 8:30 a.m. A professional driver from Oceanside then checks the PDL and retrieves the payload, just like your friendly neighborhood letter carrier, waste collector, or poodle gatherer. After expertly cleansing the clothing, the clean package is delivered the following day, newly dirty fabrics are retrieved, and nature’s dry-cleaning cycle grinds on.
Only twelve Penfolds ampoules exist in the world—and one resides at Star Wine & Spirits. Created by the Penfolds winemaking family, the breathtaking glass vessel was blown by internationally renowned artist Nick Mount. It contains the winemaker's 2004 Kalimna Block 42 cabernet sauvignon, suspended in a tube that's stowed safely inside another of Mount's pieces of handiwork, a cone of glass known as a plumb-bob. The ampoule bears such importance for Penfolds that one of its winemakers will travel to the buyer and open it when the time is right.
This rarity is a testament to Star Wine & Spirits' commitment to providing a wide selection of beverages that appeal to connoisseurs and novices alike. From pinot noir to whiskey to accompanying cheese and charcuterie spreads, customers who are supplying dinner parties or their own liquor cabinets will likely find what they're looking for.
It's hard to imagine that there's a libation out there that Crown doesn't carry. With a selection that spans vineyards, distilleries, and breweries from around the world, the bottles lining each location come from both small, artisan makers and those universally famed for their grapes or techniques. Home mixologists can cull inspiration for cocktails from a selection of top-shelf-brand mixers or pair their tipple of choice with gourmet snacks, from bush-pepper macadamia nuts to dirty martini party dip. But tastings may be the most distinctive thing about Crown Wine & Spirits. Whether customers stop in to try each location's daily offerings of wine or spirits—or for special tastings that cover dozens of wines, bourbons or beers—Crown's staff makes it easy to find a new favorite or to make up to your tongue for forgetting so many of its birthdays.