For 20 years, Pucci Salon’s talented hairstylists, nail technicians, and aestheticians have been beautifying and pampering clients with the type of passion that earned the Bumble and bumble network salon a ranking as one of Salon Today's top 200 salons in the country. Beneath a loft-like ceiling, stylists are free to mirror the salon’s hip and modern decor with equally inspiring cuts and color treatments, or break the record for the world's tallest beehive using the best products from Bumble and bumble, Oribe, and Moroccanoil. Chic padded armchairs take the place of tired recliners in the pedicure corner, where experienced technicians decorate digits with vibrant polish or chip-proof Shellac.
While the salon sings with the hoopla of hair-dryers and the din of drying nail polish, a small sign hangs outside private spa rooms to demand “Quite Please, Facial in Progress” or "Donut Please, Hungry." Inside, aestheticians rejuvenate skin with five types of facials that blend products rich in essential oils and plant extracts, and use warm wax to strip away unwanted hair from the face and body.
The company's 8,000-square-foot space brims with apparel and accessories by more than 60 designer brands, including Hudson, AG, Mavi, Rock Revival, Joe's Jeans, 7 For All Mankind, True Religion, Citizens of Humanity, UGG and many others. New inventory arrives daily, replenishing racks with classic, casual clothing as well as on-trend attire bedecked in freshly inked timestamps.
Family-friendly amenities and helpful employees help the shop keep its high-fashion stock accessible. Throughout the store, staff members stand ready to recommend fits and styles that complement each customer's body type. Eight dressing rooms invite visitors to slip into a pair of jeans, and the walk-in mirror room allows them to inspect the fit from every possible angle. To make shopping easier for parents, the boutique also features a play area where children can entertain themselves while their parents shop.
The brainchild of Lila Metcalf, a fashionable mom of two, Urban Kidz has been slinging high-quality yet moderately priced trendsetting garb since 2005. Shoppers can peruse more than 80 brands covering a bevy of styles for boys, girls, newborns, and facsimiles of humans sculpted from mashed potatoes. Across the racks and shelves are short shorts, Bermuda shorts, and capris from !iT Jeans ($36–$42) and boys’ tees from Wes & Willy and Dogwood ($24–$28). Melodramatically caress the excellent modal fabrications, colors, and cuts of the Ragdoll items with your cheek before checking out tops, bottoms, and maxi dresses (starting at $26). While browsing, glean handy style advice from a helpful and knowledgeable staff and gain a subconscious shift in fashion sense from the vibrant décor steeped in violet and lime-green hues.
Beneath the shine of 20 Lounge Nail Bar and Boutique, a singular purpose pushes it forward: to bring high-end luxury to the masses. Like a beauty-conscious cousin of Johnny Appleseed, the ever-expanding franchise has planted locations throughout California and Arizona, always pampering its clients with the same menu of services. Therapists, for instance, perform facials using Dermalogica's MicroZone products, which wash away acne, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, or exfoliate the skin. Mani-pedis, on the other hand, polish and dress nails in a rainbow of available colors, rendering their surfaces complementary to freshly waxed legs or accessories such as a freshly opened box of crayons.
Beneath the gaze of the numerous chimps painted on Nimbus American Bistro N' Brewery’s walls, the Tuscan-based brewery's craft beers mingle with gourmet versions of pub favorites. Chef Josh Tomczyk and his kitchen crew simmer fresh seafood and meats in beer-based sauces before transforming them into burgers, pasta dishes, and steaks. Their wood-fired oven bakes artisanal pizzas, pairing with specialty cocktails or pints of Nimbus pilsners, stouts, and ales. In the expansive dining room, warm lights and vibrant brewery-inspired murals dazzle eyes from the ceiling, and rows of tables and booths scatter the hardwood floors. A patio hosts outdoor dining, welcoming patrons to bring along their dogs or goldfish disguised as dogs. The restaurant hosts special events throughout the week, including pool tournaments on Tuesdays and live entertainment on Saturdays.
Nijole McClusky has taught piano since she graduated from Lithuanian Conservatory in 1984, and her experience as a musician spans continents. She's performed as a accompanyist and singer in countries such as Germany, Poland, Italy, and France. Ms. McClusky eventually relocated to the United States in 1995. Today, she continues to teach piano and voice to kids and adults, helping them express themselves through music.