Pleasant Road Spa is a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation. Within, a team of aestheticians use renowned Dermaologica products to perform more than a dozen facial treatments, including specialized services for men and expectant mothers. Adventurous clients can dabble in advanced treatments such as glycolic peels or microdermabrasion, which intensively exfoliates the face to dissolve signs of aging or soreness from a staring contest with a raccoon. Nearby, nail techs execute soothing pedicures laced with green-tea and peppermint essential oils. Excessively hirsute guests can get un-hirsuted with an array of waxing services for the face and body.
Dr. Mayra Modesto-Garrido, DDS was named one of 2011's Top Dentists by the Consumers Research Council of America. She puts her 17-plus years of experience to work while piloting her practice with a mission of crafting a friendly, comfortable experience marked by exceptional communication and patient education. Dr. Modesto-Garrido's professional arena is populated by black leather chairs that dot the lobby, where the practice's steel logo croons tooth-fairy calls from behind a curved, wooden desk.
Tension and stress melt away at International Steam Baths, where guests lounge within the steamy chambers of a Russian steam room, relax inside an infrared sauna, or high-dive into a cold plunge pool. Inside private treatment rooms, spa-goers receive more than five types of massages or a body wrap blended from black mud and seaweed. Guests can also get a breath of fresh air on the outdoor deck or visit the restaurant, where bright orange walls surround tablecloths covered in strawberry designs.
Part bakery, part deli, and part diner, Bagel Brunch keeps visitors fed all day long. Staffers hand-roll and cook fresh bagel batches every day, filling the displays with as many as 22 different varieties?such as blueberry, garlic, and marble rye?which can be coated with spreads including peanut butter, walnut, honey, and raisin cream cheese.?
Bagel Brunch's breakfast offerings also include everything from pancakes to omelets made using farm-fresh eggs. And there is also fresh, hand-rolled bagels, tuna, chicken, or tuna salad sandwiches, burgers, cheesesteaks, wraps, paninis, and more made to order.
Although Bagel Brunch features a handful of tables, guests can choose to take their meals to go and enjoy them at home or in the dining-room section of the nearest furniture store.
Take a large inventory of mobile electronics, add technicians with automotive and electronic savvy, and you've got Fabulous Auto Alarms, where cars are transformed into high-tech and sleek-looking machines.?Here, technicians well versed in installations?equip cars with gadgetry that make things louder, sleeker, and more convenient. For example, they install car stereos and all the trappings that turn vehicles into?mobile?amphitheaters. They also install remote starters to make life easier for drivers, plus alarm systems to ensure that the electronics are safe and secured. And then there are cosmetic upgrades; Fabulous Auto offers window tints and fog lights that give cars enough swagger to own the roads and make traffic light cameras want to keep the photos for themselves.??
The legend of Brighton Asylum says that the facility was once just a chain of warehouses. It was converted into a brutal asylum, which was eventually overrun by the patients. Ever since, those nearby have said mysterious screams drift on the wind from the sprawling buildings, which were closed for good in the 1950s. The legend also suggests that the closure had something to do with members of the staff, who would disappear, never to be seen again.
The professional actors at Brighton Asylum bring them vividly into the corporeal realm, assisted by movie-quality makeup and sets. The 13,000-square-foot space is open all year round, and it takes the average person about half an hour to get through. But, the staff says, "that depends entirely on how fast you can run."