At Bead World, internationally sourced beads fall in heavy ropes from their wall mounts. The sheer volume and the quality of these handpicked beads have earned the shop accolades from publications such as the Phoenix New Times, which gushed that the store carries “every conceivable type of bead”, including Swarovski crystals, semiprecious stones, and Czech glass beads in “refreshingly remarkable” quality. But you don’t have to be an expert to set foot in the store, since each month Bead World hosts 20 classes that furnish people with the space and tools they need to create their own jewelry. Each class comes with a 20% discount for a one-time purchase so that students can stock up on African trading beads, freshwater pearls, or children’s teeth recovered from fairies who lost their licenses. A portion of the two stores’ proceeds goes to local charities.
Tattoos, acne scars, and crow’s feet are no match for the professionals at Delete – Tattoo Removal & Laser Salon. Here, the staff whisks away unwanted ink with lasers from Candela, renowned for being 30% faster than other lasers, whether erasing an ex’s name or chiseling the outline of Wisconsin into a block of cheddar. The staff also wields Micropen technology to reduce scars caused by acne and chicken pox or a heavy-handed tattoo artist. Additionally, Delete’s chemical peels rejuvenate appearances by sloughing away dead skin cells.
An impressive battery of taps fills Garage Restaurant & Bar's chic interior with joviality, and the hearty dishes broadcast mouthwatering aromas. Bask in a striking array of craft-brewed suds, which include the locally made SanTan Devil’s Ale ($5) and the Breckenridge Vanilla Porter ($5). Garage wings ($9) cloak themselves in exotic finery as stunning as Louis XIV's bejeweled rollerblades, regaling taste buds with a choice of aged chili and sweet soy or white truffle, honey, and parmesan. Tear into the crusty confines of the garage burger's brioche fortress to reach a trove of caramelized onions, smoked bacon, and horseradish pickles stacked atop a tender patty ($12). A full wine list parades across the elegant exposed brick and polished wood surfaces of the converted auto shop, delighting grape enthusiasts without the stickiness that results from hugging the California Raisins.
At The Whining Pig, friends and neighbors gather to nibble on cheese and charcuterie or freshly baked cookies while sipping glasses of wine and frosty beer. Guests imbibe the fine wines and beers at a shiny bar top decorated in a varnish of pennies—an ostentatious display of $32.67 in spare change. They can also relax at tables near the tavern's chalkboard wall, pausing every so often to add their own doodles. In the kitchen, the proprietor's dad slices up sausage from Schreiner's, pairing the meats with fresh fruits and savory cheeses for plates that perfectly accompany the vino.
Inside Koko FitClub’s tranquil workout studio, orange-and-white cardio and weight machines wait quietly for a guest's unique Koko key to bring them to life. The key, packed with information about guests' exercise history and goals loads up a 30-minute workout for each visit that's fully customized for each guest's body and goals. Exercises are carefully broken down in easy-to-follow instructions, adapting as guests progress, spouting pep talks when energy wanes, and providing information about individual progress. Personalized nutrition plans ensure the body has the energy it needs for best results.
Designed by experienced trainers, the programs are designed to build muscle and torch fat in all areas of the body. To watch success unfold, guests can chart their progress from a store of information accumulated during each session, which also allows guests to map their performance at home.
Gigi’s Mind, Body, & Soul Day Spa’s staff members commit themselves to creating a calming spa environment, regardless of the particular service they're performing. Aestheticians at the Spa hail from the Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics and bring their own knowledge of massage therapy, cosmetic laser technology, and skincare to the center. In addition to rejuvenating countenances with hydrating facials and waxing unwanted stubble, they also incorporate more advanced procedures into their menu. Microdermabrasion treatments even out skin tone by smoothing away dead cells, and chemical peels minimize the appearance of dermal blemishes, such as sun damage, wrinkles, and freckles in the shape the client’s age.