Aveda?s botanical-based products are at the forefront of any treatment at Ra Salon Spa. Massage therapists use its line of aromatic oils and nourishing lotions to knead knots, and stylists pull from its line of nourishing conditioners and styling creams when trimming split ends, adding color, or twisting hair into enchanting updos. Likewise, aestheticians use its eco-friendly serums to provide gentler forms of facial treatments. The line?s natural extracts take the place of glycolic peels to fade pigmentation and tourmaline sloughs away dead skin cells in lieu of microdermabrasion wands or tiger kisses.
One of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of paints in the Pacific Northwest, Parker Paint has been sprucing up interiors and exteriors since 1945. The company has evolved over the years to keep up with the latest advancements in painting technology. Among the multi-hued fruits of this evolution are weather-ready exterior paints, whose modern formulas scoff at the elements and prove ideal for realistic yet unflattering outdoor murals of the neighbors. With more than 1,600 shades to choose from, painters will find it nearly impossible to settle, like a bowl of jello during an earthquake. Luckily, customers can take advantage of the handy virtual decorator to narrow their choices and forecast what color schemes should be applied to which room, such as aquamarine themes for the exotic-fish room, bright primary colors for the inflatable fire escape, and a variety of yellows for a basement filled with antique butter churns.
Together, the KAF Adventures guides are dedicated to helping others experience the thrills of climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing, and other outdoor escapades. Whether they're teaching beginners to rock climb during group lessons, imparting lifelong skills as private mountaineering guides, or leading international climbing trips, the guides help their students learn new skills and appreciate their surrounding environment. Yoga and backpacking hikes introduce hikers to wilderness vistas as they learn to channel their own breathing, and backcountry skiing and boarding guidance readies students to hit the slopes or speed through snowy department-store displays.
Stylist Danette tackles any hair-related desire on men, women, and children. She cuts away unwanted length and trims beards, bangs, and overly hairy horns. Camo color hides salt-and-pepper strands on men and foil highlights brighten monochromatic manes. Danette also tends to pesky hairs above lips and on chins with warm wax.
It's hard to say whether Paradiso Olive Oils & Vinegar is a grocer or a boutique. Like a boutique fashion store, Paradiso’s interior is airy and meticulously designed, the selection well-curated, and many of its goods are imported. But at Paradiso, these goods are almost all edible—aside from a few lotions, candles, and soaps. Their inventory ranges from chocolates and pasta to fig-infused vinegar and Tuscan extra virgin olive oil. Customers looking to spice up a meal can peruse free-standing shelves and cabinets lined with unusual, artisanal bottles filled with truffle salt, blood orange olive oil, and white vinegars, many of which are available for tastings.
Ravishing Marketplace has a mission beyond selling striking, colorful garments—and it's one that spans the globe. The shop aims to "promote globally the artistic side of women who are working either from their homes or small [community-based] workshops," and may not otherwise have the chance to share their craft and talents with the world. The result of this effort to begin "transforming their dreams into reality" is racks filled with delicately embroidered garments rich in color, steeped in history, and hanging on hangers. In addition to striking clothing for the entire family, Ravishing Marketplace also has an exclusive range of chikankari tunics, custom-made dresses, colorful bangles, henna tattoos, purses, and shoes.