Opening a closet at a restaurant typically means finding a mop bucket, but opening A Dash of Panache’s vanity closet means entering a costume wonderland. Stocked with jewelry, boas, and pastel-hued sunglasses, the lilac-walled closet brims with costumes clients can don for tea in the French-deco tea room, named “Best Tea House” by the A-List—among many accolades. The eatery serves more than 50 flavors of tea to tables draped in black tablecloths and white doilies, complementing their brews with petite sandwiches, scones and pastries on crystal plates. The 1920’s-era building also houses a family café, where visitors can nosh on sandwiches, salads and soups, and ice cream, rather than the typical family meal—the contents of a minivan glovebox. Beyond the family cafe, the back of the building has been converted into a party room, ideal for themed kid’s birthday parties.
In 1962, Alberto Heredia and his wife, Carmen, flung open the doors of Carmelita's Restaurant, introducing a menu of tried and true family recipes from Puebla, Mexico. Now, a fourth generation of the Heredia family helps marinate carnitas and blend avocados into guacamole at two Carmelita's locations. The dining rooms, which are bedecked in vibrant knickknacks and paintings, let diners bask in bright colors without getting yelled at by a judge for bringing a kaleidoscope to court. Against the electrically hued backdrop, mariachi bands play on special occasions, their trumpets rising in warm spirals above fiddles and guitars.
Keep It Clean's technicians hunt down every vestige of dirt from clients' homes, flushing filth from carpets with truck-mounted Hydramaster CDS systems, restoring mattresses to their natural pristine state, or purging ash and lint from clogged vents and chimneys. For more than a decade, the experienced technicians have been sanitizing residential and commercial properties, leaving evidence of their cleaning prowess across three states in spotless tile and grout lines, reanimated upholstery, and windows clean enough to sneak through customs undeclared. Technicians use environmentally-friendly products that disinfect without risking the health of children, pets, and earth-elemental houseguests.
Although Superset Nutrition & Supplements lacks gas pumps, squeegees, and those tree-shaped deodorizers, the store still serves as a dependable filling station for the human body. Customers can browse the shelves for an array of nutritional supplements, including vitamins, proteins, and amino acids. The shop also features a spray-tanning room where customers can imbue their skin with golden hues.
Certified colon hydrotherapist Dr. Barry Wachs, whose detoxing services have been profiled in Style magazine, clears and cleanses the body's lowermost tributaries through gentle irrigation. The discreet, hygienic facilities at The Colon Therapy Center include private treatment rooms and bathrooms, disposable plastic accessories, and plumbing that emits filtered water as pure as Snow White's thoughts. Dr. Wachs also helps clients rid their bodies of poisons with ionic footbaths, which employ ionic and low-voltage energy to banish internal detritus into the basin's roiling currents.