The certified tanning techs at iBeach Tan are trained to carry out a range of UV and sunless bronzing treatments to keep your skin looking bronzed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The studio features four levels of UV beds housed in brightly colored private rooms. During spray-tan sessions, custom combinations of Norvell bronzing agents and hydration formulas leave skin with a healthy glow. The formula also helps to disguise fine lines caused by sun exposure and hugs from corduroy salesmen. The shop also stocks moisturizers and tanning lotions to help deepen and extend the life of tans, and you can get frequent access to its tanning facilities in a variety of membership programs.
Signature service: Childcare, child development
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Pro Tip: Have your child's current immunizations upon registering.
An old blue trailer has been parked on First Street for days. Instead of arousing suspicion, the aromas of frying pickles, chicken, and smoked beef alert passersby that this trailer is not the site of some crime investigation scene, but rather a place where chefs create delicious comfort fare for the masses. SoCo To Go's kitchen, located inside the trailer, draws inspiration from the people, scenery, and traditions of Austin. Eatery staff, headed by owner Sam Rhodes, pays homage to downright good food with chicken fried chicken, tilapia tacos, and tortilla and chili bowls. After picking up dishes at the trailer's side window, guests can sprawl out at garden picnic tables, where red umbrellas shelter from the sun and hungry skydivers. This same seating area transforms at night into a glowing hangout with holiday lights wrapped around trees and strung above the tables. SoCo To Go's deliverers can bring fare to various locations throughout the city, under the banner of the eatery's confidently smiling mascot, Daisy Mae.
Like many children, Tim McCann learned how to clean clothes from his grandmother?his education was just much more involved than most. His grandparents founded the original Best Cleaners in 1957, and it was after them that Tim and his wife Catherine named their company and modeled their business. With a lifetime of dry-cleaning education embedded in their fibers like so much starch, the McCanns boast impeccable cleaning services driven by eco-friendly technology. Each of its locations are inspected, tested, and certified by America's Best Cleaners, a third-party organization that vets the garment-care industry. Best Cleaners Dry Cleaning offers free delivery for clients in the area, as well as extra services such as bridal-gown care, tailoring, and rug cleaning. For their efforts, Best Cleaners Dry Cleaning is a perennial presence among the top 30 cleaners nationwide.
El Paso transplants John Dorgan and Conrad Bejarano founded I Luv Video in 1984, and unlike corporate movie-rental stores, their independent store is still thriving. That's because it celebrates classic, indie, and hard-to-find movies, offering patrons an extensive selection of films across a variety of formats.
Unlike watching streaming movies on demand, I Luv Video brings movie lovers together in a real-life social environment, treating visitors to special events such as Cinemondays film screenings, Free Beer Tuesdays, and Spot the Baguette in the French Film Friday. Guests can also chat with fellow film buffs or knowledgable staffers as they browse an ever-growing selection of cult films, underground hits, and big-name titles, all easily pinpointed through the store's online search function. Additionally, the store attracts patrons with its rare vintage toys, movie memorabilia, and films.
While standing on the balcony of a hotel in London, Lady Bird Johnson and Ann Butler, the wife of Austin’s mayor, admired the green trail that follows the Thames. The scene inspired them to hatch a plan to beautify their own waterways. Over the next three decades, in partnership with local garden clubs, they planted trees and flowers along the polluted shores of Lady Bird Lake, undoing centuries of damage from the flooding of the Colorado River. Now the trail receives 1.5 million visitors each year and creates an oasis among Austin's skyscrapers and streets. The Trail Foundation implements improvements to the trail’s infrastructure and environment while honoring the vision of its founders. The foundation has built tree groves, landscape lighting, and a bathroom that reduces overall maintenance costs and blends into the natural environment without the use of an invisibility cloak.