For more than 100 years, Pike Place Market has been the epitome of a marketplace. The bustling cobblestone streets are packed with farmers, craftsmen, and performers, and the aproned employees of Pike Place Fish Market famously toss around freshly caught fish during traditional games of fishball. Public Market Tours' guides lead groups through and beneath these sights and sounds twice a day, shedding light on Seattle's history. A portion of the ticket sales benefits the Pike Place Market Foundation, which supports low-income and senior residents.
Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.
International Parking Management houses the four-wheeled conveyances of satisfied drivers in parking centers across Seattle, each offering guaranteed spaces and personal assistance. Seattle Mariners game-day passes secure sport-loving street sailors a comfortable place to rest their rubber, ensuring a parking space close to Safeco Field where extroverted autos can discuss floor-mat fashions with like-minded modern carriages. Should drivers ever lock their keys in the car, need assistance in changing a flat tire, or forget to turn off their headlights, International Parking Management can dispatch a partnered motor medic free of charge, keeping baseball fans on the road and hermitic dollar bills in their cozy leather confines.
Mode Organic Salon's multitalented staff transforms visitors into beacons for compliments with its beauty-boosting expertise and arsenal of organic products enriched with natural ingredients. The salon?s hairstylists refresh locks with Davines nourishing conditioner, which is empowered by vitamins, amino acids, and essential oils. The team also resurrects graying hairs with coloring products free of commonly used harsh substances, such as ammonia, resorcinol, and lead-based house paint. The facility?s aestheticians keep skin in fine fettle with ?minence Organic Skin Care salves, and unwanted hair is kept at bay with organic waxing.
Mode Organic Salon's commitment to organic practices extends beyond its services: even its complimentary beverages and business practices are eco-friendly. Mode Organic Salon?s strong emphasis on organic standards also helped earn it a spot on Seattle magazine's Best of the Decade list.
On 10 a.m. on the first day of 2013, City Park's Great Lawn will fill with people ready to start the year off not with a resolution, but a commitment—a commitment to a healthy lifestyle. They'll run, walk, or jay-walk through the park and Marconi Drive on the flat, fast course, which it circles back to the Great Lawn where they started. After the race, runners can stick around for a post-race party to celebrate a successful first morning of the New Year.
In more than 30 cities across the nation, other runners will be participating in similar events as part of a movement that aims to stymie the rising rates of obesity and inaction in the United States.