At Rosebud Beauty Products, head honcho Penny Cannon enthusiastically answers inquiries over the phone about the age-defying night cream she began using in place of pricier counterparts. Packed with seven anti-aging skincare therapies and ingredients such as vitamins and antioxidants, Penny’s night cream aims to tighten façades, diminish wrinkles and lines, and imbue faces with a youthful glow previously only attained in playoff games of hopscotch. Penny and her team at Rosebud also support the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, donating portions of their proceeds each year to breast-cancer research.
While onboard, zone out to Sirius radio, treat mitts to a warm scented towel, or surf the Internet with complimentary WiFi. Blue Groundways also offers onboard bistro service (with fresh, non-frozen fare), pillows and blankets on hand, a climate-controlled cabin, and Starbucks brews. If you're of the legal age, a complimentary alcoholic beverage will find its way to your hand; if you aren't, then enjoy an equally complimentary soda. You can also lounge back in spacious seating and pass the time with Blockbuster movies.
Powered by positive buzz percolating on the pages of the Wall Street Journal, Ski magazine, and sporty blogs, Ski Butlers's staff of deliverymen and service techs takes the hassle out of outdoor recreation with delivery and pick-up service of ski and snowboard rentals. Starting early in the morning, drivers head to hotels, lodges, and igloos around ski slopes to outfit sportsmen of all ages with high-quality skis, snowboards, and supplies from brands such as Rossignol, Atomic, Elan, Fischer, and Völkl. Butlers carry an assortment of boots and poles to ensure that riders secure a well-fitting rental. After fittings, which can take as long as an hour, butlers slip renters the digits to their help line. In the event of an equipment issue, butlers meet skiers on the mountain to resolve the problem with the minimum possible delay and hassle. The company has grown to service 30 of North America's top ski destinations, including Whistler, Salt Lake City, Telluride, Lake Tahoe, and Thomas Jefferson's cowlicks on Mount Rushmore.
During the countdown to Christmas, Santa's Texts sends messages written by the big guy himself. Each afternoon, Santa sends a text directly to the recipient, sometimes just to say hello and sometimes to give them an update on the happenings at the North Pole. Though you might think the service was geared only toward kids, customers can sign up loved ones of any age to receive texts from Santa. Customers provide the recipient's name, town, and any other information to help personalize the messages, and can even upload a photo of the recipient's Christmas tree. On the big day, the elves will superimpose an image of Santa on that photo, providing "proof" that the jolly old man really was the one who ate those cookies.
Over the last 25 years, countless changes in outdoor sporting equipment's design, material, and style have occurred, but the folks at Shoreline of Tahoe have remained in step with every trend. Always stocking the latest gear, they offer both rentals and sales of skis, snowboards, snowshoes, and even bikes in warmer months. The shop also provides accessories, repair services, and guided tours through the best surrounding areas.
For more than two decades, the staff at Beads Etc. has been supplying locals with the knowledge, materials, and accessories to design and create their own jewelry. Along the walls, ropes of sparkling beads and crystals hang in a rainbow of colors and textures, while nylon thread is available in a variety of hues for stringing beads into necklaces, bracelets, or the latest in fashion?doggie anklets. During classes, instructors teach pupils tips and tricks for designing and bringing their custom ideas to fruition.