Nuance Skin & Massage Therapy’s technicians indulge clients in hair, skin, and massage treatments, evoking a symphony of relaxing sighs in an atmosphere of orchestrated bliss. Facial treatments reveal younger and healthier appearances using the latest in anti-aging micro current and LED light technology, and mani-pedis leave fingertips and toenails decorated in the client’s choice of polish, gel enhancements, or an intricate nail design, from colorful geometric shapes to logos representing their favorite fashion labels. Hands can also be pampered with 10-minute sessions of LED photopulsation spa treatments, which release painless LED wavelengths into the skin for softer, smoother hands that can finally ditch the bedazzled white gloves left on from the 80s.
Beau Mollinary and Jennifer Petersen know that kolache aren’t just a great dessert—when ornamented with a dollop of jalapeño cream cheese or a blend of turkey and brie, the Czech pastries become a savory, hunger-sating morsel. At the couple’s bakery and coffee shop, Chaos Kolaches, pastries contain not just sweet fillings, such as peach and banana nutella, but also meaty helpings such as pulled pork and chicken broccoli. The café also wakes up taste buds with gluten-free muffins, housemade oatmeal, and, on Saturdays, aebelskivers, a popover-style pancake. Starting as early as 6 a.m., diners can lounge on the patio and browse free WiFi, or simply admire the café’s red, black, and white interior for five hours straight. Guests can wash down their treats with Cafeto coffee and espresso drinks until the doors close, which happens when the clock ticks to 1 p.m. or a nationwide fire drill takes place.
Chase Gardens Cafe and Bistro's owners clearly take pride in the details. They hang strings of twinkling lights on their eatery's back walls, which are brushed with cityscape silhouettes, murals of porticos, and the outline of a majestic mountain range. The front wall is almost completely covered in picture windows that allow sunlight to stream in as patrons nurse cups of espresso.
On a given day, their soup specials, such as heirloom sausage or organic beef and barley stew, steam beside delicate quiches and hearty sandwiches. When they're not perusing the Internet on free WiFi, guests can question the barista about Chase's wine selection or bate them for information on how they get all those guffaws into their trademark Snickers drink.
Grown on the fertile slopes of Hawaii’s islands, Kona coffee beans are known for their distinctive flavor, low acidity, and relatively high value. Many cafés and lemonade stands mix Kona beans with much cheaper beans, but Kick’n Kona Coffee supplies savvy sippers with 100% Kona brews for flavorful drinks that can be served piping hot, iced, or in a blended signature concoction. The baristas pair the caffeine-filled cups with refreshing pours of Italian sodas, fruit smoothies, and a variety of bakery fare, allowing guests to fuel up for the morning or take a breather after a rigorous bout of window shopping.
Within the confines of a contemporary styling space, The MotherShip Salon sculpts and colors dull strands into modern hair masterpieces. Those seeking a complete keratin metamorphosis sans Kafka-esque existential crisis can submit their strands to one of The MotherShip's experienced stylists for a face-flattering color, cut, and condition. The partial highlight (up to an $80 value) imbues hair with a softly glowing halo of Wella coloring products, and the haircut and style (up to a $45 value) lets tresses lusciously swing, gleefully flip, and deeply entangle passersby. A deep-conditioning treatment (a $40 value) ensures strands stay well-hydrated and shiny during carefree traipsing through the Antarctic desert. Style seekers happy with their current color can opt for the cut and conditioning option.