Within the historic Cottage Grove Hotel--where Buster Keaton once stayed while filming "The General"--Buster's Main Street Cafe is serving up fresh-made breakfast, lunch, and dinner using local ingredients. Burgers crowned in such accouterments as bacon, cheese, and avocado are made from locally-raised, grass-fed beef sourced from Knee Deep Cattle Company. In the morning, omelets and several styles of eggs benedict reward early-risers. Later in the day, guests make way for a huge selections of drinks--the menu features hundreds of craft brews and ciders, as well as more than 200 craft sodas, including 50 varieties of root beer.
A real passion for her job is what makes Barbara Silvia look forward to coming into work every day, she explains on her website. She has worked as a nail technician for three years performing mani-pedis. Most recently, she relocated to a booth inside Sunflower Salon, where she specializes in acrylic nails and elaborate nail art. Barbara works hard to keep abreast of current trends, from using long-lasting gel polish to decorating digits with portraits of popular CEOs.
High Maintenance Salon tidies tattered body frames with a menu of titivating salon and spa services. The facial, which is customized according to skin type, pampers the place where smiles and winks live, offering it blends of berry, chocolate, pumpkin, and other treatments in exchange for a rejuvenated appearance; a microdermabrasion seals the procedure with a deep-reaching exfoliation.
The Nines Salon's attentive technicians coax unwanted hairs from both men's and women's follicles using gentle Cirepil depilatory wax. A la carte waxing services appease sensitive skin with gentle Cirepil wax known to smooth the face, legs, arms, and vain cats for up to four to six weeks. A collection of one or three Brazilian waxes brush nether regions with a low-temperature wax before sterile instruments and rumor mills distance hairs from their roots.
Ronda Wozich Salon’s Yon-Ka-certified beauticians bring their aesthetic A-game while administering one-hour facials that nourish famished skin with Yon-Ka Paris products. While escaping the city’s raucous medley of honking horns and honking horn ringtones, visages abandon their stresses with a mélange of organic myrtle extracts, vitamins, and peptides that shield faces from free radicals. The Yon-Ka facial’s blend of essential oils and antioxidants comprise vitamins E, A, and C, which help cultivate healthy skin withstanding the ravages of daily makeup application, harmful pollution, and flies that don't wipe their feet on welcome mats.
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.