With dollops of warm wax, Brazils Waxing Center's licensed technicians deftly pull hairs from their follicles to create smooth, clean expanses of skin. They draw from extensive experience waxing both men and women, and can remove strands from faces, legs, backs, and other areas. Clients who opt for Brazilians or bikini waxing sessions can specify exactly how much hair they want removed.
Founded in 1971 by Dennis “Jake” McGrath and Thomas Carella, Furrin Automotive has expanded over the last four decades from an exclusive Volkswagen shop to a full-blown auto-repair and service center for most foreign cars. The shop’s technicians handle both major and minor repairs, and they put vehicles through a range of maintenance services, such as oil changes, tire installation and balancing, 30-point inspections, and testing clown capacity. Though the staff offers same-day service on most repairs, the garage dispatches a complimentary shuttle every morning to tote customers to work. Furrin Automotives also teams up with Parkway Wrecker to offer emergency road service 24 hours per day.
Creating A Scene's owner, Alaina Walker, works with clients to enliven indoor and outdoor spaces with custom displays of silk and live plants. The company's consultants arrange foliage and flowers into elegant centerpieces for weddings or other special events, and they can even supply plant party favors that guests can take home with them or devour on the ride home. The retail showroom mimics that of any other florist shop, save for the sheer variety of its inventory, which includes unique specimens such as pineapple plants. The company's healthy-plant guarantee ensures the longevity of purchases, and its plant-maintenance service sees the crew making regular return trips to local businesses to fertilize, water, trim, and polish rented plants and replace any that have wilted. Creating A Scene also donates funds through its Pick A Plant program, which awards 30% of each eligible purchase to a nonprofit of the customer's choice.
New Leaf Market, a cooperatively owned business, has been serving the Tallahassee community since 1974. As the largest natural foods cooperative in the area, New Leaf Market is proud to offer an abundance of organic and local produce, natural groceries, organic wine and beer, supplements, vitamins and body care, and deli.
Textures Market stocks its shelves with a compendium of local, handmade creations, and the collection of new wares rotates constantly with one-of-a-kind home goods. Tiny Owls ($18) with not-so-tiny eyes perch on furniture after outgrowing their various nesting bowls ($22) to intimidate teenagers during babysitter interviews. A collection of handcrafted jewelry such as SevenSunday's Fabric Wrist Cuff can work as a fashionable rebellion to wristwatches. Equipped with exclusive accouterments, customers can introduce palates to equally distinctive treats with their choice of one of any cupcake from the case of neighboring confectioner Lucy & Leo's Cupcakery.
Voted Tallahassee's best locally owned shop, best women's shoe and accessory store, and best women's clothing for 2010 by Tallahassee Magazine, Cole Couture carries scads of fashionable name-brand merchandise. Named for the chocolate lab of owner and Clearwater native Carrie McNeill, the store meshes vintage architecture with high-end ambience to create a haven for the simple and sexy fashionista. Featured clothing lines include brands like 7 for All Mankind, French Connection, and Frenzii, among others. Their vogue collection covers glance-stealing looks for all occasions, from a fun and flirtatious girls' night out to the gym's classy business-casual Tuesdays. Complement any traffic-stopping ensemble with a coordinating pair of designer shoes, a perfectly placed handbag, or a live gryphon.