The knowledgeable gemologists at Ambassador Diamond Jewelers guide guests' selection of handcrafted and designer jewelry, as well as certified diamonds guaranteed in clarity, cut, and weight. Patrons decorate delicate wrist joints with sterling-silver bracelet chains ($50+), adorned with scintillating Pandora charms ($30+) handcrafted from pearls and metal beads that draw attention to wrists like an advanced degree in puppetry. Ladies' fingers glimmer in a striking a 2.12-carat oval-cut amethyst flanked by tiny diamonds in a gold ring band ($275), and ears exude elegance while flaunting sterling-silver, drop-style Galatea Love earrings that showcase six carved pearls each ($569). Diamond shoppers herd shimmering, 1-carat brilliant-cut stones ($6,399) into engagement-ring confines, and a 1.05-carat princess-cut diamond ($6,250) showcases the wonders of geology and causes fairy godmothers to visit career fairs.
Ignite Fitness?s trainers help clients eradicate unwanted weight through a trifecta of group fitness classes, one-on-one personal training, and nutrition coaching. Their signature boot camps do much of the calorie torching. Filled with quick bursts of cardio and strength training, workouts change each day to ensure that muscles never fall into a predictable routine. Instructors also lead yoga classes and sport-specific personal training, which add to the variety, while also targeting their own specialized muscle groups. While much of their focus remains on group classes, instructors also take time to help guests achieve individual goals, scheduling both private personal-training sessions and rehabilitation sessions.
City Blends’ baristas create 1 of 25 smoothies on the spot for each client, filling blenders with ingredients ranging from blueberries to oreos. Many drinks are designed to help slim bodies from the inside out, and help sippers reach their goals of burning extra calories, building muscle mass, or sweating pure apple juice. A selection of additives includes infusions of creatine, vitamins, or wellness boosters.
Metro Car Wash's meticulous technicians and loaded wash and detail packages have earned them the back-to-back title of Tucson Weekly's Best Car Wash in 2011 and 2012. Determined to make both Metro Car Wash locations stand apart from faceless car-washing chains, owners Craig and Sean strive to add personal touches to both locations. To that end, the Speedway facility is known for its outdoor track where customers can observe their car during a wash and croon it soothing lullabies to calm its nerves. The owners and staff have also built a community partnership program to donate a portion of their funds to nonprofit organizations each quarter.
From a black-and-white photo lab to a consummate producer of today’s digital images and fine art giclees, Jones Photo has been painstakingly scanning and printing the inimitable pictures of clients since the company’s inception in 1947. While the experts inside the sprawling one-story adobe confines have remained on the cusp of each new technological breakthrough, such as color film and digital files programmed by a cryogenically frozen Ansel Adams, they also continue to develop 35 mm and 120 film. Whatever the original medium, they print images on traditional, scratch-resistant photo paper as well as create canvas wraps, photo albums, and photo composites.
For most people, the sound of shuffling cards signals an oncoming game of gin rummy. For the fortune teller at Tarot Deva, it is a portent, a gentle flutter that signals the unfurling of the past and future. Whether delivered in-person or over the phone, the skillful reading of these cards gives guidance to client, whether they are unsure of what path to follow or simply want to learn the identity of the celebrity who keeps sending them anonymous love letters.