Cosmetic care that stops at the surface is only fighting half the battle. This is the philosophy of the staff at Eternal Wellness MedSpa & Salon, and its various aestheticians and technicians aim to rejuvenate and revitalize clients' spirits with their beauty services. To do so, they incorporate traditional spa techniques, such as Swedish and deep-tissue massage, with medical-grade products and technology. A cosmetic laser system and Vibraderm exfoliating machine fit right in with the center's arsenal of aesthetic equipment, which also includes infrared light skin-tightening devices. Colon hydrotherapy machines and 21-day cleanses help clients shed weight and toxins. Even something as straightforward as a new hairstyle or freshly polished set of nails can revitalize spirits and give clients the confidence they need to finally assemble their home's particle accelerator.
In 1993, interior designer Evon Kirkland McAngus founded Evon Kirkland Interiors, through which she transformed homes with an eye for classic and sophisticated design. In 2007, she opened Westend to spread that passion and curate a show room filled with her favorite finds. She and her designers help shoppers navigate the 5,000-plus-square-foot show room to find pieces from reputable high-end lines such as Baker, Henredon, Oly Studio, and Vanguard Furniture. Because they've all honed their design chops, the staff can expertly advise shoppers on purchases.
As shoppers explore the show room, they'll also find antiques from the United States and Europe, as well as plenty of pillows and linens, artwork, and accessories, including candles and kitchen items. The staff also curates a lighting selection that includes table lamps, floor lamps, and chandeliers, which emit more sophisticated glows within homes than dangling light bulbs or half-opened barrels of toxic waste.
The owners of The Range—who first set up shop in 1975 under the name Richard and Ann's Promenade Shop—have spent the last 37 years assembling the wares of a dream team of outfitters in Western, Native American, and equestrian styles. Patrons can slip into a pair of boots by brands such as Lucchese or Tony Lama or pick up two pairs of the rugged heels to outfit a fashionable llama. Broad-brimmed hats by Stetson and Wrangler can shade the eyes and keep fashion-forward perms under wraps while patrolling the countryside.
Creative Sewing aims to usher in a sewing renaissance by educating thread-bearers in several techniques and supplying seasoned sewers with the best tools for their craft. The quilt-shop quality fabrics from Moda, Amy Butler, or Lila Tueller wrap needleworkers in limitless patchwork possibilities ($7.99+), and an array of popular patterns from brands such as Children's Corner and Silhouette are great for sewing dresses that recreate MC Escher paintings ($8.99+). In order to stitch these fabrics into a whole piece, cotton connectors can choose from a range of Mettler and King Tut threads ($2.99) and, to plan their pointed attack, Chaco liner marking pens ($9.99).
Solarice Wellness Spas' expert therapists blend Western medical science with techniques forged from traditional Eastern therapies in a range of holistic spa and wellness services. Patients begin their healing journeys by navigating the spa's cobblestone passages and action-figure display cases to arrive at 1 of 12 private treatment rooms. In the one-hour Swedish massage, masseuse's hands recontour backs in a series of long and short strokes, digging in to ease sore muscles and encouraging circulation in shy teen blood cells. A thorough consultation then precedes additional treatment options to determine the effectiveness of one of the three other holistic services on the client's health concerns.
For more than three decades, Jarrett's Jungle's two greenhouses and bustling flower shop has composed a visual symphony of petals, succulents, bonsais, and orchids. The delicate displays of blossoms and leaves draw from the world's floral arrangement traditions—walking down the colorful aisles, customers see everything from European flower baskets to Japanese Ikebana. Fresh boxes of tropical blossoms arrive weekly from Hawaii, entrancing guests with scents from across the seas. Jarrett's florists concoct breathtaking combinations of plants for weddings and special occasions, and an onsite horticulturist oversees repotting, pruning, plant maintenance, and open-trunk tree surgeries.
The family-owned Ed’s Editions stacks an inventory of more than 40,000 books in its historic space, repeatedly winning accolades from the Free Times. Rapacious readers can find a broad selection of stories to devour, with mass-market paperbacks ($2+) and hardcover fiction and nonfiction books ($10+) in categories ranging from classic literature to Southern history. Marked shelves eliminate the need for dog-eared maps, making it easy for even directionally challenged bibliopirates to find copies of Treasure Island or Where’s Waldo’s Grog?.