Launched more than three decades ago, Site for Sore Eyes now operates in more than 35 showrooms throughout the Bay Area. Staffers at every location share their dedication when pairing customers with head-turning eyewear and contacts. The company offers a $25 warranty that secures all of its products, replacing broken frames for free and furnishing half-price replacements for glasses that are lost, stolen, or transformed into an acorn squash. In case eyes require prescription tweaks, each shop sits next door to California-licensed Sterling VisionCare doctors of optometry.
Happy, fulfilled bees work hard to help create the extensive list of products available at beekind. Honeys include a spreadable creamed variety in flavors such as cinnamon ($14 for 12.5 ounces), as well as infused honeys enriched with lavender, thyme, and chai spices ($17 each for 12 ounces). Either location's tasting bar ensures that each of its customers find the correct concoction for his or her honey tooth. The soaps, lotions, and ointments that beekind carries are derived from beeswax, pollen, and honey, which contain natural anti-bacterial properties. Nab a tube of VenoX ointment ($28) and harness the mysterious power of bee venom to aid a variety of ills, including sore muscles and sports injuries. Beeswax candles from beekind are harvested with extra tiny q-tips and come in a variety of shapes and sizes; the 3-inch pillar candle boasts 40 hours of burn time ($14). See the beekind website for beekeeeping supplies and additional bee-related products.
Although they often relieve discomfort or address medical concerns, massages are most famous for something else: the ability to turn stressed minds into vast expanses of unworried serenity. Comfort massage therapist Peter Alan's main goal, and he'll go to great lengths to accomplish it. One of his secret weapons comes from nature itself; in addition to delivering massages, he maintains a serene garden getaway, where many of his treatment sessions unfold. Surrounded by the comforting sounds of Mother Nature, clients can receive Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot stone massage kneads or bodywork techniques such as acupressure and reflexology. Peter also schedules massages at his studio or in clients' homes; this spirit of personalization also extends to the treatments themselves, which he customizes to address concerns specific to each client's well-being.
For a perpetually beautified pair of brows, lips, or eyes, or even for a brand-new beauty mark, clients visit Permanent Cosmetics by Missy. Years of experience and formal training, along with trusty equipment and a natural knack for the art form, have made Missy the favorite artist of many permanent-makeup-seekers.
When it comes to the world of skincare, licensed aesthetician Jennie?s first passion was waxing. After mastering the art of removing unwanted body hair, she moved onto becoming an aficionado in facials and chemical peels. Jennie also offers exfoliating body scrubs that end with an application of body butter or margarine.