An emporium of precious, semiprecious, and glass baubles, strands and findings, and pre-made pieces, Diva Beadz beckons the fingers of novice and experienced jewellery makers alike. Constellations of clear Swarovski crystal and inky black onyx send off glossy sparkles from the walls, waiting to be turned into necklaces and earrings with help from books, wire, crimps, and pliers. Classes in pearl stitching and wire work teach pupils the skills necessary to a craft custom design perfect for gift-giving or using to bribe a crooked cop. Diva Beadz fosters a friendly community of like-minded hobbyists through its drop-in classes, and supports Alexa Yakubovitch’s Beads for the Cure, which donates 100% of its profits from beaded jewellery to the Guardian Angel Benefit for Women's Cancer.
Visits to Essentique Spa Salon might last anywhere from 15 minutes to three hours, but no matter how long or short the visit, clients leave the spa feeling refreshed and cared for. Every service on the menu is tended to with the same level of care and attention, from quick and effective revitalizing eye treatments that fight lines and puffiness to lengthy spa-day packages that serve as mini vacations. Each service uses a combination of touch, scent, and product to induce serenity in clients.
The skincare menu pampers complexions with specialized facials, such as the Outer Peace acne facial and the Green Science anti-aging facial. Treatments aren't limited to the face, as caribbean hand and foot therapies can soften the skin of overworked digits with a scrub and seaweed mask.
Stylists cut and color new looks at their stations. Spa therapists tame aches with modalities ranging from Swedish and deep tissue to Ayurveda-inspired chakra-balancing techniques. Even waxing appointments endeavour to be a soothing experience by using essential oils to stave off redness and irritation. The spa menu also includes makeup applications, mani-pedis, and body wraps.
After 17 years spent helping other area restaurants to succeed, Tommy Kim opened his own eatery?SelFISH the Sushi Shop. There, he curates a menu of fresh sushi, sashimi, and fusion cuisine. He and his team slice traditional preparations of top-grade seafood and also craft specialty options such as the bacon roll?a California roll with bacon, sprouts, and a trio of sauces. Kim's fusion dishes feature memorable flavour pairings. The Asian-style duck quesadillas, for example, combine soy-marinated shredded duck with habanero cheese and red-onion hoisin in flour tortillas.
The warm aroma of freshly baked waffle cones envelops every nook and cranny of Marble Slab Creamery, revving up guests' senses with the promise of impending decadence. As the hand-rolled cones tan in their ovens, the store's staff bustles about the premises whipping up fresh batches of super-premium ice cream in the onsite creamery and helping patrons select a flavour from a list of more than 50 options. This chef-driven dedication to gourmet ice cream began in 1983 with the company's founding in Houston, Texas, when two French chefs were enlisted to create a recipe for Marble Slab Creamery's signature sweet-cream ice cream. Today, staffers utilize the frozen-slab technique of ice-cream architecture, scooping each customer's choice of ice cream and mixins onto a chilled marble slab to mix the separate elements into one customized mélange.
Though specializing in cone-based ice-cream treats, Marble Slab Creamery also offers other scream-worthy confections including cakes, shakes, and ice cream cupcakes. Catering is available at many locations.
Since developing their skills at schools such as Scientific Marvel and the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy, the ladies behind Envy Esthetics Studio have been perfecting outer appearances and lifting the spirits of their clients. Using pharmaceutical-grade Image Skincare products, the team's aestheticians neutralize blemishes and combat oily or dry skin with deep cleansing facials. Elsewhere in the spa, nail technicians fancy up hands and feet with shellac mani-pedis and a little top hat for each finger and toe. In private, tranquil treatment rooms, massage therapists help tense bodies shed stress and discomfort with relaxing bodywork.