Absolutely excellent care. Both dermalogical and cosmetic services. Excellent staff and service. Lovely, convenient location.
Dr. Whang has been my son's pediatrician since his first immunizations. He's been enchanted with her ever since, and so have we. She is so gentle, friendly and spends the time with you to really address all your concerns. She is always happy to seeus and we feel the same way everytime we take our son for a check up. She is a fabulous pediatrician and I would highly recommend her to any new parents or parents looking for a new Dr. for their child. I've never had to wait to see her, our appt's have always begun exactly on time and the office is immaculate.
As far as Nordstom stores go, this one pales in comparison. The departments are so much smaller and not as well stocked as locations such as Brea or Costa Mesa. Service depends on department but I've experienced rude sales people in children's shoesand in women's handbags. I do enjoy the cosmetic section though it is also much smaller than most other locations.
I like this target because it is clean and well organized. All the items are usually in nice order on the shelves and you can always find a great deal at Target. Two things I have been disappointed in are: 1. Ever since it's been cold they've been blasting their heater and even after peeling off my jacket I found myself perspiring and my child terribly uncomfortable 2. While most of the staff is average in friendliness and service, I've had a few encounters with employees who simply refuse to helpsaying that they can not, speaking rudely to me and being just downright unprofessional. If I'm not in a hurry, I usually go to the Target on Colorado in Pasadena but since this one is near my house I end up there alot.
I have nothing but negative experiences at this location. Once a week after preschool I take my son thru the drive thru for a Happy Meal and then we put out a blanket and have a picnic at the park. EVERY TIME in my last three visits, they have forgotten an item, not to mention that very often the staff is terribly rude, even for a fast food chain, and even the day manager was unfriendly, unhelpful and unable to communicate with me. It is to the point of extreme aggravation and the incompetency and uter unprofessionalism of the staff (again, yes even for a fast food chain) There was a very nice employee who gave me her name and the location #. Suffice to say, our weekly trips there have stopped indefinitely.
Skin Spa Rocks. They offer an awesome variety of the traditional spa services - massage, facials, bodywork, but the amenities and couples packages are what makes it unique. Amenities include an outside cabana spa deck where you can drift off or order aspa lunch after your massage or facial. There is a Zen sleep room where you may rest after or before your treatment, the room has a sleep alcove for one or more and lush chairs to lounge in. And who could resist a trip to the World Famous Mud Bar whereeach mud has a different therapeutic affect. Couples indulge in a day or romance that included a private bath together and different combinations of the spa's services. http://www.skinspa.com
India Sweets & Spices is an awesome Indian grocery store. You know those in the ethnic section of a store like Ralph's there is Daal (lentils) that comes in a box for you to boil or microwave? Try the real thing or at least buy it at this place for less. Half of the store is a vegetarian restaurant. You can get a lunch combo for 3.99. It includes daal, one main selection, pickled onions, pakoras and a roti.
The Samosas and pakoras are great, main dishes vary daily but include daal makhani, navratan korma, aloo gobi and many other classic favorites. They also have chai, frozen Indian entrees, DVD rentals, mendhi, incense, fresh produce and every exotic spice you need to create an authentic Indian dish. I absolutely love this place.
In Monrovia, there's no place like Jake's. Go in, get a table inside or sit on the front or back patios. Go ahead, throw your peanut shells on the floor, let the kids throw em too! It's all good at Jake's. The back is great if you have kids, theywill gladly turn on the heat lamps for you if it's chilly and no one minds if your little ones can't stay seated. The staff is friendly and wonderful. The food is killer. My husband's favorite is the Spicy Texas Dog and I love the Mushroom Burger. There are mushrooms under the bun and all over the rest of your plate. You can't even get in there on Fridays and Sunday breakfast is like one big family eating together. They catered our son's first birthday party over a year ago and our friends and family STILL rave about how good the food was. Several of them come over just to go to Jake's and pick up the sausages (for the Spicy Texas) to cook and eat at home. See thier menu at http://www.sangabrielvalleymenus.com