Ok, so maybe I've never had a uni-brow, but I still go to this Euphoria for an eyebrow wax every now and then. I've been to a couple of aestheticians here and both have been very friendly and did a nice job. I have noticed that the prices have gone up for eyebrow waxing up to about $17 or 18, but it's still not too bad.
I've also had a shampoo/haircut here with the same hair stylist that my wife always go to, but as a guy, I don't think that it's worth the price and I usually just go to Supercuts instead.
Besides the salon/day spa services, their retail store for products and supplies is pretty good with a lot of variety.
I had hired a limo from Bayview Limosine Service for our wedding anniversary one year. It cost me about $300 for a few hours of service and to get us to and from Tacoma, WA to downtown Seattle for dinner. Our limo driver was very cordial and friendly as you would expect and was on-time to pick us up.
I was worried that due to some unexpected heavy traffic on I-5 that we might be late to the restaurant, but our driver took an alternative route that got us there with just a little time to spare. He couldn't park his limo at the restaurant as there was no closeby parking in the waterfront area, so all I had to do was to call him when we were about a few minutes from leaving the restaurant.
My only small complaint was that the limo wasn't necessarily a brand new one as you could tell with a couple of the broken panels in the seating area, but that didn't detract us from a very pleasant and enjoyable evening.
I had toured the Emerald Gardens facility for a possible wedding there as it had a pretty good reputation, and boy was I amazed at what I saw.
Now, the Emerald Gardens is located off of Rampart Blvd just north of Charleston in the Peccole Ranch master planned community (adjacent to Summerlin). It is situated right off of a golf course, so there are some nice views of one of the fairways.
You can have your ceremony take place inside/outside, and their main ballroom will easily fit several hundred people. The ballroom has a small groom's room with a television and refridgerator. The best part is with the bride's room as it is pretty big with a fitting stage, television, refrigerator, and long mirror with seats for the bridemaids and bride to apply that last minute makeup.
It is an expensive place to book your wedding and/or reception, so be sure to bring your wallet!
Dr. Stephen Seldon runs the "A New You" clinic off of Eastern Avenue which offers several medical spa procedures as well as being an Otolaryngologist.
I had two procedures (not medical spa related but sinus related) done by Dr. Seldon, and the surgery went fine and by the next day I was feeling a lot better. I actually panicked right after the surgery as I couldn't breathe through my nose, but after a quick follow-up visit just a few hours after my surgery, a couple valium helped me to calm down and get some sleep for the night.
During any of my visits to see Dr. Seldon, he was always a happy go-lucky kind of guy explaining everything that needed explaining and always reassuring me (especially on the first follow-up visit) that everything would be OK.
Also, the office itself is in a new building, but I really think that he could've hired an interior decorator to really spruce things up a bit.
Overall, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dr. Seldon to anyone needing any sinus work done.
Our family stayed one night in the Hilton Anaheim on one of our trips to Disneyland, and it was worth the stay. It's located a hop, skip and a jump away from Disneyland, and they have a resort shuttle that can take you there.
The hotel also offers:
- A sports and fitness Center
- A protected golf driving range
- Swimming pool and jacuzzi
- A full-service spa
- A business center
- Convention/meeting areas
- A gift shop / character shop
Also, as this is a Hilton they do have room service which cost us about $110 for dinner and breakfast not too bad for a Hilton. The room itself cost us about $129 for the night including taxes which we booked through Expedia.com which was cheaper than booking directly with Hilton.
PROS: Great location right next to Disneyland.
CONS: Not the cheapest place to stay.
My wife and I had to stay next to the Seatac airport one night, so we booked a room at the Red Roof Inn as it was right across the street.
Our room was several minutes away from the lobby as we had to walk a little distance to get there through very dimly lit hallways that obviously needed new carpet. The room itself was your basic motel room, but I did notice a few things:
1. No iron or ironing board in the room....sure they had one outside in the hallway, but was it a community one?
2. No coffeemaker in the room (okay, I don't drink coffee, but my wife does and she really didn't feel like walking all the way to the front desk for a cup)
3. No klennex in the room (I guess that we were supposed to wipe our noses with the toilet paper)
4. Not the cleanest bathtub that you'll find in the world. Whatever happened to good 'ole scrubbing?
Anyway, we'll be looking for another hotel/motel room if the need ever arises in the Seatac area and so should you.
The Ramada Inn Resort is a good place for business travelers in the Palm Springs area. It only cost me about $56 for the night, so it wasn't too much of a drawn on my wallet.
This Ramada Inn has a few amenities to offer:
- An outdoor pool with two jacuzzis
- A fitness center with a sauna
- Leon's Bar & Grill
- Tony's Cafe
- Banquet Facilities
- Room Service (the menu is small with limited hours, but not too bad for a Ramada)
So, if your business travels take you to Palm Springs, be sure to check this place out.
As I was driving south on I-5 it was getting really late, so I decided on staying the night at this Motel 6 which is right off the I-5 highway.
It's located right next to a Denny's restaurant and a Shell gas station; both of which are open 24 hours a day for convenience.
Once I got to my room (which was not on the highway side), I noticed how small and very, very bare the room was. It was basically just a plain white box (no paint on the walls) with minimal furniture in the room (a full-sized bed, small dresser, a small TV, one telephone, and a small bathroom with no bathtub just a shower enclosure. The very few towels that they had in the bathroom were plain, white and very thin and scratchy.
The worst part about this Motel 6 was that even though I was in a room not facing the highway, I could hear the cars on the highway loud and clear. I had to turn on the A/C to mask out the noise which kind of helped.
So, even though I only paid $38 for the night, I didn't get too much sleep with the highway noise.....which kind of defeats the purpose right???
CONS: Highway noise, minimal furniture and very small bathroom.
Yep, this store rocks! Uwajimaya is the place to go if you are looking for Japanese or other Asian foods in the Seattle area.
It is located off of 6th Avenue in the International District which is close to the I-5 freeway.
They have a wide variety of Japanese and Asian produce, meats, seafood, ramen, rice, canned goods, snacks, pastries, drinks/teas, etc. Also on the premises is the Kinokuniya Bookstore, a household and gift section, and a lunch counter.
I only wish that they had one of these back in Las Vegas!
NOTE: Be sure to keep your parking ticket with you as you can get it validated at the register for buying a certain $$$ amount.
PROS: Great selection of Japanese/Asian foods.
Whole Foods Market is known for their healthy and organic foods, and this location in Seattle is no different.
It is located off of 64th street in the University District area of Seattle and is not too far away from the I-5 freeway. It is open from 8am to 10pm, seven days a week, and this location has parking adjacent to the store (rare in the densely populated areas of Seattle) plus underground parking as well.
They carry a wide range of healthy and organic foods to choose from like dairy free or gluten free foods. Sure, the prices are a little higher than your regular grocery store, but a typical grocery store shopper wouldn't be in a Whole Foods Market unless they need healthier alternatives than what their local Albertson's, Kroger, or etc. can provide.
This Whole Foods Market does get very busy as there are only two stores in the entire state and both of them in the Seattle area.
PROS: Wide range of healthy and organic foods.
CONS: A little costlier than your normal grocery store and a tight parking.