I wasn't sure what to get my friend for a gift, but her main interest is Christianity, and I came across Leona's Religious Gifts. They offer religious music, jewerly (a nice selection of crosses and Rosemary beads), Bibles, books on spirituality, religious cards, artwork, and candles. I found her a book for her growing collection of Christianity-related books, which she loved. She loved it so much, she asked for the name of the store because she wanted to see what other treasures they had!
I'm a big fan of marine life, so I loved this aquarium to get up-close and personal. They have a shallow pool where you can touch a smooth sting ray, or pick up a starfish (with your hand still under the water, of course) and feel how different it is. Their sharks (my favorite marine species) all vary by different type, like the tiger. And on their dolphin tour, I saw dolphins jumping around the water! Their gift shop has great shell necklaces to wear on the sandy beaches.
I was scheduled to have a foot massage one morning, out of pure curiosity. I woke up with horrible stomach cramps and not feeling at all like having a stranger touch my feet. I showered, latered on peppermint foot cream, and was off. In the fifteen minutes my feet were rubbed, it was pure heaven - whatever was applied made them feel so soft and delicate, and by the end, my cramps were actually gone! Heavenly.
I came to Max Spa and was greeted by a well-groomed staff, which is an absolute must at a spa! They offer a variety of treatment, from hair removal, permanent make-up, pedicures, and massages, but I had a mini-facial to detoxify my pores. I felt rejuvenated afterwards, left with a glow people complimented, but it was my little secret. :] I was placed in a soothing Moroccan room and snuck a peek at the Blue Lagoon - just as equisite!
Unfortunately, we had bees seeping in and out of our house, which was bad because my brother is allergic to bees and it could be fatal if he were stung a few times. We needed to get rid of the problem quickly and efficiently, and didn't really want to take our chances with some cheap, over-the-counter spray that may or may not do the trick. Bug Off came out and sprayed in their gear, in all the right spaces and in additional areas just as a precautionary, and we noticed many dead bees the following hours later. By the next day, we had no more bees coming into our home and we felt safe again. Bug Off Pest Control really took care of the problem!!!
This place is cool because the salespeople will make sure you know how to work a trick and understand the directions before you leave. They have neat card, dice, and coin tricks to buy specialized, with everything in between (fake finger slicers) or books filled with tricks to do with a standard deck of cards or other household items (cups, newspapers, dollar bills, etc.) I impressed my friends with some of the stuff I picked up here.
I thought my watch was pretty much dead when I brought it into Chung Mei, but as it turned out, all it needed was a new battery. (This was surprising because I'd only had it for a half a year!) Chung Mei's shop has a variety of tools and equipment needed to change batteries, replace bands, or fix minor damages, and it's done within a very short frame of time. I rely on my watch a lot, so the fast service was very much appreciated. Great store, friendly service, expert precision.
If you're looking to buy a camera and have no knowledge of cameras, this is the place to go. The salespeople have a knowledge of cameras, lenses for special effects, and will make recommendations based on your needs (a good point-and-shoot, in my case!). They have digital and regular, and a range of prices, as well as accessories to protect your camera from damage, tripods to stabalize, and equipment to make your own prints. I walked off with a great camera in my price range, that works exactly for my needs - birthday parties and friendly gatherings!
Steven is an amazing, experienced photographer who takes so many incredible photos that you'll actually have a hard time determining which one you want! He'll take a variety of poses - cute, goofy, romantic, serious, and candid - with skilled lighting and expertise. He knows what colors work best, which angles are most flattering, and how to create balance and where to draw the reader's eye in a photograph. My fiance and I think he's the best!
This gym is definitely one-of-a-kind - instead of treadmills and weight equipment that you might not be using properly, straining your body and causing damage to it, this focuses on boxing. You can take classes for beginners, intermediate, advanced, etc. from highly knowledgeable trainers that will teach you how to box properly and give a terrific workout for your body. You'll be in the best shape of your life at this gym and always on your toes, getting a proper workout that promotes your well-being. Check out this gym - you won't regret it!