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THE ISSAQUAH PRESS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2009 * B5 "1 " " 1 []jr "~ i IL [1 [i ]J!ri • • -%1 • r, Special Section of The Issaquah Press advertising department Avikai Spa is Issaquah's best kept secret to health Issaquah's best kept secret is now out. A 10,606-square-foot state of the art medical center with a world-class luxury spa dis- cretely tucked away in the Maple Street building (the !argo office building behind Joe s) has been ~oaining word-of-mouth exposure r its unique offerings, beautiful surroundings and result-oriented treatments. Avikai recently celebrated two years of operation and was awarded "Best of Issaquah 2008" in the spa division by U.S. Local Business Association. Avikai has a Health Center with naturopathic doctors, accepts most insurance plans, and combines the best of health-based medicine with a European approach to noninvasive youthful aging and pampering. Avikai means "fountain of life and clients are happily discov- ering this new paradigm for health-based medicine in a luxury spa setting right in their own back yard. The Bali Suite offers side-by-side massage and the Aahh-vikai Mineral Jacuzzi bath is popular for its authentic design as an island escape, complete with a domed palapa ceiling. The Health Center is a 2,000-square-foot specialty area which can accommodate colonic therapy, IV Chelation for detoxification and health maintenance, as well as a private red infrared sauna with shower for detoxification and weight loss. The Health Center is supervised by Dr. Suzanne Sykurski who specializes in hCG weight loss protocols. Rapidly gaining in popularity, hCG weight loss has been Dr. Michelle Tumtte clinically shown to help someone safely lose up to 20 pounds per month by resetting the body's metabolism. Clients also find the noninvasive facelifts using proven microcurrent technology from Europe effec- tive in restoring a more youthful look without sur- gery or injections. Nutritional consults, hormonal balancing, and lifestyle education empowers Avikai clients to look and feel their best without the use of pharmaceutical drugs and invasive surgeries. Avikai is leading the way in offering corporate wellness programs tied to Health Savings Accounts and Flex Spending Accounts to help curb the cost of health care for business which has seen insurance costs rise to up to 20 percent of gross revenues. The U.S. is spending more that $1 trillion for drugs, health care costs based on treating diseases that are out of control. Americans are experiencing epidemic levels of diabetes, heart disease cancer and obesity. Avikai offers a new model to those deter- mined to optimize health and appearance at any age. Avikai is located at 1180 N.W. Maple Street, Is- saquah. Look for reserved parking in the covered area and take the elevator to the first floor. Book a free consult by calling 425-391-1433 or visit online at www. avikai, com. Pelage hair stylists are among Issaquah's best Pelage hair stylists Carolanne Baccari and Zoriana Schaefer are among the best in Issaquah. And their salon at Pelage in Gilman Village is one of the most relaxing spas to visit for some pampering, too. Pelage services also include massage and skin care. Carolanne and Zoriana have been styling hair for 20 years and are proud to offer an environment that is pleasant, peaceful and pri- vate. They specialize in custom de- signer cuts, color, foils, relaxers, thermal straighteners, hair textur- izing (perms), and quality hair ex- tensions to add length or fullness. In spite of their high credentials, they offer very competitive prices. "Over the past 10 years, Car- olanne has become a friend, pro- viding hair care for our three generations -- my morn, myself and our high school-age daughter Kimmy," says Carolyn McGarvey, owner of Northwest Playgrounds. "On several special occasions, such as the tolo or prom, Car- olanne has gone out of her way to provide the special finishing touch for that special day. She offers creative suggestions that gnaran- Carolanne Baccari (left) and Zoriana Schaefer at Pelage. tee that all our days are "good hair days!" Customers also appreciate knowing that their stylists under- stand the latest trends. Zoriana explains that the latest trends are what you see on the stars on TV and in magazines. She and Car- olanne keep up to date by attend- ing classes and hair shows that come to the area and abroad. Zo- riana attends the national hair show in Las Vegas and Carolanne attends a show in Toronto, en- abling them to give clients an up- dated look from time to time. Zoriana says all styles come and go, but always come back with a little edge. They ,take into consid- eration the client s hair type, tex- ture, face structure and lifestyle to determine the best style and color for that particular client. "I love the time Carolanne takes to discuss my hair needs, from cuts to color and changes. After my appointment, I feel great," said long-time client Sue Mattingly. Both stylists offer a free consulta- tion for new clients, to discuss their likes and dislikes and to achieve a look created just for them. "We want our clients to leave 100 percent satisfied with the service they receive at Pelage, and feel good about themselves! That is our goal," said Zoriana. Hair appointments are offered weekdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. "I like to set a time that is just for you," said Carolanne. "Your appointment has my full attention to make sure you are satisfied. There is no rushing your appoint- ment." Lose up to 25 Ibs. in 6 weeks & keep it off/ "At lagt...somewhere to have coffee in lssaquah that giays open pa~t 9:oopm!!!" %// " " Open House & Seminar hCG Weight Loss & Cleansing Feb. 7, 10am - noon Dr. Suzanne Sykurski, ND Medical & Laser Center with Spa 425.391.1433 www.avikai.com Maple Street Building (behind Joe's) 1180 NW Maple Street Suite 140 Issaquah, WA 98027 Grimaldi's Coffee House is community gathering place "At last.., somewhere to have coffee, dessert or drinks in Issaquah that stays open past 9 p.m.!" says Susan, a customer of Grimaldi's Coffee House in Gilman Village. Crimaldi's just opened two months ago and is al- ready getting a following of customers looking for a comfortable place to meet, work and hang out day and night. Grimaldi's is all that, but keeps customers coming back for high quality coffee and teas, pastries, panini sandwiches, salads and the only gehto in all of Issaquah! Soon they will offer beer and wine, too. "The inspiration for Grimaldi's is traditional, but almost everything else about us is unique," said Ste- fano Gaudiano, one of the partner owners. "The peo- ple who work here, the carefully selected foods and drinks, our business principles, our building and in- terior design are all unique." Stefano says even the location at Gilman Village is "one of the most wonderful human and commercial environments we could possibly have hoped for. "Our love of Italy's best coffee bars and the unique qualities of Gilman Village have combined to create Grimaldi's." The owners expect Grimaldi's will quickly become the place where friends gather for the music, arts and cultural performances and events that will hap- pen here. They also have Wi-Fi for customer conven- ience. "We are providing quality, convenience, and at- mosphere to make a city we love a bit livelier and more connected," said Stefano. "The purpose of our coffee house is about com- munity even more than caffeine -- al- though good caffeine is a nice perk!" Grimaldi's coffee is roasted locally by Dave Stewart, owner of Vista Clara Coffee and original owner of Seattle's Best. Stefano says the coffee is on par with the best beans he can find in Italy, with all the flavor but no bitterness. Partner Stephen Csutoras and manager Tom A1- ston have over 20 years experience in brewing to get the best from a quality bean. Grimaldi s offers all the popular coffee drinks, plus chicory coffee and some European specialties. Grimaldi's owners believe in getting involved in their community. In addition to providing a venue for local and visiting authors, performers and lectur- ers, they reach out to area schools and businesses with an eye toward shared interests. Grimaldi's is also a sponsor of the Issaquah Girls' Basketball As- sociation. You'll find Grimaldi's in the southwest comer of Gilman Village, with convenient parking off Juniper Street. Coffee house hours are 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 6:30 a.m.-ll p.m. Thursday- Sa~rday; and 8:30 a.m-6 p.m. Sunday. Shirey Handyman offers design choices in your home improvement projects In the midst of the current economic downturn, people are tightening their wallets and putting off the de- cision to purchase or build a new home. In- stead they are concen- trating on making in- vestments in their cur- rent home. Small remodels are an appealing option for homeowners on a budget who are look- ing to do a little bit at a time. Making upgrades to an outdated bathroom is a great place to start and can make a big difference in the first impression of a home. However, even "small" remodels can have unforeseen costs that add up, a fact that un- doubtedly discourages many homeowners from taking on such home improvement projects all to- gether. Shirey Handyman, a local com- pany that provides small remodel- H Bath cabinets used in the Simple Solutions collections, by Strasser Woodenworks. ing, repair and main- tenance services, rec- ognizes that these un- expected costs are a big obstacle for peo- ple and have devel- oped a way to help economize one of the most common home improvement activi- ties. They've created a line of pro-designed bathroom packages called Simple Solu- tions that give home- owners a quality up- grade without the costs associated with custom design. Designed by Autumn Donavan Design of Redmond, the options include contemporary, traditional, or environmentally-friendly design collections, all of which incorpo- rate handpicked combinations of everything from countertops to tub enclosures to light fixtures. "Our clients benefit in a number of ways," says general manager April Bettinger. "It takes the guesswork out of the process. They know what it will cost. They know that it will have a quality look. And they know how long it will take." The pro-designed packages work with a home's existing layout and incorporate pro-selected products and materials to create an up-to- date bathroom in just seven to 10 days. Design elements in each pack- age include vanity, sink, mirror, tub enclosure and faucetry, flooring ma- terial, countertop, light fixtures and a variety of accessories. For homeowners wondering if such investments will pay off down the road, a study releasedin December offers some confidence, proving that remodeling projects are holding their value despite drops in home prices across the country. Remodeling Magazine's 2008 Cost vs. Value Report states that Seattle and other Pacific Coast cities have had the best payback on remodeling projects, with an average cost-recouped percentage 14.8 percent higher than in the rest of the country. "It's important to remember that your home is your number one as- set," adds Bettinger. "These days, investing in home improvements is one of the safest bets out there." MON-WED 6: 30AM-9:00PM THURS-SAT 6:30AM-II:00PM SUNDAY 8:30AM-6:00PM Gilman Village #4:7 ½25 ~27 816I www. grimaldis coffe e. corn |Ill I i • I| | • ! xi i iimll • • II | | i I| • • i fill! |Ill • • • • • iimm |el Ii • •iIi i! I|III I| • • • ill ii ! ill ! • • Ii • • Ill i! Im m • ! Ii Ill • I I e i ii I • Iii • iie iii I | i • • " Styles DESIGNER AT AN UPSCALE SALON i m u u i w : • more than 20 years experience • color specialists s ! • customized styles carolanne & Zoriana " • quality hair extensions to add length or fullness : & Pelag " i Carolanne Baccari Zoriana Schaeferat e : i 317 NW Gilman Blvd • Suite 16 • Gilman Village 425.837.8710 • m 425.392.8301 .shnreyhandyman.com SHIRff I = ° HANDYMAN SERVICE