roxsan day spa boasts an amazing atmosphere, which is perfect for de-stressing and at times when you just want to relax. fantastic service, extremely kind and intensely aware staff. a little bit pricey, but worth it. it's conveniently located in white flint mall, so parking is no problem.
a different, innovative, and ultimately effective preschool. the outdoor nursery school combines learning through constructive projects with approximately half the day spent outdoors experiencing nature on one of their ten or so playgrounds.
rely on barnes and noble to not only get the books you're looking for, no matter what subject, but also incorporate helpful service, a children's reading area, and most importantly a starbucks into the mix. my favorite bookstore.
irresistibles is a preppy store that carries clothing, bags, belts, wallets, and other accessories. its biggest asset is its jewelry. although it's non-returnable, the jewelry is unique and interesting. there are some exceptions to be found among the super-preppy clothing selection. (word of warning... it carries mostly sizes on the bigger side... it caters mostly to older women/moms)
although the name was somewhat of a turnoff to me, the food is actually great and the prices are pretty good too.. yes, this legal sea foods IS is montgomery mall, but the atmosphere still manages to be pleasant as the restaurant is somewhat separated from the main mall.
this is the best ice cream i've ever eaten. dickey's orange and vanilla twist is absolutely amazing. sadly, another company replaced this fine dessert establishment two years ago, but it's a chain, so it's available in other places. HIGHLY HIGHLY reccomended, definitely teh best soft serve i've ever had.
sutton place gourmet (now changed names to balducci's) is a gourmet food-lover's dream. packed with amazing food, free sample stands of every food, exotic new fruits, and every kind of pasta you can dream of, this place is fabulous for shopping before a dinner party. it's a little pricey, however, for most people's everyday grocery shopping. some items in the store are worth their high prices (like the fruit), but in others (like a type of pasta i tried), i don't really notice a difference between the stuff we normally buy and the "gourmet" version.
attractively arranged floor, helpful and personal saleswomen, and unique clothes. they have a lot of nice shoes also, albeit informally presented. also, this south moon under has a small but stuffed section in the front where you can find fantastic small gifts like picture frames, journals, candles, pillows, etc. their jewelry is cute, but way overpriced. the clothes are generally worth what you're charged for, but the jewelry i've bought there is poorly made and identical pieces can be found at other places for half the price.
ever since bethesda boomed into a playground for preteen priviate schoolers, cosi has been infested by the 13 year old set. it's almost always packed, even on random wednesday nights. another drawback: the tables are tiny, hardly big enough for three plates to fit without touching each other. but the food is good, especially the mint mochas and the to-die-for pizza. if you can get the highly-coveted seat right by the window with actual chairs, you'll experience cosi as it was meant to be, and hopefully will be able to ignore the stampeding prepubescent girls.
extremely cute store, great location, attentive service, adorable goods. carries some vera bradley bags also, if you're interested in those. brightly colored, neat furniture.