Sooo over-priced & NOT worth it! Don't waste your money, & don't risk your hair. I was charged $85 for a mediocre, generic prom bun. It wasn't what I asked for, I wanted a loose, messy bun with volume on the sides and top. CURLS! It looked like I pulled it back myself right out of the shower. Very disappointing.. the girl isn't capable of giving the client what they asked for, & isn't very skilled at modern, trendy updos. I go to a much better salon that charges HALF of what Allure does.. and all the girls are amazing. I used to get haircuts at Allure, and it was so-so. The girl I went to back then would always chop the same pieces too short & would tell me my hair was too long to put any short layers in (absolutely the most stupid thing I've ever heard.) I took a chance with my updo because it was a different girl and had no choice.
The store is smoky smelling but its a good place to drop off unwanted toys and clothes (and get some extra cash!) They don't pay very much, so be prepared for that.
This used to be the Medicine Shoppe. I'm not sure why the name changed, but it is still the same guy. He is very much a perfectionist, and is very careful with the drugs he administers to you. He goes over exactly how to use it, and any precautions. It is an old-fashioned drug store, go here instead of big chains!
When I walked by this the other day, the sign on the door read, "Pets Welcome - Oh, yeah.. and owners, too!" It is a very cute little shop. They have a lot of gifts for pet-lovers, and supplies. They are moderately priced, but the people are very friendly. Definitely a store you want to check out if you have a pet that you like to take everywhere with you.
At first glance, this place doesn't look like anything special. That is because it has been there since the very early 1900's. It is very casual and relaxed... a beachy feel. I, of course, wasn't expecting that up here... so I was overdressed. My stilettos kept going through the planks. I had shrimp cocktail, raw oysters, fried clams, and even a couple drinks! I think I really like this place, because it feels a lot like the atmosphere of Murrells Inlet, SC. I felt right at home, in a place that normally DOES NOT feel like home to me. You look out onto a marsh and the Essex River. Definitely sit upstairs though, because downstairs is crawling with KIDS! You order fried stuff downstairs, and the raw bar is upstairs. It feels like you are on a boat. We were the only ones upstairs on a Tuesday night around 6:30. More people came later, but it was still pleasant. They have fresh lobster, which seems to be the thing up here. I am now completely traumatized by viewing them being cooked and slaughtered, but everyone I was with had one (and loved it!) I feel like it is pretty expensive though, I guess because of the tourists that come there. In SC you can get stuff that good for half the price - warmer weather no extra charge.
PROS: Beautiful View - Fresh Seafood - Historic Place
CONS: EXPENSIVE - crawling with kids and tourists
I don't know their exact hours, but I know they are open kind of late (for an old-fashioned New England town.) My husband is able to get stuff easier up here than MYRTLE BEACH! That is because South Carolina doesn't sell on Sundays, and the stores would always end up being closed by the time we got there. This one cards EVERYONE practically, and is very careful. It is almost a hassle, but not really when you think about it - it cuts down on dumb little teeny-boppin' drunk drivers. They have reasonable prices, and they are friendly. They also have a good selection of just about anything you could want!
Honesty is very important in appliance repair (or any kind of repair) and this place is just that. If they feel your appliance isn't worth fixing, they will let you know. Some places will just run you up a nice bill, and then leave with nothing even fixed! These people will come out pretty fast to check out your problem, too. They have been around for a while and know what they are doing.
Not too many people bother with repairing shoes these days, but if you wear stilettos - you may have to. I wear the plastic tips down on my stilettos very fast, and once that happens a metal piece is exposed. You will fall or ruin your shoes if you don't get it repaired. This place knew what I wanted and got it done fairly quickly. They made my expensive shoes look like new (although I am always afraid to have them repaired, because you never know.) They are friendly, love what they do, and reasonably priced.
This place has great sales, and is a very cute little shoppe. It is good for tourists looking for items to remember their trip, or if you just want to pick up a quick card. It is also good for quick, thoughtful, unique gifts to show your appreciation - aka your kid's teachers. It is priced as you would expect a gift shoppe to be (not cheap, but check the sale stuff.)
This place looks like it was built in 1971, and it probably was. Not too much updating going on, as with a lot of the area businesses. It brings back memories of old-school bowling alley birthday parties though. It is just classic, fun bowling to take your mind off of more complicated, modern day worries. A great place to go for any occasion, even if you don't really care for bowling (like me!)