Wet Seal is a hip chic store for the younger girl. Cute halter tops and decorated jeans. They even sell some shoes. But I am a tall girl, and this is not the place for me to buy jeans. The sizes go down to a 0, and the inseam on every single pair of pants in that store can't be any more than 30". So tall girls....stay away from the pants unless you plan on calling them capris. Other than that the clothes are cute and not terribly expensive (but far from cheap). Not too many sales go on as far as when I've been in the store.
PROS: cute clothes
CONS: no tall sizes, kind of pricey, sales not that often
I think this store is wonderful. Their clothing is very funky, stylish and today for the younger generation of girl. Blazers and graphic tees are so feminine and fun in this store with cute accessories and a whole back section of the store devoted to very stylish formal dresses. (They also have a free catalog that you can get in the mail for the dresses). The way that they peice their clothing together on the displays draws you into the store. The problem is, the price will make you want to keep on walking. The kind of girls that would wear these clothes are too young to have a REAL job making REAL money for these REAL prices. Windsor is definantly my style, but i wouldn't shop there as long as Wet Seal and Charlotte Russe are in business. Those stores are just as cute for a lot cheaper price.
PROS: cute clothes
CONS: too costly
They are no longer Lerner New York, but now New York & Co. Even so, the style has improved greatly. I've always liked Lerner's clothing, but now that the store has changed, they have gone in a much more urban direction. The clothing is fitted and feminine. Much of the clothing will make great outfits for an office or corporate environment. At the same time, there are many pieces that would be great for going out after work or even on the weekends. There is now a whole seperate section of the store for accessories with large purses and more bracelets than you could imagine.
The prices can get kind of steep when you talk about pants and jackets ranging anywhere from $50-$70 for one jacket or pair of pants, but since they've opened, they have had a lot of sales going on such as buy one get the second half off. In Westfield Franklin Park Mall, they are located in the Marshall Field wing
PROS: cute clothes and accessories, constant sales
CONS: kind of pricey
This small salon is charming with its friendly nail techs and personal touch. Its a pleasant change of pace from the hustle and bustle of larger salons and gives you a quiet place to relax and get pampered. Each tech will give you extra attention and the prices are relatively low. Walk ins are welcome, but its always best to have an appointment so that there will be no chance of waiting.
Watch out when going to this salon, you'll drive right past it if your not looking. A good landmark is the large yellow sign for karate school that's right next door.
PROS: great service, interesting nail designs, lower prices
Connxtions comedy club is a pretty good place if you want a change of pace from the regular club or the movies. No-name comedians come from all over the U.S. to this club to give their best material. I've been several times, and normally, the main act is pretty funny. The opening acts have somtimes left much to be desired, but hey, for $8.00, its a pretty good time. A couple times a month, they usually have a well known comic come into the club, I do know that david allen grier has been there before and many others. They serve food (snack foods like at the movies) and drinks. The wait staff is very friendly and you can even call in to reserve seats. The best nights to go are wed. and saturday. And there are normally coupons in the Toledo Blade newspaper for a free ticket. You can't beat that
PROS: consistenly funny comedians, good food
I've been to this place once, but it was a pretty nice spot to play some pool. There is a large bar, and several pool tables. they have Kareoke on Sundays, and a very large seating area where they serve food. The low lighting and laid back atmosphere makes it a good place to take a date or hang out with friends before going to a club.
Club indigo is a house. Plain and simple. It is a house that was converted into a "club", but its really a bar with a dance floor and mirrors on the wall. There is no dj, and this is not a place for young people. Its very dark on the inside and there is one way in and out. I would not recommend.
CONS: small, dark, one way in and out, kinda scary
The Blueprint is not to be underestimated. I was pleasently surprised when i stepped inside of this club. First of all, the line is going to be out of the door on any night on the weekend. The club mix is black people between 21-27. There are large glass windows on the outside of the club so that you can see how many people are on the inside. Sometimes the cover charge can go up to $20, but normally its cheaper unless its a special occasion like a holiday weekend. The inside of this club is impressive. Hardwood floors, art on the walls, a sleek sitting area, on some occasions there is a buffet in the back, and it even has a back porch for those who need to cool off. Ladies....the bathrooms are clean (that's a pet peeve of mine). The dance floor is kind of small, but there are additional booths on the other side of the club for seating. The bar is beautiful and bright against the low lighting in the rest of the club. Also, the drinks are strong, so you get your money's worth.
My only thing about this club is that because its so popular and so many people come, there is a good chance that if you don't get there in enough time, you may not be able to get in. As sophisticated as this club is on the inside, its small. Which leads me to my only other complaint. Its SO packed in there that you will be elbow to elbow all night. There is actually more room to move around on the dancefloor than in the actual club, but aside from that you will definitely have fun!
PROS: large crowd, modern interior, good drinks
CONS: small interior, sometimes a little pricey
Let's be real, Mano's is a Greek restaurant when you look it up in the phone book. But at night, its the Back Porch. This is where a lot of black college kids go on the weekend. If you've graduated from college, you might think you've out grown this, but if you're a freshman or sophomore, you'll be pretty happy with the crowd. There will be a long line outside every night this club is open on the weekend and the cover charge isn't usually over $10. The entrace is a wooden staircase that runs up to what looks like an addition to the restaurant. There is a small dance floor when you walk in next to the dj booth. When you walk further into the club, you will see the bar which takes up most of the back portion. The drinks are pretty good. They usually have a make-shift bar in the back room that serves the specialty drink for that night (usually at a reduced cost). There are also tables and chairs back there with open windows so you can catch your breath and rest your feet. The music is always live and there is always someone on the dance floor. It usually starts jumping after 12 a.m. and ends no later than 2:30 a.m. Afterwards, people usually mingle in the parking lot for awhile. Also as a side note, there is spoken word there on thurs. at 8 p.m. Some very talented people on stage every week.
PROS: large crowd, good drink specials, cheap cover charge
CONS: kind of small, one way out down a staircase
Club bijou looks like one of those clubs you would see when you went out of town with 3 different rooms to club in, one of them being very large with 2 bars and different levels with seating. In this same room, the dance floor is huge, there are large screens that show videos while the music is playing, there is a large stage where you can dance, but is somewhat blocked off from the dance floor so you can chill if you didn't want to be in the midst of everyone else. There is a front and back entrance, large bathrooms, and even a foyer area where you can mingle before going into any room with a dance floor. Sounds pretty good huh? Don't be fooled. The last 3 times I've gone to bijou, the crowd was a joke. There was no one there and all they played was techno music. Unless that's your thing and you don't mind dancing by yourself, try another club.
PROS: club is very large, modern look to it
CONS: crowd is always very slim