I have lived in many places, and have had various artists, some with a greater or lesser degree of talent. I can usually tell within the first five minutes of being in a parlor if I am going to enjoy my experience, and either stay, or leave accordingly. This type of prejudgement might be considered inappropriate, but hey, it is my body, and I consider the art of tattooing to be somewhat still kind of a sacred ritual, so I am okay with that. After hearing from a friend the name of this company, and the exceptional experience they had, I looked them up online for me and a visiting friend to go to so we could get some artwork done. Within a few seconds we were greeted and were already discussing our desired concepts with a very enthusiastic artist. That set me at ease in a moment. He was serious and attentive, and obviously loved what he did... Three qualities that I think a great artist should have. After designing our custom works, which were better than the designs we had in mind anyways, he set to work on us efficiently and with great care, resulting in that zen experience I strive for. After staying open almost two hours late to create that immaculate piece of work, instead of rushing to get out on time, said a lot not only about his ethic, but the company that took the time to find such a great asset as well. Suffice it to say we left more than pleased and with an even better sense of assurance that we would definitely come back for more. And I did, a week and a half later, with four family members, to an even better experience. A new idea, a different artist, and an even better environment. Always clean, it was freshly renovated and with a positive vibe. In moments we set to work with our individual artists to change a concept into a piece of reality. I was taken into a different room this time, with the same exceptional clean standards of my previous visit. I cannot speak for the others in my party, but they all said they shared the similar experience I will relate. My artist was dilligent, attentive, serious, and very professional, but with a good personality and a steady hand. It was easy to get lost in the feel of the tattoo, and I liked it more as it was a little quieter in this room, where you could get more into the sensation of the machine. Hours passed like minutes, and it was really a terrific experience. Once again, the staff stayed open late to make sure everyone in my party was happy with thier individual custom pieces they selected, and sent us off with a welcome invitation to return. I'm sure we will defintely take them up on that offer. We felt so good in fact, that we went to the casino to win some money afterwards, which we did! Can't beat a night like that! Thanks guys!
They did a great job in getting the best deal for my husband and I to go on our 10th anniversary trip.
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I have been dining at Stonewood for about 6 years now. when we first discovered it, we would go there without the children for the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, Our children were very young, and it was a nice get away. The food is consistantly good from salad to desert. The fresh sourdough bread is delicious and their coffee is really flavorful. The salads are always freshly prepared and dressings homemade. My favorite dish is the blackened chicken bowtie pasta with baby spinach, sundried tomatoes and asparagus. My husband loves everything on their oak grill from the fresh fish to the steaks. And to finish it off, try the chocolate bread pudding with bourbon butter sauce topped with vanilla bean ice cream! We spend every special occassion there and go as often in between as we can. Dinner for the two of us is usually around $50 without alcoholic beverages. Great place to take friends if you really want to make it a memorable time. Excellent wait staff, low lighting, easy to converse (not noisey) and just an all around great experience.
I would not host a birthday party here again until their customer service improves. The manager Craig was very rude and unfriendly. My daughter and her friends love playing here. We chose not to use the things that were included in the party package such as their plastic table covers (They were dirty!!), our own party bags (their bags were cheap toys that were choking hazards to my group), we brought in a salad and some munchy snacks which were allowed when we reserved the party but they have since changed their policy. They gave me a hard time about it but my contract had the old terms and they let us serve our salad on top of their pizza. All in all it's a great kids birthday place but there are lots of great places in Tampa. I don't need the stress of dealing with rude bounce house managers.
Let me begin that Casey and his wife are very personable. Easy to get along with. I called on Sunday Morning, not only was Casey quick to help and friendly he was not all upset that I called on Sunday. I brought my Custom tattoo to him and he did a spectacular job. EVeryone of my friends and family absolutely love my new art. I'm in love with as well. I can not stop looking at it. His shop is clean and fresh. With all the art I have on my body I have never experience an experience like this. I would recommend for anyone that is looking for a clean friendly and knowledgable artist to go see Casey and his artist at ART EXPLOSION!!! This place rocks. 2 THUMBS UP!
This place was amazing my kids will not stop talking about it. All they want to do is go to the Bounce House. They wanted to go so many times they partically forced me to have there birthday here,and let me tell you it wasnt a bad idea at all. The service was great, the whole place was spotless, the food was outstanding, and best of all my host was amazing. Mario was my host name he couldnt have done a better job, he was perfect. Overall this is one of the best place i have ever taken my kids to. The only downside was the three hour party i wish we could have stayed longer but those are the rules. I will be attending this ploace a lot more in the future.
This Christmas I left and went home for the holidays. I didn't have time to get my hair cut before I left. I figured I could get by until I returned. Well one thing lead to another and I ended up letting my sister in law cut my hair while I was home. She is a hairdresser. Mistake. I came home looking like a 10 year old who's mother cut my bangs in the bathroom with large pruning scissors. I called and made an appointment with Chad. I was crying and he told me to relax he could fix it. That he did. It is perfect. A beautiful, sexy, adult haircut. Thank you so much! I have learned my lesson and if ever i forget I can always look at the family photos. LOL!
I must admit that I had some reservations about visiting b2m because of its location in university mall, but I was really impressed with my experience overall. The staff was very friendly, the space was clean and well-lit, they had ESPN going on several of their flatscreen tvs. The atmosphere was relaxing. My barber, Big J was friendly and professional. He didn't take any liberties like many barbers do-- he asked before he cut or edged anywhere. He has an eye for detail. In the end, I looked and felt great and b2m exceeded all my expectations. Can't say enough. A+
I had a great dining experience at The Red Elephant in Carrollwood. From the hostesss to the Elephant Ears the hospitality and food was great. The decor was right for the atmosphere and they even had a little game room for my children, so my husband and I could talk over a glass wine. Anyone with children knows how hard it is to find kid-friendly restaurants with excellent food, The Red Elephant is all that and more. The prices are affordable and food is delicious and they do not just served pizza they also have great salads and sandwiches/burgers...
Chad gave me an awesome haircut, and i have such difficult hair to cut that i have had maybe four good cuts my adult life, one was in NYC. I have fine hair with multiple textures, ranging from corkscrew curls to totally straight. He gave me a well blended cut that actually makes my hair look thick. It looks like someone else's hair. I couldn't be happier with it. He's also a very gentle, soft spoken person. I usually hate getting my hair done, but this was an awesome experience, well worth the 1.5 hour drive! Thank you so much, Chad!
Ybor City Tattoo Co has provided me with over 20 hours of extremely high quality, show winning tattoos including half back, quarter sleeve, and side pieces. All of my tattoos are done in brilliant colors outlined with smooth professional line work. Though I used a primary artist, I witnessed all the other artists at work and I was thoroughly impressed with their work as well. I've had tattoo work done at three other high profile studios and I've finally found a shop that I can count on. THANK YOU YBOR CITY TATTOO CO!