The Rockwood Aesthetic Center offers a variety of aesthetic services that enhance one’s appearance through non-surgical techniques, utilizing the latest and most effective aesthetic procedures on the market.

All services are provided by a licensed Esthetician. Among the services provided are full and mini facials, full body waxing, eyebrow and lash tinting, microderm abrasion and laser hair removal.

The Ultimate Facial:

Step #1 Cleansing
Step #2 Exfoliating/Scrubbing
Step #3 Massaging
Step #4 Face Masking
Eye Masking *(lavender & chamomile eye tea bags)
Step #5 Lower Arm & Hand Massage During the Masking time
*Note:  Hot Steam Towels applied throughout the facial at various stages
Hot Steam billowing to the facial, neck and declote’ skin areas during the cleansing & exfoliating steps
Toners & Spring Waters misted & spritzed on throughout facial steps
Aromatherapy throughout facial service
Step #6 Declote’, Face & Neck “Treatment Product” applied *(different per individual’s needs)
Step #7 Moisturizing Step for declote’, neck & face
Eye Moisturizing, as well
Step #8 Sunscreen application


“What three independently owned business owners would you miss if they disappeared? Stop in. Say hello. Pick up something that brings a smile. Your purchases are what keeps these businesses around.” This is the message of the national 3/50 Project – Saving the Brick and Mortar Businesses this nation is built on.

Bloomsday weekend is a gathering of individuals with the same mission – to make it up the hill, finish and claim success! That is the same mission of the brick and mortar businesses in our community. Shop Outside the Box in downtown Spokane is a Buy Local effort to bring like minded individuals into the fabulous small businesses in downtown Spokane, not only locals but all the visitors as well.

Shop Outside the Box encourages you to warm up for Bloomsday by walking downtown on Friday or Saturday and into the participating stores. The Map to all participating stores can be found on for download or just check out which stores are participating and pick one up while you are there. Shop Outside the Box also encourages the community to “Tell Your Story”. Nosey Parker and Buy Local would like to know your favorite shopping story. Do you know a terrific salesperson? Community Give-Back? Above and beyond service? Go to and tell your story. The best stories will be posted on, Facebook NoseyParkerINW and Twitter NoseyParkerINW.


I have toured a lot of spas lately in the Inland Northwest. They seem to be popping up everywhere, which is surprising considering the current economy. However, taking care of yourself should not be seen as a luxury, but as a necessity to staying healthy and balanced. Coming across Urbanna has been a delight! They have the most well rounded offering of services in the area. They do it all and the facility is off the charts. Going Green has never been so luxurious. The spa is eco-friendly and the salon offers an array of nurturing services and treatments. Urbanna is the first and only multi-space facility in the Inland Northwest to carry Davine’s, a 100% eco-friendly line of hair products that are fabulous as well as aromatic.

Check out the website – URBANNA – and go through a menu that includes Massage Montage, Urban Hair Spa, Facial Collection, Nail Gallery, Beautification Station, and Waxology. I love the makeup line – Youngblood – that they carry. Young Blood mineral cosmetics are made with micronized, highly reflective crystals. Mineral cosmetics reflect light to smooth fine lines and blemishes. Young Blood is made with natural pigments from the earth and contain no petroleum dyes.

URBANNA is located in a historic building, built in 1908. The Pine Creek Creamery building is a good example of early commercial / industrial brick masonry blocks that were built throughout east downtown Spokane Washington during the early 1900’s. The entire building, inside and out, lends itself to the essence that is URBANNA. Linda has worked with every aspect of the building to enhance your experience.

Have you heard of SPARTIES? For your next Girl’s Night Out, do it at URBANNA. They offer an array of different packages with pricing for every budget. Call 509-747-7076 for information and to book your Sparty today!! (and invite Nosey Parker!)

One of the most informative articles I’ve read on URBANNA was contributed by Salon Services NW. Check it out: URBANNA ARTICLE. Great pictures of the inside of Urbanna as well.

Visit for more ‘in the know info’ and at NoseyParkerINW on Facebook.


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Celebrating their new diggs at Northtown Square this Friday with a “Pink Party” between 5-9.  They will be serving pink champagne and pink treats. Pink attire requested!

Just for fun, if you are going or think you may, post “I am Pink & Swanky” on their facebook page! Swank on Facebook

Location: 4727 N Division Suite 100D


One of my favorite stores in all of the Inland Northwest since I moved here in 2007 is The Coeur d’Alene Olive Oil Company.  In fact, the first year I was here, that is what everyone in my family in other states received for Christmas.  They boxed up three flavors in a quaint crate with red shredded paper and mailed them for me.  It was not only convenient but the gift was very well received and loved.  The shop has new owners now and they are thrilled to continue offering all of the oils and vinegars that have made this product a fave.  One of my most favorite services is the refill of bottles.  Just bring yours back and they fill them right up!  I have been on so many wine tastings, but did you know you can taste olive oil somewhat in the same way.  The lemon is my favorite, followed by blood orange.  Combine those with the vinegars and you will have quite the smooth, rich sensation in your mouth.

Follow on Facebook – Coeur d’Alene Olive Oil Company

117 S. 4th St. Coeur d’Alene, ID, 83814

Phone: 208.765.0188


Brickhouse Massage & Coffee Bar

Fantabulous Facial! I wanted to lick my face!

At The Brickhouse Massage & Coffee Bar, a truly luxurious experience awaits you.  The organic Hungarian facial I received rejuvenates the skin, sweeps away dead skin cells and leaves the face glowing with intense hydration.  Each signature facial is specially customized to meet your needs and includes 3 treatment masques plus relaxing massage of the face, customized to meet your needs and includes 3 treatment masques plus relaxing massage of the face, scalp, neck, arms and feet.  This treatment also includes a hydrating hot paraffin dip for the hands.

Brickhouse Massage & Coffee Bar

14222 E. Sprague Avenue

Spokane Valley, WA

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Saturday, February 13th thru Sunday, February 28th
Regular business hours 9 AM to 5 PM daily

Up to 75% off many gift items
Up to 50% off many food items

20% off all cases
25% off Sangiovese case purchases
30% off bottles/ 40% off cases of Semillon
35% off BooBoo labeled/bottled wines (no additional case discount)

Latah Creek Winery & Gift shop is located in the Spokane Valley at 13030 E Indiana. Just take the Pines exit off I-90.