I Just Love

mimi088Great style is about looking fabulous from head to toe.  Here’s a list of some of my favorite people, places, and things that every stylish woman should know about.  Enjoy.

Great Hair

The best haircuts I’ve ever had are from Bradley Crane at Bradley Crane Hair.  He is a virtuoso with the scissors.  I always leave Bradley’s chair feeling like my cut looks modern, sophisticated, and easy.  I’ve lost count of how many compliments I get, but it happens at least once a week, sometimes more.  To read about Bradley, or make an appointment, visit bradleycranehair.com.  Tell him Mimi sent you.

Rita Leanio at Hair Collective is a hair colorist extraordinaire.  Since my first visit with Rita, I have been thrilled with the look of my color.  Rita has an incredible knowledge about what works for your coloring, and always considers your lifestyle, maintenance, and personal needs when designing a hair color plan.  For more about Rita visit http://www.hair-collective.com, and to book an appointment, email her directly at Ritahaircolorist@gmail.com or call (415) 434-4142.

Great Nails

Thao Phan gives the best manicures and pedicures in the City, hands down.  Even better, she’ll come right to your home to do it.  How wonderful is that?  Thao specializes in traditional European manicures and pedicures, with all the luxuries you would expect from an in-spa treatment – a warm soak, nail maintenance, exfoliation, massage, and impeccably applied color that really lasts.   To book an appointment, contact Thao at (415) 756-6190, or send her an e-mail at mobilenailsbythao@gmail.com.

Great Skin

Mahroo at Spa Radiance is my favorite facialist.  Most people mistake me for a much younger woman, and I owe a large part of that to Mahroo.  Mahroo knows how to diagnose exactly what your skin needs, and tailors a facial treatment specifically for you.  She will advise you about skincare products and the best way to take care of your particluar skin needs.  She’s a absolute delight to work with.   To book an appointment with Mahroo, visit the Spa Radiance Website at sparadiance.com or call(415) 346-6281.

Favorite Luxuries

Every woman needs to treat herself to small luxuries that make her feel special.  Here are some of my personal favorites.

  • Hermès drawer liners.  These delicious papers gently infuse your closet and drawers with a hint of vetiver — a clean, green, woodsy scent that’s never overwhelming.  A bit of a splurge, but worth every penny.  Available at Hermès boutiques.
  • Tocca Laundry Delicate lingerie wash in ‘Cleopatra.’  Great for hand-washables or in the washing machine at delicate cycle, this heavenly wash leaves your fine fabrics delicately scented of grapefruit and cucumber.  Available at Barney’s and on-line.
  • Kiehl’s ‘Creme de Corps’ body lotion.  Rich and satiny, the best moisturizing body lotion ever.  Available at Kiehl’s boutiques or on-line.
  • Foot Petals shoe cushions.  Great for everyday shoes that rub you the wrong way, or for those fabulous high heels that need a little extra cushion to get you through the day.  Available at Nordstrom and other retail shoe departments, and on-line.
  • Nancy Boy room spray & scented lavender buds in ‘Signature’ scent.  My absolute favorite home fragrance.  Spritz any room, or fill a sachet, with this wonderful blend of lavender, peppermint and rosemary essential oils.  Available at the Nancy Boy boutique in San Francisco, or on-line at nancyboy.com.

More to come . . . . .