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Thursday, March 26, 2009
A few weeks ago, I went to Richie Arpino salon for a deep conditioning treatment and a haircut.
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I will say that I had a really positive experience. Everyone at the salon were very friendly and it wasn't snooty or intimidating, like many salons around the city who like to think they are tragically hip. The vibe was very warm- stylists and clients were all taking about TV and current events all together. It didn't feel like a "hair factory" which many larger salon are guilty of.
I actually had Richie himself cut my hair (I felt very special). He did a great job and listened to what I wanted. He did take off a little more than I expected at first, but overall I am really happy with the haircut. I would recommend checking them out if you need a new stylist.
Richie is known all over Atlanta and has been featured in a TON of magazines as well as a stylist for the TBS show Movie and a Makeover.
I also found out that he is a talented photographer and was impressed with his work behind the camera as well as his "work" on my head :)
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
OK, I am sorry I haven't posted in a while. Things have been really crazy, amongst other things, I moved (yay Toco Hills).
After wearing glasses for over twenty years (I got my first pair in kindergarten. They were blue with the Pink Panther on the sides. And yes, my mom has saved them all these years) I finally got contacts. Now, besides being totally overjoyed that I don't have to wear glasses all the time, I am also ecstatic that I can buy any pair of sunglasses I want, without having to get them made with custom lenses.
I have always wanted a pair of aviators and found the most perfect pair at Salle Opticians at Phipps. They have an amazing selection of high-end designer frames and sunglasses. Additionally, their staff actually know what they are talking about (though I will say not super friendly).
The pair I ended up getting is made by this great independent company out of California called Salt Optic. Their sunglasses are worn by all the stars and have been in tons of magazine. I have to admit, I had never heard of this brand, but am now a huge fan. Check out their site to learn about how much effort and detail go into each pair. I think they are worth the $$ for sure. I got them because I just love how they look, but after reading about the company, I am very happy to have purchased such a well-crafted pair of glasses. Now I just need to pray that no one sits on them!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Do you miss those "Choose Your Own Adventure" books? Haven't you wished that you could do that in real life?
Finally, as an adult, you can! And it will be even better than you imagined because it involves wine and food from Shaun's! Take a gander:
Choose your own wine country adventure with winemakers Kate
Michaud of Covey Run and Jeff Stewart of Buena Vista.
$60 per person plus tax and gratuity, wines inclusive in pricing.
Reception at 6:30, seated at 7:00.
Cauliflower soup, green garlic, smoked trout, buckwheat sprouts
Covey Run Riesling
Warm brussels sprouts salad, sweetgrass dairy goat cheese, guanciale
Buena Vista Chardonnay
Lemon ricotta raviolis, wild nettle pesto
Buena Vista Pinot Noir
Ricotta gnudis, wild mushroom broth, jasmine
Covey Run Gewuritztraminer
Porchetta, sea island red peas
Covey Run Cabernet
Amish chicken, grits, turnip greens, pot likker
Buena Vista Merlot
Parsnip cake, white miso ice cream
Reserve Semillon Ice Wine
Lemon curd, homemade graham cracker crumbs
Covey run Late Harvest Riesling
This all happens TONIGHT so don't delay in making reservations!
Don't want to among one of the common folk at dinner tonight? Would you prefer the DI treatment? Fine. The first two people who write me at Disposable Income and mention this post will get 50% of tonight's dinner for themselves and a guest!
Monday, March 2, 2009
This site is fantastic! It is a members-only shopping club that gives you access to designer sales each day that are over 70% off regular price-It is like an online sample sale every day. How it works is that each day, they pick 3-4 designers to feature at 12 noon (ET). The sale continues for 36 hours or until they sell out. Here is the blurb the site gives:
Gilt Groupe provides fashion enthusiasts online access to designer fashion from top brands at sample sale prices.
- You'll find apparel, accessories and jewelry for Women, Men and Children at prices up to 70% off retail.
- All items are guaranteed to be authentic and sourced directly from the brand.
I recently bought a Me & Ro bracelet for 70% off. Yay!
Since it is members only, I am inviting you to join now for free. I promise you will be addicted. Just click on this link to register: