I have to admit ... I had a very "Santa Barbara" day ... the kind of day that my friends who don't live here, make fun of me for! So the day started out with me working on spa marketing and website design for S'Bia
at the computer in my pj's (more exciting info to come soon on this medical spa!) ... then when I was good and ready, I went to a late breakfast with my friend Julia
, who is an acupuncturist, at Steve's Restaurant -- a local place on De la Vina.
Just a hop, skip and jump down the street I stopped by Mishay -- a new boutique salon spa (I got a gift certificate!) I was there last week and got my hair cut, colored and styled by Angel Puente. What a cozy, chatty little place this is; everyone seemed to be having an enticing conversation with their stylist and I couldn't help but notice an adorable little boy making faces in the mirror while he was getting a haircut. The spa is located in the back ... darn, I didn't get a chance to see it! I liked the cozy friendliness of Mishay and the decor is warm and sheek. Angel did exactly what I asked -- great cut, style and color.
Today though, I stopped by because I decided I wanted a little more blonde added (I had debated about this last week and Angel offered enthusiastically for me to come back in if I decided I wanted more highlights). Okay, I admit it, I sort of became the client from hell ... asking for more blonde, adding more blonde, then I thought it was too blonde, so we added toner ... Angel was SO accomodating and friendly the whole time. And I was quite lucky because I just stopped by to schedule it -- but she was able to get me in right then and there and there I stayed for the next hour! I am delighted by the perfect color! Thank you Angel!:)
Then I stopped by Skin Deep
for a little "research" ... they carry many of my favorite spa items -- Young Blood
, Pure Inventions
, and Sweet Spot
. And I LOVE their after Christmas sales! ... Moving along to Summerland, I went to Bellezza Vita
-- they have a new adorable boutique called "Room with a View" and this is indeed what it is -- while shopping you can practically dip your toes in the ocean it's so close! I bought a divine Kashwere
sweater from the boutique for a dear friend and just on my way out I saw a very happy and in love couple walking down the street ... oh wait ... that's Ellen and Porshe!:) They were adorable together and clearly enjoying a leisurely day in seaside Summerland! We all enjoyed an iced coffee at Cafe Luna (not all together unfortunately:).
I zipped back to SB and stopped by a new Nail Lounge and Boutique called Michele Wilder
(on Canon Perdido next to Nordstroms). Walking by, I noticed this quaint little place and made a mental note to check it out. I met one of the owners (co-owned by sisters) and she seemed super sweet and the boutique is so darn cute ... this precious little shop has trendy clothing and jewelry and then a little nook for the nail lounge -- all products used are organic. What a great concept -- shopping and pedicures -- brilliant! No time for a pedicure though ... I'm late for my brow wax at Walter Claudio
by Yesenia -- thank you Yesenia! ..and before I knew it, it was a full day of spa visits, spa work and spa splurging ... and yes indeed ... another typical day in Santa Barbara!