What More Could a Girl Want?

Perfect gifts, fantastic hair, healthy body



photographs by Bob Capazzo

Easy Giving
No time to hunt for the perfect gift? Judy Banker at tangerine has the best ideas all wrapped up. In her small-but-colorful shop, this present pro and former co-owner of Lola in Rye stocks a mix of vintage items, home accessories, jewelry and more. Fun seasonal picks such as graphic melamine plates, Calaisio wicker serving pieces and roomy beach bags make smart hostess gifts while popular wedding presents include hand-blown glasses, vintage pitchers and Emma Bridgewater pottery. “Color is big with my customers,” says Judy, who loves collecting vintage items. “I’ve added home furnishings too because a lot of decorators walk this block.” What to get for the friend who has everything? Check out the Evocateur gold cuffs adorned with vintage pins or the “Corkcicle,” a mold for creating an icicle that keeps a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc perfectly chilled. 19A East Putnam Ave. 203-622-7022

Hot Hair
A staple on the circuit of well-coiffed city gals, the blowout bar has finally caught on in Greenwich. plush blow is the place to go when you need sleek, smooth hair or a chic updo but don’t want to deal with the salon scene or trying to score a last-minute appointment with your hairdresser. No cuts, no color here, just your choice of blowout from one of five stylists who are ready to tame your mane, seven days a week. Special options include curling, quick extensions and conditioning treatments, but the basic blow takes 45 minutes or less. “The concept did so well in Rye and we had people coming in from Greenwich,” says co-owner Kristy Fidanza, who also owns Plush Salon in White Plains with her husband Anthony and their partner Mario D’Adruzzo. “We love the atmosphere here.” In the works for the Lewis Street location: a braid bar where ladies can get fishtails and other cool styles for the warmer months. Basic price is $40 per blow, $30 on Tuesdays, and the more often you go, the better the deal ($99 for three, $186 for six, etc.), so you can be night-on-the-town ready anytime.  18 Lewis Street, 203-992-1818

Zen Living
At mantra mind body yoga in Old Greenwich, Carla Zilka has created a space she hopes will become a one-stop destination for healthy living. Inside a building next to the Greenwich Commons, Mantra features a juice bar, changing room, two practice studios with bamboo floors, orange walls and windows overlooking a koi pond, a site where she plans to install a floating platform for outdoor classes. “Mantra is not a yoga studio, it’s a lifestyle,” says Carla. “My goal is to help people find happiness.” The slim blonde, who used to work on Wall Street, knows a thing or two about transformations, as she is also the author of Business Restructuring and a consultant to Fortune 1000 CEOs. After practicing yoga for thirteen years and also working with a health and wellness company that helped many people recover from a range of illnesses, Carla decided to turn her knack for positive change toward individuals. In addition to providing classes in six types of yoga, Mantra offers Tai Chi, nutrition counseling, self defense and Kids Yoga programs as well as Reiki and Thai massage. The mission: to help clients grow through physical exercise, good nutrition and mental health. For a list of classes, go to mantramindbody.com. 1455 East Putnam Ave., Old Greenwich, 203-990-0500

 

Greenwich Agenda

  • Exhibit Ira BARKOFF

    2014.10.11
     @ Canfin Gallery

    “The beauty of the physical world becomes a metaphor for the capacity of the spirit to reveal itself". Ira Barkoff Evocation of...

  • Nigh Season: New Paintings By David Konigsberg

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM  Public Invited   NIGH...

  • Undulate: Paintings By Julie Gross and Margaret Neill

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    GALLERY II Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM Public Invited...

  • Parties at the JCC Center

    2014.09.02
     @ Stamford JCC

    A place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. Be a guest at your own party! The JCC offers a wonderful space for you and your guests to...

  • SPLURGE Matches Scarf Donations for Cancer Patients

    2014.10.01
     @ SPLURGE

    SPLURGE and the Cancer Institute at Greenwich Hospital are partnering to bring comfort and encouragement to cancer patients.  From October...

  • Flinn Gallery Art Opening

    2014.10.30
     @ Flinn Gallery 2nd floor

    FLINN GALLERY Opening Reception 'IN FOCUS' Thursday October 30, 6 - 8pm Seven artists share their visions - Carolyn Conrad,...

  • IMAGINE CANDY- SWEET TASTINGS!!!

    2014.10.24
     @ Imagine Candy

    Imagine Candy located in Scarsdale Village- Winner of 2014 Best West of Westchester by Westchester Magazine- holds a Belgian Chocolate and Candy...

  • Flower Power

    2014.10.08
     @ SM Home Gallery

    SM Home Gallery show featuring two Greenwich based artists: Margaret Bragg and Penny Putnam. The art show runs thorough November 22nd....

  • Harvest Fair and Gift Show

    2014.11.01
     @ Second Congregational Church

    Event Will Include Hay Mazes, Games, Crafts, Food, Holiday Shopping The community is invited to a Harvest Fair and Gift Show on Saturday, Nov....

  • New Fitness Class: SalsaTone

    2014.11.01
     @ Latin Moves Dance Studio

    Starting November 1st ~ Every Saturday morning 10 to 11 AM Instructor: Melissa Lopez Start your weekend off right with this exciting cardio...

  • Lynne Scalo Design Opening

    2014.11.05

    Please join Lynne Scalo, Greenwich Magazine and athome Magazine to celebrate the Greenwich showroom opening of Lynne Scalo Design Cocktails...

  • Breast Cancer Alliance Benefit Luncheon & Fashion Show

    2014.11.06
     @ Hyatt Regency Greenwich

    Breast Cancer Alliance to Host Branching Out, Coming Together, Aspiring to a Cure 19th Annual Benefit Luncheon & Fashion Show: November 6,...

  • Free Screening of Documentary ' Children of the Inquisition'

    2014.11.06
     @ Bush-Holley House

    Join filmmaker Joseph Lovett as he presents his documentary film and multi-platform project of personal exploration and...

  • P.A.L.S. 2nd Annual Soarin' Soiree~ November 7, 2014

    2014.11.07
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    You are invited to join our State Senator, L. Scott Frantz and our First Selectman, Peter J. Tesei, for an awe-inspiring evening to benefit Patient...

  • John Hardy Event

    2014.11.08
     @ Bloomingdale's

    John Hardy One of a kind. One at a time. Each by hand. Bloomingdale's is inviting YOU to meet the head designer Guy Bedarida as he presents...

  • Olivine Gabbro Opening

    2014.11.08

    Olivine Gabbro invites you to join them for their Opening Party! DJ | Cocktails | H'Orderves | Gift Bags Made to Measure Beautifully...

  • Meet Joshua Safran, Author of "Free Spirit: Growing Up On the Road and Off the Grid"

    2014.11.11
     @ YWCA Greenwich

    Meet the author of this powerful memoir. Joshua Safran is an author, attorney, occasional rabbi, and nationally recognized advocate for...

  • Markham Roberts: Decorating the Way I See It

    2014.11.13
     @ Belle Haven Club

    Join us as Interior Designer Markham Roberts shares coveted design insights, key to creating the perfect home. The program will include...


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