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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

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Greenwich Agenda

  • Interactive Live Nativity at First Congregational Church

    2014.12.21
     @ First Congregational Church of Greenwich

    The Sheep are Back! Interactive Live Nativity at The First Congregational Church of Greenwich 108 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich (across from...

  • 6th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Workshop

    2014.11.28

    Santa and his LIVE reindeer - Dancer, Dasher, Prancer and Blitzen, are coming back to town for the 6th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival &...

  • 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...

  • The Best of 2014: Cecile Chong, David, Ruth Hiller, David Licata, Loanne Mattera, Jill Parisi, Kristen Thiele

    2014.11.08
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    GALLERY I Dates: November 8 – December 22, 2014     Opening Reception: November 8, 6:30 – 8:00 PM Public Invited THE BEST OF 2014:  Cecile...

  • Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale for Charity

    2014.11.29
     @ First Congregational Church of Greenwich

    O, Christmas Tree; O Christmas Tree Buy your tree and help those in need this Christmas! It’s time for the annual Christmas Tree and...

  • Antarctica: Photographs by Diane Tuft

    2014.10.28
     @ Bruce Museum

    October 28, 2014 - February 1, 2015 Selections from Gondwana, Images of an Ancient Land Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT...

  • Exhibition: Native American Pottery from the Bruce Museum Collection

    2014.11.22
     @ Bruce Museum

      Generously underwritten by Gabelli Funds and The Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund Over the years, the Bruce Museum has...

  • Family Gallery Tours

    2014.10.26
     @ Bruce Museum

    Designed for children ages 6-10 and their families, these tours will provide an interactive, discussion-based tour of the museum’s current...

  • 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...

  • Shakespeare's 450th Birthday Celebration

    2014.12.31
     @ Hyatt Regency Greenwich

    New Year’s Eve - Shakespeare’s Big Birthday Bash: A UNIQUE ELIZABETHAN FEAST CELEBRATING the 450th Birthday of William Shakespeare...

  • Whitby School Open House

    2015.01.11
     @ Whitby School

    When you visit Whitby, you'll see how children take the lead in their own learning, under the guidance of expertly trained and caring...

  • Greenwich Ballet Academy Open Auditions

    2015.01.12
     @ Greenwich Ballet Academy

    Greenwich Ballet Academy will be holding Open Auditions for their Spring Semester and Summer Intensive the week of January 12th, with a designated...

  • Family Fun Day Sunday

    2015.01.25
     @ Hyatt Greenwich

    Best family bonding day ever! Get your tickets now! Enjoy 9,500 square feet of fun, pampering, and family togetherness! Baby loves disco...

  • Positively Me

    2015.01.30
     @ Junior League of Greenwich

  • TuB’shevat-Shanahnah With Sandi

    2015.02.03
     @ Temple Sinai

    For children ages 6 months - 2 years and their parents or caregivers Celebrate a whole year of holidays with the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School...

  • Fairfield County's Giving Day

    2015.03.05

    Fairfield County's Giving Day - bigger and better than ever! On March 5, 2015, join thousands as we celebrate local giving! Fairfield...

  • Spring Gala to benefit Kids in Crisis

    2015.03.06
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    The Kids in Crisis do-not-miss event, The Spring Fling, will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015, at the Greenwich Country Club in Greenwich, CT. It...

  • 2015 United Sole Sisters Luncheon

    2015.04.23
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    Sole Sisters Annual Spring Luncheon and Fashion Accessories Boutique Guest speaker to be announced. Luncheon chairs: Diane Viton and Jill...

  • Greening our Children's Annual Benefit

    2015.05.01
     @ Hyatt Regency

    Greening our Children's Annual Benefit May 1, 2015 Start Time: 6:30pm Hyatt Regency Greenwich With honored guest and Champion...


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