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

  • Foot and Ankle Surgeon and Physiatrist join ONS

    2014.09.02
     @ Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists, PC

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  • 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...

  • Greenwich Harbor Sunset Wine Cruise | Greenwich, CT

    2014.06.05
     @ Delamar Hotel Dock

    The boat "Prudence" departs from the Delamar Hotel Dock on 500 Steamboat Rd. All the wine is sponsored through VALS with food...

  • GREENWICH FASHION ON THE AVENUE

    2014.09.05
     @ Greenwich Avenue

      GREENWICH FASHION ON THE AVENUE TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 5 FEATURING LIVE RUNWAY SHOW, CAR AND BOAT SHOW Greenwich Avenue will...

  • SM&NC Farm Market

    2014.06.15
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Sundays, June 15 – October 5, 10am – 2pm We're thrilled to bring back the SM&NC Farm Market — now on Sundays!...

  • Exclusive Tour of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Yale University Art Gallery

    2014.09.09
     @ Yale University Art Gallery

    Join JCC Greenwich for an exclusive tour with museum curator Elizabeth Manekin. The collection is noteworthy for exemplary works from the...

  • Junior League of Greenwich's New Member Open House

    2014.09.09
     @ Junior League of Greenwich

    Please join us for cocktails and casual conversation to learn more about the Junior League of Greenwich and how you can become a member. ...

  • Understanding the Gaza War: Strategic & Political Implications

    2014.09.09
     @ Greenwich Library, Cole Auditorium

    Dr. Efraim Inbar is a Professor in Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University and Director of its renowned Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic...

  • Bruce Museum: Look and See - Into the Deep

    2014.09.10
     @ Bruce Museum

    A program especially designed for children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers, who will explore the Museum’s exhibition through...

  • College Admissions Boot Camp | Greenwich, CT

    2014.09.13

    College Prep 360 will be offering two college admissions “boot camps” in their Greenwich office over the summer. The first workshop...

  • 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...

  • Greenwich Area Newcomers Annual Lobster Fest

    2014.09.14
     @ Tod's Point Clambake Area

    This is our kickoff event each year-held at Tod's Point Clambake area. The event is scheduled for Sunday September 14th starting...

  • Information Fair

    2014.09.16
     @ YMCA

    Our Annual Information Fair - This event showcases non profits , community businesses, schools and  services in the Greenwich...

  • Laurel House Family Seminar Series

    2014.09.18
     @ Laurel House

    Thursday evenings, September 18, October 2, 16, 30, 6:30-8:00 pm Join us Thursday evenings for this four part Family Seminar Series as...

  • Arts & Crafts on Bedford

    2014.09.20
     @ Bedford Street

    Shop at over 100 craft and artisan boutiques on Bedford Street, which will be closed to traffic for the weekend. Dine in our extended sidewalk...


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