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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

  • 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...

  • Flinn Gallery Art Opening

    2014.10.30
     @ Flinn Gallery 2nd floor

    "IN FOCUS" OPENING RECEPTION -  Thursday October 30, 2014 6-8pm. "IN FOCUS"features seven artists' visions in...

  • 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: Northern Baroque Splendor

    2014.09.20
     @ Bruce Museum

    Northern Baroque Splendor. The HOHENBUCHAU COLLECTION from: LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vienna September 20, 2014 - April 12, 2015...

  • 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...

  • 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 &...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • "Paper & Stone" an exhibition by Ellen Gordon & Sary Backer at the Loft Artists Gallery

    2014.11.01
     @ Loft Artists Gallery

    Paper and Stone” An exhibition by Sary Backer & Ellen Gordon November 1 - November 30th Artists’ reception: November 8th from 4 – 6 PM...

  • 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...

  • Tuesday Toddler Tours

    2014.11.04
     @ Bruce Museum

    Children ages 3-5 and their adult caregivers are encouraged to come explore the Museum’s collections and exhibitions through picture books...

  • Greenwich Gives

    2014.12.02
     @ Greenwich Avenue

    Looking for a fun way to complete your holiday shopping and give back to your community?    On December 2, 2014, local non-profits...

  • Breast Cancer Alliance Holiday Gift Boutique

    2014.12.02
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    More than 40 skilled artisans, designers, and purveyors of finely crafted goods and provisions will showcase their wares at the Breast Cancer...

  • Holiday WOW At Your Front Door!

    2014.12.02
     @ Garden Education Center of Greenwich

    Beautify your entrance way with luscious holiday evergreens, berries, pinecones and more, sure to last throughout the dreary winter...

  • Exercise as Treatment for Chronic Pain

    2014.12.02
     @ Noble Conference Room Greenwich Hospital

    Presented by Greenwich Hospital and Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists Exercise as Treatment for Chronic Pain Tuesday, 12/2/14 at...

  • Israeli Film Series | Bethlehem

    2014.12.02
     @ Stamford JCC

    Join us throughout the year for award-winning films direct from Israel that will show you Israel through the lens of a movie camera. Following each...

  • Holiday Della Robbia Wreath

    2014.12.03
     @ Garden Education Center of Greenwich

    Create a lavishly decorated live wreath for your home this holiday season with Maureen FitzPatrick. Using a variety of real...

  • Picture This with Authors Lisa Barr & Gabrielle Selz

    2014.12.03
     @ The Drawing Room

    Authors Lisa Barr & Gabrielle Selz Bring Their Stories of Passion, Chaos & Intrigue from the World of Modern Art to Greenwich...

  • Holiday Tea

    2014.12.04
     @ Garden Education Center of Greenwich

    Back by popular demand!  An elegant multigenerational holiday tea party featuring a delightful afternoon tea, delicacies and a gift...


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