After quite a hiatus, I am officially baaaack at the blog! .
It’s January, so it’s a perfect time for self maintenance, and if you live in the CLE you’re lucky – this list is for you, and only you!
Here are my local, only in Cleveland, sometimes under the radar (in fact, some are so under the radar they don’t even have web-sites to link), go-to’s for maintaining both ME and my THINGS.
Hillcrest Cleaners – 4263 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44121 (on the corner of Mayfield and Belvoir) (216) 381-7181
Can you keep a secret?? I’m totally a messy eater! I love salads and I love silk tops and silk dresses, and like I said, I’m a messy eater. This is NOT a good combination. The good folks at Hillcrest help take care of that. They recently got balsamic salad dressing splatter out of my new burgundy silk dress – yes, I LOVE them!!!! They are THE cleaner I trust with my finer pieces – the location is not convenient at all, but it’s totally worth the trip.
2. SHOE REPAIR/COBBLER
Charles Shoe Repair – 5823 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44124 (440) 684-0743
Gladis and the gang at Charles (make sure you go to the one on Mayfield not the one in Solon) know their footwear and they can perform miracles. Got a pair of Loubies that are too tall and you wobble? No prob, they’ll take down the heel for you (you’d be surprised the difference even a 1/4 inch makes). They’ll even put a grip type seal on the bottom to help you walk, rather than teeter (and if they’re Loubies, they’ll even make it red!!!) My personal pet peeve, is when shoes come back from the cobbler and look TOO new – kind of like with plastic surgery – you want them to look refreshed but not “done” and that’s what Charles delivers. Shoe maintenance at its best.
3. INTIMATE APPAREL /BRAS
Next to Me is a store “every woman should know about” – it specializes in bras and fitting them properly. So, if Victoria’s Secret isn’t for you and you don’t like getting fit for a bra by the person that was in the shoe department last week at a Nordstrom and this week is the bra specialist, then this is the place for you! I haven’t gone to Next to Me personally (I’m kind of built like a pre-pubescent teen). But I’ve sent quite a few clients there, especially ladies with larger busts, and the feed back has been stellar!
Lindsay is a rock star, really! Her facials are heavenly, her waxes almost painless and her makeup application beyond – when I want to look and feel pretty she’s my go-to gal. And, she is possibly one of the nicest people I have ever met! She did my make up for an event this weekend and man, how I’d love it if she could live with me and do my make up every day – flawless (and un-realistic, but a girl can dream, can’t she?)!!!
5. THE BLOWDRY STYLE CLUB
I have definitely been singing the praises of this club for some time BUT a good tip is worth repeating! But please, consider this your warning – it can be addictive! Here’s the deal… UNLIMITED BLOWDRYS for 1 month for $65. There are some details like who can style you and such but no matter how you slice it, it’s fabulous. If you went 5 days a week, for the whole month, it would come out to $3.25/blowdry – wow! Check out the deets here and go sign up – it’s a limited time offer! I’ll be there, in the chair right next to you – I told you, it’s addictive!
So, welcome back! And let me know if you “maintain” yourself at any of these establishments and what you think.
Happy Self Maintaining!
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