My Favorites

Eye Brow Shaping and Make Up Artist: Carla Fabrizi
6 East Main Street, Mendham, NJ 973-543-4445
Carla Fabrizi
Despite being a sought after celebrity make-up artist in Hollywood for more than 20 years, Carla is down to earth and warm and you will feel comfortable as soon as you sit in her chair. I’m thrilled that she’s now located in New Jersey. Carla has an amazing talent for creating just the perfect brow shape which enhances any face. She is the only person I would trust with my brows! I also find that Carla always shares fresh ideas in make-up and
even encourages you to bring your own along so that she can offer tips on how to make it work better. I’m also a fan of her make-up line which is at a very friendly price point.

Best Manicure/Pedicure: On The Side
740 South Ave West, Westfield, NJ 908-232-6595
On The Side
This is one of the cleanest and nicest spas I’ve ever experienced. Perhaps you’re like me and worry about the cleanliness of the utensils being used for your nail services. No worries here. OTS uses an autoclave to sterilize all nail utensils and a fresh sealed bag is opened before each nail treatment! OTS also offers private rooms with reclining chairs for your hour long pedicure treatment.

Best Overall Hair Salon: Bellezza Salon
107 Town Center Drive, Warren, NJ 908-769-9393
Bellezza Salon is certainly one of the best salons in New Jersey. Owner, Jocelyn Northcutt Delaney creates a no nonsense approach to her salon. All of the stylists are incredibly talented and professional. You can see how much they all love what they do. To top it off, Bellezza is well managed – You can feel confident that your appointment will be on time and that you’ll leave with great hair and no salon drama.

My personal favorite hair stylist is Leslie Killian. She has a passion for color and her cutting and blow drying are also exceptional.

Best Waxing: Diana at Bellezza Salon
Diana makes you so comfortable with all of her waxing services……even brazillian waxing. Bellezza uses an antimicrobial wax and does not double dip.

Best Boutique: WINDSWEPT
4 E. Main street, Mendham, NJ 07945 973-543-4424
This is my absolute favorite clothing boutique! You can find stylish everyday wear as well as cocktail attire. It’s a great place to find a few unique pieces to mix into your wardrobe. I stop in often just to check out what’s new and never feel pressure to buy. They also have a very generous boutique return policy.

Best Bridal Wear: Nan Romano
432 Main Street, Rt 202 N, Bedminster, NJ 908-234-0090
Nan Ramano
Nan has a wonderful selection of mother-of-the bride, bridesmaid, flower girl wear. It is a small charming collection of tasteful gowns for special events. Her 2nd floor is dedicated to all types of bridal wear.

Best Shoe Department: Nordstrom, all locations
NordstromsThey have a great selection of moderate to higher priced shoes and boots to suit all tastes. If they don’t have the size you need, they ship free from other locations and they have great customer service.

Best Shoe Selection:
ZapposI used to be frustrated when I would shoe shop and not be able to find the right style or my size in the store. Now, I turn to They have a huge inventory and I can usually find just what I want. With free shipping both ways you have nothing to lose.

Best Customer Service: QVC
QVCThey have an amazing range of products, too numerous to name. Their return policy is second to none. Try ANYTHING for 30 days. If you don’t like it, just return it. No questions asked. I will always update my clients on great deals and special finds.

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