I had the best weekend! Hope yours was just as fun and pleasant! On Saturday I got to see one of my closest girlfriends who I haven't seen in over a year due to her West Coast move. We brunched it up and afterward checked out the new Barney's in Chelsea. All I have to say is it is a very, very dangerous place to visit! You've been warned and get ready to break the bank... ha ha! Sunday was spent with the hubby and I took us to the New York Botanical Garden to see the Orchid Delirium Exhibit. It was insanely beautiful! Can't wait to share all the photos with you! Stay tuned, I'll be posting them up later in the week with a 'look of the week' as a two-parter!
Last week, after not being able to stand my long hair any longer, (seriously, I get headaches if I tried a ponytail due to my hair weighing me down. Literally!) I made an appointment at the only hair salon I religiously go to, Fox & Jane. After meeting my now-hairstylist almost two years ago, Lataye is the only one who I allow to do my hair! Gotta stay loyal, you know what I'm saying?! Initially, she was down in the East Village location (where we first met) but due to wanting to be closer to home, she transferred to the Upper West Side salon. At first, I was a bit anxious because I like to do all my errands in my hood, but Lataye is far too good to lose! The ultimate hair magician, I trusted her with my long 'horse mane' locks and since then she's created some of the most incredible balayages with my hair! Before meeting her, I at some point in my life stopped coloring my hair for a number of years because for one, any hair stylist could not get any other color but a brassy one to work with my hair and two, I donated my hair to Locks of Love many times in honor of my mother who passed away from cancer. But Lataye never fails to transform my hair to a fun, fresh and hip new look - and something that's totally me! She's the sweetest girl and I recommend any New York gal to check her out should you need a new do! Seriously though, she is ridiculously talented, funny and so, so kind. You'll love her like I love her! ❤️
Also being so used to the East Village salon, I was wondering how the Upper West Side location would turn out. It's spacious, with a generous two-floors, plenty of natural light and just like the East Village location, which is what kept me coming back again and again, was the atmosphere. It's so down to earth with no pretentious attitude. There's a clear, fun family vibe to their 'tribe'. I LOVE positive energy and they are never without it! Every time I leave the salon my belly aches and my mouth feels like I left a coat hanger in it. And I always feel like a million bucks! The carefree environment makes every visit such an enjoyable and relaxing one, heck I feel like I'm part of their family! They are the best hair salon in New York City not just for their first class and high quality skills, but for their impeccable service, their super-friendly staff, and their super-chill ambiance that really reminded me of the West Coast. So, the next time you're in need for a hair cut & color, be sure to check out Fox & Jane and book your appointment with my girl, Lataye!