This week was a Holiday week so instead of the Friday Five, it’s all about the Friday Find.
1. Kimball House If you haven’t been to Decatur’s newest dining destination you should definitely put it on your list. Craft cocktails, raw bar and champagne for days it’s one of Myka’s favorite bars to cozy up to when she’s craving oysters. They have an Oyster Happy Hour from 5-7 with some of the best oysters in the city priced to make them go down easier.
Word on the street is that they are doing an additional Happy Hour starting at 11 PM on NYE so if you still haven’t decided where to ring in the new year and raw oysters are your thing, make your way over to Kimball House. But we suggest you go early. They don’t take reservations and while the space is large, it can get crowded quickly.
Lane is a graduate of the International School of Skin and Nails and has worked in many areas of the esthetics field over the past 10 years. She specializes in Brazilians and brows as they are the most challenging in waxing services. Lane believes that true beauty comes from within, and because of that, she is also a certified nutritionist as well as an accomplished organic food chef. She believes in the importance of customer service and appreciates client relationships that are created through making people more beautiful than they really are. She hails all the way from Canada so keep reading to find out more about our favorite import!
Ideal vacation: A beach where you can see through the water for miles.
Book that has most influenced you: How To Create The Perfect Eyebrow
Things you can’t live without: Chapstick & my shoe collection
Team Edward or Team Jacob? Team Edward. Vampires probably have less body hair.
Three things people wouldn’t know about you: I love tequila & sci-fi and have a designer sunglasses addiction!
Find out more about Lane here.
Originally from Russia, Roza graduated from the International School of Skin and Nail Care in 1999 and has been on a skin care journey ever since. Gaining experience in many realms of the industry, her areas of expertise include: management, training, and image consulting. However, her specialty continues to remain in the practice of hair removal. While she is very passionate about waxing, she believes a true hair removal specialist should not only be able to remove the hair with proper technique, but also educate the client on proper skin and hair health. When she’s not at WAX, you can find Roza running, fishing, or exploring the outdoors, but when it’s time to unwind, she’s all about dinner and a movie.
Book that has most influenced you: Rich Dad Poor Dad
Team Edward or Team Jacob? Team Jacob. He would be a good wax client ;)
Your spirit animal and why? Panther because I love black, they have body flexibility, and they are a very proud animal.
Dream Job: Other than what I do now, I would love to be a private investigator, and/or specialize in infant massage.
Three things you can’t live without: Learning, sharing, and clothes!
Let me first start by stating that I am NOT a product junkie. Don’t get me wrong, I love great beauty products (I have definitely been known to drop $200 at Sephora, no problem), but these days, every penny counts. When it comes to buying make-up, body care products, or even something like toothpaste… I’m squeezing it’s little tubey neck for every last drop!
For the past month and a half, I’ve been doing some testing on a couple of different toothpastes, and let me tell you….it has really sparked a toothpaste enthusiast inside of me that I never even knew existed! Along my paste testing journey, I’ve also been using the toothbrush from Acca Kappa’s BIOCETA line: made from a biodegradable material derived from cotton, and boar hair for the bristles. Love it!
First up is Couto toothpaste: Efficacy: A+ Taste: B+ Design: A+ Price: $8.00
Originally created in 1932 by a Portuguese pharmacist who was looking to treat the overwhelming amount of gingivitis cases around him, this great toothpaste hasn’t changed much since it’s earlier days. It’s vegan, made without creepy ingredients, and tastes…… like licorice. While I did enjoy how clean my mouth felt while using this toothpaste, I am not a huge fan of fennel flavoring. This would be my only criticism, but that’s just my personal taste!
Imported from Florence, Italy, this little gem has somehow gotten me wrapped around it’s….uh, tube? Not only is it amazing to use and covers all the dental hygiene, tooth and gum care elements, but it comes in awesome flavors. Ginger mint? Are you kidding me?? Not to mention, it’s beautifully packaged and looks amazing on my sink. I’ve even kept the box….
For $10.50, you might think that’s over the top for toothpaste. Even for a non-junkie like myself, I may have to agree with you a smidge. But really, isn’t it worth it to have a super effective toothpaste that makes your mouth feel like it’s relaxing in a day spa in Florence, Italy for a few minutes, twice a day? My mouth says ‘yes please!’.
Many wonderful things come to mind when we think of Miss Lane: Sharp wit, nutrition savvy, Canadian… But perhaps the one thing that sticks out the most is the term ‘product junkie’. Whether it’s beauty, skin care, nutrition, or shoes (another major addiction that could warrant it’s own blog post); Lane is the quintessential product guru of the WAX staff. Here are just a few of her major addictions this month:
2.) Odwalla Superfood juice: I don’t know what it is about this blend but it gives me energy and tastes yummy…
4.) Trace Minerals Research Electrolyte Stamina Paks in cranberry: These are good for your body and give you a steady flow of energy!
5.) Endless.com and Zappos.com: Two words; Free shipping (both ways!). These websites are one of the only reasons that I check my mail.
According to my husband I am addicted to a lot of things: constant rearranging of our furniture, vintage Italian ceramics, compulsive eBay bidding & talking while he’s watching something “important” on TV. I, however, do not consider those addictions – they are called passions and these are a few of the things that I am passionate about this month.
1. Indian headresses. Please see adjacent photo. I would wear this to the grocery store just for kicks. No, really….I would….
3. Eating for my blood type. Dr. D’Adamo’s medical and genetic research reveals that blood type is the key to your biochemical uniqueness. When you eat right for your type, your body responds the way nature intended. I am Type A and should be mostly vegetarian and avoid wheat. I should also drink coffee (yay!) and avoid black tea. The list goes on and on but fortunately for me most of what I should be eating I already do with a few exceptions of things that need to be avoided: cheese from cows, capers, olives & peppers. Cue me sobbing into my cup of coffee. Can’t yet say if I’ll be a life long convert, but I have lost a few pounds, have more energy and a lingering cough is now gone. Check out the book here.
4. Plums. ‘Nuf said. Nothing makes me happier than fresh plums in the summer. LOVE them. And they’re on my list of blood type approved foods.
5. Adara coconut oil. It works great for everything, from dry skin to dry hair and leaves me smelling all beachy. Perfect for summer. Find it here.