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September 5th, 2011 No Comments

Readers always contact me and ask who I use for some specific service or where I go to get the best whatever.  On this page, I’ll post all of my personal referrals as well as those from trusted friends and readers (designated with a *) that I would use.

Contacts are categorized by cities for your convenience.  You’ll find the biggest lists under New York, Los Angeles, and Houston (where my biggest audiences are). Many cities are still in the works so if you have suggestions, please email me.

Hope this is helpful for you!


Hair Stylists

  • Rafael (by appointment only 917-239-4744) $200 for cut and color
  • Sensia Salon Ryan LaFleur for cut, Ryan for color*

Makeup Artists

  • Edward Sanchez – by appointment only (can do hair too!) 713-459-1321
  • Karla – Chanel counter at Neiman Marcus 713-621-7100
  • Meslisa – Sensia Salon


Fitness Studios

Nail Salons

  • Nails Unique ($35) on Westheimer between Westlyan and Edloe.  713-621-2544
  • Nordstrom Spa ($50 for Spa Mani Pedi) in the Galleria.
  • Perfect 10 on San Felipe and Sage (about $45) 713-997-0233 
  • Bellagio (m+p $40) 1715 South Voss Road, Houston 713 789-1333
  • Ella Nails*

Full Spa: ZaSpa at The Hotel ZaZa

  • Emin for a massage
  • Great facials

Spray Tan: Monica Sanchez by appointment only 832-388-6161 (she’ll come to your house too!)

Dry Cleaner: Carol’s Cleaners 6452 Westheimer Road (713) 977-6737 & 1562 West Gray Street (713) 526-8190


  • Carol’s in River Oaks (see above)
  • Marcellos Alterations in the Galleria  (713) 623-0338
  • Martin Tailors on Feagan*


Colon Therapy: Debby at American Wellness Foundation

Local Insider Website: CultureMap



  • Equinox West Hollywood or Century City – great classes including spinning (Colin, Eileen, Keith, Riley) and yoga
  • Fitness Factory (Trainer: Sam) very undercover and dirty but filled with celebs


  • Hot8Yoga*
  • Up Dog Fitness (Colin and Riley for spin. Meghan for Yoga)
  • Runyon Canyon (free entry) for a hike in town + celeb spotting

Nail Salon: Golden Nail – m/p $45 (ask for Christine) 310-788-9027

Hair Stylists

  • Jorge Serrano at Chris McMillan*
  • Anyone at Rudy’s in The Standard Hotel

Tailor: Alterations by Sofia off La Cienega

Dry Cleaner: Geoffrey’s on Melrose for special pieces and Leonard’s on Melrose for everything else*


  • Dr. Rob Pomahoc, Chiropracter and Physical Therapist, founder of MaxHealth
  • Dr. Mark P Goodman for general physician*
  • Dr. Lancer on Rodeo for Dermatologist*

Local Juice Cleanses

Colon Therapy: Healing Waters (ask for Colleen or Ana)

Local Insider Website: Refinery29 Los Angeles


Gym: Equinox (favorite locations: Soho and Greenwich Village)


Nail Salons

  • Lucy @ BB Nail ($35) on the corner of Lex and 30th.  212- 689-1892 Appointment in advance necessary.
  • Soho Nails ($25) on West Broadway off Houston.  There’s no sign, you’ll have to look for the door and buzz up.

Hair Stylists

  • Rafael – $200 for cut and color when not at salon. By appointment only 917-239-4744
  • Ty Holbrook – for awesome cut and extensions. By appointment only 917-837-6449


  • King Cleaners 220 Avenue of the Americas, (212) 989-3673
  • Pablo at the Stanton Tailor Shop in the LES*
  • Ros Tailor – 212-472-0533987 Lexington Ave (at 71st)*
  • Digital Cleaners 107 W 26th St (212) 243-0044*
  • Hallak 1232 2nd Ave (212) 832-075*
  • Hong Kong Tailor Jack 136 Waverly Pl Ph (212) 675-0818*
  • Madame Paulette’s 1255 2nd Ave (212) 838-682*
  • Pierre Mohan Grand Hyatt -Park Avenue at Central Station, By appointment only 800-556-6426*

Cobbler: Cowboy Shoe Repair -4 Prince Street between Elizabeth and Bowery (212) 941-9532


  • Dermotologist: Dr. Bobby Buka212-385-3700
  • Gynocologist: Dr. Kenneth Kaplan, 212-679-4800

Local Juice Cleanses

Colon Therapy: Sandi at Release.  Call directly 347-658-4678

Local Insider Websites: Refinery29 New York, Rackd



  • Equinox
  • L.A. Sportsclub (at the Four Seasons downtown)

Hair Stylist: David Tolls at Cowboys & Angels*

Tailor: Jeannie Wong – Galleria Tailors 133 Kearny Street, Mezzanine  (415) 788-3452

Trendy boutique: Sarah Shaw and Heidi Says*

Dry Cleaner: Perfect Cleaners – nicest staff ever!*

Specialty store: Nest and Anthem – amazing for beautiful home finds*

Happy Hour: Bar Crudo. They even have happy hour on the weekends!*

Yoga Studio: International Orange*

Local Insider Website: DailySecret


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