I’ve recently been touched by the kindness of fellow bloggers and those who read this blog. Some of it I’ve blogged about, some I haven’t. And I really need to. So for the next couple of days, I’ll share little stories about the glimmers of sweetness and wonder this blog brings.
Toes and community and a salon full of wonderful women
After the Little Red Bike Cafe connection wonders, I received the sweetest invitation from a blog reader: to come in for a pedicure on the house and talk blogs. Sweet. I love a good pedicure, and I’ve been meaning to check out Trixie’s for months. Just around the corner from me and next door to Little Red Bike Cafe, Trixie’s Beauty Bar obviously had a great design aesthetic and looked fun. And a free pedicure? Hells to the yeahs.
I got to meet the ladies at Trixie’s in their adorable space, including Jodi and Tracy, and can I just say how much fun they are? Fun.
It’s a little place, but the kitsch design and color and just good energy fills it with good times. I popped in yesterday for a refresher on that pedicure and talked nonstop with my peeps there: neighborhood, Britney Spears VMAs debaucle, gun control, fashion, you name it.
My toenails are now a delightful shade of deep purple, coated with formaldehyde free polish (if I buy organic produce why would I coat my body with formaldehyde?!). Oh, and you should know they sell a little handful of fun products, including the best retro aprons.
I had to buy one (how could I not?) and I love it. Our 10 year old neighbor told me it’s a very cool apron when she saw me with it on. See? Told you it’s cool....
I love watching new businesses popping up in the neighborhood, built by local folks and tended to with lots of joy and passion. Spending some time at Trixie’s is catching up with friends and taking care of yourself and community building all at the same time: shout out to my girls at Trixie's Beauty Bar.