Being more like "On a Delusion," this is a gyno-centric shop staffed by too many annoying and underworked sales girls. The two stars are for their attempt at an upscale experience.The first one greeted me with an unfitting personality, like that of some little girl at a birthday party who's had too much cake. As I browsed over to their book collection and became focused on one, that girl kept interrupting my thoughts asking me if I was "doing alright," like I was going in for surgery or something. Simultaneously, two other sales girls next to me were futzing with handbags and loudly nattering on about some garbled nonsense in a rather annoying and vapid tone. One of them kept interrupting my thoughts asking if I was "doing okay" about 3 times over the next 20 minutes. Why? Do I appear as if I'm melting? They wouldn't shut up, and the place has an echo, which made it worse. Leave the customers alone after you've greeted them, especially if they are reading books.Most of the items are over priced, and somewhat ugly, junk made for those who spend too much money on "the latest tacky thing." I imagine their average customer is a leisurely trophy wife or spoilt Nichols Hills brat. They need to rein it in a bit, and diversify their style. Not everyone is named "Alice," and stuck in "Wonderland." This was not a shopping experience like those I've had in London or New York, nor one I care to repeat.
08/29/2012Nancy's 57th Street Lighthouse
Nancy's is a cozy bar/restaurant whose patrons run the gamut with respect to age and musical tastes. Karaoke begins around 8pm, and is fun and entertaining, whether you are a spectator or participant. The DJ has over 100,000 songs in his library and he does a good job of making sure there's a decent mix offered throughout the evening. Some of the regulars have pretty good voices. Occasionally someone will get on stage after they've enjoyed a bit too much liquid bravado, but they're just as fun to cheer on as the others.We arrived early on a Sunday night with a friend visiting from Australia. At first we weren't quite sure what to think of the place but as the evening went on, we found ourselves among a lively and friendly crowd. About the food -- the apricot chicken was a little overcooked and lacked flavor but the pork tenderloin was wonderful.Important notes: 1-the a/c is extremely efficient, so bring a wrap or sweater if you tend to chill easily.2-don't pick a song with swear words, or if you do, make sure you don't actually sing them. The owner WILL make the DJ turn it off. (not a bad thing, IMHO)
I have been going to Anns for 28 years. We went there once a week for years. In all that time their food has been consistently wonderful. It is a very small place, but the service is quick and the food is always fresh and hot. We have ordered other things occasionally and it was always very good but we are addicted to that chicken fry!! The house dressing, garlic ranch is made fresh, it's creamy, mild and delish. I could say the same about the cream gravy, made fresh, creamy, mild, and delish. There are other places we like to go with great food but what keeps us coming around so often to Ann's is great food at a low price. In 28 years the only problem we had was the chicken fry getting a little bit too done. That has happened 3 or 4 times. We miss the original waitresses now. The ones that watched us become a family and watched our kids grow up. They were there so long, they felt like family to us. They still have great service and a lot of memorabilia mostly from the 50's, 60's. Oh Yummm, now I think I'm fixin' ta git me som'a that chick'n fry.
Donna has been doing my lashes (and the occasional facial) for almost a year. The lashes are WONDERFUL and look natural (but gorgeously natural!). I've had numerous compliments; and one of my favorites was from a saleswoman who told me I had beautiful eyelashes; and then went on to say "I bet you've heard about your eyelashes all your life". That's exactly the look I want ! Each lash is applied individually (which is one of the things that makes this pricier than your $25 special); but those $25 specials generally look like fuzzy caterpillars. Not a look I want! I've been to the Northside medspa location; and Donna's home studio, and prefer the home studio myself. It's cozy, comfortable, stylish and just as professional in appearance as any "spa" location I've been to. If you want professionally applied beautiful lashes, see Donna. If you want a pair of fuzzy caterpillars attacking your eyes, stick with the cheapo specials.
If you're looking for the best, then you have found her...Donna is just amazing! She has done my lashes for quite some time now and I would NEVER use anyone else, EVER! Her prices are beyond resonable and her work is second to none! The compliments I receive on my lashes are never ending. From family and friends to complete strangers, my lashes are admired all the time! Donna, is the consummate professional, she's so warm and friendly and has always accommodated my needs, even my last minute schedule changes and requests. I've been to both: the northside spa location and the home studio location. While both locations are lovely, I do prefer her home studio, it's beautiful, tranquil and relaxing. I feel so comfortable there, it's become one of my favorite places to be! Guaranteed, no matter which location you choose to visit, Donna, you too will be amazed by her expertise, her perfessonalism, her unmatched attention to every detail and every client.