The girls at Radiance have more to offer than fabulous hair,
skin and makeup. Here a few of our local faves:
These are NOT your grandmother’s corsets! Or perhaps they are, as the Vollers family has been constructing corsets in the UK since 1899. A Beautiful Corset, the sole US distributor of Vollers corsets, specializes in custom and stock corsets that flatter every figure, female and male. Vollers corsets are the real deal: steel boning encased in 3 layers of luxurious fabric; above- and below-bust styles designed for bride to vixen and all of us in between; each corset is hand crafted by one artisan; and, the real deal herself, your personal fitter – Tamar Rosenblatt, Proprietor. Tamar hosts after-hours parties and date nights. She is also the owner of J’Adore, a custom fragrance bar. Quite a lady, she! abeautifulcorset.com
We just had our staff party at Trattoria Orsini and it was terrific! From the first phone conversation until the last mouthful of butterscotch bread pudding (light as a feather, btw) our experience was outstanding! The wine and house-made sangria were plentiful and delicious. The passed hors d'oeuvres were fabulous - the crisp arancini was the best I have ever tasted. The same raves for the entrees and Caesar salad, which had just enough kale to add interest. The owners and waiters were helpful and friendly which, in the end, is what makes the dining experience memorable. Trattoria Orsini makes good memories. We’ll be back!
Cocktails, drinks, glass-of-wine, whatever you call it, there are plenty of places to do it around here. Here's our current fave:
Opus in Salem offers two ambiences: The upstairs is modern, sleek and chic. In more of a Boho mood? Then head downstairs to relax in funky and comfy cool local talent. Both spots offer the same excellent food, drinks and service.
Salem's go-to for fast fashion, The Boutique always has what you want, whether you knew it or not when it caught your eye. Carol (the buying 1/2 of co-owners, Jim & Carol McMahon) fills the shop with jeans, camis, party dresses, hats, handbags, jewelry, hats and a boatload of scarves. There's always a sales rack and shipments arrive monthly. Funky, fancy and always fun!
Salem's Hawthorne Hotel is the absolute BEST venue to have an event, particularly a wedding. We held several Fearless Fashions there and from the initial inquiry to the clean-up the staff was wonderful - always friendly and helpful. Check out their Wedding E-Brochure at hawthornehotel.com.