Armed with more than a decade's worth of styling experience, Mancini de Paris guides his team of stylists and technicians as they pamper patrons from head to toe. Staffers administer services ranging from haircuts to pedicures with brand-name products from companies including Dermalogica, Redken, and Goldwell. The salon area houses blue chairs for patrons to relax in as stylists wash, snip, color, perm, and talk to hair, and the dedicated spa area features plush pedicure chairs and private treatment rooms with linen-draped massage tables.
The assiduous staff at Alex’s Dry Cleaning Valet picks up sullied duds for a thorough preening with eco-friendly services before returning garments to their owners in a timely fashion. Prior to Alex's arrival, clients scan wardrobes to find unkempt blouses ($10.95 each), slacks ($12.05 each), and gold-plated pajamas beckoning for soap and suds. Alex's Dry Cleaning Valet specializes in bridal gown cleaning, pressing, and preservation as well as couture apparel, so clients can breathe easy as the diligent cleaners carefully reanimate designer cocktail dresses or two-piece suits. New customers receive a complimentary welcome kit that includes a personalized laundry bag, lint roller, spot tape for marking blemishes, and this fall’s line of Emperor’s new clothes. Pickup and delivery services can be scheduled over the phone or online.
Signature service: Phylicia H. Sheean
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Brands Used: Protect Dignity and Safety
Pro Tip: We are approachable, collective, cool, calm and [create a] tranquil environment, with [a] focus on respect
While physical fitness requires a lifetime of commitment, Jody Lucas cuts down the scheduling strain by toning bodies in a mere 30 to 60 minutes, three days a week. Through 1 Hour Fitness Petaluma, Jody and trainers teach clients essential exercises in four silos of fitness: core, balance, cardio, and strength. They combine and blend those exercises in 30- to 60-minute classes, conveniently held throughout the week. Members can stop the gym anytime to repeat the regimen, assured of technique coaching and music-swelling pep talks from the trainers who constantly roam the floor.
Signature Service: Neuromuscular Reprogramming
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 16
Pro Tip: Enter the doors near the Shelter Bay Cafe, take the elevator up one floor, and turn left to Ste. 225.
After publishing the first edition of her guidebook, Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour, writer and artist Victoria Colella organized tours to showcase the sites and narratives she expertly examined in print. Boating, walking, and one-hour mini tours traverse the shipways and wooden-boat center that initially inspired Victoria to pen her book and swear off land. Guides discuss historic WWII vessels, the Arques School wooden-boat collection, and boats owned by celebrities such as Jack Benny. In addition to guided excursions, Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour brings nautical history to life with treasure hunts and kids' sessions that combine walking jaunts with sea chanteys, slideshows, and model-houseboat building.