Santé Restaurant’s refined menu of contemporary French and American cuisine has earned the eatery honors including a Michelin star and an AAA Four Diamond Award. The sophisticated yet simple cooking showcases the quality of the ingredients, many of which are locally sourced—on the current menu, the tasting of beef entree features a filet mignon from Niman Ranch, and dessert courses boast zinfandel-poached black mission figs. Chefs also search out of state for high-end delicacies, such as butter-poached Maine lobster, which graces a grown-up mac ‘n’ cheese dish the New York Times dubbed a “must-try” in 2010. To complement the cuisine, the menu also features more than 500 wines from throughout Napa and Sonoma, earning the restaurant an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator.
The dining room cultivates an elegant atmosphere, with low-lit sconces and French doors designed to fling open only for the freshest spring breezes. The sunshine-yellow hues of walls, plates, and tablecloths also help evoke a comfortably refined ambiance.
In 2011, Jennifer Thomas and Pam Dawson decided to combine their styling skills and opened their boutique-inspired salon: Thomas Dawson & Co. The salon's team specializes in precision haircuts, but the stylists also offer color and texturizing treatments using professional-grade haircare products, including Goldwell, Redken, and Kemon. Additionally, an onsite nail technician pampers fingers and toes with mani-pedis that can incorporate indulgent touches such as soothing aromatherapy oils.
A San Francisco–transplant, Michael Ramos is no stranger to style. And it's through his trendy glasses that he envisions the most flattering looks for others—specifically, men. From within Muse Hairdressing, an Aveda salon, the trained barber educates clients about their hair and helps them uncover new ways to display it, whether it be through a vintage cut or closely cropped clipper fade. He also takes years off of manes through gray blending, using a product that visibly reduces the amount of gray hairs.
Licensed cosmetologist Michele Flannery has transformed more heads than she can count over the last 35 years. Her vast experience has vaulted her to the level of master colorist, both on manes and in coloring books. During her tenure in the beauty industry, she has spread her wealth of knowledge as a national educator and platform artist for such companies as Mastey de Paris and IT&LY Hairfashion.
Stylist Madelaine McPherson's more than 13 years of experience in the salon industry has made each pair of scissors more like an extension of her hand. After Madelaine renovates hairstyles with a haircut and an array of coloring options, her clients leave looking as bright and cheerful as The Coconut Room's tropical decor.
Exposed brick walls welcome patrons into Eliot James Salon, a hairstyling destination for more than 17 years. Vidal Sasson-certified stylist Nori relies on high-quality products to style both men's and women's coifs. Her treatments range from men's cuts, to women's cuts, highlights, and special occasion hair design.