Friday, October 10, 2008

Summer Wood Facials, Truckee

I had a wonderful facial last week with Summer! Two people I know go to her and love her and I'm officially part of the fan club as well!

I loved that she had classical music playing, has lived in France and Spain, and her that her manner and touch were so soothing, calm and delightful.

I booked on the spot an appointment for next month!

You'll find Summer at:
True Salon
10049 Martis Valley Road, #G

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Shampoo Hair, Truckee

Diana Alouise at Shampoo Hair and Makeup Studio is amazing! I feel so blessed to have someone of her caliber, expertise and knowledge locally to maintain (color and cut) my hair and encourage it to be all it can be!

She came here from Beverly Hills and still works there once a month. I look forward to seeing her every month and baskinging in her friendly, warm, joyful energy.

I HIGHLY recommend her!

East River ST
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 587-8494

Moody's Bistro, Truckee

Last night I had another fabulous meal at my favorite restaurant in Truckee: Moody’s, where Executive Chef Mark Estee’s mantra is: “Fresh. Seasonal. Simple. Local.”

Starting the delicious dining experience with a bottle of Gloria Ferrer champagne, I continued on to the amuse bouche of an eggplant tapenade-type taste on a cracker, then the Surf Duo of grilled slippertail and house-cured hamachi with avocado , grapefruit vinaigrette and wasabi tobiko.

I was very glad to be waited on by Diana, who consistently makes excellent food and wine recommendations.

It was at her suggestion that I ordered the arugula frisee salad, even though I’m usually more of a fan arugula. With warm smoked bacon dressing, including generous pieces (see picture) of flavorful bacon luxuriating on the sides of the salad mound, hard-cooked eggs and carmelized onions … this dish really amazed and delighted me.

On Diana’s further recommendation, I chose the pear puff for dessert and was pleased as well. Poached pear, almond cream (delicious!), cinnamon whipped cream, vanilla ice cream and the puff created a very enjoyable ending to one more wonderful meal at my favorite place to eat in Truckee!

Dinner from 5:30 p.m. nightly

Moody's Bistro & Lounge

10007 Bridge Street
Truckee, CA 96161

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Trio Wine Bar, Truckee

This is one of my favorite places in Truckee because it has big, beautiful windows looking south and east toward Mt. Rose, wonderful light, easy parking, great wines by the glass (including champagne!), a delicious ahi entree and other appetizers and entrees, as well as an elegant front room with a beautiful Carrera marbletop table.

Marcus at the bar is friendly and helpful too.

The bar opens at 4:00 p.m., and the kitchen at 5. Trio also offers local art and music. Fridays are open mic night starting at 8 p.m.

Trio Wine Bar
is an upscale wine bar and lounge located in the famous and historic (Italianate-style) Kruger-White House on the north side of Donner Pass Road between old downtown Truckee and the roundabout; and nestled among the historic homes of Truckee that are now shops.

Trio Wine Bar

10292 Donner Pass Rd.
Truckee, CA 96161

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Milo's Cleaners, Truckee

I have the most pleasant experiences at the new dry cleaner in Truckee near Wild Cherries, Milo's Cleaners, located to the left of Head North. John is efficient, friendly and professional ... a real delight to do business with!

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tel. 530.582.1111

Optometrist in Truckee

I had the best experience at the optometrist recently!

Dr. James Evans and Deb, his front office person, were fun, pleasant and efficient! Dr. Evans gave me extremely comfortable new contacts and it was so wonderful to be able to do it all locally!

I highly recommend his when you're looking for an optometrist in this area!

His office is to the left of Safeway on Donner Pass Road, tel. 530.587.1086.

Tahoe House, Tahoe City

I stopped here at the beginning of a Ducati ride around the lake on Sunday and enjoyed a delicious little apricot pocket and espresso with half and half. It was the perfect morning snack as I basked in the sun at one of the outside tables, looking forward to a beautiful ride!

There's a big Swiss influence here, with sausages and dry goods on the shelves, as well as yummy picnic items. The bakery offers a great selection of European-influenced pastries too.

I'll definitely come here again soon to get another Germanic food fix!

625 W. Lake BLVD
Tahoe City