Tonic loves a party! Our anniversary party was a beautiful smash. Thank you to all our friends that stopped in to enjoy the celebration. I’m always amazed at how beautiful, fun and talented our family is here. Clients, friends and fans you all looked stunning.
By 8 o’clock the salon was packed. Appetizers were being passed by two beautiful girls (thanks Kenzie and Stephanie) and everyone was asking “who made these?” Kate Murray of misssushisandiego.com, created a vegetarian feast of sweet and savory sushi-inspired bites that simply put was the BEST sushi I’ve ever eaten. Totally scrumptious. Thanks Kate and Jason! For dessert, Angela Mueller, of TheBeautyBakery.com, designed a beautiful display of delicious mini cupcakes that must be seen to be fully appreciated. Were you lucky enough to score a handful of Mexican chocolate or spicy chipolte almonds? Yummy! Where can you get them? Hopkinsag.com or check out their stand at the Little Italy farmers market on Saturdays. If you thought the gin and tonics were unusually delicious (I did!) it’s because Breanne Dreisbach hooked us up with Tanqueray Rangpur. Thanks Breanne! Did the sexy bartender look familiar? Turns out Acacia, our beautiful receptionist, is a natural drink slinger! Who knew?
At 830 the band commenced. Did you recognize the frontman, ahem frontwoman! playing the guitar and the keyboard? Our very own Maren and her band, Maren Parusel, wowed the crowd with fresh melodic tunes. Look for their digital music release in the next few weeks.
I’d like to thank Neil and Shae, barbacks extraordinaire, who ran the behind the scenes show like pros. I’d also like to thank Will and Nick, our handsome doormen.
To all the stylists, and Jenna, our fabulous esthetician, thank you for making the world more beautiful. Your dedication to your craft and your attention to each client is inspiring.
Finally thank you to Sharon, whose vision and tireless effort continues to amaze and impress me. I’m so proud of you sis.
Happy 10 Tonic.
Kristin is back in town, but not yet back working at the salon. She will be playing tonight at the Casbah. You can purchase tickets here. You can also view her MySpace page by clicking here. A few of us will in attendance, and would love to see you. Cheers.