Local Love: A New Blow Dry Bar and the new Pizzeria Bianco

Years from now, it’s possible that the blow dry bar will be hailed as one of the greatest luxury developments of our time. Remember when they invented sliced bread? Yes, you could do it yourself, but it makes such a mess. Blow-drying your own hair? Same ending (with a lot of extra sweat and frizz.) In this case, $35 brings a LOT of joy.

I live in prime blowout real estate. There’s a drybar in one direction, and the Blow Dry Bar by Kimberly in another. Today, Kimberly Robson is opening a second location near the Scottsdale Quarter.


When I leave, my hair looks like this:


and this:

Big smiles, all around. Find these hair goddesses here.  (At the Lincoln location, ask for Stephen. He’s my man.) Above photo by Allison Tyler Jones Photography.


Second set of important news: there’s also a new Pizzeria Bianco open at Town and Country on 20th Street and Camelback in Phoenix. In the space that Bianco used to call Italian Restaurant, there’s now Pizzeria Bianco in front, and Trattoria Bianco in back.

The most important part: Ty and I went last night, and THERE WAS NO WAIT. We sat down at the bar, ordered icy Cokes in glass bottles, and had the Wiseguy and the Sonny Boy pizzas in front of us within 20 minutes.


This is my favorite thing to eat in Phoenix:

It’s also pretty inside. Bianco is all about the vintage find. I wish he’d take me shopping with him, or let me do it for him.

His father’s paintings are all around.

And have the chocolate Italian Ice for dessert. We love it so much that I tried to replicate it here. (Pretty close, my friends. Pretty close.)

By |2013-05-11T08:27:56-07:00May 11th, 2013|Style|0 Comments

Local love: Millie’s Caramels by Jill McNamara

Jill McNamara is a gifted photographer, crafter, decorator, gardener, seamstress, party planner and a great, great friend.  And now she makes caramels and sells them locally, in an enterprise named for her grandmother, Millie.

Jill  let me invite myself over to her house and take a bite out of every single flavored caramel she makes.

I ate 21 caramels in an hour.



You can buy them online here or at the Biltmore Farmers Market. My favorite flavor is Bourbon Pecan (16 of the 21 I ate). Tyson loves the Peanut Butter and Honey. Jill just introduced a new concoction: Maple Brown Sugar. I’m not allowed to know anything more about that.



P.S. At the Brooklyn Flea Market, I ate caramel pie by Butter and Scotch. Did you see it on my Instagram feed? Oh, baby.

By |2013-03-14T05:20:38-07:00March 14th, 2013|Style|1 Comment

Local love: I’m smitten with Vintage By Misty (and win $ for shopping local)

Misty and I have been “dating” for months now: a friend would try to set us up, and then we’d email, or text on Facebook, and then another friend would tell me that Misty is perfect for me, and then Misty would hear the same thing.

Misty owns a vintage fashion shop downtown, full of Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent and leopard print and everyone who knows the two of us wanted to get us together. It happened, at long last. I went in. I lost my mind. I was there until the shop closed. I bought Christmas presents. I made Christmas wish lists. And now I email her once a week about another thing I need.  She also has an Etsy shop for her higher-end things, but then you won’t get to scope the bargain finds, or meet Misty, which is half the fun.


Misty makes jewels out of vintage Chanel buttons. I love them to distraction. They are surprisingly affordable. Rings start at $65.


Misty also stocks killer vintage pieces, like this Dior jacket which is haunting my dreams.


The jewelry is insane. Christina Brian, you need this Guillemette L’Hoir Tribal Necklace.

This Chanel button ring is just $90:

This is beautiful Misty. I love her.


These earrings …. oh, dear.



As for what I had to have, this Razza lion necklace is a hint.

I’ll show you when I wear it, and I’ll show you the other crazy thing I had to have  on Instagram and Twitter today, so follow along ( Twitter: @JaimeeRose, Instagram: @JaimeeRoseStyle). It’s from the men’s department.

Vintage By Misty is at 818 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, and parking is  in the back of the store. Follow along on Facebook  to see her latest finds. Also, the entire store is currently on sale.


When you’re out and about and shopping local, post photos of your favorite shops on Instagram and tag them #ReStyleShoutOut. REstyleSOURCE will be giving out random $50 gift cards to our Instagram taggers. Fun, right?

When you’re Tweeting and Instagramming in your favorite Phoenix shops, tag them #myphx to help the Phoenix Convention and Visitors’ Bureau. They’re running a big social media tourism campaign to bring $$$ to our fair state. You can also win a staycation in one of our glam resorts. Details here.



By |2013-01-07T06:45:26-07:00January 7th, 2013|Style|2 Comments

My big news

I have a thrilling new job.

You all know how I feel about local love. Supporting local shops and businesses is important to me. I am thrilled that I get to make this happen.

 REstyleSource.com is the national guide to local shops and restaurants, launching in January. Like your favorite blog or magazine, REstyle Source will show you beautiful places and designer spaces. But when you spot something that you’ve just gotta have, we’ll show you where you can get it in an independent store near you.

Also – we’ll be your tour guide to the best local shops and restaurants in the big cities we all adore. (My globe-shopping adventures have been well documented here, so that’s going to be fun.)

Leaving the newspaper after 14 years was heart-wrenching. During my last week, I drove around town listening to songs about lost love, and all the lyrics applied. I’ll continue my work as a journalist in freelance forums now, and I’m excited to make that great. And this blog, as ever, will continue right here.

REstyle Source is about everything I love: design, beauty, restaurants, cities, small discoveries, large dreams and the joy in sharing that with others. What an opportunity to be a part of something so right.

So, come find REstyle Source on Facebook and Instagram (@REstyleSource), where it’s all Christmas, and all kinds of fun. (Just WAIT til I show you the gift wrap we’re working on for next week.) Don’t forget to get on the list for our launch here. Come share the local love.

*”Joy” photo by David Mills, design by Kristin Alber for REstyle Source.

*Kitchen photo by Michael J. Lee Photography, design by Katie Rosenfeld and Rachel Reider Interiors.

By |2012-12-10T11:30:44-07:00December 10th, 2012|Stories|5 Comments


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