Portola Valley Garage
Portola Valley Garage's skilled technicians have been providing minor tune-ups and major overhauls since 1948. In addition to repair services, the garage offers 24-hour vehicle drop-off, online appointments and loaner cars.
4170 Alpine Road, Portola Valley | (650) 851-7442 | pvgarage.com
Menlo Park Barber Shop
The barbers at Menlo Park Barber Shop pride themselves on developing close relationships with clients, giving excellent cuts and "blending craft and tradition with a strong dose of humor."
2100 Avy Ave., Menlo Park | (650) 391-9008 | menloparkbarbershop.com
LaBelle Day Spas & Salons
For decades, LaBelle Day Spas and Salons has helped Silicon Valley clients to look and feel their best from head to toe. Moisturizers, serums and oils; treatments for problematic skin conditions, such as rosacea; scrubs, toners and eye care — everything for the face and body is available here with a one-on-one approach. LaBelle's custom-designed facials that are created from ingredients from the salon's own Bella Schneider Beauty Skincare line are a customer favorite.
What's new: LaBelle has remodeled, expanded and opened a new location in Town & Country Village where all of its services are now located.
Town & Country Village #33 & #95, Palo Alto | (650) 327-6964 | labelledayspas.com
For more than 30 years, Ladera Cleaners has helped customers properly care for their clothes, coats, comforters and other delicate handmade items. The shop, which has been a Readers' Choice winner year after year since 2015, offers one-day dry cleaning, mending and reweaving services, as well as alterations for wedding dresses and other items.
3130 Alpine Road, Portola Valley | (650) 854-2291 | laderacleaners.net
FITNESS CLASSES, GYM
Studio K-Fit offers high-intensity but low-impact workouts focused on strength, mobility and cardio through high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Class sizes are small so that instructors can focus on each individual. The studio also offers lifestyle coaching and personalized nutrition guidance.
What's new: We've introduced an assisted stretching service called K-Fit Stretch, which is a one-on-one session with a certified stretch therapist and posturist."
3708 Florence St., Redwood City | [email protected] | studiokfit.com
Ladera Garden & Gifts
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Diane's Beauty Salon
Diane's Beauty Salon provides services that make customers look and feel good from head to toe. The salon provides color, cuts and blow outs for your hair, waxing, manicures and pedicures and more.
3130 Alpine Rd Ste 330, Portola Valley | (650) 854-6544 | Diane's Beauty Salon
Rosewood Hotel has been a Readers' Choice winner year after year. The 16-acre hotel features an award-winning spa, Michelin-starred dining at Madera and 121 luxurious guest rooms and suites for business and leisure travelers.
2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park | (650) 561-1500 | rosewoodhotels.com
A Touch of Elegance Nail Care
Customers can expect quality service, a friendly staff and reasonable pricing at A Touch of Elegance Nail Care, a longtime favorite of Almanac readers. In addition to manicures and pedicures, A Touch of Elegance also offers facials and other services.
1150 Crane St., Menlo Park | (650) 321-0679
Guy Plumbing & Heating
Guy Plumbing & Heating is a fourth-generation family-owned business that provides a wide range of services and operates a full-service showroom specializing in the sales and installation of Toto washlet bidet seats, as well as parts for Hansgrohe, Kohler and House of Rohl.
1265 El Camino Real, Menlo Park | (650) 323-8415 | guyplumbing.com
YogaSource was built on the belief that "the practice of yoga should be both demanding and gratifying." They boast a wide curriculum of yoga classes, including vinyasa, power, yin, restorative, hot 26, pilates and much more.
Staying power: "YogaSource has managed to survive these most challenging past few years thanks to the undying support and faith of our loyal clients, because of the brilliant staff and management team and, of course, thanks to our phenomenal instructors who have continued to share their classes both remotely and in person throughout it all."
158 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto | (650) 328-9642 | yogasource.com