Local Businesses

Two Hearts Wellnesshappily recommends businesses that are ethical, fun, and (in the right context) purveyors of organic products. Here are a few favorites:

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Heritage Boot: This is my favorite boot store in Texas. storelogoI have two pair of boots from them and Jerry, the owner, gladly conferred with me at length regarding each purchase.  If you would like to read my interview with him, go here.

I do not leave Texas without wearing my black lizard skin boots—I just won’t do it—and no matter where I go those boots have been conversation starters. I’ve made new friends that I cherish to this day while wearing my beloved Heritage boots.

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(The photograph you see here is of my boots at a small airport in upstate New York. The photo was taken by a new friend that I met at this very bench while we waited for the shuttle to our conference and I took them off only so that she could take this picture to commemorate the event).

 

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Heather Gordon Spa & Wellness: If you are looking for great facials, brow and lash tinting, last extensions, spray tans, or any number of pampering treatments, look no further.  Heather has built a full-service haven for beauty that includes not only her own employees but also space for acupuncture (courtesy of independent operator Lauren St. Pierre-Mehrens) and Asian bodywork therapy and boutique health coaching services (courtesy of yours truly, also independent).  This is a great place and Heather always does fun and special things at holidays (these are not to be missed–wine, cookies, and a variety of yummy treats accompany the spa specials and  she’s always happy to offer them to my patients upon arrival too!) to make things that much more wonderful.

http://www.heathergordonspa.com

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Two Hives Honey: This is a marvelous local business whose purpose is to educate people about the wonder of bees.  Part of that education opportunity involves ongoing support for anyone who would like to establish hives in their backyard.  Tara also offers hive tours and was so gracious as to sit down and discuss her love of bees and education with me in a meeting I discuss in this blog post.

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Tecolote Farm: After the first year of being a member of their CSA, I got hooked and I’m still loving their produce three seasons later! Tecolote Farm also can be found at a local farmer’s market near you, so check their web site and get on board for the most amazing vegetables coming from the farm of some really sweet folks.  You can read my interview with Katie here.

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Pure Nails: Hands (and toes) down, the best in Austin. Plus, the products Camille (the owner) uses are formaldehyde free and thus healthier for your fingers and toes.

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