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Heidy Kellison

Personal Shopper: Mengali moves mountains for Guild Mortgage

After years of shaming readers who don’t shop locally whenever possible, I should be tried for consumer treason. My offense? When choosing a mortgage broker, I went with a friend’s recommendation for a Los Angeles slickster. Back in July, with the confidence of the above-mentioned jackass, we sold our South Davis residence and found a […]

Personal Shopper: Step into Hibbert for beautiful doors

As we all know, the Davis rumor mill is a well-oiled machine. Currently churning in the gears is an inconsequential tidbit I’ll publicly confirm: I’m no longer a local homeowner. If you think this means I’ll stop harassing Davisites for their errant ways, however (see previous columns regarding driving, dressing, dining, etc.), think again. With […]

July 26, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Personal Shopper: Sole Desire soothes the soul

If sticks and stones can break my bones, what will bad shoes do to my tendons? Wreak havoc, apparently. And while I’m on the subject of injury, go ahead; call me names because in this case, the shoe fits. I’m a snob. An unapologetic elitist when it comes to footwear. After all, nothing can break […]

May 17, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Personal Shopper: Designer doc keeps luxury intact

Among the many things I love about Davis is our communal passion for fitness. From our city infrastructure of bike and running paths, pools, parks and tennis courts, to multiple exercise gyms and trainers offering cutting-edge, quality services, those seeking a healthy lifestyle need not go without. And, thanks to an abundance of talented health […]

March 15, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Personal Shopper: Help them cobble it back together

I recently lost my wallet. After retracing my steps, digging through garbage and calling the police, it was recovered in a nonsensical spot, right out in the open and just where I’d left it. Relieved, I couldn’t help but remember a time years ago when a bump on the head (and eight staples later) made events […]

February 08, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Heidy’s Favorite Things

Since when is it OK for mainstream media to encourage stealing? Recycled like a grating toddler tunes playlist, every fall, propaganda about holiday shopping poses as “news.” If all the hype is to be believed, there are only three days to find the perfect gift: Black Friday (a monthlong scam), Small Business Saturday (the only worthy […]

December 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Personal Shopper: Splurge and purge, at Boheme

Sometimes impulses get the best of me. Small and large splurges form the mixed bag of foundations that define my life. Just one of the reasons I no longer belong to Costco. After a recent Saturday Farmers Market, my husband, Peter, and I had a little time on our hands. This is usually how it […]

November 16, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Personal Shopper: Discover ommm-my-goodness at FIT House

If stress kills, why do lethargic native drivers suddenly appear when I’m on my way to yoga? Talk about defeating the purpose before I’ve even struck a child’s pose. For the record, when the windows in your car begin to fog, my ujjayi breathing is not the cause; it’s a growl intended just for you. […]

September 28, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Personal Shopper: Take my quiz and recharge — at Cindy’s

It’s a question life asks us on a regular cycle: When all hell breaks loose, you’re more likely to: A) Pray, meditate and seek the comfort of loved ones; B) Exercise, eat right and get more sleep; C) Engage in a boatload of indulgent behavior. For me, the correct answer is C. As if there […]

August 03, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Personal shopper: I dropped till I shopped — at Paulina’s

My decline was rapid. A sudden crisis at a cherished local nonprofit left me reeling. Responding with laser-like focus, I abruptly pruned all my regular supports like family, exercise and even basic personal care in favor of doing whatever I could to change the current course of events. Predictable dinners, quality sleep and occasional deep […]

June 29, 2014 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Personal Shopper: Tap Sudwerk’s Dock Store for a real hop

“Comings & Goings” columnist Wendy Weitzel has more than 1,000 Facebook likes. That’s at least 1,000 more than I have. My envy is unrestrained. What’s worse is the solid following she enjoys on her personal page. It’s not uncommon to see a news feed full of Wendy enjoying her double life as a beer enthusiast, […]

March 16, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Personal Shopper: Let me eat more cake!

Whether anyone ever uttered the phrase, “Let them eat cake” (attributed to insensitive French nobility regarding poverty and the unattainable price of bread) is disputed. But many experts believe: It was not Marie Antoinette. If, on the other hand, the queen ever visited Let Them Eat Cake in Davis, she would have attained Princess Diana […]

February 09, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Personal Shopper: Caffé Italia: ‘We’re still cooking!’

There’s a sold sign on my street. The news is about as warm as a polar vortex, but if you believe this story is only about my little pocket of town, think again. Our neighbors are Kevin and Shar Katz, owners of Caffé Italia. Their cornerstone restaurant has operated in Davis for 32 years— no […]

January 19, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Personal Shopper: Heidy’s favorite things

Understandably, a recent national news source article — “How Not to Pay Full Price for Anything” — caught my eye. After all, who wants to spend top dollar, especially over the holidays? The lengthy piece covered a professional bargain hunter’s advice about avoiding large retailers’ traps intended to separate you from your money. It held […]

December 15, 2013 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,
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