This is a good question – one that I know many people have asked. If you read Dear Abby or etiquette books – they’ll advise not have to tip the owner. But that’s probably an old way of thinking. I have a couple of suggestions/ideas for you: First, remember this still a small business and almost everybody these days is struggling and needs to make money. Now forget it if you’re going to an uber snazzy salon and paying $300-$400 for a haircut from Sally Hershberger or Chris McMillan (a big shout out to Chris who has been on the road with Hugh Jackman doing press…not only does Hugh look stunning but Chris gave my friend [Hugh’s Asst] the most amazing haircut, ever!!). High-end stylist/owners can charge their clients big bucks, so definitely do not worry about tipping them. What it comes down to is this: you really have do to what’s comfortable. Most likely, since you’re asking the question, it’s feeling a little awkward. Why don’t you try offering a tip and see what the reaction will be…They might happily accept or politely decline. Yenta Out!
“Dear Yenta, I live and work in OC and next week I need to bring some fun, sweet treats to a business meeting in West LA. Any suggestions? Thanks!?”
912 S. Barrington Ave.,
Truffles, “Love Nuts” (seriously, they’re awesome!), chocolate dipped apricots or chocolate dipped marshmallows!!
Just to make your mouth water – here is the description of the Love Nuts: we hand roast nuts with real tahitian vanilla beans while quickly caramelizing them in our old fashioned copper candy kettle. Sprinkle them in the finest quality sea salt and then hand enrob them in layer upon layer of delicious Venezuelan chocolate. To finish them off, we cover them in French cocoa powder. All available in beautiful sheer organza gift bags.
11708 San Vicente Blvd.
All handmade from the owner Susie’s grandmother’s recipes. CUPCAKES!! But they also have awesome cookies – Whoopie Pies, Frosted Molasses Snap Cookies, and Frosted Animal Cookies – yum!!!
10595 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90064
Simple homemade style cakes, cupcakes and cookies!
I like this! Tiffany round button necklace which you can order with any initial for $150. Order by phone 800-8433269 for questions or assistance. Or visit a store located in Beverly Hills, Century City, Pasadena, Glendale and Canoga Park. Modern, simple, elegant.
This Kate Spade Wallet is also fantastic – $245 – every woman would love this! It looks even better in person. There are Kate Spade stores in Century City, Topanga Plaza and The Americana. Here is a coupon for 20% offwhich brings you on budget.
I also love those flip video cameras – this one is white and pink – really cute! $149.99 at Best Buy…and capturing special moments in motion is priceless.