As a good westside native, I should have been into Peppe Ramundo & Son on Glenway Ave. by now, but last week was my first visit. A friend of mine told me I should check them out — said they had a lot of cool gift items for guys and they do alterations/tailoring for men and women. So, I popped by not knowing what to expect (I had previously thought they only did tux rentals). Boy, do they do the tux rentals! I got to see their entire upstairs area where they house all their rental inventory (hint: It’s a LOT of inventory!) but it’s also where they do all their custom work. I sat down with the owner Carmen Ramundo to learn more about how the business got started nearly 50 years ago by his dad, how he grew up with it and eventually took over. Pretty fascinating! I was really impressed, found some great gifts for the hubs, and I’ll definitely be back for some of the custom work! Check out the video to learn more!
A few weeks ago, I posted a blog recapping the looks from our Lady in Red event because all the women’s hair looked SO amazing, but I have to say the men looked quite dapper too. I’ve been thinking I should recap those looks too (especially since a new men’s salon in town — called “18|8 Fine Men’s Salon” in Oakley — did all the grooming on looks and you might want want to know about it… or at least just look at well-groomed man candy! haha!) We just did another event over the weekend with Marvin Lewis at 18|8 and it was AMAZING! Not only because the event had a bunch of beautiful exotic cars on an even more beautiful day (seriously with this weekend’s weather! loved it!) but they also donated all proceeds from services that day to the Marvin Lewis Community Fund! Check out pics from that event here! My hubby and father-in-law got a straight razor shave at the event and LOVED it. Definitely send the men in your life to this place! It’s awesome!