When it comes to finding the perfect fitting bra, we highly recommend shopping at Intimacy at South Coast Plaza. On a recent visit to meet Intimacy founder Susan Nethero (dubbed "The Bra Whisperer" as seen on Oprah), we were reintroduced to some eye-opening, bra-fitting facts — like 85% of women aren't even wearing the right size bra.
We found out that you most likely have a preconceived idea of the bra size you should be wearing, but until you have an expert fit, you're most probably wearing an ill-fitting bra.
And with breast enhancements being so popular, Intimacy is a great place to go before surgery to find the ideal bra size you want to be, and post-surgery to make sure you're wearing a great supporting bra so that you'll feel more comfortable and confident.
The boutique may look like there isn't a huge selection to choose from, but it's deceptive. There are thousands of premium bras to choose from — more than 90 sizes from A to K cups, plus beautiful matching panties, lingerie, nursing and sport bras, too.
If finding the right bra has always been an issue, you will have come to the right place at Intimacy. Choose from designer labels like Marie Jo, Marie Jo L'Aventure, Chantelle, Aubade, Lejaby, Simone Perele and Prima Donna.
Intimacy is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Level 1, Bloomingdale's Wing at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. For more information, call (657) 622-0595 or visit http://www.myintimacy.com.
Here comes the Sun
Discover one of the best self-tanning lotions on the market, Sun, made in Beverly Hills and sold at Bella Faccia in Costa Mesa.
Sun Self-Tanning Lotion Tan Overnight is a favorite because it doesn't have a chemical smell, and it has natural ingredients like hazelnut and pecan oil and aloe vera extract. It was designed to moisturize, hydrate and protect the skin without the harmful effects of the sun.
It goes on in a dark temporary color so that you can see exactly where it's being applied to avoid streaks. It costs $19.90 per 8-ounce bottle.
Bella Faccia is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at 269 E. 17th St. in Costa Mesa.
For more information, call (949) 642-1515 or visit http://www.beautyproductsorangecounty.com.
This one's on the Duke
John Wayne Airport just opened its first concession, a new wine bar.
Vino Volo offers an international selection of wines by the glass or bottle, wine tasting and gourmet foods. Vino Volo is in Terminal B across from Gate 7 and is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
John Wayne Airport is at 18601 Airport Way, No. 41 in Santa Ana. For more information, call (949) 252-5200.
Bright shining Stars