Press & Praise

A La Mode Boutique Mention in Minnesota Monthly Shopping GuideJune 7, 2016 mention in e-newsletter Swag: Shopping & Style News from Mpls. St. Paul Magazine

“ALI’S PICK. One great cause; two local companies to shop. My Sister teams up with A La Mode nail spa for Polish to Abolish Slavery, to raise money for victims of sex trafficking.”
– Style Editor Allison Kaplan

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A La Mode Boutique Mention in Ali Kaplan's Swag e-newsletterJune 6, 2016 post on shopping guide:

“POLISH TO ABOLISH. My Sister and A La Mode Boutique and Nail Spa are partnering for an event to fight sex trafficking. Book appointments for manicures and pedicures, purchase feminist clothing items from My Sister, and stick around for giveaways and mini-workshops. Ten percent of proceeds will benefit Cornerstone to fight and prevent sex trafficking. (Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; A La Mode, 3928 W. 50th St., Edina; 755 Lake St., Wayzata,” – Staff Writer Madison Bloomquist

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A La Mode Boutique and Nail Spa new location in MPLS/St.Paul magazineJune 2016 post on Fashion Week Minnesota blog:

JOINING FORCES FOR WOMEN. On Friday, June 10, 2016 from 10am – 7pm, My Sister, a Minneapolis-based brand that sells t-shirts and jewelry to help fight sex trafficking, is joining forces with A La Mode Boutique & Nail Spa for a fundraiser for Cornerstone, a network of domestic violence, sexual assault community programs in Minnesota. A La Mode is offering their signature manis and pedis, and My Sister will be offering its best sellers and new styles of t-shirts and tanks, jewelry, temporary tattoos, and giveaways. Both are contributing 10 percent of all sales and services to Cornerstone.

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A La Mode featured on CBS Mid-Morning

“I’M NOT AT ALL ASHAMED TO SAY IT WAS FANTASTIC… it was really nice. A la Mode, it was lovely, they were really nice…I would absolutely do this again.”
-CBS Mid-Morning Host Jason DeRusha

“Oh, it was fantastic! And my toes—it was like a week and a half ago now—are still looking really nice.”
-CBS Mid-Morning Host Kylie Bearse

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A La Mode featured on Fox Twin Cities

“MORE SALONS ARE TAKING THE EXTRA STEPS TO BE HEALTHY…ONE OF THE PLACES YOU’LL SEE THAT FOR SURE IS A LA MODE. This is a nail specific salon, a nail spa. They’ve just opened another location in Wayzata, so now you’ve got two options for kind of that middle space between the quickie nail salons and the full spa, where you’re paying like $40 for a pedicure. [It’s] a pretty competitive, pretty good price, especially for a really extensive treatment that includes the leg massage, includes scrubs. And they are chemical-free, which a lot of people are really enjoying. Another thing to note about A la Mode is that it’s a full boutique, too. So if you’re waiting for your appointment, they have all sorts of goodies that you shop from soaps and bath and body products to purses and pajamas and all sorts of great stuff. It’s much easier to get in to the Wayzata location right now, and it’s really great, especially this time of year: boat season, steps away from the docks on Lake Minnetonka.” -Style Editor Alison Kaplan, on Fox9 The Buzz .

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A La Mode Boutique and Nail Spa new location in MPLS/St.Paul magazineJune 2015 issue of Mpls/St Paul magazine:

“FOR A PEDICURE AT THE LAKE, TRY A LA MODE BOUTIQUE & NAIL SPA— known for its all-natural products and heavenly leg and foot massage. Based in Edina, the locally owned nail salon just opened its second location in downtown Wayzata.” -Featured in the Shop + Style section by Mpls/St. Paul staff writer.

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A La Mode Boutique and Nail Spa new location in MPLS/St.Paul magazineMay 21, 2015 article in the Sun Sailor:

“LAKE STREET SHOP OFFERS NATURAL NAIL CARE AND DESIGNER SHOPPING. Standing in the back of her new shop on its first day, Saferstein explains what sets the A La Mode apart from other nail salons and why she’s excited to introduce the nail boutique’s services in Wayzata. Safety and hygiene are vital at A La Mode, Saferstein explains. Gone are the jetted foot tubs where bacteria potentially can build, and there are no harsh chemicals used at A La Mode. The nail spa uses all-natural nail care products such as Deborah Lippmann, CND Shellac and Vinylux.” -Jason Jenkins, Sun Sailor staff writer.

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A la mode Wayzata location featured on Ali ShopsMay 11, 2015 Ali Shops column for

“JUST IN TIME FOR BOATING SEASON, A LA MODE BOUTIQUE AND NAIL SPA IS OPENING A SECOND LOCATION ON LAKE STREET IN WAYZATA. Building on its success at 50th & France, the new A La Mode will feature a combined mani/pedi area, perfect for girlfriend outings. A La Mode uses all natural nail products and is beloved in Edina for its divine leg and foot massage. This summer, the nail spa will introduce its own proprietary line of lotions and scrubs that are gluten- and nut-free that will be used in specialty pedicures.” -Allison Kaplan, Mpls. St.Paul Magazine’s shopping and style editor.

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A la mode featured on Fiercely FetchingMay 5, 2015 post on Fiercely Fetching:

“MY FAVORITE LITTLE BOUTIQUE AND NAIL SPA, A LA MODE, IS OPENING A SECOND LOCATION IN WAYZATA. I love visiting them in Edina, but I’m thrilled that they will be even closer to me! I can’t think of a more perfect spot for this amazing place. If you have never been to a la mode, then you must go! I love that you can get pampered and shop for one of a kind items all in one place.” -Jeanna Simonson, Fiercely Fetching editor

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A la mode featured in MN Bride MagazineSpring/Summer 2015 Issue of Minnesota Bride Magazine:

“A BRIDE’S NAILS SHOULD REFLECT HER PERSONAL STYLE. More brides are choosing to walk down the aisle with color on their nails,” says Saferstein. “There are no rules.” Red nails are dramatic and sophisticated, while a pale pink is classic. Or mix it up, says Saferstein. “If you go conservative on your hands,go fun with your toes.” -Sara Saferstein, quoted in the article by writer Erin Messner

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Mpls St Paul WeddingsSpring/Summer 2015 Issue Mpls/St Paul Weddings Magazine:

3 MONTHS OUT [FROM YOUR WEDDING]: READY THAT RING FINGER. “Flashing your bling looks so much better after a good buff and polish. A la Mode in Edina offers nail aficionados a monthly membership with discounting rates on manis and pedis, offering plenty of time to find your favorite hue” -MSP writer Amanda Lipinski

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A la mode featured in Edina MagazineFebruary 2015 Issue of Edina Magazine:

“SHOPPING LOCAL FOR YOUR VALENTINE. For something a little different, head over to A La Mode Boutique and Nail Spa and take a look at the Donni Charm Scarf line. The line by Alyssa Wasko was inspired in response to the death of her father who used to call her his lucky charm. This Colorado girl turned her heartbreak into success, as the line is now sold in boutiques worldwide and worn by celebrities including Beyoncé and Sarah Jessica Parker. -Staff writer, Margaret Kelly

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Twin Cities Live January 19, 2015:

“BE WELL WITH TCL: WINTER PEDICURE Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine couldn’t say enough about a nail spa in Edina that offers a pedicure that really locks in the moisture. It’s definitely what our winter, dry, callused feet are calling for. Kelli Hanson just had to go check out a la Mode Boutique & Nail Spa for herself.

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Best of the Twin CitiesJan 2015 on

“WE DARE YOU TO FIND ANYONE ELSE who will rub your dry, callused feet for 10 minutes straight. Pedicures are so underrated in the winter—probably because no one is going to see your feet but the inside of your UGGs. You may rethink this rationale once you’ve experienced a la Mode’s pedi.” -MSP writer Elizabeth Dehn

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A la mode Best of EdinaJanuary 2015 Best of Edina Finalist:

“HUNDREDS OF BUSINESSES WERE NOMINATED for the awards, but only the top three in each category will continue on to the Best of Edina event on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at Pinstripes.

Voting has closed, but you can view the finalist list here.




Best Nail SalonDecember 2014 Issue of Mpls/St. Paul Magazine:

“BEST MANICURE. Mpls/St. Paul Magazine editors listed us as “Best Manicure” in their annual list of the best stuff to taste, try, buy, and imbibe.

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Enterprise Edina (Edina Channel 16):

“LADIES, IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT or maybe want to take the girls out for a bridesmaid celebration, maybe even just treat yourself… A la Mode is the place for you.”

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A La Mode "Nailed it" in Edina MagazineJuly 2014 Issue of Edina Magazine:

“NAILED IT. A La Mode Boutique and Nail Spa redefines the manicure and pedicure experience with affordable yet luxurious nail services…many women go to A La Mode with their friends because the space allows them to chat comfortable with one another” -Staff Writer, Lauren Bedosky

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June 2014 Minnesota Monthly mention of A la Mode Boutique and Nail SpaJune 2014 Issue of Minnesota Monthly:

“SAFERSTEIN CURATES THE SHOP’S MINI BOUTIQUE of home accessories and personal-care items, displaying products that make day-to-day living more enjoyable, including Alexandra Ferguson pillows bearing cheeky phrases (“I Love This Place” and “Ooh La La”) and tubes of Library of Flowers hand cream worth the price for their gorgeous floral packaging alone…The ambiance, punctuated by boldly patterned pillows and modern chandeliers, is both warm and glamorous. Consider it a spa-like atmosphere, minus the fuss.”
-Staff Writer, Josie Franske

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Off the Menu on WCCO
WCCO Radio “Off the Menu” with Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl:

“WE NEED TO GET OUR THUMBS DONE because we’ve been using our thumbs to press the cookies.” -Robyn Frank, owner of Thumbs Cookies. Robyn spoke with Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl about her delicious Thumbs Cookies and the Mother/Daughter event at A la Mode in which she was participating and attending with her own mother.

Hear A la Mode Boutique and Nail Spa mentioned on Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s “Off the Menu” Podcast



A La Mode Nails mentioned in Mpls/St. Paul MagazineMpls St Paul Magazine:

“GET CURED: Don’t be caught unprepared for sandal weather. Get a pedicure at the new 50th & France nail spa a la mode, where the signature treatment is reasonably priced at $40, especially since it includes a warm mil cleanser, a hot oil massage and a cucumber mint finishing treatment.” -Staff Writer




A la Mode Nails featured in Mpls StPaul Magazine "The Buzz"
Mpls St Paul Magazine:

DON’T WAIT FOR A CHIPPED NAIL TO VISIT: A la Mode is also a boutique filled with luxurious gifts, such as Ted Baker bags and Designers Guild pillows.” -Staff Writer, Allison Kaplan




Edina Magazine Spring Gifts for Moms, Dads & Grads
Edina Magazine:

“A luxury manicure or pedicure at A La Mode Boutique and Nail Spa EQUALS ABOUT AN HOUR OF BLISS for your favorite lady—and this is no quick polish job.” -Staff Writer, Jennifer Phelps

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MyTalk107.1 Shop Girls talk about A La Mode Boutique and Nail Spa
The Shop Girls on MyTalk107.1:

“I CAN’T RECOMMEND IT ENOUGH. I mean, it is fabulous! It’s so lovely there and you can also do a little shopping…I have to say, it was really enjoyable.” -Harmony Kaplan

Hear Harmony and Allison talk about Harmony’s Luxury Pedicure

Harmony Kaplan Tweets about her experience at A la Mode:


Enterprise Edina (Edina Channel 16):

“ALL OF OUR LINES ARE EXCLUSIVE to us here in the Twin Cities and we brought in unique looks that you can’t find elsewhere, that are trend-right, fashion-forward, quality…it’s that beautiful shopping experience that we thought was missing from the marketplace.”

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Ali Shops Review
Allison Kaplan for

“THE LONG SPACE HAS BEEN MODERNIZED and looks airy, and downright huge without fitting rooms and racks of billowing wedding dresses.”

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Patch Review of A La Mode Nails

Zac Farber for Edina Patch:

“OWNERS SARA SAFERSTEIN AND SAM LEOPOLD have structured the salon with an eye toward social interaction, placing pedicure booths in gossip-friendly clusters of four.”

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Fiercely Fetching Blog for A La Mode Nails

Jeanna Simonson from

“As soon as I left A La Mode Boutique & Nail Spa in Edina, I texted my girlfriend and told her, I JUST LEFT THE BEST PEDI PLACE and we need to go there for our next girls date. A La Mode is such a treasure. It’s the perfect place for girls day out, for a mom and daughter day, and even for couples.”

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