A la Mode Boutique & Nail Spa

A La Mode boutique & nail spa owner Sara Saferstein oversees every aspect of her new shop, from the temperature of the coconut-milk cleanser to the selection of apothecary jars containing all-natural and organic nail treatments that—astonishingly—release none of the typically toxic salon scents.

With the same attention to detail, 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.

Saferstein also brought a strong sense of interior design to the project, overseeing a renovation of the shop’s 50th & France storefront, adding luxurious touches to create a space
designed for indulgence: textured wallpaper, gray flooring with a wood-grain effect, and elevated banquettes covered in tufted velvet set behind deep soaking basins with rainfall faucets. The resulting ambiance, punctuated by boldly patterned pillows and modern chandeliers, is both warm and glamorous.

Consider it a spa-like atmosphere, minus the fuss. Champagne is offered when you walk through the door (kids receive hot chocolate to keep them occupied throughout Mom’s precious moments of bliss). Saferstein believes that getting a manicure is one of the easiest, most affordable things a woman can do for herself. “I want it to always be an experience,” she says. She’s nailed it.

A La Mode
3928 W. 50th St., Edina,
952-300-2642, alamodenails.com