In 1996, Bella Santé was simply a small skin care clinic in Lexington with just four treatment rooms. Today, the popular day spa and salon has expanded to three locations (a second is located in Wellesley and their flagship haute spot is on Newbury Street in Boston), more than 40 treatment rooms, a staff of over 200, and treatments that range from stress reduction massages and blueberry smoothie facials to keratin express blowouts and whipped honey and nectar pedicures.
We caught up recently with Bella Santé’s co-founder, Tiffany Amorosino, to find out what she loves most about Boston.
Where were you born: Connecticut
How long in Boston: 25 years
Neighborhood: Back Bay and now Newton
Occupation: Day and Med Spa Owner
Favorite Restaurant: Alden & Harlow
Best Sushi: o ya
Best Italian: Antico Forno
Best dessert: The crème brulée at Capital Grille
Best place for a romantic date: Craigie On Main
Best Sunday brunch: Alden & Harlow
Best place for a power business meeting: Four Seasons Bristol Lounge
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? XV Beacon
Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Up and down Newbury Street
Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: Bloomingdales in Chestnut Hill
Best Spa: Mine
Favorite Charity Event: Lenny Zakim Gala
Favorite Cultural Event: The Annual Mayor’s Rose Garden Party
Favorite Cultural Institution: The Isabella Gardner Museum
Best Steakhouse: The Capital Grille
Best Pizza: Pizzeria Regina in the North End and Santarpio’s East Boston (cannot choose)
Best Lunch: Dig Inn
Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Life Time Fitness in Chestnut Hill
Best Massage: Mine! Any massage at Bella Santé Spa. My favorite is The Soothe and Scrub.
Best Limousine/Driving Service: Boston Coach
Best Museum/Exhibit: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Describe Boston in three words: Tough, loyal, real
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: The Commonwealth Ave Mall from Mass Ave to Arlington Street. I love the architecture and the statues along the way.
All-around favorite spot in Boston: The North End
Best Aspect of Boston: The people and the ability to tackle the city on foot.