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  • Sherri Bartley Rivera

Updated: Jan 12


Meet Fairfield County entrepreneurs Marisa Fearon and Jackie Fernandes, co-owners of H Salon on the Post Road in Fairfield. The vibe in this salon is positive from the moment you walk in; from the warm greeting, to the wonderful massage as you get your hair shampooed to the sound of laughter and happy conversations that fill the air.


                                      Photo credit: @davidbravopictures

Marisa began her career studying in London with Vidal Sassoon at the Advanced Academy. She had a great experience and learned from the very best. At age 24 she came back to the U.S. and opened up her own salon in Westport. She has the same passion now as she did then!


Jackie expressed an interest in becoming an owner. So when Marisa grew out of her space in Westport, H Salon in Fairfield was born and Jackie came aboard. Marisa and Jackie share the same work ethic and family values; both are genuine and kind so they knew they were a perfect fit. Also they share a love for their industry, love doing hair and love making people feel good about themselves (I can personally attest to this)!


Marisa states her clients give her the gift of positivity. Being positive also takes work and effort; Marisa is up at 6:00am, for a weekly positivity call, “Morning Mindset on the Daily Drive with Denise” the amazing Denise DiGrigoli (so honored to feature this amazing human real soon – easy to see why these women connect)! Marisa posts a positivity calendar at work for employees to read, simple daily tasks we can all accomplish like, “call a friend or family member,” “allow space for you to take a break for one hour,” and “people need your good energy, make a conscious effort to smile more today.”



In 2018 Marisa and Jackie went to London together to study with Mark Woolly, a celebrated figure in the hair dressing community. Mark’s expert knowledge is regularly requested for television, radio and leading publications across the globe. He is an award-winning hair stylist, international creative director and the entrepreneurial force behind the exclusive Electric brand which H Salon carries. I tried Electric’s Volumize Liquid Mist (I really need help with that) and love it, my hair lasts an extra day without having to wash! H Salon also uses the most natural, safest, non-toxic hair care products from sustainable, environmentally-conscious companies that also dedicate funding towards charitable causes.

Marisa’s message is she wants her clients to know that she cares about them. She is so grateful to be back after the pandemic shutdown and working hard to make everyone feel good.

On a personal side note, Marisa is one of those people I believe I was destined to meet. We know the many pressures business owners are facing during this COVID period. And still Marisa marches on with grace and a genuine, positive outlook. She goes out of her way to put clients at ease, make them feel safe and is meticulous with her craft. I am truly inspired by her. When I am at work, I think of Marisa often when I feel the stress coming on largely due to this climate of uncertainty, instead of allowing it to rule me, I hold it at an arm’s length and focus on being the very best I can be at that moment. And the interesting thing is since my outlook has changed, very positive opportunities have been coming our way. I am so grateful I to have had the opportunity to have met this amazing human!






H Salon welcomes new clients.





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  • Sherri Bartley Rivera

Updated: Dec 4, 2020






Please join us this holiday season as we promote shopping local! These businesses are some of our faves in the area! Fairfield County Camille helped us compile The List. And a big thanks to Marta Muryn Portrait for capturing the beauty of these items featured! Happy shopping! xo, Jean & Sherri

Designed by Libby Curulla, Arm Candy by LC is a collection of effortless, stylish and stackable bracelets handmade in Trumbull. Fun stocking stuffers!


Aimee Raupp Beauty's organic cocoa butter eye cream is extremely nourishing and hydrating to keep the delicate skin around your eyes moisturized while promoting collagen, reducing fine lines and visibly diminishing the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. Check out Aimee Raupp's line of hand-crafted skincare for hormone harmony & radiant beauty.




BD Provisions of Newtown and Fairfield offers over 300 bulk teas, spices, grains, snacks, baking ingredients, nuts, candies, chocolates and more sold by weight. This coffee package retails for $65 and includes the following coffees: Organic Peru- Dark Roast, Organic Guatemala- Dark Roast, Organic Papua New Guinea- Dark Roast, Organic Ethiopia (washed) – Medium Roast, Organic Ethiopia (natural) – Light Roast and Midnight Joe (their best selling coffee!) featuring beans from Brazil, India and Colombia.




Beautycounter has all your beauty needs to stay safe, healthy and beautiful this holiday season. With gift packages at many price points contact our friend Michele at Beautycounter!


Capri Clothing is a premier women's clothing boutique located in downtown Fairfield. Luella, 3 dots, Jude Connally, Not Your Daughters Jeans are just a few of the designers you'll find at Capri. Capri aims to make your shopping experience easy and fun!


Voted Best Chic Boutique, Ciao Bella in Fairfield offers Junior/Miss fashions size 0 to 12. Ciao Bella also carries unique gift items that are perfect for your loved one this holiday season! We love the "Someone in Fairfield Loves You" pillow! Unsure of what gift to pick, just ask the super-friendly staff!




Inspired and crafted by expert bartenders and mixologists, Cylinder ultra-premium vodka is Connecticut's most awarded vodka. Kindred Spirits of Fairfield and Westport carry Cylinder vodka.






At our small gatherings, we are sure to be playing Face Factor! “Welcome to Face Factor™; A Fun Game For People Who Have A Face!" When playing Face Factor™, players act out different scenarios using only facial expressions. The game is for ages 17+ and can be played in person or online with your fun crew! Sure to bring you hours of hilarity and fun!



Visit Franny’s Farmacy of Westport and learn about the world of CBD. These products are non-intoxicating and will not get you high as the cannabinoid THC would. This means you get the calming effect from Franny’s products and still keep a clear head. Try their CBD gummies to relax your stress levels during this busy holiday season! Curbside pickup is available!




Fresh Flower Bar carries exquisite flowers delivered door-to-door all along the Fairfield County Coastline. The floral studio carries a large selection of cut flowers where you can create your own bouquet, assistance is available if needed!


For smooth, instantly hydrating lip balm, go to @goodthingsorganicsus on Instagram. This lip balm makes the perfect stocking stuffer! We love their great smelling jojoba hand and body lotion too! Goodthings Organics offers personalized lip balms for weddings or other events!


Looking for a fresh new look this holiday season? H Salon of Fairfield offers meticulous attention and artistry to their haircuts and color. We love the positive vibe that you will feel as soon as you walk in their door!


In the Mood Intimates carries intimate clothing for all your moods, from the most intimate lingerie to the most cozy pajamas! Their mission is to make each customer feel good about themselves and their body!


Kosmatology was created by a compounding pharmacist. The result is an affordable organic skincare line for the entire family. Treat yourself to Kosmatology's holiday line of foaming hand soaps this season that will leave your hands feeling oh-so-smooth!

Luxury portrait photographer, Marta Muryn will capture you in a Vanity Fair style that will rival no other! Treat that special someone or yourself to an incredible photo experience at

Marta Muryn Portrait!



Myro deodorant is all natural and all about sustainability in addition to smelling great! Myro is eco-friendly, nontoxic and effective. The formula is 99% all natural and plant-based and the canister is fully recyclable and reusable


Hand poured by Annie and her team at her studio, her all-natural soy wax candles are the perfect gift this holiday season. Or a great gift for yourself! Looking for a candle with a fun title (i.e. "you got it girl!") on it for a loved one, order on line at www.naturalannieessentials.com.


Outdoor Design and Living creates outdoor living spaces for family and friends to enjoy. Come inside their gift shop for an all-in-one place you can get your fresh wreaths, greens and Christmas trees as well as holiday shopping. Grab these comfy booties and get cozy outside!


Painted by the Shore brings women together to broaden their creativity by learning new skills & gives them a chance to socialize all the while. Or order a DIY kit to do at home, with online classes and have some festive fun!

Pure Poetry owner, Portia DiScala Antonio, handpicks all of the items in her gift shop and sells many from local artisans. This 203 bottle opener in our giveaway is the perfect home décor for your bar!





Susie Blumenfeld and Pink House Productions is a personalization service in Westport. She offers baby gifts, pillows, tumblers, tote bags and other fun items. Pink House Productions giveaway item is this hostess napkin holder and soap dispenser with your initial included – adorable for your powder room!



Westport's Savannah Bee Company is the place to go for a great hostess gift this holiday season, or a gift for yourself! Located conveniently on Church Lane, pick from their creative line of soaps, salves, body butter and honey!




Westport women’s boutique, Scout & Molly's, offers clothing, accessories and more. This boutique offers a fun atmosphere with stylish fashions. And Scout & Molly's Commando leggings are our personal favorite!


Shady Lady hats are made with the softest materials and specific measurements to fit a woman’s head (that’s why we love them!) and the fun designs. Owner Allyson Mandelbaum’s best selling hat is this camo hat pictured. Shady Lady hats are found online and in boutiques throughout Fairfield County.


Kayla Krasnow owns Shop Our Dyes, a custom tie dye and acid washed clothing company. Kayla sells tie dye masks, sweatshirts, and more. Each piece is hand-dyed and custom made to order. Check out her amazing tie dye creations at etsy.com/shop/shopourdyes/



Strength & Grace Boutique sells women’s apparel, accessories, gifts, home goods and more. Their customer service is wonderful in helping you find the right gift or size. This 2020 ornament in our giveaway sums up 2020!


Summer Street Studio designs beautiful, inspiring, one-of-a-kind jewelry. As Summer Street Studio’s website explains, “Paula uses her experience and vision to carefully curate quality materials inspired by nature and the sea, creating moments of peace within life’s storms.” The perfect holiday gift for your one-of-a-kind loved one!

Sun Kissed Glow is your place for organic spray tanning, makeup applications, teeth whitening, custom blend cosmetics, Airbrush & traditional makeup applications. Owner Nikki Medina will make sure you walk out of her salon absolutely beautiful! She always makes sure her clients are satisfied!



Teresa Rainieri is a fine artist, focusing on contemporary and modern art. Teresa has designed these barn swallow double old fashioned glasses based on her original artwork. You can drive by her amazing barn swallow mural at the Circle Hotel in Fairfield! Contact her at www.teresarainieriart.com.




Created by The Mason Jar Monroe, Northeast State of Mind celebrates the region with high-quality clothing from the coziest hoodies to tank tops and tees. A perfect gift for a loved one that has moved away and longs for that little bit of home! In addition to gifts The Mason Jar Monroe carries trendy apparel you are sure to love!


Kim Hein is the owner of the Painted Oar and she hand paints fun, nautical signs, oars and can personalize anything for you. She hand painted this tray just for our giveaway!




The Two Oh Three is Connecticut’s first lifestyle brand. All of their products celebrate CT and embody the lifestyle of Fairfield County’s active community. This limited edition ‘Home for the Holiday’s’ ornament is hand painted right here in CT.


Mamas Amy and Karen, have teamed up to spread brightness and joy through the power of tie dye. The Vivid Mamas offer a variety of upscale tie dye pieces including masks, flour sack towels, totes, apparel and more. Their products can be seen @thevividmamas and they take custom orders through email at thevividmamas@gmail.com.




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  • Jean Rossi Wergeles

Meet Chelsea Mullen and Madi Vandevelde!

Leave It On The Board was started as a passion project last June by Chelsea Mullen and Madi Vandevelde. They had both graduated from Indiana University In May and when the pandemic hit, their world was turned upside down. They have loved creating charcuterie boards for years and when they were quarantined together, it was time to launch Leave It On The Board!

Chelsea said, “Our business is just starting out, but we want to share our love of cheese, meats and everything in between with people. Not everyone knows how to pick the perfect brie or have time to spend putting a board together – so that’s where we come in.”

Let Leave It On The Board put something together that fits your needs whether it’s a group of 2 or 20! They are offering FREE delivery to our FC Lifestyle followers within Fairfield County!


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