Daly City, CA
Nouvelle was the first place I went when trying on wedding dresses. The atmosphere is amazing and Saida and Chantel go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable. They helped select all the dresses I tried on. I had an idea of what I wanted but they encouraged me to try this beautiful blush silk organza Cymbeline dress that was nothing like what I thought I wanted and it was PERFECT! I went to 5 other stores in the bay area and NO ONE cares more about the bride then Nouvelle does. I bought the Cymbeline dress a few months later. When it came time for alterations, I went to other places first and knew I had to work with Saida and Chantel again. I would never have known about the French bustle without them (it looks way better than a traditional bustle). Nouvelle should definitely be one of the shops you visit. Its the ideal wedding dress experience......
I got rear ended in my Prius at a stop light and took my car to Modern Bench Ops to get it fixed. They were incredibly friendly and dealt with the entire insurance mess with Mercury insurance. I was given an enterprise rental car at no cost during the time it was being fixed. The bumper apparently did not meet Josh's standards when it came back from painting so he had it repainted. The car now looks as good as the day I bought it.