Be in the Know

April 11, 2016

By Buffy York

Before you just totally tune out I want to ask you a few things.  Number one, did you know that Deborah Stone was the first person to open a day spa in Birmingham way back in the early 90’s?  Number two, did you know that her spa was the first independent boutique to carry Darphin and the 4th Trish McEvoy account in the entire United States?  Number three, did you know that back in the day, like three years ago, Deborah and her daughter Alex introduced the folks of Birmingham to fresh juicing at The Pantry long before Whole Foods was on board?

What I am trying to say here ladies (and the two gents that read my blog) is that Deborah and Alex Stone have it going on, and clearly they have their finger on the pulse of the latest and greatest!  This is why I am telling you, sight unseen, that she is bringing a mac daddy make up artist, along with his complete line of cosmetics and fabuloso make up brushes, to town this week.  Deborah and Alex’s latest venture, Botaniko, is the most recent stop for Claudio Riaz.

Claudio Riaz is a former Barney’s New York exclusive, but compliments of Botaniko, he is in Birmingham this week (his cosmetics are here to stay).  You can make a one on one appointment with Claudio and his beautiful makeup and much talked about brushes this Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, April 13, 14 and 15th.  Reservations can be booked for $100, which can be redeemed in Claudio Riaz product by calling 205-568-7277 or emailing

If you are all about being the first to be in the know you might want to book an appointment now.  Just sayin’

Claudio Riaz at Botaniko
310 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N #300
Birmingham, AL 35203


1 Comment

    Loved the article. But I am a little bias. Deborah is my daughter. Alexander my granddaughter. I look forward to purchasing products. Welcome to Botaniko.

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