Best Of 2018

Best place to get a mani pedi and support women-owned business: MADDY SPA

Look, getting a manicure isn’t rocket science, but every woman who’s had one has had at least one bad one. I’ve been going to Gulfport’s Maddy Spa since Maddy opened her doors a few years ago, and I’ve watched her work her ass off to grow her business. Not only is she (and her staff) the embodiment of why we go to spas — yes, they’re beautiful, but they’re also women who feel good about themselves and know a thing or two about self-care — but they’re also reasonably priced, and going there feels like a mini-vacation. Which, come to think about it, is also why we go to spas, isn’t it? 5332 Gulfport Blvd., Gulfport. 727-388-2008, maddyspa.com. —CS