Nail-toepia celebrates the Lunar New Year

Nail-toepia celebrates the Lunar New Year
The staff at Nail-toepia in La Costa celebrated the Lunar New Year Feb. 20 in traditional Vietnamese gowns.
According to co-owner Tina Lai, this is the 11th year the staff has dressed up for the celebration. The gowns are only worn for special occasions and can cost upwards of $500, said Lai. Photo by Ellen Wright

According to co-owner Tina Lai, this is the 11th year the staff has dressed up for the celebration. The gowns are only worn for special occasions and can cost upwards of $500, said Lai. Photo by Ellen Wright


Nail-toepia owners Tina Lai and Ryan Trang celebrate the year of the Ram in traditional Vietnamese outfits. The gowns are so delicate they must be hand-made, according to Lai.

Nail-toepia owners Tina Lai and Ryan Trang celebrate the year of the Ram in traditional Vietnamese outfits. The gowns are so delicate they must be hand-made, according to Lai.

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