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You Can Dress Her Up But…

I was fortunate enough to be invited to the exclusive Grand Opening of the stunning bridal salon, IN WHITE located in Agawam, MA this past  Tuesday night.  The Lancaster, PA company purchased the locally-owned Bancroft Bridal last month, renovated and renamed the business to match its sister store.

This night was a little bittersweet for me because Bancroft Bridal is where I said yes to the dress, 15 years ago.

An extra special perk at the party was that I got to re-introduce myself to the woman who helped me find my gown!  Kristin was in her first year of bridal consultancy back then, and here she is, years of management under her veil now – and will continue as the Manager of In White.

It’s really fabulous to see someone who understands great customer service and wants all her clients to have a phenomenal experience at her shop, still shining and loving what she does!

The epic pictures of me of the event were taken by award-winning Seth Kaye Photography (who was recently named one of the Top 50 Photographers in the USA!)

Here I am captured with my partner in crime for the evening, Tanya Costigan of Bowties & Butterflies Event Planning

I LOVE MY JOB!

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Leanne with Tanya Costigan (Bowties & Butterflies Event Planning) Veil Moustaches

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Leanne with Cortney (of In White), and Tanya of (BT&B)

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Sister Brides! In White encouraged us to play with the dresses, so….we did!

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S’cuza Me – Whish wey iz dee bah?

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I FOUND THE GOWN! This dress jacked my boobs up so much I could practically motorboat myself. The dress itself was stunning!

 

EDIT: I should add a picture of my real gown that I wore 15 years ago with my handsome groom:

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Leanne with her grandparents and husband

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Leanne and the girls performing Madonna’s “True Blue”

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Dress Closeup

TREAT YOURSELF

TREAT YOURSELF

Shop. Spa. Sips. Sweets.

Hotel Northampton
36 King Street
Northampton MA 01060

Thursday, April 24, 2014
6-8 PM

Pre-registration required by going to treatevent.com

First 50 guests to arrive will receive their Trick or Treat bags!

Enjoy a lux night of complimentary sips and sweets, cash bar, massage and facials, pamper your lips and lashes, see inspiring table designs for events, parties and weddings, fabulous shopping for things you’ll love, music, up-lighting and more!

Grand prize giveaway at the end of the night!

This event is sponsored by the Hotel Northampton, dani.fine photography, Bowties & Butterflies Event Planning, and SkinCatering Spa!

Hope to see you there!

Social Spa trends

“It used to be that people went to spas to get away from it all and from each other. In recent years however spas have evolved to also cater to more social clients and serve as more common venues for bachelorette parties, book clubs and other get -togethers.”

–  American Spa March 2014

Looks like Skin Catering is spot on with its trends.

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Friday Night Scrub Club at SkinCatering

3 years in 31 seconds

Using the new Flipagram app, we created “A Trip Down SkinCatering’s Memory Lane”

Enjoy seeing how we grew from a 1 person mobile-only spa, to a successful spa business with 2 locations, 9 team members. ..and our very own skincare line!

http://flipagram.com/f/srrvnmfFxw

Thank you to all our fans, clients, friends, and mentors who helped us get here!

Cheers to another amazing 3 years (and more!)

The Team That Plays Together, Stays Together

Our team is fairly new.

Not to massage, not to the industry, just to each other.

Since we don’t get to spend a lot of time together in the same room, it’s fun to hang out and enjoy life outside the quiet massage room.

In September, some of us went to a cooking class (complete with wine) at 4 Brothers Gourmet Deli & Market in South Hadley!

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Cheers to (part of) our team!
Amy, Leanne, Kim, and Ariel are pictured above.

Thanks to the chef brought in by the owner of 4 Brothers, Michelle, we learned to make crepes and homemade pasta, with sauce!

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Chef letting Kim saute onions, tomato, and garlic for the sauce

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Chef rolling out the pasta dough we made.

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Leanne & Kim in awe of pasta that doesn’t come from a box.

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Amy showing us her handywork

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Ariel tasting the goodness!

It’s important for our crew to live, laugh, and love while we play, so we can continue to bring you our best when we are at work!

Speaking of 4 Brothers Gourmet Deli, we are happy to say, we will be there one Thursday evening a month at one of their 2 monthly wine-tasting events, doing free chair massages (and offering a coupon for future services!)

The next three dates we will be there are:

  • October 10th, 5-7pm
  • November 7th
  • December 5th

“The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.” – John Wooden 

and I certainly couldn’t build SkinCatering without them!

Livin’ In The Hall of Fame

On September 26th, 2013 the leading ladies of Western Massachusetts banded together for our Winners Photo-shoot that will be featured in the October issue of the Western Massachusetts Women’s Magazine.

You remember my Karen’s Angels video compadres right? Karen Boyd of Mix 931, and Meghan Rothschild & Emily Gaylord of Chikmedia.

Well Karen, myself, and Emily all won for our categories (we’re putting all our efforts into votes for Meghan next year!) so we Harlem-Globe-Trotted down to the Basketball Hall of Fame, in Springfield MA and got our professional pics taken.

After our group photo we had to wait for individual head shots to be done … What’s that saying about idle hands?

With so many props around us, it was difficult to behave…

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3 Leading Ladies

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Robot Impressions #fail

 

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Our fabulous fun-times photog (and fellow award winner), Tanya Costigan of Bowties & Butterflies Event Planning

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Fellow winners, and YPS members, Elizabeth Ginter and Pamela Thornton

 

 

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Karen, Leanne, and Emily

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Basketball Mural Fun – LIVING ART

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Karen having a talk with Mike

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The 3 of them couldn’t figure out the real problem

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Gasp!

After our individual photos were done, we found our way over to The Colony Club in downtown Springfield, MA where we were treated to champagne, shrimp cocktail, and a gourmet cheese platter, to celebrate our success!

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Leanne Sedlak & Elizabeth Ginter

And of course, no evening celebration would be complete without a belly dancing lesson from Emily!

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Thank you again, everyone who voted for us!  We appreciate it!

The awards dinner is on October 10, 2013. We’ll be sure to bring our cameras since we’ll be all dolled up.

The Happy Hour Show, Episode 1

My wellness industry friend, Krista Ross posted this quote:

“If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.” – Jennifer Jones

I love this statement.

Our SkinCatering team is a personable, happy, and I’m thrilled to say – humorous, team!

Here we are with our second video ever, a series calledSkinCateringTV: The Happy Hour Show  – our version of The Late Show where we have special guests visit us for a chat (and some bevvies), and to play one of our fun games!

Karen Boyd of MIX 931 was the Celebrity for our first show, and the game is Spa Pictionary!

(We learned we need a bigger marker so you can play along with us at home!)

Operation SassyPants

Collaborating with other leading ladies always makes me smile. 

As a massage therapist, I spend a lot of time alone with my thoughts, massaging clients in a quiet room, careful to ensure a relaxing experience.

While I sincerely enjoy providing this service and it warms my heart to help restore peace & balance, sometimes I just need to be LOUD and SASSY!

ENTER… A CREATIVE OUTLET!

Recently, along with other MANY amazing women, I was nominated for an award called “Western Mass Women’s Magazine: Top Women To Watch”  for the Class of 2013/14.

Not ones to let an opportunity for fun slip past us, Meghan Rothschild & Emily Gaylord of Chikmedia, Karen Boyd from Mix931, and yours truly (Leanne from SkinCatering) got together to give you an entertaining movie trailer about why you should vote for us!

HOW TO VOTE

(voting ends September 10, 2013)
Go to http://www.westernmasswomen.com/
On the left hand side select Women to Watch Ballot

Type: 

  • “Meghan Rothschild, chikmedia” for Advertising/Marketing
  • “Emily Gaylord, chikmedia” for Graphic Design
  • “Leanne Sedlak, SkinCatering” for Spa/Beauty
  • “Karen Boyd, Mix 93.1” for Radio Personality

OUR FRIENDS IN CATEGORIES THAT YOU CAN ALSO VOTE FOR: 

Bethany Daley/Porterhouse Media
Brittney Kelleher – Westfield Bank
Claudine Gaj – The Magic Spoon Catering
Crystal Senter Brown – Self
Crystal Wrisley Vazquez/ Crystal Vazquez & Co / Westfield
Dani Williams – Dani. Fine photography
Debra Socinelli/ It’s a girl thing / Agawam
Elizabeth Ginter – BaconWilson
Jill Monson / Inspired Marketing
Karrie Welch – Fortunate Face Minerals
Kelly Stellato/ Walden Behavorial Care
Laura Albano / Hidden Treasures / Agawam
Laura Miacola / Westfield Bank
Lisa Joy Merrill – Joy Squared Photography
Lisa Powers/ CJC Events / West Spfld
Liz Washer, makeup artist / Spfld
Mary Beth Berrien – Westfield High School
Maggie Pereiras / WGGB / Channel 40
Michelle Cayo / Country Bank
Mila Trompke – Keller Williams
Pamela Thornton/ United Personnel
Tanya Costigan / Bowties & Butterflies Events/ Westfield
Tanya Ryan – Tanya Gets You Fit

Thanks for watching! (and voting)

Episode One

In an effort to show you our silly side, here is our very first episode of SkinCatering TV!

We hope you’ll enjoy it with the spirit in which it was filmed – good humor.

Stay tuned for our next episode in October!

JUST SHOOT ME

In the name of having a little fun, a few spa team members got together to shoot a video for the new SkinCatering YouTube channel that will be making it’s debut this week.  We hope you’ll subscribe so you don’t miss any of the spa-tacular episodes we have planned!

While we were changing the set, Kim told us a little story.

[It had to do with a time when she tried to give herself a bikini wax on Fourth Of July!]

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Stay tuned for the video!

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Our location for this episode